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Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass
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Ibanez and Thundercat Team Up For The TCB1006 Bass

Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner has been turning heads for years, including when he debuted his signature Ibanez hollow-body bass on stage a few years ago. Now Ibanez and the bassist have teamed up to release the bass as a model in the company’s lineup. Made in the company’s Japanese workshop, the TCB1006 is a six-string built with a five-piece maple and...

Ibanez Unveils 2nd Edition of 30th Anniversary SR Series Basses
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Ibanez Unveils 2nd Edition of 30th Anniversary SR Series Basses

Ibanez is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their SR Series with some limited edition basses. After announcing Premium and Standard versions earlier this year, they have now announced three new 2nd Edition SR Anniversary basses. The second round of basses includes four- and five-string versions of the SR30TH with Flamed Ash tops as well as a Premium five-string model with...

Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017
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Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017

Ibanez has further expanded their BTB model range with several incarnations. This summer they expanded the BTB700 series with four and seven-string models, plus their BTB Premium line will now have options for figured maple tops. The BTB is typically a five or six-string bass, but the BTB740 and BTB747 take things one step further as a four-string and a...

Ibanez Updates BTB Premium Basses
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Ibanez Updates BTB Premium Basses

After revamping their standard BTB line earlier this year, Ibanez has now announced an updated version of their BTB Premium basses for 2017. The new 1805E and 1806E BTB Premium basses feature the combination of a rosewood and ash body with a nine-piece wenge/bubinga/maple neck-through design. The neck is also reinforced with graphite rods. They’ve also changed the pickups to...

Ibanez Announces Six-String Fretless Portamento Bass
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Ibanez Announces Six-String Fretless Portamento Bass

Ibanez announced the expansion of their Portamento Fretless bass series with a six-string version. The SRF706 will retain the features of its four and five-string predecessors while adding a high C string. The bass is built with neck-through construction featuring a five-piece maple and bubinga neck, mahogany body wings, and a rosewood fingerboard. Ibanez fits it with a pair of...

Ibanez Releases Big Mini Pedal Tuner
Accessories & Strings

Ibanez Releases Big Mini Pedal Tuner

Ibanez has introduced a new line of MINI pedals, including the Big Mini pedal tuner. The compact pedal features a large LED display with Needle or Strobe tuning modes. It offers up to ± 1 cent accuracy with a tuning range of A0 (27.50Hz) to C8 (4186Hz). A push button allows for drop tuning down four semitones, while a second...

Ibanez Adds to SR Premium Series Basses
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Ibanez Adds to SR Premium Series Basses

Ibanez freshened up their SR Premium line with two new finishes for 2017. The SR1400-MLG and the SR1405E-GWH are the first in the series to feature gloss finishes and come in Mojito Lime Green and Glacial White, respectively. Each model is built in the company’s premium factory with a mahogany body, figured maple top, five-piece wenge/bubinga neck, and rosewood fretboard....

Ibanez Introduces the SRH Semi-Hollow Bass
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Ibanez Introduces the SRH Semi-Hollow Bass

Besides celebrating the 30th anniversary of the SR this year, Ibanez also introduced a new semi-hollow body model called the SRH. The bass comes in four and five-string versions with the option of fretted or fretless fingerboards, all of which all built with a mahogany semi-hollow body and a spruce top. The body has a single f-hole with a special...

Ibanez Celebrates 30th Anniversary of SR Bass with Limited Edition Models
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Ibanez Celebrates 30th Anniversary of SR Bass with Limited Edition Models

Three decades ago, Ibanez first introduced the SR bass. This year they’re celebrating their flagship bass model with four new instruments. “Throughout the past 30 years, Ibanez has been improving and developing the SR series by closely following market requirements and opinions from various artists and valued customers,” they write. “SR is now one of the most popular and distinctive...

Ibanez Introduces the Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass
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Ibanez Introduces the Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass

Ibanez shocked many bassists again this year by introducing a new Ashula bass. The SRAS7 is a seven-string model that has a unique hybrid fretted/fretless design with three strings over a fretless purpleheart fingerboard and four strings over a fretted rosewood fretboard. The fretted portion is tuned to a standard E-A-D-G, while the fretless section is tuned A-D-G. Each section...

Ibanez Revamps BTB Basses For 2017
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Ibanez Revamps BTB Basses For 2017

Ibanez’s BTB Standard series is getting a facelift for 2017 with several new features across the line. The BTB845, BTB846, BTB745, and BTB746 all have a new refined body arch, a zero fret, and come standard with D’Addario NYXL strings. Each of the basses are still constructed with a neck-through design featuring a five-piece maple/rosewood neck and an Ash body....

Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition SR Premium Bass
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Ibanez Unveils Limited Edition SR Premium Bass

Ibanez is making a special run of heir SR Premium bass for 2016. The SR5SMLTD Premium is a five-string model that will sport a spalted maple top, birdseye maple fingerboard, and birdseye maple pickup covers to exude what the company calls a rare exotic charm. As a member of the Premium line, the bass carries several other upgrades from standard...