Ibanez Introduces Five-String Electric Upright Bass

Ibanez UB805 Electric Upright Bass

Ibanez got into the electric upright bass game in 2018 with the Upswing. Now they’ve added to the series with a five-string model called the UB805.

Similar to the UB804, the UB805 has a 34-inch scale, which is the same as a standard electric bass. The company says the similar proportions allow one to move more easily between upright and electric.

With the exception of the low B string, the UB805 carries many of the same design features, including a maple body, jatoba fingerboard, and a custom AeroSilk piezo pickup system. Ibanez throws in a custom TAMA Roadpro stand and gig bag for good measure.

The Ibanez UB805 five-string electric upright bass will carry a street price of $1,249.

Ibanez UB805 Electric Upright Bass Specs:

Neck:Five-piece Maple/Walnut
Pickups:Custom AeroSilk Piezo
Controls:Volume, Tone, Piezo Trim Pots For Each String
Finish:Mahogany Oil Burst
Other:Gigbag and TAMA Roadpro custom stand included

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