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Ibanez AEB20E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar 

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The Ibanez AEB20E acoustic-electric bass features all of the same components of its cousin, the AEB10E but with a few minor differences. The AEB20E f...Click To Read More About This Product

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A full-bodied acoustic-electric bass with flamed sycamore top.

The Ibanez AEB20E acoustic-electric bass features all of the same components of its cousin, the AEB10E but with a few minor differences. The AEB20E features a flamed sycamore top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fretboard and bridge, 32" scale, abalone rosette, chrome die-cast tuners, Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp with onboard tuner and vintage violin gloss finish.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body type: AEB
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Top Wood: Flamed maple
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing Pattern: X
  • Body finish: Vintage Violin Gloss
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: U
  • Nut Width: 43
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 32" (812.8mm)
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Neck finish: High Gloss
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Fishman Sonicore Pickup, AEQ-SP2 Preamp with Onboard Tuner
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Flamed Maple
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Die-Cast
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Plastic
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Special features: Balanced XLR & 1/4" Outputs
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: N/A

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IbanezAEB20E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I am pleased with this bass

By IamBuZZY

from North Carolina

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Tuner activates slowly

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez AEB20E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

I've owned several basses but not an acoustic one. After Looking at several brands and models I decided to go with the AB20E. This bass was priced right and I believe it's a great value from a respected manufacturer. As with most acoustic basses played unplugged it lacks the projection needed for playing "out", but works adequately when practicing/rehearsing with my (acoustic) picking pals. Plugged in, it's a totally different animal. The sound is deep and smooth and, with a little tweaking using the built-in EQ you can get it to bite as well. I found it to be very resistant to feedback and have only had to use a sound hole cover once.

When the bass arrived the action was high, on the saddle side. I just took it to my trusty local shop and had it setup. Action was great after that, with no dead frets or uneven string volumes. The onboard tuner sometimes takes a few moments to "wake up", which is probably my worst beef, but is accurate once going. The neck on this bass is not a slim "fast" one, it's acoustic old school, yet very comfortable, smooth and fun to play.

I purchased the black version and it looks terrific. You'd have to pay a LOT more to find one that sounds just a little better plugged or unplugged. For the price you can't beat the looks and sound of this bass.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Overall poor quality.

By chaser1

from WY

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Consistent
    • Poor Construction
    • Requires Constant Tuning
    • The string anchoring system is terrible.

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez AEB20E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

      It looks good sitting on the stand.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice bass once set up right

      By Guitarmaker

      from Anchorage, Alaska

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ibanez AEB20E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

        This bass is beautiful, but it arrived with extremely poor action! I quickly determined the cause to be the saddle was way too high- the neck was perfectly straight. When I removed the saddle to file it down I saw that the strings had cut grooves in the saddle, which is made from a plastic that is too soft.So I replaced the saddle with a piece of Corian and lowered the string height over 1/4" from the factory setting and now it plays and sounds great!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Nice, but had to return

        By Country Bassist

        from Staunton, VA

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        Pros

        • Beautiful finish
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Pick-up Defective

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Ibanez AEB20E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

        This is a beautiful 4 string bass, however the pick-up would not amplify the "G" string. When the volume is increased to hear it all the other strings became way to loud. I'm sure it was just a defective pick-up but I did return it and I received the no hassel return policy from Musician's Friends. They were extremely helpful with this process. My hats off to them.

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