The 5-string BTB775PB bass guitar from Ibanez features a gorgeous mahogany body and poplar burl top. Its exclusive MK-2 pickups, neck-through construction, and extremely deep cutaways provide huge ton... Read More
The 5-string BTB775PB bass guitar from Ibanez features a gorgeous mahogany body and poplar burl top. Its exclusive MK-2 pickups, neck-through construction, and extremely deep cutaways provide huge tones, sustain, and upper-fret accessibility that BTB players have come to love.
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My review is actually a story. I was in La-la Land when my fiance/wife introduced me to this bass. I stared at it for hours at a time, hoping I would get that dream bass. Next thing I knew, a package was addressed to me. I opened it and WHAM! there it is. My fiance is the greatest for fulfilling my dream come true: the best bass I ever had. This bass is truly amazing, especially the low b string that sounds so clear. the two Bartolini pickups really produces the sound that a jazz man like me needs. And the color..OH MY!! More beautiful in person as it is on the computer screen. Always in tune, even when it was in the box for the first time. I named my bass Chantel Caramel: after my wonderful lady.
First let me say that the people complaining about the weight of this bass can go back to their overpriced and under toned Fender twang basses. This bass is a comfortable for weight for anyone(I, for example, am six foot three and weigh a hundred and eighty five pounds) that has enough strength to lug their bass rig to the stage. And as far as the tone goes, this baby is second to none. The thru neck gives you sustain for days, and the Bartolini pickups are in my opinion the best on the market. Compared to all other bass pick ups that only do highs or lows well never both. But blending tones is where she shines. This bass can be warm and low, or high and tight, and anything in between. The eq knobs can give you any range of tone you can imagine, and the volume knob cleans up really well if you dial it back just a bit. I run it into an Ampeg SVT-4 pro anchored to an Ampeg 810e cabinet and can say without a doubt that this lovely lady will bring the pain when called upon to do so. I play a little bit of everything, but my main styles are Metal(hail true metal!), classic rock, jazz, blues, hard rock, and progressive rock. I've gigged with this bass for a while now(a yearish), and it's never given me any issue what so ever(no matter how long the gig was). Every band I've gigged with has loved this bass, and said that I looked under dressed to be playing it. That's the last point I'll make, and that is how much beauty this bass has on the surface as well. The moment I opened the box(I ordered her online) I was astounded at it's beauty. Perfect action, perfect neck, perfect sound. I had played the older models, and loved them all, but this one really took my breath away all around. So over all (10 point system) Looks//10 assembly//10 playability//10 durability//10 and sound//11
Let me just say this right now, this bass is a beast. The sustain is amazing, on my peavey spyder amp I can get away with notes that last roughly a minute. Please note that it does weigh a lot, so I would recommend that you get a comfy strap, even if it does look like something Miss Daisy would have. I wouldn't recommend this bass to a player who is just starting out, but it is worth looking into if you've been playing for a few years. If you're lookin for a hardcore bass to use for practically any type music, this bass would be your best bet.
This bass plays well for a 5 string if played sitting down. Its body is rather large and heavy (I was used to a Warwick FNA 5 string). I have an older model with the piezo pickup in the bridge, and combined with the Bartolini pickups, it has a nice buttery sound which is unique. I use it for recording, because it's quiet and has a nice sound. Too heavy for extended live work. Built well. I also took all the finish off the back of the neck to make it more user-friendly. Very good dollar value.
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