Ibanez Bass Workshop EHB1506MS 6-String Bass Guitar - Black Ice Flat

  • $1,899.99

Value-packed 6-string Multi Scale Bass with Premium Upgrades

If you’re a bassist looking for an upgraded 6-string Multi Scale bass that doesn’t cost a fortune, Irvine Art & Music has your axe. The Ibanez Bass Workshop EHB1506MS features a sleek, ergonomic, lightweight African mahogany body with an eye-popping poplar burl top, a super-fast graphite-reinforced 9-piece panga panga/walnut neck, and a silky-smooth bound panga panga fingerboard. And to drive the tone home, the EHB1506MS is spec’d out with a pair of premium Nordstrand Big Split pickups. Ibanez has really pulled it all together in this cutting-edge headless Multi Scale design — and for a price that will amaze you (in a good way)! 

Nordstrand Big Split pickups deliver the tone

Nordstrand Big Split passive pickups deliver classic fat, punchy tone on demand. Their split-coil humbucking design bucks the annoying hum, but delivers the beef. They’re amazingly responsive, too. Dig in, and they growl with the big cats. Pull back, and they’re sweet and clear. Go ahead: slap and pop — they thrive on abuse! Ask any tone-savvy bass player at Irvine Art & Music, and they’ll confirm that, onstage or in the studio, your bass will sound incredible with Nordstrand Big Split pickups. 

Mono-rail bridge enhances definition and sustain

Ibanez specified their excellent Mono-rail 5 bridge for the Premium EHB1506MS. Unlike single-body bridges, each Mono-rail saddle is completely separate from the others. This does two things for you. First, since they aren’t connected, the saddles create minimal sympathetic vibration. This prevents unused strings from ringing. Second, each saddle is double-anchored, allowing energy to transfer efficiently between the string and the body. As a result, bassists here at Irvine Art & Music are raving about the EHB1506MS's astonishing clarity and sustain. 

Ibanez: a brief history

Ibanez began its life in 1908 as the Hoshino Gakki company in Nagoya, Japan. However, the company didn’t get into the guitar business until 1929, when they started importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain. In 1935, Hoshino Gakki began building Spanish acoustic guitars under the “Ibanez Salvador” name, which was later shortened to Ibanez. Although Ibanez began manufacturing electric guitars in 1957, the company was relatively unknown in the West until the 1960s, when they started producing guitars based on American designs. By the late 1970s, Ibanez had stopped producing derivative instruments and had begun manufacturing the innovative original guitar and bass designs that the company is now known for. Ibanez is also famous for their effect pedals, most notably the Tube Screamer. Irvine Art & Music is proud to offer to you such a fine line of distinguished musical instruments. 

Ibanez Bass Workshop EHB1506MS 6-string Electric Bass Features:

  • Ergonomic, lightweight, select African mahogany body
  • EHB6 9-piece panga panga/walnut neck with graphite reinforcement rods
  • Bound panga panga Multi Scale fretboard, medium stainless steel frets, abalone offset dots
  • Nordstrand Big Split neck and bridge pickups
  • Vari-mid 3-band EQ
  • EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot)
  • MR5HS bridge; black hardware
  • Ibanez custom headpieces
  • Schaller S-Locks strap pins
  • Luminescent side dot inlay
  • Finger Ramp included 

Tech Specs

  • Number of Strings:6
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Body Shape:Bass Workshop EHB
  • Color:Black Ice
  • Body Material:African Mahogany body, Poplar Burl top
  • Body Finish:Satin Polyurethane
  • Neck Material:9-Piece Panga Panga/Walnut
  • Neck Shape:EHB6
  • Radius:37.4"
  • Fingerboard Material:Bound Panga Panga
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Abalone Off-set Dots
  • Number of Frets:24, Medium Stainless Steel
  • Scale Length:32.5"-35", Multi-scale
  • Nut Width:2.12"
  • Nut Material:Plastic
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:MR5HS
  • Tuners:Ibanez Custom Headpieces
  • Neck Pickup:Nordstrand Custom Big Split Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup:Nordstrand Custom Big Split Humbucker
  • Controls:1 x master volume, 1 x balancer, 3-band Active EQ, 1 x EQ bypass switch
  • Strings:.032-.130
  • Case Included:Gig Bag
  • Manufacturer Part Number:EHB1506MSBIF