the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu

Ibanez Revamps BTB Basses For 2017

Ibanez 2017 BTB Basses

Ibanez’s BTB Standard series is getting a facelift for 2017 with several new features across the line. The BTB845, BTB846, BTB745, and BTB746 all have a new refined body arch, a zero fret, and come standard with D’Addario NYXL strings.

Each of the basses are still constructed with a neck-through design featuring a five-piece maple/rosewood neck and an Ash body. The 800-series instruments are set apart by a poplar burl top in Deep Twilight Low Gloss finish, while the 700-series series sports a walnut top in a natural low gloss.

Other common aspects include a rosewood fretboard with abalone dot inlays, Bartolini BH2 pickups, an Ibanez 3-band EQ with mid-frequency switch, and mono-rail V bridges.

U.S. price points have not been announced but are expected in the $800 to $900 range.

Ibanez BTB745 Bass Specs:

Construction:Neck-Through
Strings:5
Scale:35″
Body:Ash/Mahogany Wings
Top:Walnut
Neck:5-piece Maple/rosewood
Fretboard:Rosewood
Frets:24 plus Zero Fret
Inlays:Abalone Dot
Pickups:Bartolini BH2
Electronics:Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch
Bridge:Mono-rail V bridge (19mm string spacing)
Hardware Color:Cosmo Black
Finish:Natural Low Gloss

Ibanez BTB746 Bass Specs:

Construction:Neck-Through
Strings:6
Scale:35″
Body:Ash/Mahogany Wings
Top:Walnut
Neck:5-piece Maple/rosewood
Fretboard:Rosewood
Frets:24 plus Zero Fret
Inlays:Abalone Dot
Pickups:Bartolini BH2
Electronics:Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch
Bridge:Mono-rail V bridge (17mm string spacing)
Hardware Color:Cosmo Black
Finish:Natural Low Gloss

Ibanez BTB845 Bass Specs:

Construction:Neck-Through
Strings:5
Scale:35″
Body:Ash/Mahogany Wings
Top:Poplar Burl
Neck:5-piece Maple/rosewood
Fretboard:Rosewood
Frets:24 plus Zero Fret
Inlays:Abalone Dot
Pickups:Bartolini BH2
Electronics:Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch
Bridge:Mono-rail V bridge (19mm string spacing)
Hardware Color:Cosmo Black
Finish:Natural Low Gloss

Ibanez BTB846 Bass Specs:

Construction:Neck-Through
Strings:6
Scale:35″
Body:Ash/Mahogany Wings
Top:Poplar Burl
Neck:5-piece Maple/rosewood
Fretboard:Rosewood
Frets:24 plus Zero Fret
Inlays:Abalone Dot
Pickups:Bartolini BH2
Electronics:Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch
Bridge:Mono-rail V bridge (17mm string spacing)
Hardware Color:Cosmo Black
Finish:Natural Low Gloss

Get Bass Gear News in your inbox

Stay up to date on the latest bass gear news (every Thursday).

Related topics: , , , ,

Share your thoughts