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.

BTB845V Bass Workshop


neck typeBTB5 5pc Maple/Walnut neck-through w/Graphite reinforcement rods
bodyPoplar Burl top/Ash/Mahogany wing body
fretboardJatoba fretboard w/Abalone dot inlay
fretMedium stainless steel frets
bridgeMR5S bridge (17mm string spacing)
neck pickupBartolini® BH2 neck pickup (Passive)
bridge pickupBartolini® BH2 bridge pickup (Passive)
equalizerIbanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ
factory tuningFactory Tuning: 1C/2G/3D/4A/5E
string gaugeString Gauge: .032/.045/.065/.080/.100
hardware colorBlack matte

Neck Dimensions

Scale :838mm/33"
a : Width45mm at NUT
b : Width70mm at 24F
c : Thickness20mm at 1F
d : Thickness22mm at 12F
Radius :400mmR




Stainless steel 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.

Zero fret

A "zero" fret provides accurate intonation, while allowing open strings to ring with the same resonance as notes played up the neck.

Mono-rail V bridge

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.

Bartolini® BH2 pickups

The Bartolini® BH2 pickups provide a tight bottom-end, punchy mid-range, and smooth response. The dual-coil style configuration maximizes articulation and a long blade pole piece widens the magnetic field, providing balanced string-to-string pickup response.

Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch

The Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/3-way mid-frequency switch offers tonal variations that enhance simple chord work as well as complex soloing.

Secure high-tech Neutrik® locking output jack

Neutrik® locking jack provides stable and secure connections, preventing accidental disconnect or shock and vibration.