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BTB845 - Cerulean Blue Burst Low Gloss


The Ibanez BTB845 5-string bass is one of those rare beauties that can call to you from across the room and demand to be played. Its poplar burl top looks like something you'd see in a collector's magazine, but the price tag doesn't. Nonetheless, once you get your hands on the BTB845's comfortably contoured multilayer body, feel the power of the neck-through construction, and hear the electronics in action, you'll know how much you lucked out by picking up this special bass.

A quick overview reveals a layered ash-over-okoume wing design beneath the poplar burl top, with a solid 5-piece maple and walnut neck running the full length of the instrument. Add a 5-piece Mono-rail V bridge to the mix, and you have sustain for days with ideal string-to-string isolation. This lends extra clarity to the BTB845's Bartolini BH2 dual-coil pickups, and when you add in the 3-band active EQ, you'll have no trouble crafting the bass tones you love. Top it off with top-shelf touches like a stainless steel zero-fret and a locking output jack, and you have a bass with looks only eclipsed by playability.


    • neck type BTB55pc Maple/Walnut w/Graphite reinforcement rodsNeck-through
    • top/back/body Poplar Burl topAsh/Okoume wing body
    • fretboard Rosewood fretboardAbalone dot inlay
    • fret Medium Stainless Steel frets
    • number of frets 24 (+ zero fret)
    • bridge MR5 bridge
    • string space 19mm
    • neck pickup Bartolini® BH2 neck pickupPassive
    • bridge pickup Bartolini® BH2 bridge pickupPassive
    • equalizer Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ 3-way Mid frequency switch
    • factory tuning 1G,2D,3A,4E,5B
    • strings D'Addario® NYXL45130SL
    • string gauge .045/.065/.080/.100/.130
    • hardware colour Cosmo black

    Neck Dimensions

    • Scale : 889mm
    • a : Width 47mm at NUT
    • b : Width 76mm at 24F
    • c : Thickness 20mm at 1F
    • d : Thickness 22mm at 12F
    • Radius : 400mmR


    5pc Maple/Walnut neck with Graphite reinforcement rods
    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.

    Rosewood fretboard
    Rosewood fretboard

    Rosewood provides a well-balanced solid tone with a focused mid range.

    Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch
    Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/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.

    Bartolini BH2 pickups
    Bartolini® BH2 pickups

    The Bartolini® BH2 pickups provide a tight bottom-end, punchy mid-range, and smooth response. The dual-coil style configuration maximizes articulation and a long blade pole piece widens the magnetic field, providing balanced string-to-string pickup response.

    MR5 bridgeMR5 bridge

    The Mono-Rail V is the ultimate bridge for bass string isolation. Each bridge is independently and securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer without interference.

    (Model# BTB845CBL)

    BTB845 CBL