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good beginners bass ?? Yamaha RBX170

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Talik, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Talik


    Oct 28, 2005
  2. Its a good bass for the price, and its light too :D really light, sound isnt so bad for hte price too.

    GSPLBASSDC Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    Depending on the price, I might go with a used, better initial quality bass. There's really no substitute for better woods, components, and electronics (stuff you normally can't/won't replace) right from the get.

    That's not a knock on Yamaha, though...I own a Yamaha RBX765A and love it to death, but check w/ your local pawn shops, Craig's List, and the TB Classifieds. Also, a search for "beginner's bass" (or something like that) would probably reveal several pages of good advice.

    Good luck and welcome to bassdom!
  4. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    It's a remarkably decent instrument for a great price. You'll outgrow it, but you could spend more & do much worse. ;)