Ibanez Announces ANB205 Adam Nitti Signature Bass

Ibanez Adam Nitti ANB205 Signature 5-String Bass

Adam Nitti’s six-string Ibanez bass was first introduced in 2015 with the ANB1006 and followed the next year with the ANB306. Now the bassist has teamed up with the company once again to create a five-string signature bass. The new model includes a swamp ash body, maple neck, and maple fretboard for “crisp, bright highs and strong upper midrange.”

It’s also fitted with a Hipshot A style bridge and an optional ash finger ramp. Lots of work went into choosing the electronics.

“Adam selected Bartolini® 59CBJD pickups for his new signature bass. These “Classic Bass” pickups are passive designs that feature an extended and more resonant frequency range. The pickups have far more ‘air’ and definition at the top end without sacrificing lows and low mids,” Ibanez writes. “The pickups are cast in epoxy to remove any unwanted feedback and microphonics. The Bartolini® NTMB+F preamp is specially modified for Adam’s taste and offers fully independent bass, mid and treble controls with very low noise and a wide boost/cut range. The sound is extremely clear and transparent. The 3-way mid frequency selector provides 250Hz, 500Hz, and 800Hz choices for more sonic variety. The passive tone trimmer equipped in the cavity enables players to fine-tune the brightness. This customized preamp designed for ANB205’s bright, full-spectrum voice and enhances the full tonal range.”

The Ibanez Adam Nitti ANB205 Signature 5-String Bass carries a street price of $1,999.99.

Ibanez Adam Nitti ANB205 Signature 5-String Bass Specs:

Body:Swamp Ash
Neck:3-piece Maple
Nut:Graph Tech BLACK TUSQ XL
Inlays:Black Rectangles
Frets:24 Medium frets w/Premium fret edge treatment
Pickups:Bartolini 59CBJD-S3 neck pickup, Bartolini 59CBJD-L3 bridge pickup
Electronics:Bartolini NTMB + F modified 3-band EQ with 3-way Mid Frequency Switch
Bridge:Hipshot A Style (18mm string spacing)
Hardware:Black Matte
Optional:Detachable Ash Ramp
Finishes:Transparent Wine Red Burst

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  1. LeVar Roy

    Ibanez always give bang for the buck however, I just don’t see myself dropping 2K plus tax on an Ibanez