Yamaha Silent Bass SLB300 review

An electric upright that assembles in 30 seconds?

Yamaha SLB300 Silent Bass
(Image: © Yamaha)

Guitar World Verdict

The SLB300 is not cheap but it is tons of fun if you’re seeking a particular aesthetic – plus you can throw it together in no time.


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    Small dimensions may not suit everyone.

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The evolution of the electric upright bass, or EUB,  has tended since the Nineties towards hybrid instruments which attempt to satisfy the middle ground between double and bass guitar players. 

With this new Silent Bass, Yamaha’s aim is clearly to develop an instrument that replicates the exact experience of playing a real double bass, with a clear view to reproducing its sound as closely as possible. Simultaneously, the SLB300 may also provide valuable solutions to some of the travel problems facing the modern player. Let’s unpack it and see.   

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