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Ibanez AEB5E Acoustic-Electric Bass

Try your hand at the acoustic-electric bass for a reasonable price. With a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the Ibanez AEB5E resonates with warm lows. (15) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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The Ibanez AEB5E acoustic-electric bass is a great way to get a solid acoustic-electric instrument in your hands without dropping a ton of bucks. It is a compelling option for a bass player in intimate, unplugged situations where no amplification is required. Here you'll find that it blends perfectly with acoustic guitars and hand drums. And then, when you're ready to go live and start crafting a truly distinctive sound, the onboard preamp allows you to plug right into a bass amp or DI to get a sound that will fill as much space as you need.

A New Tone to Play With

The sound of an acoustic bass gives you unique tonal opportunities in solo or ensemble situations. Its light spruce top gives its tone warmth and resonance, while the mahogany back and sides assure a sound that has definition and richness. The scale length of the AEL body is a standard 32 inches, which makes it easy to get used to for first-time acoustic-electric bass players. The mahogany neck is set with a comfortable rosewood bridge and fretboard.

Versatile Internal Electronics

The internal pickup is an Ibanez AEQ-SST Shape Shifter preamp with onboard tuner. This allows you to customize the tonal output of your bass to blend with the rest of your bandmates, and to make sure that the low-end is properly tuned to the room where you're playing. The output runs from a balanced output that allows you to use ordinary guitar cables or balanced TRS cables when desired.

Solid Hardware

Handsome chrome die-cast tuners keep your instrument in tune. They accent the headstock, which is inlaid with a handsome metallic leaf. An attractive abalone rosette accents the glossy finished top. The hardware is completed with an Ivorex II nut and saddle.

Features:

- 32-inch scale AEL body
- Spruce top
- Mahogany neck
- Mahogany back and sides
- Abalone rosette
- Chrome die-cast tuners
- Fishman Sonicore pickup
- Ibanez AEQ-SST Shape Shifter preamp with onboard tuner
- Balanced 1/4-inch output
- Rosewood bridge and fretboard Ivorex II nut and saddle zZounds is an authorized dealer of Ibanez products.
Specifications
Body Shape: AEB Body

Neck: Mahogany Neck

Back Sides: Agathis Back and Sides

Top: Spruce Top

Rosette: Black and White Multi Rosette

Tuners: Chrome Die-Cast Tuners

Pickup: Ibanez Piezo Pickup

Electronics: Ibanez AEQ-202T Preamp with 2-Band EQ and Onboard Tuner

Fretboard: Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard

Saddle: Ivorex II (TM) Nut and Saddle

Strings: Ibanez Coated Bass Strings

Finishes: Natural High Gloss Finish
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 7 in
Ibanez Warranty Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used or factory 2nds products are not warranted. If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

Product Description

The addition of an acoustic bass in any musical situation adds a layer of warm, low-end resonance that makes songs come alive. The AEB full-sized body provides rich tones while the 32-inch neck scale offers the right combination of tonal warmth, easy playability and clear articulation.

Ivorex II nut is stronger and more durable than bone and even harder than the original Ivorex. Ivorex II nut allows brilliant highs and more pronounced lows with less mid-range which makes Ivorex II-fitted guitars perfect for amplification.

The AEB5 models feature an Ibanez Piezo pickup and Ibanez AEQ202T preamp with 2-band EQ and onboard tuner (balanced 1/4-inch output).
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Overall: I wanted an acoustic bass to play around with basically, not every song we write has use for one. however, the price was right. The Bass arrived about two days after I ordered it, it was packaged well, it sounds great with or without amp and everything seems to work, and it was practically in tune out of the box...I'm very pleased and may do a lot more acoustic stuff than originally planned.
Style of Music: Hard Rock / Southern Rock / Alternative
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Overall: First, I ordered a factory second guitar to save money. When it arrived, the built in tuner did not work. I was bummed and called ZZZounds. Since it was a factor second, only thing they could do is refund my money. This sounds bad but - they were COMPLETELY willing to do so, ready to make it right the only way they could. Awesome customer service. Taking a step further, they gave me the number to Ibanez. They said, hey, factory second so no warranty. BUT - then they asked for the serial number. The second was due to finish, not electronics. New tuner arrived in my mail box in less than a week. Awesome customer service from Ibanez!Even with the problem, this was a great purchase, with outstanding customer service all around. Love my instrument. Love learning to play it. Appreciate everyone's help and attention.I will be a ZZZounds customer and Ibanez player for life!
Style of Music: Blues, Rock, Christian.
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