Ibanez launches new 5-String Basses at NAMM 2015

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Ibanez has announced a slew of new 5-string basses at Namm 2015 including some ‘fanned-fret’ models. New appointments include Nordstrand and Bartolini pickups, exotic tonewoods like wenge, bubinga, jatoba and walnut and stained oil finishes.

BTB1605-NTF BTB5 9-piece wenge/bubinga/maple neck-thru with graphite reinforcement rods, 889mm/35” scale, poplar Burl top/mahogany wing body, rosewood fretboard with abalone off-set dot inlay, medium frets with Premium fret edge treatment, Graph Tech BLACK TUSQ XL nut, Mono-rail IV bridge, Nordstrand “Big Single” pickups, EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch and Mid frequency switch, gold hardware. Hardcase included, Natural Flat finish.

Ibanez BTB1605 NTF

 

BTB33-NTF High-C string,  BTB5 5-piece maple/bubinga neck-thru, 838mm/33” scale, ash top/mahogany wing body, rosewood fretboard with abalone dot inlay, medium frets, Graph Tech BLACK TUSQ XL nut, Mono-rail V bridge, Bartolini BH1 pickups, banez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch, black matte hardware, Natural Flat finish. Factory tuning: 1C,2G,3D,4A,5E.

Ibanez BTB33 NTF

 

BTB685SC-NTF 5-piece maple/bubinga neck-thru, rosewood top/ash wing body, rosewood fretboard with abalone dot inlay, medium frets, Mono-rail II bridge, Bartolini BH1 neck pickup (Passive), Bartolini BH1 bridge pickup (Passive), EQB-IIIS 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch, BLACK TUSQ XL  nut, Cosmo black hardware. Factory tuning: 1G, 2D, 3A, 4E, 5B.

Ibanez BTB685SC NTF

 

GSR205B-WNF GSR5 maple neck, mahogany body, rosewood fretboard with white dot inlay, medium frets, B15 bridge, Dynamix H neck pickup, Dynamix H bridge pickup, Phat II EQ, black hardware. Open-pore Walnut Flat finish.

Ibanez GSR205B WNF

 

SR755-NTF SR5 5-piece jatoba/bubinga neck, bubinga top/mahogany body, rosewood fretboard with abalone oval inlay, medium frets, Accu-cast B305 bridge, Nordstrand CND P/J pickups, Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot), black matte hardware. Natural Flat finish.

Ibanez SR755 NTF

 

SRFF4505-SOL 5-piece wenge/bubinga neck with KTS TITANIUM rods, 901.7mm/35.5” scale at 5th string, 864.0mm/34.0” scale at 1st string, mahogany body, wenge fretboard, medium frets with Prestige fret edge treatment, Mono-rail IV bridge, Nordstrand “Big Single” pickups for, Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch, Cosmo black hardware. Hardshell case included. Stained Oil finish.

Ibanez SRFF4505 SOL

 

SRFF805-BKS 5-piece jatoba/bubinga neck, 901.7mm/35.5” scale at 5th string, 864.0mm/34.0” scale at 1st string, ash body, rosewood fretboard, medium frets, Mono-rail V bridge, Bartolini BH1 pickups, Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot), mid frequency switch, Cosmo black hardware. Black Stained finish.

Ibanez SRFF805 BKS

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