What Do You All Think Of This Yamaha Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by supernaut_1, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. supernaut_1

    supernaut_1 Guest

    Dec 16, 2002
  2. I've got one, in green, had it for about 6 years. Plays good, tone is OK, looks good. "Gold" hardware has worn/tarnished just a tad. Took a year or so for neck action to settle in. Neck feels good to me, and its lightweight.

    Battery is in quick-change compartment on back. My only complaint is the output volume seems a little weak compared to my passive P-bass and passive Warwick. Otherwise it's a reasonable instrument.

    Look around, find one used for 300 to 350.:cool:
  3. Darth_Linux


    Oct 12, 2002
    Spokane, WA
    I don't think I'd buy anything with active electronics and a veneer - it just says to me "lousy wood, lousy tone so let's cover it up with a cap and some fancy preamp"

    just my opinion though.
  4. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    I do agree with Darth,there passive basses are decent but there basses that are active needs to be improved a great deal.
  5. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    One of my local GCs had a new RBX765A for $269 last week. Don't know if it sold or the sale ended...

    Maybe I'll go check at lunch today....