Ibanez EHB1005SMS Electric Bass, 5-String (with Gig Bag)

Bass pioneers wanted! The Ibanez EHB1005SMS bass was designed to turn heads without having one -- a balanced body and articulate bass tones round it out.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
5-piece maple/walnut neck Strong, bright tone; elegant pinstripe appointment
Bartolini BH2 pickups Tight bottom end, punchy midrange, smooth response
Headless design Lightweight; increases overall balance

The EHB's headless construction, contoured body, ergonomic design, and chambered body make for a lightweight and comfortable instrument that's excellent for long sets or practice sessions. This series also sports a combination of high-quality tone woods and versatile electronics, resulting in a cutting-edge, ultra-modern bass, capable of cutting though the complex landscape of tones required for today's bassist.

Bass Workshop

For more than 40 years, Ibanez has pioneered new frontiers in bass development, pushing the boundaries of conventional designs to bass players of all styles, affording new 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 new and 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 new sonic vistas through the medium of bass: The Ibanez Bass Workshop project may give you just what you're looking for.


- The Roasted Maple neck is heat-treated to increase stability, durability, moisture resistance and tolerance of temperature changes.The Graphite reinforcement rods provides massive read more sustain and excellent stability.
- The beautiful Birdseye Maple fretboard imbues this bass with an exotic appearance . The fretboard is heat-treated for a balanced attack and rich sustain.
- The Stainless Steel frets are durable and long-lasting.
- The American Basswood body delivers a natural and flat tone.
- The Bartolini BH2 pickups provide a tight bottom-end, punchy mid-range, and smooth response. The dual-coil style configuration maximizes articulation and a long blade pole piece widens the magnetic field, providing balanced string-to-string pickup response.
- The Vari-mid 3-band EQ features a variable mid-frequency control which allows you to dial in an incredibly wide range of sounds.
- Rugged yet light-weight Ibanez custom headpieces enable strings to be easily set and released by a hex wrench from the back side.
- The MR5HS bridge is designed specially for EHB basses and features a wide intonation range. Each bridge piece is independently and securely attached to the body for maximum vibration transfer. The saddles are adjustable for string spacing +/-1.5mm, answering every bassist's individual string spacing demands, no matter the playing style. Teflon washers are used on each tuner for a smooth tuning action.
- 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.
- Indestructible Schaller S-Locks don't fail, even under the toughest conditions on stage.
- Gig bag included. Ibanez Gig bags are made out of durable materials.
- The EHB's headless construction and specially designed body enable the player to maintain a similar playing position whether seated or standing.
- The top half of the back of the body is slanted which allows the bass to rest slightly closer to the player's body for better control and a more ergonomic feel.
- Comfortably rounded body edge, Chambered body.
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Neck: 5pc Maple/Walnut neck with Graphite reinforcement rods
Fretboard: Roasted Birdseye Maple
Frets: Medium Stainless Steel frets
Body: American Basswood
Pickups: Bartolini BH2
Electronics: Vari-mid 3-band EQ
Headpieces: Ibanez custom headpieces
Bridge: MR5HS
Bypass: EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot)
Lock pins: Schaller S-Locks strap lock pins
Gig Bag: Included
Back: Slanted body back
Body: Comfortably rounded body edge, Chambered body
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Emerald Green
Shipping Weight: 13.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EHB1005SMSEMM
Metallic Gray Matte
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 17 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EHB1005SMSMGM

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

Emerald Green

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