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Franck Hermanny: Ashula Bass Demo
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Franck Hermanny: Ashula Bass Demo

When we first covered Ibanez’s Ashula bass, readers went pretty crazy for it. Here’s bassist Franck Hermanny demonstrating this unusual bass with some nifty playing.

Ibanez Releases Peter Iwers Signature PIB2 Bass
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Ibanez Releases Peter Iwers Signature PIB2 Bass

Ibanez has released a new Peter Iwers Signature bass, the PIB2. Finished in Pearl White with an inlay, the In Flames bassist’s new axe is a 5-string that comes factory-tuned to the his preference: Eb, Bb, F, C, Bb. The body is a 3D contoured version of the company’s SR body made of Maple. The 5-piece neck is a combination...

Ibanez Announces TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Pedal
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Ibanez Announces TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Pedal

Ibanez expanded their 9 Series effects pedals this year with the introduction of the TS9B Bass Tube Screamer. Based on Ibanez’s already popular guitar version, the company says the Bass Tube Screamer retains the former’s mid-range character while keeping the low-end intact. The pedal is also built for simplicity, with controls including Level, Drive, Bass, Treble, and Mix. The mix...

Ibanez Releases New SR Premium Series Basses
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Ibanez Releases New SR Premium Series Basses

Ibanez has unveiled a new take on their SR series with four new models. The SR Premium basses are built at Ibanez’s premium factory and all feature USA Nordstrand “Big Single” pickups, a first for any of the company’s basses. Each model also includes their EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ that has a Mid frequency switch and an EQ bypass switch for...

Gear Watch: Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Ibanez Paul Gray Tribute Bass

Among a slew of new instruments, Ibanez has released a tribute bass to the late Slipknot bassist, Paul Gray. The new bass was designed in conjunction with Gray’s family and the Slipknot management. Proceeds from sales of the bass will go towards a special trust for Paul’s daughter and family. The PGB2T features a mahogany body and maple neck with...

Gear Watch: A Closer Look at the Ibanez Ashula Fretted/Fretless Hybrid
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Gear Watch: A Closer Look at the Ibanez Ashula Fretted/Fretless Hybrid

The concept of a hybrid fretted/fretless bass has been attempted before, and Ibanez might just have the best version yet with their Ashula model. The six-string fretted/fretless hybrid bass offers this unique configuration: four fretted bass strings and two fretless. This offers a more fluid approach to playing than other hybrids, where the fretless option is placed in the upper...

Gear Watch: Ibanez Introduces Three New Series of Basses
Bass Gear, Summer NAMM

Gear Watch: Ibanez Introduces Three New Series of Basses

Ibanez introduced a number of new basses at Summer NAMM 2010, including new GSR, SR370 and SRT900 series. GSR Series All three of the GSR series basses are available as 4-string only, and come with a P/J pickup configuration. Two left-handed models are offered, including a short-scale version (28.6″). The new GSR series offers a line of basses for players...

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Gear Watch: Ibanez SRT Basses

Ibanez has built upon their already successful Soundgear line of basses with the new SRT models, featuring neck-thru construction to give longer sustain, brighter sound, and easier access to those higher frets than the traditional bolt-on necks. EMG 40DC pickups allow players to reproduce nearly any sound, from clean highs to dirty lows. The SRT models also include 3D-contoured ergonomics,...

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Gear Watch: Ibanez SRX350

Currently on the gear radar is the Ibanez SRX350NT. The SRX350 features a light ash body – superior for bass due to it’s density and tone, a 3 piece 2 octave maple SRX4 neck with a rosewood fingerboard and pearl inlays, a natural finish, an Accu-Cast B200 bridge, powerful PFR Humbucking pickups and an Ibanez EQB-IIDX 2-band EQ. Specs Neck...

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NAMM Watch: the Ibanez 30th Anniversary Musician Bass

The Ibanez Musician Bass series debuted 30 years ago this year, and Ibanez is celebrating with an extremely limited special anniversary edition, the MC30TH. Ibanez shares some background on the bass in a recent release: “While the Musician wasn’t the first bass to feature active electronics, it was the first with that technology that most working musicians could afford. Ibanez’s...