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 5pc Maple/Bubinga neck-through|
|body||Ash top/Mahogany wing body|
|fretboard||Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone dot inlay|
|number of frets||24|
|bridge||Mono-rail V bridge (17mm string spacing)|
|neck pickup||Bartolini® BH1 neck pickup (Passive)|
|bridge pickup||Bartolini® BH1 bridge pickup (Passive)|
|equalizer||Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch|
|factory tuning||1C, 2G, 3D, 4A, 5E|
|nut||Graph Tech® BLACK TUSQ XL® nut|
|hardware color||Black matte|
|a : Width||45mm at NUT|
|b : Width||70mm at 24F|
|c : Thickness||20mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||22mm at 12F|
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.
Maple/Bubinga combination provides rock-solid durability. Neck-through construction assures maximum sustain.
The bass ramp between the pickups maintains airspeed by keeping plucking fingers from digging too deep.
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.
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.
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.
Neutrik® locking jack provides stable and secure connections, preventing accidental disconnect or shock and vibration.
The Graph Tech® BLACK TUSQ XL ® nut offers ultimately lower friction to keep you in tune and gives clearer sound and sustain.