An Ibanez 6-String Bass with Dynamic Tone ControlThe Ibanez BTB1606E Premium electric bass boasts 6 strings over a long 35" scale neck that gives your fingers up to 24 frets to employ. This is a solid upgrade if you're a melodic bass player and want more playing room to explore. The nine-piece wenge/bubinga/maple neck utilizes a neck-through-body design for serious sustain, and the poplar burl and mahogany body provides the depth and warmth a great-sounding bass needs. A pair of Nordstrand Big Single pickups feature 3-band EQ controls, along with an EQ bypass switch and a mid frequency switch. Stretch out your bass chops with this Ibanez beast!
Six Strings Go a Long WayWith the Ibanez BTB1606E, having those extra two strings adds a multitude of melodic possibilities to the table. The nine-piece wenge/bubinga/maple neck yields a vibrant and evenly balanced resonance to each note, and an additional fret for the high G and C strings gives you two octaves to exploit on both strings. Ibanez's neck-through-body design provides a smoother transfer of sound and a solid feeling as your hand travels up and down the fretboard.
A Comfy Body with Plenty of SustainPoplar burl is a light wood and yields a slight push on the lower mids. Mahogany is a heavy wood that pushes the lows and mids nicely, so you'll never be short on depth or sustain no matter how low or high you play. This beauty's sleek contour is comfortable and allows your fingers plenty of room to reach those higher notes, and with a solid dose of sustain, each fret will seamlessly ooze from one note to the next.
Greater Control Over Your ToneTwo Nordstrand Big Single pickups capture the nuance and timbre of each note in crystal clarity. To forge your output's tonal contour, you have one master volume control, one pickup balance control, and three-band EQ at your disposal. You also have an EQ bypass switch and a mid frequency switch to move your mid EQ control's frequency position.
Looks as Great as It SoundsAside from sounding great, your Ibanez BTB1606E Premium electric bass is a beauty to behold. The poplar burl top features an intricate pattern that contrasts well against the wenge/bubinga/maple neck. Gold hardware offers a nice finishing touch of class and finesse.
Features:- 6-string electric bass
- Poplar burl top
- Mahogany wing body
- 23 frets -- 24 for G and C strings
- Nine piece wenge/bubinga/maple
- Neck through body design
- Scale length of 35"
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Abalone offset dot fingerboard inlays
- Nordstrand Big Single at the neck
- Nordstrand Big Single at the bridge
- One master volume control
- One pickup balance control
- Three band EQ control
- EQ bypass switch
- EQ mid-frequency switch -- 250 Hz or 600 Hz
- Sleek gold hardware
- Mono-rail IV bridge
- Gig bag included
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- Neck: BTB6 9pc Wenge/Bubinga/Maple neck-thru (889mm/35" scale) with Graphite reinforcement rods
- Body: Poplar Burl top/Mahogany wing body
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Nut: Black TUSQ XLnut
- Inlay: Abalone offset dot inlay
- Frets: Medium with Premium Fret Edge Treatment
- Neck Pickup: Nordstrand "Big Single"
- Bridge Pickup: Nordstrand "Big Single"
- EQ: EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ with EQ bypass switch & Mid frequency switch
- Bridge: Mono-rail IV bridge
- Hardware color: Gold
- Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
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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 products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
Ibanez BTB1606E Premium Electric BassWithout 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. Their ability to build small-shop quality into inspiring yet affordable instruments is showcased by BTB series basses.
The BTB's extra-long 35" neck scale offers tight, even tension with no flopping on the low end, and added sustain on the high strings. All components of the Ibanez BTB1606E are interdependent, working together toward a superior performance: The Mono-Rail IV Bridge is the ultimate in string isolation for bass, which features a saddle lock system that maximizes stability and focuses vibration transfer.
Nordstrand "Big Single" pickups provide the clarity of single coil pickups, while the large body gives players a full and aggressive tone.
The active 3-Band EQ features fully independent bass, treble and mid controls with a wide boost/cut range, as well as a mid frequency switch fine-tuned specifically for the BTB. The preamp system is equipped with a mid-frequency select switch, enabling you to instantly select 250Hz and 600Hz -- the heart of the mid zone -- for a more dynamic and ideal tone.
Ibanez luthiers designed a 9pc Wenge/Bubinga/Maple neck-thru that achieves the trifecta of bass design: Surprising player comfort, extraordinary mechanical stability, and a visual spectacle that will impress anyone who appreciates masterly crafted wood.
Features:- 9pc Wenge/Bubinga/Maple neck-thru
- 35" Maple Neck with even tension and added sustain on the high strings
- Saddle lock system that maximizes stability and focuses vibration transfer
- Nordstrand "Big Single" pickups
- Fully independent bass, treble and mid controls
- Mid-frequency select switch
- Gig bag included