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RBX270 Electric Bass
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Price and performance go hand-in-hand with the debut of the Yamaha RBX270 electric bass at Winter NAMM 2001. Building on the success of the popular RBX260, Yamaha has upped the ante with several key upgrades, including an additional pickup, side-mount output jack and stylish new satin headstock.

"Today, players of all budgets expect superior performance," notes David Bergstrom, director of marketing, Combo Group, Pro Audio & Combo Division. "The RBX270 basses live up to a demanding standard—without demanding a second mortgage."

Quality materials lay the foundation of the RBX270 with superior sound and playability. A solid Alder body, mated to a Maple neck and full two-octave Rosewood fingerboard, delivers a clear and balanced tone with extended harmonic range. Chrome tuners and a fully-adjustable bridge get the instrument in tune—and keep it there.

Improved electronics add a new sonic dimension. Two Yamaha P-style pickups (each with its own volume control) easily make subtle or dramatic tonal changes necessary to cover a variety of musical genres. "The pickups really bring out the tone and punch of the Alder body," explains Gary Cook, Guitar product manager. "Whatever your style, this bass can take the stage."

A selection of finishes—including Black, Mist Green, Mist Raspberry and Mist Purple—add an extra dimension to the RBX270's stage presence.

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