Ibanez Announces Talman Bass Series

Ibanez is taking a page out of the old school with their new Talman Bass Series, consisting of the TMB300 and TMB100. The basses, which feature a retro aesthetic, share many of the same features with the 300 having an edge in features.

Ibanez TMB100 Bass

Both models are built with a mahogany body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. The TMB300’s fingerboard is bound and set with acrylic block inlays while the TMB100 keeps it simple with dot inlays. Each version is fitted with a P/J pickup configuration. The TMB100 has an Ibanez DXP neck pickup and DXJ bridge pickup. The TMB300 has a DXP in the neck as well but steps things up with a DJ2 double J pickup in the bridge position. It also has a split coil switch to provide a single coil option in the bridge.

Ibanez TMB300 Bass

The Ibanez Talman Series basses are expected to ship in March. The TMB100 will carry a street price of $199 and the TMB300 will retail $299.

Ibanez Talman Bass Photos:

Ibanez Talman TMB100 Bass Specs:

Position Markers:Acrylic Dot Inlays
Pickups:DXP Neck Pickup, DXJ Bridge Pickup
Electronics:Custom 2-Band EQ
Finishes:Black, Tri-Fade Burst, Ivory, Mint Green, Transparent Red

Ibanez Talman TMB300 Bass Specs:

Position Markers:Acrylic Block Inlays
Pickups:DXP Neck Pickup, DJ2 Bridge Pickup
Electronics:Custom 2-Band EQ, Split Coil Switch
Finishes:Candy Apple, Metallic Forest, Tri-Fade Burst

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  1. not my style but im sure they good quality work horse bass. good to see someone trying some different designs.

  2. Ian

    I just ordered a TM300 through my local guy. I’ve been looking for a P/J set up for a while, and I like the added versatility of the double jazz pickup, coil split, and bass/Treble cut/boost.

  3. Jakub

    Another cheap bass from Ibanez :/ Maby this time some pro basses ?

  4. 300 looks promising for a better, bolder 5-string in the near future(one would hope). All I can say is, you get what you pay for with Ibanez the majority of the time. You never know though, sometimes you can get a “good cut of wood”…

  5. Sorta fugly in my opinion? looks a bit like some of the reverend basses, which are also, imo, someone who took the least pretty parts of the 60’ies and tried making a bass out of it…

  6. Guest

    ugly af. I need one.

  7. Lookin’ good in the playable bass market….IBANEZ TALMAN 100 AND 300, DELRAY BY STERLING (MUSIC MAN STINGRAY) , THUNDERBIRD IV, HOFNER IGNITER CLUB,, GRETCH and the Dnelectros LONGHORN AND THE SINGLE CUTAWAY BARITONE “R”the bunch on the top oF my TO BUY list now.