RBX270J review by Yamaha

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  • Overall Impression: 6
  • Reliability & Durability: 4
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 6.5 Neat
  • Users' score: 8.4 (67 votes)
Yamaha: RBX270J

Price paid: $ 276.5

Purchased from: Balones Music

Overall Impression — 6
Very shittily put together. But sounded great.

Reliability & Durability — 4
This guitar would withstand live playing. But ever since the wires came off the output jack and I had to resauder them it hasnt been the same the bass buzzes really loud when I turn the volume to anything but full and when I turn the tone up, but in its good day it worked very well and I would have used it without my backup.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
I didn't have to modify the factory setup at all, then again I only got to play it for about 3 months before it broke on me.

Features — 8
I pretty much fell in love with this bass when I picked it up and started playing it. Compared to my other bass (sum piece of s--t no name brand bass) the neck was wicked fast. It's got 24 frets, I can't remember rite off hand what kind of wood it is. It's a passive bass, with a volume, pickup blend, and tone controls you can get alot of different sounds.

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    what the hell? were you drunk while posting this? cant u be a little clear..
    i have a 270F its tthe same thing but fretless. It's pretty awesome the only problem i ever had was from someon sitting on it or something. I'm not sure what really happened but the volume knob got squised in and wouldnt turn. o.O
    i dont really know how u gave it a 4 for reliability. i've had this same model for almost 5 months and it has not broken or even a sign of being broken...it sounds great, pretty versatile, and is very reliable. its like it was hewn out of a solid block of granite (exaggerating)for beginners i would buy this any day rather than squire pbass
    be prepared for later on then, I've had mine for 3 years, its about 3 and a half years old and for half of its life its buzzed like hell... my bass teacher's recommending me to get an expensive one to replace this, gonna get a fender american standard jazz bass