Without a doubt, your instrument should equal the quality of your effort. At some point the word "boutique" comes to mind: Select-grade materials, neck-thru construction, and top quality components, all in a meticulously crafted instrument. But what about the price? That's where Ibanez comes in. Our ability to build small-shop quality into inspiring yet affordable instruments is showcased by BTB series basses.
|neck type||BTB5 9pc Wenge/Bubinga/Maple neck-through w/Graphite reinforcement rods|
|body||Rosewood top & back/Ash wing body|
|fretboard||Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone off-set dot inlay|
|fret||Medium Stainless Steel frets (+ zero fret) w/Premium fret edge treatment|
|number of frets||24 (+ zero fret)|
|bridge||Mono-rail V bridge (19mm string spacing)|
|neck pickup||Aguilar® DCB neck pickup (Passive)|
|bridge pickup||Aguilar® DCB bridge pickup (Passive)|
|equalizer||Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot) & Mid frequency switch|
|case/bag||Soft case included|
|a : Width||47mm at NUT|
|b : Width||76mm at 24F|
|c : Thickness||20mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||22mm at 12F|
The BTB's extra-long 35-inch neck scale offers tight, even tension with no flopping on the low end, and added sustain on the high strings. It also provides superior articulation, making it perfect for 7-string.
Neck-through construction provides massive sustain and excellent stability.
The BTB's much deeper cutaways allow effortless access to the upper frets.
The stainless steel frets are known for their bright tone, and they add player-friendly features, such as long durability and a smoothness to bend on.
A "zero" fret provides accurate intonation, while allowing open strings to ring with the same resonance as notes played up the neck.
The BTB Premium features Aguilar® DCB pickups, providing a dynamic and responsive attack, well-developed overtones, and singing sustain. Combined with the Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch, and 3-way mid frequency switch, the BTB Premium offers immense tonal possibilities for any playing situation.
Precision tonal control, including a switch to choose passive-only operation. When the EQ bypasses activated, the treble tone control knob becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit.
The Mono-rail V is the ultimate bridge for bass string isolation. Each bridge is independently and securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer without interference.
The Gotoh® machine heads offer superior tuning stability.
Neutrik® locking jack provides stable and secure connections, preventing accidental disconnect or shock and vibration.