When it comes to bass design at the Ibanez Bass Workshop the gloves are off and nothing is too extreme or far out. This has lead to some exceptional instruments with truly unique designs. There's plenty of practical common sense going on with this 5 string bass as well, the cutaway allows technical players access to every inch of the fretboard.
This extended Upper Horn creates constant contact with the
Maple/Bubinga neck from the 12th to the 24th fret, providing maximum
stability and increased sustain.
Contoured Neck Scoop
The back of the neck is sculpted for comfort and easy access to the
very highest notes. The smooth, graceful contour allows the palm of the
left hand to move quickly and easily as it transitions up the neck,
into the underside of the bass's Ash body.
5pc BTB Maple/Bubinga 35" Scale Thru-Neck
The Maple/Bubinga combination creates one of the strongest Thru-Necks
available. The density of the Bubinga, combined with the strength of
the Maple, increases stability and sustain through the entire body of
the bass. The 35" scale provides a bit more tension for the low B and
improves definition in the lower range.
Mono-Rail II bridge
The Mono-Rail bridge delivers the ultimate in string-to-string
isolation, allowing each string to vibrate optimally without being
affected by the others.
Bartolini® BH1 Pickups
Balancing clarity with warmth is the hallmark of the Bartolini® BH1
pickup. Coils with lower resonant frequency provide tighter bottom end
and a fuller midrange. The dual-coil style configuration maximizes
articulation and a long blade pole piece widens the magnetic field,
providing balanced string-to-string pickup response.
EBQ-IIIS 3-Band EQ With Mid Frequency Switch
The active 3-band EQ features fully independent bass, treble and mid
controls with a wide boost/cut range. The preamp system is equipped
with a mid-frequency select switch, enabling you to instantly select
250Hz or 600Hz, the heart of the mid zone, for a more dynamic and ideal
- 5pc Maple/Bubinga neck-thru
- Rosewood top/Ash wing body
- Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone dot inlay
- Medium frets
- Mono-rail II bridge
- Bartolini® BH1 neck pickup (Passive)
- Bartolini® BH1 bridge pickup (Passive)
- EQB-IIIS 3-band eq w/Mid frequency switch
- BLACK TUSQ XL® nut
- Factory tuning: 1G, 2D, 3A, 4E, 5B
- Cosmo black hardware