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Gear Review: Ibanez SR300E and TMB2000 Basses
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Gear Review: Ibanez SR300E and TMB2000 Basses

This review will cover two Ibanez basses that are by design apples and oranges, but maybe in side-by-side comparison help you to find a good fit that suit your needs. The SR300E-CCB is the more modern styled and beginner level variety and the TMB2000-TFL fits the more seasoned player seeking a classic sound and esthetic. Both are well built, came...

Ibanez Adds New Finishes For Summer 2016
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Ibanez Adds New Finishes For Summer 2016

Ibanez has added new finishes to a host of their electric basses, including the Gio series, the SR300 series, and the Talman TMB310. Each of the entry level basses have a pair of new color options. The Ibanez Gio series will now include the GSR200SDL, a Soda Blue 4-string, and the GSR205DVM Deep Violet Metallic 5-string. Each bass is built...

Ibanez Introduces Adam Nitti Signature ANB306 Bass
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Ibanez Introduces Adam Nitti Signature ANB306 Bass

After launching the Adam Nitti Signature series last year, Ibanez introduced the ANB306 model. The bass is a production model of the ANB1006, carrying many of the same features at a lower price point. “In terms of concept, you’re looking at somewhere from 80 to 90% of the specs from his custom shop bass to this bass,” says Ibanez’s Ken...

Ibanez Introduces SR300E with Upgraded Electronics
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Ibanez Introduces SR300E with Upgraded Electronics

Ibanez is stepping up their SR300 series with the SR300E basses, featuring upgraded pickups and electronics. The models, which come in four-, five-, and six-string versions, aim to bring a high quality of tone and control to a lower price point. The lineup centers around Ibanez’s new Powerspan dual coil pickups that have stainless steel poles to improve output, clarity,...

Ibanez Introduces Artcore Vintage Basses at NAMM 2016
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Ibanez Introduces Artcore Vintage Basses at NAMM 2016

Ibanez gave their Artcore line of basses a rustic turn this year with the Artcore Vintage Series. The semi-hollowbody, short-scale basses come in distressed finishes to give the vibe of an old workhorse instrument, right down to the antiqued pickup covers. Each of the models is built with a maple body, which the company says balances out the “boomy” quality...

Ibanez Introduces SR Cerro Singlecut Bass
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Ibanez Introduces SR Cerro Singlecut Bass

Ibanez has expanded their Bass Workshop and Soundgear models with the SR Cerro, a singlecut bass available in Natural and Deep Twilight finishes. The Cerro’s body connects to the neck from the 24th fret all the way to 13th fret for increased stability and sustain. Built with neck-through construction, it’s built with a mahogany body, poplar burl top, a five-piece...

Ibanez Introduces New SR500 Series Basses
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Ibanez Introduces New SR500 Series Basses

Ibanez has announced two new basses to their SR500 series with the SR500TFF and the SR505TFF. The basses, which are four- and five-string versions of the same model, feature mahogany bodies with a traditional Tri-Fade Burst Flat finish. The neck on each bass is a five-piece laminate of jatoba and bubinga topped with a rosewood fretboard. Ibanez fits the basses...

Ibanez Expands SR Fanned Fret Line With New Finish
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Ibanez Expands SR Fanned Fret Line With New Finish

After getting into the multi-scale bass market earlier this year, Ibanez is expanding their SR Fanned Fret bass line with a new finish. Available in five- and six-string versions, the bass will come in a Walnut Flat finish as well as its original black stain. The SRFF805 five-string and 806 six-string models are built with an ash body, a five-piece...

Ibanez Terra Firma Bass Gets Maple Fretboard
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Ibanez Terra Firma Bass Gets Maple Fretboard

After introducing the model last year, Ibanez is now offering the Terra Firma model in 5- and 6-string models with maple fretboards. The single-cut BTB model is part of the company’s experimental “Bass Workshop” series and has several features typically found on boutique basses. Its neck-through design includes a five-piece maple and bubinga neck with ash body wings topped by...

Gear Review: Ibanez BTB33 Bass
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Gear Review: Ibanez BTB33 Bass

Today we’re checking out the Ibanez BTB33. Ibanez has been making great instruments for decades now, and has been a mainstay for musicians in all styles. No news there. This bass is unique for it’s particular purpose, which is for the bassist that likes to solo, comp chords and be on the front line. This bass comes set up as...

Ibanez Introduces Gary Willis Fretted Signature Bass
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Ibanez Introduces Gary Willis Fretted Signature Bass

Ibanez has added a new fretted model to the Gary Willis Signature series. The GWB35FDBKF is the first fretted Willis signature model and will be available as a limited edition instrument. The five-string bass is built with a three-piece maple neck topped with an ebony fretboard with off-set white dot inlays. The basswood body is finished in a flat black,...

Ibanez Introduces ANB1006 Adam Nitti Signature Bass
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Ibanez Introduces ANB1006 Adam Nitti Signature Bass

After years of development, Ibanez has unveiled the ANB1006 Adam Nitti Signature Bass. The instrument, which Nitti helped to design, is hand-built by Ibanez’s Japanese master builders. “For me, this instrument represents the ideal balance of tone, playability, ergonomics, and extended range,” Nitti writes. “I love the wider 18mm string spacing and greater access to the highest frets; both features...