Without a doubt, your instrument should reflect the dedication you place in your musicianship and creative endeavors. At a certain point, the word ”boutique” comes to mind: Select-grade materials, neck-thru construction, and top quality components, all in a meticulously combined into a stunning pro-level instrument. But what about the upfront investment of such an instrument? That's where Ibanez comes in. Our ability to build small-shop quality, into inspiring yet affordable instruments, is showcased in droves with BTB series basses.
- Bass Workshop -
For more than 40 years, Ibanez has pioneered new frontiers in bass development, pushing the boundaries of conventional designs to bass players of all styles, affording new avenues of expression and creativity. This spirit of exploration has led to the creation of some of the most successful and popular production basses of all time. Following this same drive to bring new and relevant ideas to the musical forefront is what serves as the basis for this ongoing project, dubbed the Ibanez Bass Workshop. The impetus behind each one of these unique instruments comes from a desire by the Ibanez bass development team to satisfy the particular needs of many players. These inventions may not be for everyone, but for those who yearn to explore new sonic vistas through the medium of bass: The Ibanez Bass Workshop project may give you just what you're looking for.
- 5pc Maple/Walnut neck with Graphite reinforcement rods
The 5pc Maple/Walnut neck provides tonal clarity and superior attack.The Graphite reinforcement rods provides massive sustain and excellent stability.
- Panga Panga fretboard
Panga Panga features a beautiful wood grain which produces a tight low and mid range, along with a sharp attack on high end.
- Medium Stainless Steel frets
The Stainless Steel frets are durable and long-lasting.
- Poplar Burl top / Ash / Okoume wing body
A stunning Poplar Burl top with an Ash/Okoume wing body provides bright and solid tones with rich sustain.
- T1 pickups
The T1 pickup has separate dual coil construction to provide tight bottom-end, punchy mid-range, and smooth response.
So it is highly versatile and great for various musical genres, but furthermore, you can adjust the height of each single coil individually for detailed sound making. By setting one coil down for instance, it sounds like “Single coil” even while maintaining hum-cancelling. Not just does it sound great, but it is made quite ergonomically as well. The corners are rounded, so you feel less stress when you put your thumb on them.
- Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ
The Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ is our latest refinement on the concept of simple, straightforward, no-nonsense EQ control. The Boost and Cut for the Mid Control are each centered on slightly different frequencies, an innovation that delivers a preset range of the most favorable bass tones.
- MR5S bridge
The MR5S bridge has adjustable saddles for variable string spacing by +/- 1.5mm, answering every bassist’s specific string spacing needs.
- EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot)
The EQ bypass control offers precision tonal adjustments, including a switch to choose passive-only operation. When the EQ bypass is activated, the treble tone control knob becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit.
- 3-way Mid frequency switch
The 3-way Mid frequency switch allow players to change the mid-tone between 250, 450, and 700 Hz.
- Hardshell case included
Ibanez Hardshell case gives extreme protection for your beloved instrument.
- 37-34.5 inch multi scale
37 inch scale provides strong tension for clear sounds even when it’s down tuned. Combined with 34.5 inch scale it provides better string tension of higher strings, and smooth fingering due to gentler fret angles.
- Neck-through construction
The neck-through construction contributes to massive sustain and smooth access to high fretboard positions.
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