Ibanez BTB705 Bass Workshop Multi-scale Electric Bass

With premium build quality and features like a 5-piece neck, T1 pickups, and neck-through construction, you won't believe this 5-string isn't boutique!

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
5-piece maple/walnut neck Strong, bright tone; elegant pinstripe appointment
Flamed maple top Premium wood grain with bright, projecting tone
Neck-through-body construction Longer sustain; strong midrange; smooth feel
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

Without a doubt, your instrument should reflect the dedication you place in your musicianship and creative endeavors. At a certain point, the word "boutique" comes to mind: Select-grade materials, neck-thru construction, and top quality components, all in a meticulously combined into a stunning pro-level instrument. But what about the upfront investment of such an instrument? That's where Ibanez comes in. Ibanez's ability to build small-shop quality, into inspiring yet affordable instruments, is showcased in droves with BTB series basses.

For more than 40 years, Ibanez Bass Workshop has pioneered frontiers in bass development, pushing the boundaries of conventional designs to bass players of all styles, affording avenues of expression and creativity. This spirit of exploration has led to the creation of some of the most successful and popular production basses of all time. Following this same drive to bring relevant ideas to the musical forefront is what serves as the basis for this ongoing project, dubbed the Ibanez Bass Workshop. The impetus behind each one of these unique instruments comes from a desire by the Ibanez bass development team to satisfy the particular needs of many players. These inventions may not be for everyone, but for those who yearn to explore sonic vistas through the medium of bass: The Ibanez Bass Workshop project may give you just what you're looking for.

5pc Maple/Walnut neck with Graphite reinforcement rods
The 5pc Maple/Walnut neck provides tonal read more clarity and superior attack.The Graphite reinforcement rods provides massive sustain and excellent stability.

Rosewood fretboard
Rosewood fretboard provides a well-balanced solid tone with a focused mid range.

Medium Stainless Steel frets
The Stainless Steel frets are durable and long-lasting.

Flamed Maple top / Ash / Okoume wing body
The Flamed Maple top displays a beautiful wood grain and the Ash/Okoume wing body delivers a pleasant brightness and rich sustain.

T1 pickups
The T1 pickup is a humbucker featuring two separate, individually mounted coils that provides tight bass response, punchy mid-range, and clear high-end. It offers flexible voicing suitable for various genres, and the height of each coil can be set individually for highly nuanced adjustments to the tone. On top of its great sound, the physical design features rounded edges for enhanced ergonomic comfort when using the pickup as a thumb rest. Moreover, the individually mounted coils allow them to be positioned slightly offset from one another. This makes it so the surface of the pickup where the player rests their thumb is directly parallel with the strings, which is not typical with most multi scale basses. This design greatly enhances the comfort and playability of the instrument.

Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ
The Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ is the latest refinement on the concept of simple, straightforward, no-nonsense EQ control. The Boost and Cut for the Mid Control are each centered on slightly different frequencies, an innovation that delivers a preset range of the most favorable bass tones.

MR5S bridge
The MR5S bridge has adjustable saddles for variable string spacing by +/- 1.5mm, answering every bassist's specific string spacing needs.

EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot)
The EQ bypass control offers precision tonal adjustments, including a switch to choose passive-only operation. When the EQ bypass is activated, the treble tone control knob becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit.

3-way Mid frequency switch
The 3-way Mid frequency switch allow players to change the mid-tone between 250, 450, and 700 Hz.

Neck-through construction
The neck-through construction contributes to massive sustain and smooth access to high fretboard positions.


- 5pc Maple/Walnut neck with Graphite reinforcement rods
- Rosewood fretboard
- Medium Stainless Steel frets
- Flamed Maple top / Ash / Okoume wing body
- T1 pickups
- Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ
- MR5S bridge
- EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot)
- 3-way Mid frequency switch
- 35-34 inch multi scale
- Neck-through construction
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- Finish Color: Cosmic Blue Starburst
- Country of Origin: Indonesia
- Number of Strings: 5
- Dexterity: Right Handed
- Neck Type: BTB5 for Multi Scale
- Neck Joint: Neck-through
- Neck Material: 5pc Maple/Walnut
- Reinforcement Rods: Graphite
- Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Neck Thickness @ 1st Fret (mm): 20
- Neck Thickness @ 12th Fret (mm): 22
- Scale (inches): 35 - 34
- Nut Width (mm): 47
- Number of Frets: 24 (+ zero fret)
- Fretboard Material: Rosewood
- Fretboard Radius (mm): 400
- Fret Type: Medium Stainless Steel
- Inlay: Abalone dot
- Body Top Material: Flamed Maple
- Body Material: Ash/Okoume wing
- Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Bridge: MR5S
- String Spacing (mm): 19
- Nut Material: Plastic
- Machine Heads: Ibanez machine heads
- Hardware: Black
- Neck Pickup: T1
- Bridge Pickup: T1
- EQ: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ
- Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Balancer, Bass, Middle, Treble
- Additional Controls: EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot), 3-way Mid frequency switch
- String Gauges: .045/.065/.080/.100/.130
- Tuning: 1G,2D,3A,4E,5B
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Cosmic Blue Burst
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BTB705LMCTL
Natural Brown Burst
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BTB705LMNNF

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262
Web: https://www.ibanez.com/usa/support/

Cosmic Blue Burst

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