After years of development, Ibanez has unveiled the ANB1006 Adam Nitti Signature Bass. The instrument, which Nitti helped to design, is hand-built by Ibanez’s Japanese master builders.
“For me, this instrument represents the ideal balance of tone, playability, ergonomics, and extended range,” Nitti writes. “I love the wider 18mm string spacing and greater access to the highest frets; both features unique among the [Ibanez] Soundgear line of basses. Tonally, it’s surprisingly versatile thanks to a specific placement of its two Bartolini pickups coupled with a custom preamp.”
The bass features neck-thru construction centered around a five-piece maple and purpleheart neck. Its swamp ash body is topped with figured maple and finished in a deep blue color. The fretboard is also purpleheart, holding 24 frets and abalone oval inlays.
Electronics include a pair of Bartolini xxM56C pickups that feature a quad coil design. The preamp is a Bartolini NTMB+F ANB Custom that offers a three-band EQ and a switchable mid-frequency. A mini-switch toggles the mid control between 250Hz, 500Hz, and 800Hz. Finally, the bass is fitted with a Hipshot A Style bridge.
The Ibanez ANB1006 Adam Nitti Signature Bass is available for order with a street price of $6,999.99.
Ibanez ANB1006 Adam Nitti Signature Bass Specs:
|Neck:||ANB 5-piece Maple/Purpleheart|
|Fretboard Inlays:||Abalone Oval|
|Frets:||24 Medium with Prestige Fret Edge Treatment|
|Electronics:||Bartolini NTMB+F ANB Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency|
|Bridge:||Hipshot A Style|
|Case:||Hardshell Case Included|
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