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Ibanez BTB575 5-String Electric Bass Guitar  

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    The concepts behind boutique basses are often the justification for making them extremely expensive. With the advent of the BTB however, Ibanez decided that these same concepts of well-selected body materials, 35” neck scale, and deep cutaways could be applied to an instrument that anyone could afford. All the BTB basses feature neck-thru construction and deeper cutaways for enhanced playability and balance.

    Bartolini® MK-2 3-band EQ and Neutrik® locking output jack.
    Bartolini® MK-2 pickups exclusively designed for BTB series basses.
    5-pc Maple/Bubinga thru-neck.

    Small shop precision, materials, and sound, priced for the working player
    35" neck scale provides superior articulation and is perfect for low tunings and 5- and 6-string basses
    Exclusively designed Bartolini® MK-2 pickups and preamps
    Neck-thru construction and deeper cutaway allow effortless upper fret access

    Features
    • 5pc Maple/ Bubinga neck material
    • BTB5 thru-neck neck type
    • Mahogany body body
    • Medium frets frets
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • Abalone dot inlay inlay
    • Mono-Rail II bridge bridge
    • Bartolini® MK2-5-F neckpu
    • Bartolini® MK2-5-R bridgepu
    • BARTOLINI® MK-2 (BTB) eq
    • Cosmo Black hw color
     
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    IbanezBTB575 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
     
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    4.0

    Good Powerful Guitar

    By aloha2u

    from Hawaii

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use Controls
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Strong Pickups
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Heavy But Balanced
    • Really Wide Neck

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Short Gigs
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez BTB575 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    When I first unpacked it and picked it up, it was really heavy. When I put a strap on it, it was very balanced. I have a Lakland with the MK1 pickups, these MK2's are more powerful, I think it's because it has 2-9v batteries. It's like each pick up has it's own 9v. Tone controls are simple and sensitive. You'll have to pack a screwdriver because the battery compartment door has 2 screws and no hinges. The neck is wide and long (35" scale)so it's going to take a lot of practice to stretch out those fingers. I think once you get used to the weight and the neck, it'll be worth it. This guitar is very versatile. I play oldies rock,reggae,Hawaiian,jazz and gospel and this 5 strings plays it all, plus it was on clearance, it cost less than my Lakland and Fender. Buy it, if it's still available.

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    4.0

    BTBaby

    By jonthemonn

    from skyrim

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Sharp Edges When Sitting
    • Slightly Topheavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez BTB575 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      I figured i would wait a few months to make a review of this. Now that the honeymooon phase is over, i think i can make an accurate review of this bass.

      First off, the Bartolini system is one of the most user friendly i've played so far. The bass/mids/treble/pickup-selector knobs all click when at the center position, which really helps when you want an even tone.
      One problem i had with the electrical system is switching out the batteries. I came very close to severing the wires trying to remove the battery. Also, you have to use a screwdriver to remove the battery cover. If you don't leave the bass plugged up for days at a time this won't really be a problem.

      The hardware does its job, nothing more. This is my first bass to use individual bridges per string, but I think I like them. There's not that much difference, audibly IMO.

      The wood used isn't anything special. The bass is heavily drenched in gloss, but it doesn't exactly feel cheap. It resonates just as well as many other basses in this price range.
      One thing to keep in mind, the string width is much wider than the SR series five strings. It helps when you're practicing but I would not want that when playing live.

      In my honest opinion, I think this a good bass, and it's not a bad investment. Keep in mind that the newer versions of this bass have even further upgraded electronics. I got this bass at my local shop at clearance price to make room for more inventory.

      I hope this helps!

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