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New addition 1985 Yamaha RBX350
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Author:  Grant [ January 19th, 2019, 7:19 pm ]
Post subject:  New addition 1985 Yamaha RBX350

Picked this up for US$143 drove 5hrs to get there and 5 hrs back
Few knocks but sounds great with a new set of La Bella Deep Talking Bass flat wounds I put on it.

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Author:  Grant [ January 19th, 2019, 7:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New addition 1985 Yamaha RBX350

Closeups

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Author:  Jeroen [ January 20th, 2019, 5:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New addition 1985 Yamaha RBX350

Very nice figuring in that maple neck!

Author:  ch willie [ January 20th, 2019, 5:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New addition 1985 Yamaha RBX350

How does it play and sound? I like its simplicity, and it looks like a real player. I'm interested in that pickup configuration in a non-Fender bass. Does it give you J and P Bass tones?

Author:  paulo [ January 20th, 2019, 6:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New addition 1985 Yamaha RBX350

Cool find! Congrats!

Author:  Grant [ January 20th, 2019, 4:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New addition 1985 Yamaha RBX350

ch willie wrote:
How does it play and sound? I like its simplicity, and it looks like a real player. I'm interested in that pickup configuration in a non-Fender bass. Does it give you J and P Bass tones?

Well at the moment I'm playing through a PA system via a DI box but it does have that true P bass sound deep and strong and that is with both sets of pickups on so i'm liking this a lot. I compared it with my 62 mij P reissue and with both tones turned full bass and the yamaha only on the P pickups I would have to say the yamaha is a little more bright and the volume just slightly lower but still a great sound and my 62 reissue also has flatwounds on it. I think I'll be keeping this yamaha for a long time.

Author:  bobjones2260 [ January 22nd, 2019, 6:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New addition 1985 Yamaha RBX350

Congrats, so many people have great things to say about the Yamaha basses. At home we have Yamaha drums (my son), and Yamaha flute and keyboard (my daughter) but no Yamaha bass for Dad.

Author:  zecacosta [ January 22nd, 2019, 12:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New addition 1985 Yamaha RBX350

Welcome to the 'criminally underated' bass club, Grant!

Author:  ch willie [ January 22nd, 2019, 1:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New addition 1985 Yamaha RBX350

Grant wrote:
ch willie wrote:
How does it play and sound? I like its simplicity, and it looks like a real player. I'm interested in that pickup configuration in a non-Fender bass. Does it give you J and P Bass tones?

Well at the moment I'm playing through a PA system via a DI box but it does have that true P bass sound deep and strong and that is with both sets of pickups on so i'm liking this a lot. I compared it with my 62 mij P reissue and with both tones turned full bass and the yamaha only on the P pickups I would have to say the yamaha is a little more bright and the volume just slightly lower but still a great sound and my 62 reissue also has flatwounds on it. I think I'll be keeping this yamaha for a long time.



Nice!

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