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Unread 12-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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I got my wife (she's the hot chick in the picture ) this Yamaha RBX 170 for Christmas along with an Acoustic B30 30W amp with a 12' speaker, and a Deltalab DBFX1 mfx pedal.

To my novice ear it sounds awesome. The pedal has a tuner, built in rhythm section, and enough effects to keep it interesting while learning. So we just unwrapped it yesterday, I was sick and we had guests,...in other words I have only plunked around at low volume but the tone sounds really full and clear. The bass is absolutely silent when not being played--no hum, no buzz, no white noise, no nothing. It's light weight and well balanced. And very important to my wife...she likes the color.

Only one complain/question. When playing the E string while it's fretted I can hear it rattling on the frets. Will simply raising the saddle a hair fix this with out causing any other issues?

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I got my wife (she's the hot chick in the picture ) this Yamaha RBX 170 for Christmas along with an Acoustic B30 30W amp with a 12' speaker, and a Deltalab DBFX1 mfx pedal. To my novice ear it sounds awesome. The pedal has a tuner, built in rhythm section, and enough effects to keep it interesting while learning. So we just unwrapped it yesterday, I was sick and we had guests,...in other words I have only plunked around at low volume but the tone sounds really full and clear. The bass is absolutely silent when not being played--no hum, no buzz, no white noise, no nothing. It's light weight and well balanced. And very important to my wife...she likes the color. Only one complain/question. When playing the E string while it's fretted I can hear it rattling on the frets. Will simply raising the saddle a hair fix this with out causing any other issues?
It might. Hard to say. I know my basses have a tendency to rattle, but it does not come through the speaker.

I see another bass on the wall. What is it?

If the RBX170 is half as good as my 760, I'm sure it's a great player.
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Unread 12-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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I couldn't hear the rattle through the speaker either but my wife commented on it. So my thought is to just leave it alone then. This bass (and the RBX line in general) seems to get nothing but good reviews. I was pretty dang confident with the purchase and so far it all seems true.

The other bass is a Johnson. My daughter but it cheap at a pawn shop a while ago. It's been a decent starter bass for her.
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