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Ibanez Introduces Peter Iwers PIB3 5-String Bass

Ibanez Peter Iwers Signature PIB3 Bass

In Flames bassist Peter Iwers has teamed up with Ibanez to release a third signature bass called the PIB3. Featuring a new blood red finish, the company says the new five-string model’s secret weapon is the EQB-IIID 3-band EQ. The mid control is set up to boost at one frequency while cutting at a different frequency to optimize mid-frequency control.

The bass’s mahogany body is loaded with a pair of CAP EXF-N2 pickups, which have an arched design to set each string at equal distance to the pickup. Ibanez says this offers balanced string-to-string volume output and describes their tonal quality as punchy. Other features on the bass include a five-piece maple/rosewood neck, a rosewood fretboard with a special inlay at the 12th fret, and a mono-rail IV bridge. It comes factory tuned to D#, A#, F, C, and A#.

The Ibanez Peter Iwers Signature PIB3 is available now for $499.99.

Ibanez Peter Iwers Signature PIB3 Bass Photos:

Ibanez Peter Iwers Signature PIB3 Bass Specs:

Neck:5-piece Maple/Rosewood
Fretboard:Rosewood with PIB3 Inlay
Frets:24 Medium
Pickups:CAP EXF-N2
Bridge:Mono-rail IV
String Spacing at Bridge:16.5mm
Factory Tuning:1D#, 2A#, 3F, 4C, 5A#
Finish:Blood Red
Hardware Color:Cosmo Black

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Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but what’s up with the factory tuning? (1D#,2A#,3F,4C,5A#)

Prince Albert

Prince Albert

Only thing I can figure is maybe he is/was a cellist and is comfortable with tuning in 5ths-ish….?

Per Kofoed

some funny picture….bartolini pu on a natural wood body…doesn’t look like a red 5 string Ibanez…?…and the black 4 string….?



I would like to know where I can find the Ibanez 5stringPeter Iwers signature bass PIB3 for 499.

    Elian Gonzalez

    Elian Gonzalez

    You can go to Yanda’s Music website, it seems to be the only retailer that has the bass