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/Walnut neck-through w/Graphite reinforcement rods|
|body||Poplar Burl top/Ash/Mahogany wing body|
|fretboard||Jatoba fretboard w/Abalone dot inlay|
|fret||Medium stainless steel frets|
|bridge||MR5S bridge (17mm string spacing)|
|neck pickup||Bartolini® BH2 neck pickup (Passive)|
|bridge pickup||Bartolini® BH2 bridge pickup (Passive)|
|equalizer||Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch|
|hardware color||Black matte|
|a : Width||45mm at NUT|
|b : Width||70mm at 24F|
|c : Thickness||20mm at 1F|
|d : Thickness||22mm at 12F|
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.
Jatoba has a reddish brown color which produces a rich mid range with a crisp high end.
A "zero" fret provides accurate intonation, while allowing open strings to ring with the same resonance as notes played up the neck.
The saddles can be adjusted +/-1.5mm, to answer to the bassist's detailed demands and to help finding out the best string spacing for many playstyles.
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.
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.
Neutrik® locking jack provides stable and secure connections, preventing accidental disconnect or shock and vibration.