Ibanez Bass Workshop BTB866SC 6-string Bass Guitar - Weathered Black Low Gloss

  • $1,199.99

Introducing the Ibanez Bass Workshop BTB866SC 6-string bass guitar, the perfect choice for musicians who demand awesome tone, exceptional playability, and excellent value. This innovative instrument is designed with unique construction, which not only provides outstanding stability and tonal solidity but also gives it a stunning appearance.

The neck-through construction and upper bout design work together to deliver an instrument that offers exceptional sustain that never ends. This allows for a wide range of tonal possibilities that bass players crave. Furthermore, the deep lower cutaway design ensures unencumbered access to the highest notes, making playing fast and effortless.

One of the standout features of this bass guitar is its pair of Bartolini BH2 pickups. These beefy passive pickups deliver the classic soapbar tone that many musicians seek. The dual-coil humbucking design eliminates annoying hum and delivers rich and robust tone. The pickups are also incredibly responsive, allowing players to achieve a range of tones by adjusting their playing technique. The included finger ramp keeps players from digging in too deep, improving plucking technique, and providing better dexterity, speed, and tone.

To enhance the clarity and sustain of the instrument, Ibanez has included their excellent MR5 (Mono-rail) bridge. This bridge design features separate V saddles that create minimal sympathetic vibration, preventing unused strings from ringing. Each saddle is double-anchored, allowing energy to transfer efficiently between the string and the body, resulting in fantastic clarity and sustain.

In terms of the history of the Ibanez brand, it began in 1908 as the Hoshino Gakki company in Nagoya, Japan. The company started importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain in 1929, and in 1935, they began building Spanish acoustic guitars under the name "Ibanez Salvador," which was later shortened to Ibanez. The company started producing electric guitars in 1957 but didn't become well-known in the West until the 1960s when they started producing guitars based on American designs. By the late 1970s, Ibanez had started manufacturing innovative original guitar and bass designs, and today the company is famous for its effect pedals and distinguished musical instruments.

At Irvine Art & Music, we are thrilled to offer the Ibanez Bass Workshop BTB866SC 6-string bass guitar to our valued customers. This instrument features an ash top and ash/okoume wings with a satin polyurethane finish, a 5-piece BTB5-profile maple/walnut through neck with a satin polyurethane finish, and a rosewood fingerboard with abalone dot inlays. The fingerboard has a 400mm radius and 24 medium stainless steel frets, providing smooth and effortless playability. Active electronics with a 3-band EQ and 3-way Mid frequency switch allow musicians to fine-tune their sound to perfection. The black hardware and Ibanez machine heads add to the guitar's stylish look. The finger ramp included with the instrument is an excellent accessory that enhances the player's technique and sound.

In summary, the Ibanez Bass Workshop BTB866SC 6-string bass guitar is an exceptional instrument that offers an excellent combination of tone, playability, and value. Whether you're playing live or in the studio, this bass guitar is sure to impress. Shop now at Irvine Art & Music and experience the outstanding quality and value of this incredible instrument.

Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings:6
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Body Shape:Premium BTB
  • Color:Weathered Black
  • Body Material:Ash/Okoume wings, Ash top
  • Body Finish:Satin Polyurethane
  • Neck Material:5-piece Maple/Walnut
  • Neck Shape:BTB5
  • Neck Joint:Bolt-on
  • Radius:37.4"
  • Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Abalone Dots
  • Number of Frets:24, Medium, Stainless Steel
  • Scale Length:35"
  • Nut Width:2.125"
  • Nut Material:Plastic
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:MR5
  • Tuners:Ibanez Machine Heads
  • Neck Pickup:Bartolini BH2 Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup:Bartolini BH2 Humbucker
  • Controls:1 x volume, 1 x balancer, 3-band EQ, 3-way midrange switch
  • Strings:.032-.130
  • Case/Gig Bag:Sold Separately
  • Manufacturer Part Number:BTB866SCWKL