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Ibanez BTB405QM 5-String Bass Guitar   

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The Ibanez BTB405QM 5-String Bass Guitar was designed with the more traditional pro bassist in mind. The pickups are passive; the body is fuller, and...Read More

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Cutting-edge bass at a plain-Jane price!

The Ibanez BTB405QM 5-String Bass Guitar was designed with the more traditional pro bassist in mind. The pickups are passive; the body is fuller, and the neck is substantial, all of which contribute to the BTB's rich tone and sustain. With an extra-long 35" neck scale, the tension is nice and tight; there's no flopping on the low end, and the high strings ring through and sustain better. Although traditional in concept and size, the BTB got the high-tech hardware and active EQ you need for today's live performance and recording gigs! Features Neutrik locking jack and Monorail II bridge which isolates each string so it vibrates without interference from other strings.

FEATURES
  • BTB5 neck
  • 35" scale length
  • Quilted maple top with basswood back
  • Large frets
  • MR-2 bridge
  • DFR-N5 neck pickup
  • DFR-B5 bridge pickup
  • VM-3b EQ
  • Passive pickups, active EQ
  • Substantial neck
  • Neutrik locking jacks
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5.0

(based on 66 reviews)

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Awesome bass

This bass is the best I've played. It has that rich nice sound. It's great for tuning down and it barely goes out of tune. The body is just beautiful and the locking...Read complete review

This bass is the best I've played. It has that rich nice sound. It's great for tuning down and it barely goes out of tune. The body is just beautiful and the locking input jack helps out alot. It has a nice feel to it and the individual string bridges help make changing strings very, very easy. I own another bass that was cheaper, but it definitely doesn't reach anywhere near what this one is. I say any bassist with some cash should buy this bass. I use, I have no problems and it's gonna be my set bass for as long as I play. One tip though, do not get an old bass amp and expect it to fully reach the power of this bass. This bass is very powerful and needs an amp that can project it's sound. Trust me, I thought I had a decent amp and I found out it was made in 1970 and it really can't handle this bass. So just make sure the amp has active capabilities and all that jazz. With everything just right, it will be an enjoyable experience.

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An Excellent Bass for the mid-level Bassist

If you have some experience on bass and are looking to upgrade, this is the bass for you. It has a wide neck (good for my yeti-size hands), but has great playability....Read complete review

If you have some experience on bass and are looking to upgrade, this is the bass for you. It has a wide neck (good for my yeti-size hands), but has great playability. The EQs and tones flat out rock. Mess around with them long enough and you'll find one that's just right. You can't complain about price either. My band plays mostly progressive rock, and I love using this bass for it. You can't go wrong here.

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5.0

Very good quality and a great sound!

By Meo2001

from Raesdorf, Germany

The active 3-band EQ with parametric mids allows you to produce the sound you want to produce, and not a compromise between your wish and the technical abilities. The humbuckers themselves produce a clear, but hard sound. The body is a bit heavy, but the playing is comfortable.

 
5.0

Awesome Bass!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this bass last week and I'm loving it!!! It sounds awesome. It's passive pickup and B strings sounds really good. Neck is kinda wide but people will get use to that. Very Very Very good bass...

 
5.0

Awesome.

By Soulman-PIsYI

from Philly, PA.

This is a very good instument. Built like a tank. 18 volt EQ supplies lots of headroom. The sound is rich and punchy. You can get any sound from Fender old school rock and funk, to modern fusion and smooth jazz, this bass can do it. The neck is wide and fairly thick but not too thick. If you like the SR series necks, this might not be for you. The string spacing is wider than the Sr series and provides ample room. Your fingers won't feel crammed on this neck. There is two truss rods in this thing so the neck shouldn't move. Bass, mid, mid sweep, treble, vol, and pan pot are the controls. Has two soapbar pups. Some people have bashed the hardware on this bass. I don't know if it is brushed stainless or satin chrome but I don't see either posing a problem unless you play in the rain. Nutrik Jack is the bomb and the stock Elixir strings {Nanoweb} are the best I ever played. Very, Very, good bass.

 
5.0

best bass for the buck

By Pedaltron

from Undisclosed

i bought this guitar a couple years ago and have used it extstensivly with the three groupes i play with. I will vouch the versatility of the onboard eq to anyone who asks (and many who don't) the guitars is able to produce rumbling lows or trebly spanks responds very well to picking styles of play or fingering the pickups faithfully produce whatever sound you dial in while eliminating eq spikes and pops. for features the guitar packs a treble knob bass knob pressence tone and volume controls with wiring that will know crackle while ajusting. on the downside for me really this could be and upside for some people the kneck is very this near the top and if i had it my way it would be fretless but you can;t always get what you want. overal i give this bass a ten purley based its incredible features at an outstanding price pus personnal bias.

 
5.0

Good Review

By dreambass

from Mexico

It has a good strong body, but it is pretty big, and it's heavy. I would not recommend it if you have small hands, but once you get used to it, it is a great bass. With great sound, it's definitely worth the price.

 
5.0

Completely awesome

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

The sound is great and can be molded in almost any way I want it. The bass boost is the best part of the whole thing. It just gives a huge low-end to my music. Also, the neck is one of the best I have ever played on. It is flat, making it so much easier to do fingerwork. Also, the low action of the bass makes it easy as well. I couldn't ask for a better guitar. And its price tag is low too. I would have paid over a thousand dollars for this guitar. This is one guitar everyone should have in their collection.

 
5.0

great features

By boaminator

from Denver, Co

This is the first bass that I had ever owned. Lately I have been looking for a four string bass and every time I look for one, I look for a bass that has the exact same features as this one does, which is really hard to find in a price range that this one is in. The only problem I have with it is the weight and the size of the neck. But even with the weight and size, it is the best bass I have ever played. And the color of it in the right light is amazing. This is a great bass for any type of music a person is going to play.

 
5.0

Not too shabby

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is my second bass - my previous bass is too painful to talk about. Many people have said a lot about the action of this bass. I agree that the factory set-up is not the best. I have not taken the time to fix the setup yet and probably won't for a long time because it is too much hassle. The main problem is fret smacking on the low end even with less-than-moderate plucking. If you plan to spend the time or pay the cash to customize the action, get this bass.

 
5.0

No Brainer

By JV-0WZCL

from Erie, PA

This is just a great bass altogether. The long scale, isolated bridge, and superior build quality translate into bass with excellent sustain and true tone (for all you crazy tone-obsessed people). It can really growl with all the mid range options found in the eq. The low B is nice and tight, too, and actually sounds good, as opposed to my SR405, which has a dead sound to it. Yes, the neck is wide, but I have small hands and actually find it comfortable, despite it taking a little getting used to. But don't let that scare you. This is a lower range pro level bass that is shockingly low priced. Having to worry about 2 9 volt batteries is a minor annoyance, as is the locking jack, but hey, this thing makes up for those issues in spades. For what you're getting this is a great deal.

 
5.0

Great bass, cheesy pups!

By bass_man86

from Hampton Roads, VA

I bought this bass about a year ago specifically because I wanted a bass that was worth customizing to my specs, and in that respect it was certainly worth the money. It is an extremely well constructed and handsome bass, but as it comes stock from the factory it may not satisfy more seasoned players without going the same route that I did. Specifically the stock pups and electronics are weak with a lack of high end definition that can be frustrating. Since buying I replaced the pups with a set of Barts and the electronics have been replaced by an Aguilar OBP-3 onboard pre-amp. It now rates a 10 all around. For more seasoned players, I really recommend that you save the extra money and get the top of the line model.

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