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Ibanez BTB745 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Low Gloss Natural

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Evolving and perfecting, the Ibanez BTB series has always aimed at expanding the player’s full range of creative expression. The elegant, curving, massive body of select tone woods and dedicated equipment provide huge tones. Neck-through construction with a 35-in scale, a two-octave fretboard and a super-deep cutaway promise sleek playability and r...  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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Overview

Evolving and perfecting, the Ibanez BTB series has always aimed at expanding the player’s full range of creative expression. The elegant, curving, massive body of select tone woods and dedicated equipment provide huge tones. Neck-through construction with a 35-in scale, a two-octave fretboard and a super-deep cutaway promise sleek playability and rich sustain. The BTB series defines what the “Boutique Bass” is all about.

The Ash wing body with a Walnut top/Mahogany back brings a superior sound attack and a firm low end. The 35-in. scale 5pc Wenge/Bubinga/Maple through-neck provide a tight low end and massive sustain. The Rosewood fretboard has Stainless Steel frets for bright tone, and with high durability. It also has a zero fret for accurate intonation and minimal string action—opening the string sound to be the same as other frets.

Electronics include Bartolini BH2 pickups for tight bottom end, a full mid range with a smooth response. Combined with the Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/3-way Mid frequency switch, the BTB745 allows tonal variation which covers from simple chord work to complex soloing. The Mono-rail V allows for a wider intonation adjustment range and each isolated bridge is securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer without interference. D'Addario NYXL strings are installed to expand the dynamic range and harmonic response. It also includes a high-tech Neutrik locking output jack for stable and secure connections, preventing accidental disconnect or shock and vibration.

Features

Neck
  • Shape: Info not available
  • Wood: Wenge/bubinga/maple
  • Neck joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 35 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Satin
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: SS
  • Neck: BH2
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: BH2
  • Brand: Bartolini
  • Series or parallel: Info not available
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Info not available
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Info not available
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Oval
  • Nut material: Info not available
  • Nut width: Info not available
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Semi-hollowbody
  • Body wood: Ash/mahogany
  • Top wood: Walnut
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, 3-band EQ
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: Yes
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Mono-rail V
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Info not available
Other
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Neutrik locking jack
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Info not available
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IbanezBTB745 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Phenomenal Bass.

By Instabassman

from Herndon, Virginia

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez BTB745 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    I have an Ibanez SR, 4 string, a Fender American Standard P-Bass, and was looking for a 5 string to get started with. Purchased this bass and have to say the richness of the tone is absolutely stunning. The neck does seem a little wide, but that suits me just fine. The amount of tone control with the three band EQ and the selectable mid band frequency is great. Also really like the ability to blend between the neck and bridge pickups. The finish on the bass is as good as any I have seen. The photo's do not do it justice. Surprisingly, for a Mahogany / Ash / Walnut body, the instrument is not particularly heavy. I really don't have anything bad to say about this bass other than to be careful, if you pick it up, you will love it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth the investment

    By Pamela

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ibanez BTB745 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    I've had a 4 string p bass for years and it was time to upgrade. I agonized and did a ton of research over what bass to buy and landed on this one which was at the top of my budget. As I played several basses I really loved the sound of the Bartolini pickups.
    My sound guys have commented over and over again about how much more they like the sound of this bass compared to what I had! I was worried that a 35" scale 5 string would be challenging since my hands are so small but it has been an easy adjustment and feels perfect in my hands in a few weeks of playing!
    The only thing that feels awkward is the cable lock system, but its just something I've never used before.

     
    5.0

    Top notch bass guitar

    By Greg

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Ibanez BTB745 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    This bass is so easy to play. Definitely one of the best I have ever owned in my 40 years of playing bass guitar. I recommend it to anyone both novice and professional.

     
    5.0

    I WOULD BUY THIS BAD BOY AGAIN AND AGAIN!

    By Agape Guy

    from Cupertino, California

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez BTB745 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      Been playing guitar for 18 years, but I started taking bass lessons about 6 months ago. I've had this bass for one week now, and I can't put it down. It has quickly become my favorite! I already own a 4-string double humbucker rock-style bass and also a 4-string passive jazz bass, so I was ready for my first 5-string bass---now I have three basses with different configurations that are perfect for my current needs. The BTB745 bass is wonderfully crafted. BUILD/QUALITY: The sense I get is this bass could withstand slipping from its floor stand and slamming to the floor. The sturdy build quality, finish, electronics, and individual controls layout seem first rate when you examine it closely. COMFORT/ PLAYABILITY: Its playability as a 35" scale bass is a little tougher for someone 5'-8" tall if you have small hands and average length arms like me, but I found that after the sixth day of playing 30 minutes every day that I quickly adapted. You may have to tweak the individual string heights, but mine didn't need a full setup. SOUND/TONES: I love the variety of sounds you can get from this instrument, but I find myself simply adjusting my amp to one gratifying low and tight thumping setting on my Markbass amp, then I just toggle the bass's mid switch to emphasize the level of what I want for any particular song, and finally, I was already familiar with the D'Addario NYXL strings that are a nice touch---so I'll stick with those for this bass. GENERAL NOTES: I do the Sunday church thing, so I primarily play on a Worship Team. This bass does take some getting used to because of its length, slightly heavier weight, wider fretboard, and the additional low B string. But if you play it every day for at least 30-45 minutes for a week or two, you'll adapt to it quickly. I'm already learning two songs that are so much easier to play, because of the low B. The Ibanez BTB745 series bass, which is worth its price, is my new favorite---I love it.

       
      5.0

      great guitar!

      By Kerry

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Ibanez BTB745 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      love it!

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