The classic looks of the Ibanez ARTB100 Bass Guitar are enhanced by an arched top and refined body binding. Its bound neck and headstock give it a classic streamlined look. Its clear, pronounced tone ... Read More
The classic looks of the Ibanez ARTB100 Bass Guitar are enhanced by an arched top and refined body binding. Its bound neck and headstock give it a classic streamlined look. Its clear, pronounced tone and massive low-end come from the ARTB100's metal-covered ceramic pickups. The 30" scale set neck delivers more neck-to-body resonance and heavy low tone.
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This is an amazingly beautiful bass. I bought the white one. The fit and finish is blemish free. Mine came with the standard round wound strings. I'm going to replace them right away with flat wounds. It's got punch and a nice low end but I'm looking more for that rock n roll tone and growl. The setup was pretty decent out of the box. I've been able to tweak the action a little bit but I'm very disappointed to find that you cannot adjust the individual string height. The action is a little faster than my Fender Jazz Deluxe bass. It would be much faster but the thumb rest on this bass is not as comfortable as my Fender. This is my second short scale bass and it's much nicer than the Hamer Slammer I have. Definitely worth considering if you're in the market for a short scale.
buy it smash it against the wall then go buy another one then play it for your mom, and let her smash it and go buy another one and throw in your attic, its really a legit experiance ither way, if your trying to switch over from guitar, its really easy to play
I started playing the bass as a challenge by the worship leader at my church about 2 months ago. I've played 6 string guitars for 44 years, so I was not a 'green' novice, but a novice nevertheless. Short arms and small hands made the short scale bass more comfortable for me. I purchased the Ibanez Mikro and fell in love with it. I did not notice the ARTB100 as it is relatively new and an inch and a half longer than the Mikro. I got a great deal on this bass and loved the shape. I purchased it and was not disappointed in the least. It is obviously a better quality bass than the Mikro. I now have 2 bass guitars to switch off on and to also keep one in a stand at home so I can have it handy to practice on. I also own 2 Ibanez acoustic-electric 6 string guitars, an AES10 and an AEG10. Would not own anything but an Ibanez. Well done Ibanez!