Ibanez Adds 7-String Bass to BTB Series
Adding to their extended range bass lineup, Ibanez has introduced the Limited Edition BTB7. The 7-string bass adds a high F-string to the company’s existing 6-string BTB configuration.
The BTB7 features neck-through construction with a 7-piece maple, bubinga, and walnut neck sporting maple body wings topped with walnut. Its body shape follows the BTB style with deep cutaways and an extended upper horn.
Ibanez fitted the bass with a pair of CAP Sonic Arch pickups, which are single-sized humbuckers with blade polepieces that they say give a “well balanced tradition tone.” In addition to Volume and Balance controls, the bass has a 3-band EQ with a bypass switch for passive operation. Other features include a 35” scale, a Mono-Rail IV Bridge, and a Neutrik locking output jack.
The Ibanez BTB7 ships with a hardshell case and is available now with a street price of $1,299. For more info, check out the Ibanez website.
Ibanez Limited Edition BTB7 Bass Specs:
- Scale: 35?
- Construction: Neck-Through
- Neck: 7 piece BTB7 Maple/Bubinga/Maple/Walnut/Maple/Bubinga/Maple
- Body: Maple Wings
- Top: Walnut
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Mono-rail IV
- String Spacing: 15.5mm
- Pickups: (2) CAP Sonic Arch
- Electronics: E6 3-band EQ w/ Bypass Switch
- Output: Neutrik Locking
- Factory tuning: 1F, 2C, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E, 7B
- Hardshell Case Included