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.

BTB33 Bass Workshop



neck typeBTB5 5pc Maple/Bubinga neck-through
bodyAsh top/Mahogany wing body
fretboardRosewood fretboard w/Abalone dot inlay
fretMedium frets
number of frets24
bridgeMono-rail V bridge (17mm string spacing)
neck pickupBartolini® BH1 neck pickup (Passive)
bridge pickupBartolini® BH1 bridge pickup (Passive)
equalizerIbanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch
factory tuning1C, 2G, 3D, 4A, 5E
string gauge.032/.045/.065/.085/.105
nutGraph Tech® BLACK TUSQ XL® nut
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





  • 838mm/33" scale


33-inch scale neck / Special tuning (E to C)

Taking our legendary BTB, we reconfigured it into a shorter scale (33") instrument, making it more than a mere runway for fast fingers, but with factory tuning of E to C, encouraging bold new excursions into the baritone range.

5pc Maple/Bubinga neck-through

Maple/Bubinga combination provides rock-solid durability. Neck-through construction assures maximum sustain.

Finger Ramp

The bass ramp between the pickups maintains airspeed by keeping plucking fingers from digging too deep.

Finger Ramp Setup Manual

Bartolini® Pickups

Balancing clarity with warmth is the hallmark of the new Bartolini pickup. Coils with lower resonant frequency provide tighter bottom end and full midrange. Also, the dual-coil style configuration maximizes articulation. A long blade polepiece widens the magnetic field, therefore, whether five-string or six, sound level is balanced by the ultra-precise vibration reaction of the longer coils.

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.

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.

Secure high-tech Neutrik® locking output jack

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

Graph Tech® BLACK TUSQ XL ® nut

The Graph Tech® BLACK TUSQ XL ® nut offers ultimately lower friction to keep you in tune and gives clearer sound and sustain.