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The 5-string Ibanez BTB675 Electric Bass unleashes unbelievable sound capabilities, thanks to quality woods, superior construction, and cutting-edge electronics. A solid light ash body with a walnut t... Read More

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The 5-string Ibanez BTB675 Electric Bass unleashes unbelievable sound capabilities, thanks to quality woods, superior construction, and cutting-edge electronics. A solid light ash body with a walnut top offers cool looks backed up by rugged construction.

The rugged 5-piece maple and bubinga thru-neck creates stronger, more dedicated tone. Exaggerated cutaways make upper-fret access effortless. The U-shaped neck profile, 19-11/16" radius, and 1-7/8" nut assure that playing your bass stays comfortable as you run your hand up and down its 24 frets.

The 35" neck scale provides superior articulation-ideal for low tunings. Quad-coil exclusively designed Bartolini MK-2 pickups are balanced for tone and plenty of sizzle.

The Ibanez BTB675 bass' neck pickup's tone is ultra-deep, balancing well with a bright bridge pickup for an evenly proportioned overall mix. Die-cast tuners, cosmo black hardware, and a flat finish round out the iIbanez BTB675 5-string bass guitar's features to make it truly is work of the luthier's art.

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Features
  • 5-string
  • Solid light ash body
  • Walnut top
  • 35" scale
  • Neck-thru construction
  • 5-piece Maple/Bubinga neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • U-shaped neck
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • 24 frets
  • 1-7/8" nut width
  • 19-11/16" radius
  • Monorail II bridge
  • Bartolini MK2-5 bridge and neck pickups
  • Bartolini MK2 3-band EQ controls
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Cosmo black hardware
  • Flat finish
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IbanezBTB675 BTB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.2

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3.0

Feature-rich but lacking on tone

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from Denver CO

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Comments about Ibanez BTB675 BTB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I have very small hands and I found the 35" scale made it difficult for me to play near the nut. But my real gripe with this bass is that it's tone is...weak, for lack of a better description. I really tried to dial it in by experimenting with all the varieties of the EQ, but I couldn't get the character that I am accustomed to hearing out of a P, a J or a stingray. I returned my BTB675 after playing the SR650, which sounds amazing and is at the same price point. The Nordstrand pups in the SR650 just sounded much better to my ears than the BH1 Bartolini humbuckers that the 675 has. The SR650 also has the smaller 34" scale length which is more accommodating to my small hands.

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3.0

Feature-rich but lacking on tone

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from Denver CO

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Comments about Ibanez BTB675 BTB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I have very small hands and I found the 35"" scale made it difficult for me to play near the nut. But my real gripe with this bass is that it's tone is...weak, for lack of a better description. I really tried to dial it in by experimenting with all the varieties of the EQ, but I couldn't get the character that I am accustomed to hearing out of a P, a J or a stingray. I returned my BTB675 after playing the SR650, which sounds amazing and is at the same price point. The Nordstrand pups in the SR650 just sounded much better to my ears than the BH1 Bartolini humbuckers that the 675 has. The SR650 also has the smaller 34"" scale length which is more accommodating to my small hands.

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5.0

Mmmm, workhorse tastes good!

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from Oregon

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Comments about Ibanez BTB675 BTB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

Full disclosure, I bought this model used. It was in great shape though. PROS: the engineering, excellent balance (sitting or standing), beautiful wood throughout, good P/U's & preamp, lovely shape, top-notch construction, great bridge, love that mid-frequency switch! CONS: W-I-D-E fingerboard, basic tone?!?! First of all, don't let my cons chase you off. They are both completely subjective. I'll discuss them first, since it will take very little time. The fingerboard width can be in my pros section as well, especially if you play slap-style. The width is VERY slap friendly. However, if you have small hands it can be frustrating (I can palm a B-ball, so...). It's a bit wider than say, a Stingray 5. Try before you buy if possible. As far as the basic tone comment, it can also be in my pros section. I'm not waffling here but since I love traditional bass designs, (J's, P's, S-rays) I notice there is a lack of...well, rudeness if that makes sense. These are the ONLY reasons this bass gets 4.5 stars. On the bright side...everything else about this bass is pretty much stellar. The electronics are very powerful, & there are a ton of different tones available; seek, & ye shall find! The preamp is powerful, but it's also usable, unlike a lot of other preamps lurking in this price range. I also LOVE the midrange switch! I often just toggle between the 2 settings: it's subtle, but effective. The ash/maple combo is well documented, I love the bridge, the construction of this thing is very well done, & at 9.5 lbs, it's not that heavy (nor is it that light). I might be going into the weeds a bit here, but the engineering of this bass punches far above it's weight class. Example; the headstock. 1) this headstock has a tilt-back design, which means there are no f#!<ing string trees to catch the windings of your strings, & it allows for more sustain & better coupling of the string to the nut, 2) there is a volute, (google it) which strengthens the neck at its' most vulnerable & highly-stressed spot, 3) the headstock is a 2-by-3 design. What this means is that the B-string has a little extra length, adding to it's clarity. I have owned quite a few instruments (factory & custom) since I started playing, & this beauty is in my top five easily. It has a tonal palette that covers a ton of ground, it plays like butter, it sounds amazing both live & in a studio, it is built like a tank so I expect it to last a long time, it has sustain for days (Nigel Tufnel-approved), it's comfortably balanced, & the 35" scale length brings the thunder (great B string). The most amazing thing might just be the price. 20-25 years ago, I would have...done unmentionable things to find hippy-sandwich, neck-thru quality like this, at this price. Unbelievable...Thank you, Ibanez!

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5.0

Mmmm, workhorse tastes good!

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from Oregon

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Comments about Ibanez BTB675 BTB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

Full disclosure, I bought this model used. It was in great shape though. PROS: the engineering, excellent balance (sitting or standing), beautiful wood throughout, good P/U's & preamp, lovely shape, top-notch construction, great bridge, love that mid-frequency switch! CONS: W-I-D-E fingerboard, basic tone?!?! First of all, don't let my cons chase you off. They are both completely subjective. I'll discuss them first, since it will take very little time. The fingerboard width can be in my pros section as well, especially if you play slap-style. The width is VERY slap friendly. However, if you have small hands it can be frustrating (I can palm a B-ball, so...). It's a bit wider than say, a Stingray 5. Try before you buy if possible. As far as the basic tone comment, it can also be in my pros section. I'm not waffling here but since I love traditional bass designs, (J's, P's, S-rays) I notice there is a lack of...well, rudeness if that makes sense. These are the ONLY reasons this bass gets 4.5 stars. On the bright side...everything else about this bass is pretty much stellar. The electronics are very powerful, & there are a ton of different tones available; seek, & ye shall find! The preamp is powerful, but it's also usable, unlike a lot of other preamps lurking in this price range. I also LOVE the midrange switch! I often just toggle between the 2 settings: it's subtle, but effective. The ash/maple combo is well documented, I love the bridge, the construction of this thing is very well done, & at 9.5 lbs, it's not that heavy (nor is it that light). I might be going into the weeds a bit here, but the engineering of this bass punches far above it's weight class. Example; the headstock. 1) this headstock has a tilt-back design, which means there are no f#!<ing string trees to catch the windings of your strings, & it allows for more sustain & better coupling of the string to the nut, 2) there is a volute, (google it) which strengthens the neck at its' most vulnerable & highly-stressed spot, 3) the headstock is a 2-by-3 design. What this means is that the B-string has a little extra length, adding to it's clarity. I have owned quite a few instruments (factory & custom) since I started playing, & this beauty is in my top five easily. It has a tonal palette that covers a ton of ground, it plays like butter, it sounds amazing both live & in a studio, it is built like a tank so I expect it to last a long time, it has sustain for days (Nigel Tufnel-approved), it's comfortably balanced, & the 35&quot;&quot; scale length brings the thunder (great B string). The most amazing thing might just be the price. 20-25 years ago, I would have...done unmentionable things to find hippy-sandwich, neck-thru quality like this, at this price. Unbelievable...Thank you, Ibanez!

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5.0

Review update

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from Arlington, VA

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I just wanted to update my previous rating from over a year ago to say this bass still has had zero problems, still sounds good, and the only thing I've had to do besides occasional string and battery changing was a slight adjustment in action and intonation, which took about 3 minutes with a tuner and a couple of small tools. This has been very reliable.

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2.0

Not Good for me!

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from La

Comments about Ibanez BTB675 BTB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

Well I bought this bass about 2 months ago and I just don't like it. The sound is just not what I wanted. It's also a pretty heavy bass as well. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful bass, but its just not for me. I traded it in recently for a Squier VM 77 Jazz Bass and let me tell you the Squier's sound and play-ability blows the Ibanez out of the water!

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5.0

Good Bass, Great for the Price

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from Arlington, VA

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I bought this off the shelf a little over a year ago, and I am very pleased with it. The active pickups and 3-band EQ give it a lot of power and a wide range of tones. The mid-control really adds some punch and growl to the bass. It also has great bottom-end, and sounds good for slap bass. It has a lot of sustain; I have to be careful to prevent the notes from droning. The bass is pretty heavy, and I would prefer a little more curve on the edges from front-to-back, particularly on the top, but the sound and comfort of playing make up for it. The neck is somewhat wide, but still very comfortable. I also like that the pickups don't taper toward the body of the bass at the edges, because it gives me a solid place for my thumb when using my fingers to pluck the strings with. I have had no problems whatsoever with this bass so far. I replace the 2 9v batteries every few months, and change the strings every couple of months. If lost this bass for some reason, I would want another like it unless I had much more I could spend. I have another 5-string bass with 3-band EQ that cost about the same, but I rarely use it anymore, it just doesn't have the punch or comfort of playing. I never thought I would get an Ibanez bass, but this has won me over.

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5.0

Beats all basses I've ever played!

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from Fort Smith, AR

Comments about Ibanez BTB675 BTB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

This bass is amazing. I was a little scared when I ordered it considering no guitarcenter in the US had one in stock to try. When it came in, everything was perfect. Tuned recording perfect directly out of the box, outstanding. The neck is fast, the only five string I've played that's easier to play is a SR prestige but those are way above this price range. The tone is unbeatable! A little weak on the mids from the D string but that can be fixed with a few amp EQ changes. When I plugged it into my GK 210, it blew me away! It was so clear and crisp it was like playing in a silent room after being in water your whole life. The slapping isn't so great for me, it might be a different story for others though. This is a very heavy bass but not as heavy as its older brother. It stays in tuning for an eternity. This bass outplays and outsounds all other basses I've played at every store I've visited!

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Bass Guitar

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from Harrisburg, PA

Comments about Ibanez BTB675 BTB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

Features: This bass has incredible sustain! EQ allow a very wide variety of sounds for any playing style. A lot of other bass�ۡ���s I tried had good lows & highs but lacked a good midrange. This bass sounds great with all of the EQ�ۡ���s right down the middle. So there is plenty of adjustment to get any sound for any style of music you play with or without an effects peddle. As for the factory setup, amazing! The intonation was perfect. The action was good but just a little low on the B, E, & A string for my playing style. So I adjusted those strings up a bit. I also re-adjusted the intonation on those strings as well. Quality & Reliability: I have only had this bass for about a month so I will update on reliability at a later date. I don�ۡ���t see a problem with this bass lasting a long time though. The quality of the workmanship was again amazing. All the screws on the hardware were tight. Look & Feel: This bass looks amazing! I was initially concerned about the weight as it is a lot lighter than my burns bass. But as I said earlier, the sustain & fullness is amazing despite the weight. Actually, lighter is better for my back. All in all�ۡ��_ A great bass. I am very happy & would recommend it to anyone.

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