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Ibanez Terra Firma Bass Gets Maple Fretboard

After introducing the model last year, Ibanez is now offering the Terra Firma model in 5- and 6-string models with maple fretboards. The single-cut BTB model is part of the company’s experimental “Bass Workshop” series and has several features typically found on boutique basses.

Ibanez BTB686MSC 6-string Terra Firma Bass

Its neck-through design includes a five-piece maple and bubinga neck with ash body wings topped by rosewood. The upper horn extends to create constant contact between the neck and body all the way up to the 12th fret to provide increased stability and sustain. The neck also has deep sculpting to contour into the body for easier position shifting and access to the upper register. Other features include a pair of Bartolini BH1 pickups, an EBQ-IIIs 3-band EQ with mid-frequency switch, and a Mono-Rail bridge.

The Ibanez BTB685MSC and BTB686MSC Terra Firma basses are available now for $949 and $999, respectively.

Ibanez BTB685MSC 5-string Terra Firma Bass Specs:

Neck Type:BTB5 5Pc Maple/Bubinga Neck-Thru
Body:Rosewood Top/Ash Wing Body
Fretboard:Maple Fretboard W/Abalone Dot Inlay
Fret:Medium Frets
Number of Frets:24
Bridge:Mono-Rail II Bridge (19mm String Spacing)
Neck Pickup:Bartolini Bh1 Neck Pickup (Passive)
Bridge Pickup:Bartolini Bh1 Bridge Pickup (Passive)
Equaliser:Eqb-Iiis 3-Band Eq W/Mid Frequency Switch
Nut:Graph Tech Black Tusq Xl Nut
Factory Tuning:1C,2G,3D,4A,5E
Hardware Color:Cosmo Black

Ibanez BTB686MSC 6-string Terra Firma Bass Specs:

Neck Type:BTB6 5Pc Maple/Bubinga Neck-Thru
Body:Rosewood Top/Ash Wing Body
Fretboard:Maple Fretboard W/Abalone Dot Inlay
Fret:Medium Frets
Number of Frets:24
Bridge:Mono-Rail II Bridge (17mm String Spacing)
Neck Pickup:Bartolini Bh1 Neck Pickup (Passive)
Bridge Pickup:Bartolini Bh1 Bridge Pickup (Passive)
Equaliser:Eqb-Iiis 3-Band Eq W/Mid Frequency Switch
Nut:Graph Tech Black Tusq Xl Nut
Factory Tuning:1C,2G,3D,4A,5E, 6B
Hardware Color:Cosmo Black

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