BTB845 - Cerulean Aura Burst Matte
Without a doubt, your instrument should reflect the dedication you place in your musicianship and creative endeavors. At a certain point, the word "boutique" comes to mind: Select-grade materials, neck-thru construction, and top quality components, all meticulously combined into a stunning pro-level instrument. But what about the upfront investment of such an instrument? That's where Ibanez comes in. Their ability to build small-shop quality into inspiring yet affordable instruments is showcased in droves with BTB series basses.
- neck type BTB5 for Multi Scale5pc Maple/Walnut w/Graphite reinforcement rodsNeck-through
- top/back/body Okoume wing body
- fretboard Bound Panga Panga fretboardAbalone dot inlay
- fret Medium Stainless Steel frets
- number of frets 24 (+ zero fret)
- bridge MR5S bridge
- string space 18mm
- neck pickup T1 neck pickupPassive
- bridge pickup T1 bridge pickupPassive
- equalizer Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot) & 3-way Mid frequency switch
- factory tuning 1G,2D,3A,4E,5B
- strings D'Addario® NYXL45130 for 37"
- string gauge .045/.055/.080/.100/.130
- hardware colour Black
Okoume wing body
The Okoume wing body provides a bright and solid sound.
Medium Stainless Steel frets
The Stainless Steel frets are durable and long-lasting.
The T1 pickup is a humbucker featuring two separate, individually mounted coils that provides tight bass response, punchy mid-range, and clear high-end. It offers flexible voicing suitable for various genres, and the height of each coil can be set individually for highly nuanced adjustments to the tone. On top of its great sound, the physical design features rounded edges for enhanced ergonomic comfort when using the pickup as a thumb rest. Moreover, the individually mounted coils allow them to be positioned slightly offset from one another. This makes it so the surface of the pickup where the player rests their thumb is directly parallel with the strings, which is not typical with most multi scale basses. This design greatly enhances the comfort and playability of the instrument.
The neck-through construction contributes to massive sustain and smooth access to high fretboard positions.
5pc Maple/Walnut neck with Graphite reinforcement rods
The 5pc Maple/Walnut neck provides tonal clarity and superior attack.The Graphite reinforcement rods provides massive sustain and excellent stability.
The MR5S bridge has adjustable saddles for variable string spacing by +/- 1.5mm, answering every bassist’s specific string spacing needs.
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch & Mid frequency switch
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ is our latest refinement on the concept of simple, straightforward, no-nonsense EQ control. The Boost and Cut for the Mid Control are each centered on slightly different frequencies, an innovation that delivers a preset range of the most favorable bass tones.
Precision tonal control, including a switch to choose passive-only operation. When the EQ bypasses activated, the treble tone control knob becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit.
Panga Panga fretboard
Panga Panga features a beautiful wood grain which produces a tight low and mid range, along with a sharp attack on high end.
(Model# BTB605MS CEM)