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Ibanez Ibanez Bass Workshop BTB33 | Natural Flat

Code: Ibanez Bass Workshop BTB33 | Natural Flat
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This guitar is perfect for any bass guitar players who want great quality This particular guitar has a Natural Finish and features 5 strings 
Ibanez Bass Workshop BTB33 | Natural Flat

33" Scale and A New Tuning

Normally 5 string basses are tuned B, E, A, D, G low to high. When you lose 2 inches off the scale length though this is not possible without extremely thick strings. So instead they have given this guitar an extra high string rather than an extra low string. This means that this is tuned E, A, D, G, C low to high. This is an amazing opportunity for those who like the idea of solo bass or want to be able to follow movement of the guitarist in your band easier. This is not a very common set up but it opens up a whole new range of possibilities that were just not there before.

BTB Construction

The BTB was originally designed to bring boutique level bass design to the masses with Ibanez's ability to create incredible instruments for a low price. Needless to say they succeeded as the BTB has a unique feel and character of being a premium instrument from the moment you pick it up and this one is no different. The 5 piece BTB 5 string neck has been made out of maple and bubinga with neck through construction. The use of bubinga in the neck makes it extra strong so it can handle the tension of thick bass strings.

The body is made up of two mahogany wings that have been topped with some bright grained ash that is only slightly darker than the maple neck giving it this very cool 3 piece look. People who have loved BTB's before do not worry that comfy curved body is still exactly the same size even with this shorter scale length.

Bartolini Pickups and Top Notch Hardware

It wouldn't be a Bass Workshop or BTB model if they didn't go all out on the hardware. The BTB33 features Bartolini BH1 pickups and a Mono-Rail V Bridge as well as Ibanez's own custom active preamp. The Bartolini pickups have a flat neutral sound so you can really take full advantage of the active preamp and all of the wonderful tones you can get from it. Speaking of the preamp that has a full 3 band EQ with a small mid frequency switch so you can quickly go between a high mid focused sound for leads and a low focused sound very quickly.

Specs

  • BTB5 5pc Maple/Bubinga neck-thru
  • 838mm/33" scale
  • Ash top/Mahogany wing body
  • Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone dot inlay
  • Medium frets
  • Graph Tech® BLACK TUSQ XL® nut
  • Mono-rail V bridge
  • Bartolini® BH1 pickups
  • Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band eq w/Mid frequency switch
  • Black matte hardware
  • String Gauge: .032/.045/.065/.085/.105
  • Factory tuning: 1C,2G,3D,4A,5E

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