Yamaha RBX5A2?!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SirCanealot, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. http://www.yamaha-europe.com/yamaha...ss_guitars/20_rbx_basses/12_RBX5A2/index.html

    Holy crap!

    I've played four of the 4-stringers (2 of them were amazing!), and I've had major gas for a 5 recently, so I choose to forget about the RBXA2... But now they're out with a 5-string? :O

    Only one website has it listed right now (Thommann) for £430 (like, $880 0_o), but daaamn... If I ever see one of these in a shop and I like it... can anyone from Talkbass please saw off my card signing arm? :p

    Anyone else hot for one of these?

    Gah, gimme it online for a chunk under £400 and I'm sold! :'(
  2. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    GAH. A lightweight Yamaha fiver.

    I don't know if I should be gassy or appalled.
  3. Even my Musicman Bongo weighs my shoulders down. Lightweight = Very gassy indeed!
  4. LowBSix


    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    I've gottem if you want em.
  5. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Can s0meone please tell me the exact center to center spacing @ the bridge?
  6. Bump..........
    Same question here. Does anybody know the exact center to center stringspacing @ the bridge? (Just the 5-er)
  7. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    19mm at the bridge :)
  8. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I would love to try the 5. The 4 is a winner. Lightweight, nice Jazz sound. Yamaha probably can't give them away. :)
  9. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    I wouldn't mind a second one :D
  10. I can't find an exact number...but the spacing looks similar to the RBX375 (although the bridge is different)...at any rate, it's definitely wider than an SR5, but not as wide as a Fender Jazz 24 V.

    My guess is it is around 17.5mm

    They're apparently using the nearly-flat 23+" radius fretboard that they used on the Jon Myung bass.
  11. RedsFan75


    Apr 26, 2007
    Would love to give one of these a test drive!
  12. mcdonap


    Sep 25, 2001
    I've always wanted to try the 4... Now I want to check out the 5 too! Any idea what the average weight of the 5 might be?