Yamaha RBX 170

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fourstringsonly, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Fourstringsonly


    Jan 24, 2013
    Is anyone familar with how the 3 knobs are set up on this bass?
  2. greencow


    Feb 7, 2008
    Should be the same as RBX 270, if i remember correctly.

    Starting from bridge:
    Master tone
    Pickup balance
    Master Volume
  3. 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. Beano is correct, vol vol tone. And yes, a very respectable bass.
  5. Uncle K

    Uncle K The custodian is your enemy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I played one at my local musicstore once. I kinda dug it.
  6. punkjazzben


    Jun 26, 2008
    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.
  7. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    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.
  8. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    My first bass! Yep V/V/T. And super light weight. I see them on Craigslist quite a bit ... Great deal for the dough
  9. Engine207

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

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
    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.
  10. phillybass101

    phillybass101 Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    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.
  11. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ