Yamaha RBX 170

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  1. Fourstringsonly

    Fourstringsonly

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    Is anyone familar with how the 3 knobs are set up on this bass?
     
  2. greencow

    greencow

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    Should be the same as RBX 270, if i remember correctly.

    Starting from bridge:
    Master tone
    Pickup balance
    Master Volume
     
  3. Beano_z

    Beano_z

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    I think it's volume (P-Style split pickup) - volume (J-Style pickup) - tone (Overall), before seeing your post, I even forgot I had one of those as well, haha. I must say, for the money, those are very, very decent!
     
  4. Bassic Playing

    Bassic Playing

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    Beano is correct, vol vol tone. And yes, a very respectable bass.
     
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  6. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck groove student Supporting Member

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    I played one at my local musicstore once. I kinda dug it.
     
  7. punkjazzben

    punkjazzben Supporting Member

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    Yep, older ones are vol, balance, and tone. New models are VVT.

    I have a 270J, which is basically the new 170EW without the spiffy top and different controls. It's a very good all rounder and can hold its own against a lot of much more expensive basses.
     
  8. FourBanger

    FourBanger

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    I paid $60 for mine as someone had replaced two of the tuners with similar cheapo tuners and the nut needed work.

    Best dressed and playing necks on any bass south of $400 in my opinion. Feel blows the SGR and Squiers out of the water, kinda boring though.
     
  9. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies

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    My first bass! Yep V/V/T. And super light weight. I see them on Craigslist quite a bit ... Great deal for the dough
     
  10. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time. Supporting Member

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    I had one of these for awhile, too. It was a decent practice bass, and surprising quality for the price point. I prefer Squier CV and VMs, but that's just my personal taste and comfort level with Fender gear. If one has no preference, they're just as good.
     
  11. phillybass101

    phillybass101

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    Decent basses for the money. I actually miss mine, Great bass if you have back probs. Put some high end PUPs and pre in that sucker and run it with a nice amp and cab and you'll be in the mix.
     
  12. jlepre

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