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Ibanez AEB20E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar Gloss Vintage Violin

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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
Country of origin: China

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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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(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.

(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!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I am pleased with this bass

    By IamBuZZY

    from North Carolina

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    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 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Overall poor quality.

    By chaser1

    from WY

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    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.

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