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Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass Black

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While Talman basses normally have the more common 34” “long-scale” neck, the TMB30 offers a “short-scale” 30” neck. The shorter neck is often preferred by players of smaller stature who find a long-sc... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

While Talman basses normally have the more common 34” “long-scale” neck, the TMB30 offers a “short-scale” 30” neck. The shorter neck is often preferred by players of smaller stature who find a long-scale instrument to be unwieldy. It is also a favorite of guitarists who double on bass— the shorter scale having a feel closer to that of an electric guitar.

The TMB30 features include a Mahogany body for a warm, punchy tone, a Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard, a Standard bridge, and a black pickguard to complete the classic vibe. Electronics consist of an Ibanez Dynamix P neck pickup and a Dynamix J bridge pickup for that rich, vintage sound.

FEATURES

Neck 
Shape: Info not available
Wood: Maple
Neck joint: Info not available
Scale length: 30"
Truss rod: Yes
Finish: Info not available
Pickups
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Pickup configuration: P/J
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Split single coil
Bridge: Single coil
Brand: Dynamix
Series or parallel: Parallel
Active preamp: Not applicable
Special electronics: Not applicable
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: Info not available
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: Dot
Nut material: Info not available
Nut width: Info not available
Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
Cutaway: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Mahogany
Top wood: Not applicable
Body finish: Info not available
Orientation: Right handed
Controls
Control layout: Master volume and balancer
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: No
Tone switching: No
Special switching: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Std.
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 4
Pickguard: Yes
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: Info not available
Country of origin: Info not available
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IbanezTMB30 Electric Bass
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (3)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best short scale bass for the money

By Dan Luke Bass Guy

from Nashville Tn

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

    I play short scale basses almost exclusively. I've been looking for a while to find an inexpensive SS bass with a common pick up configuration for touring so i wouldn't be afraid of banging around a bit. The TMB 30 is exactly what i was looking for. Looks good, plays better, and the pups aren't bad but i did swap the jazz pup for a duncan because thats what i normally play, although it really did have a good sound stock. These are the absolute best option if you like short scale basses, i don't know why these aren't insanely popular.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The jury is still out.

    By The Chuckster

    from Richmond, Va.

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Doesn't stay in tune very well.

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

    I originally bought a Yamaha TRBX174 and long scale was too difficult for me, so opted for this short scale bass. I have small hands and arthritis and it was difficult for me to play that behemoth. I'm a beginner and this guitar suits me. I'm sure I'll move up in the future because I'm having so much fun learning this instrument. I didn't expect much for a guitar under ($200.00) But once I get a little more experience behind me? All I can say is Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clark, you have nothing to worry about. lol

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice Bass! Played Ibanez before. They have a good product.

    By William

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

    The cord is very cheap and short. I have others, so not a big deal. Nice Bass for the price.

     
    5.0

    TMB100 solid choice, good bang for buck

    By Bob

    from Bristol, RI

    About Me Novice

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

      Very solid feeling instrument. 9 volt active EQ works well with two "stacked controls" which after a bit are easy to get used to. Neck feel is chunkier than most Ibanez basses, even a bit chunkier than my Mexican Fender P Bass. Nice fret finishing and Soda Blue paint work. Hardware quality is ok for home play, I think if you played out and knocked it around a bit it might show its marginal quality. This is my practice at work bass and for $179.00, how can you go wrong? PS - pay the store to do a professional setup, beginner or not, it makes a huge difference with any instrument.

       
      5.0

      LOVE this baby!

      By Aimee

      from FL

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

        I tried a few different basses but am a sucker for Ibanez to start with. I fell in love at first sight with the TMB-30's look, short-scale, and P-J set up. I ordered it hoping it would live up to my expectations (local GC did not have any in stock.) It showed up, I plugged in, and I've been happily plucking away ever since! It suits my needs as I enjoy learning more as a bassist, sounds and feels great, and is just plain fun to play! Can't beat the price and I don't understand why this model doesn't get the attention it deserves! I have the black and made a few minor swaps to add some color (screws & knobs.) Now this one is uniquely mine but I highly recommend you get one too!

         
        5.0

        Highly recommend!

        By Aimee

        from Boca Raton, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

          Love this bass! Great sound & feel for the price! Short scale but not a "toy"!

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