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 Panga Panga/Purpleheart/Maple neck-through w/Graphite reinforcement rods|
|body||Walnut top & back/Ash wing body|
|fretboard||Bound Panga Panga fretboard w/Abalone off-set dot inlay|
|fret||Medium Stainless Steel frets w/Premium fret edge treatment|
|bridge||MR5 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|
|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.
Panga Panga features a beautiful wood grain which produces a tight low and mid range with a sharp attack on high end.
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.