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Ibanez Unveils the BTB845V Bass

Ibanez BTB845V Bass

Back in 2015, Ibanez introduced a five-string bass to their Bass Workshop Series they called the Volo. The bass featured a shorter 33-inch scale and was tuned E to C for a higher range. Now Ibanez has brought the model back as the BTB845V.

The spirit of Volo lives on through the new bass has a few differences in materials. It’s built with a graphite-reinforced five-piece maple and walnut neck. Ibanez uses ash and mahogany for the body wings while giving it a poplar burl top finished in an Antique Brown stain. A poplar burl finger ramp sits between a pair of Bartolini BH2’s matched to a 3-band EQ. Other features include MR5S bridge with 17mm string spacing, a jatoba fretboard, and abalone dot inlays.

The Ibanez BTB845V will be shipping in May with a street price of $999.99.

Ibanez BTB845V Bass Specs:

Construction:Neck Through
Scale:33″
Neck:5-piece Maple/Walnut w/Graphite Reinforcement Rods
Body Wings:Ash/Mahogany
Top:Poplar Burl
Fretboard:Jatoba
Fret Markers:Abalone Dot Inlay
Finger Ramp:Poplar Burl, Adustable
Tuning:E, A, D, G, C
Pickups:Bartolini BH2
Electronics:3-Band EQ w/Mid Frequency Switch
Bridge:MR5S
Finish:Antique Brown Stained, Low Gloss

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