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Ibanez BTB570MFM Bass Guitar
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The Ibanez BTB570MFM bass guitar features a bound maple fretboard on its massive 5-piece maple/bubinga neck. Bartolini MK-2 pickups, specially design...Click To Read More About This Product
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Warm tone and superior dynamics.
The Ibanez BTB570MFM bass guitar features a bound maple fretboard on its massive 5-piece maple/bubinga neck. Bartolini MK-2 pickups, specially designed by Bill Bartolini, offer warm tone and superior dynamics, and its cutaways are so deep you'll never have trouble exploring the upper reaches of this bass's BTB maple/bubinga through-neck.
- Bound maple fretboard
- Maple/bubinga neck
- Bartolini MK-2 pickups
- Extra-deep cutaways
- Neck Material: 5-piece maple/bubinga
- Neck Type: BTB4 thru-neck
- Scale: 35"
- Radius: 305mm
- Body: Mahogany body, Figured maple top
- Frets: Medium frets
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Inlay: Black dot inlay
- Bridge: Mono-Rail II bridge
- Neck pickup: Bartolini MK2-4-F ceramic humbucking/passive
- Bridge pickup: Bartolini MK2-4-R ceramic humbucking/passive
- EQ: Bartolini MK-2 (BTB)
- EQ Controls: Volume, Bass Boost/Cut, Balance, Mid Boost/Cut, Treble Boost/Cut
- Width at nut: 41mm
- Width at last fret: 64mm
- Thickness at 1st fret: 20mm
- Thickness at 12th fret: 22mm
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I've played other BTB basses but this one is the best. It's very smooth and fast playing, lighweight, and sounds GREAT. The bridge is really great because each string is completely individual so you don't have to worry about knocking everything out of tune or anything like that. The materials and build are exceptional, mahogany body and 5 piece through neck makes this bass a total beast. The ONLY drawback is the finished neck, it does hinder the playability a tad bit but even I would buy several of these basses and I absolutely despise finished necks. Anyway, the long scale is great, the strings just play better when they're not flopping all over the place. The pickups ARE ACTIVE no matter what the websites say (there is a 9V battery in the back) and they sound amazing. There's plenty of low end and tons of mid range and the highest frets on the G string sound great as well so you have everything that you need when it comes to a solid bass. I play fingerstyle, some slapping, and tapping and this can handle it all. I play in a metal band but I don't use distortion or anything so I play almost a jazz style or something like that. This is an incredible bass and no matter what you play, it will sound incredible.
This Ibanez btb570mfm bass is made with high quality components. The electronics, hardware, finish, and woods all look and sound fantastic. I have two complaints: "case-candy" and setup. The bass comes with adjustment wrenches and an instrument cable. I would expect the packaged extras to be a bit higher quality in a bass of this level. The adjustment wrenches included did not include one to adjust the bridge. Also, the included instrument cable was one you may expect to find on a $100 beginner's bass. The setup right out of the box left a great deal to be desired. I've read of others having similar complaints. I had a great deal of fret buzz. I expect a little as I am a heavy-handed player, but it was out of control. I took it to my local music shop to have it professionally set-up as I was unable to get the buzzes out myself. Keep in mind to budget $60-$80 for a pro setup if you are considering purchasing one of these. The guy at the shop said the neck was "too straight", which I guess is how you'd want it to be if it is to be off at all.
This is a pretty good offering from Ibanez. I'm a huge fan of neck-thru instruments so the feel of this bass is great for me. Love the maple neck and contrasting trans-brown finish. Mine is almost a root beer color which is great. Excellent playability on the neck, though there were a few frets that weren't crowned properly but I was able to fix that no problem. To correct the other review on this bass the pickups ARE passive but there is the active bartolini tone circuit which sounds great. It's not as hi-fi as the 18 volt Bartolini setups, but for the price it's got tone to spare. Overall, it's a great bass for not much money.