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Ibanez BTB675 5-String Electric Bass

Even loaded with the pro-features and style you want--Bartolini BH1 pickups, 35 in. scale, deep cutaways, etc--this Ibanez manages to still be affordable. (9) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ibanez BTB675 Bass Natural Flat Finish
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Features: What it does for you:
Neck-through-body construction Longer sustain; strong midrange; smooth feel
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Bartolini Mk2-5 pickups Tight and aggressive; warm and thick tones
Bartolini preamp Increased control and output for more focused tone

Product Description

The concepts behind boutique basses are often the justification for making them extremely expensive. With the advent of the BTB however, Ibanez decided that these same concepts of well-selected body materials, 35-inch neck scale, and deep cutaways could be applied to an instrument that anyone could afford. All the BTBs feature neck-thru construction and deeper cutaways for enhanced playability and balance.

Features
- Small shop precision, materials and sound, priced for the working player

- 35-inch neck scale provides superior articulation - perfect for low tunings and 5- and 6-string basses

- Exclusively designed Bartolini(R) BH1 Pickups

- Thru-neck construction on most models

- Deep cutaways allow effortless upper fret access

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Ibanez products.
- Neck type: BTB5 5pc Maple/Bubinga neck-thru
- Body: Walnut top/Ash wing body
- Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone dot inlay
- Frets: 24 Medium frets
- Bridge: Mono-rail II bridge
- Neck: Bartolini BH1, Passive
- Bridge: Bartolini BH1, Passive
- Electronics: EQB-IIIS 3-band eq w/Mid frequency switch
- Nut: Black Nut XL nut
- Hardware color: Cosmo black
- Scale: 35"
- Width at Nut: 47mm
- Width at Last Fret: 76mm
- Thickness at 1st: 20mm
- Thickness at 12th: 22mm
- Radius: 400mmR
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 19 x 4 in
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
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (9 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Nice, mid priced bass."
Sound: The bass has very nice tone. I like a solid punch when dialed in with slight mid and high, lots of low. Not being a big fan of roundwounds, I replaced the factory Elixirs with La Bella flats. The active electronics and Bartolini pickups can get you any tone you desire. Feature: I'm used to simple Fender style tone and volume, so there's still a learning curve for me with more knobs to twist. Not a bad thing. Ease of Use: Turn the knobs and let your ear guide you. Again, totally different sound and setup with my Ampeg using this bass over a passive Fender. Quality: This is where I was a bit disappointed. There are two noticable flaws on the finish. One, right at the heel of the neck, appears to be a small knothole. It's patched (looks smeared), but a brown ugly blemish on an otherwise clean looking maple neck. The other is on the upper bout of the body. Not nearly as bad, but the instrument in my opinion should be sold as a second. I kept it, it sounds good and that's more important. However, for $800, QC should be better. The other issue is fretwork. From the 5th to 7th fret on the G, this thing buzzes if you dig in at all. THe rest of the neck is fine, just that one spot drives me to distraction. I'm taking it into a tech to see if it needs a fret or two dressed. Also, intonation wasn't bad out of the box, but I ran out of bridge on the low B. So it's quasi close on the B. Value: Compared to the vast selection out there with price points all over the map, I'd say it's a pro built bass that isn't at the $1000+ price point. Right now, I'm pretty happy with it. Will I stick with it or go back to Fenders, depending if I can get the intonation and fretwork up to par, perhaps. Manufacturer Support: Dunno, haven't used it. The Wow Factor: It's a very attractive looking bass, and quite comfortable to play. Not overly heavy, but not light either. Overall: Time will tell, but so far I'm enjoying it.
Style of Music: Classic Rock
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Excellent bass"
Sound: I am a live sound and studio engineer, and have an ear for how instruments should sound in order to mix well and frequency content.To me, the sound is definetely in the boutique leage, and judging how good it sounds is beyond the quality debate and much more about taste.First of all, compared to most JB, which costs lots more, and actually most basses I hear, this bass is very rich sounding. I actually went through about 15 guitars in the strore and nothing compared, except a 3 times expensive JB, still the BTB was on top. All notes contains maj3,5th and octave harmonics, some to a very large extent. You can hear this when you open up and close the middle control. Most basses sounds dull compared to the BTB675.The EQ center frequnecies and bandwidths are very well designed- You can cut the mids (I think it's @ about 400Hz) and get a tight, refined tone that sits well in a recorded mix. Open it a bit more to cut through a busy live mix. I play with mids halfway cut to fully cut, depending if it's practice, recording, or rehearsal.For the way I like my sound, the bass center frequency could be tad higher (to be more punchy rather then bassy), but still it's used all the time.The treble control is fantastic and musical - having a wide bandwidth.The bass (and another BTB I tried, the 6 string version) has some peak at about 1.6-2kHz, whick can sound a bit honky but it mellows just to the spot after the strings break in for about 2 weeks, and funny enough, as you cut the mids, not the highs - which is what I do most of the time. This happens because the foundamental is actually in the 800Hz-1kHz range but it just doesn't sound right cutting there with a graphic EQ.The B string is super tight and I never avoid any note on it- in fact, I'll never go back to 4 string. Feature: Dual 9V batteries makes for a very strong output.The monorail bridge is beautiful.Dual truss rod- very important.Best designed stock EQ I came across.Neutrik locking jack is nice- and I connect my in ear headphone directly to the output jack and get a workable output for practice on both ears- usually this is not the case. Ease of Use: The string spacing could be smaller at the nut and maybe at the bridge. This is the only drawback of this bass.For me, it balances better then most basses when standing and yet even better then sitting (without the strap). Quality: The bass is so beautifully made, it's just stunning. Prepare for compliments.Could use a small fret job, but I play with a very low action and have high standards about it. Value: Fantastic value. Manufacturer Support: Didn't have to use it yet. The Wow Factor: It's the best bass I owned by a large margin. Overall: .
Style of Music: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Funk
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