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Ibanez BTB686SC Terra Firma 6-String Electric Bass Natural Flat Finish 

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Overview

  • Neck type: BTB6 5pc Maple/Bubinga neck-thru
  • Body: Rosewood top/Ash wing body
  • Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone dot inlay
Description & Specs
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    $1,377.76
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    - $377.77
  • Your Price:
    $99999

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Ibanez delivers tons of sustain and plenty of low end.

It's difficult to imagine increasing the amount of sustain the Ibanez BTB has to offer, but with the added mass and stability afforded by this unique single cutaway reworking, the BTB Terra Firma gives you just that. Capitalizing on the shortened distance from the body to headstock, string vibration is optimized beyond anything Ibanez has ever achieved before.

Upper Horn
This extended Upper Horn creates constant contact with the Maple/Bubinga neck from the 12th to the 24th fret, providing maximum stability and increased sustain.

Contoured Neck Scoop
The back of the neck is sculpted for comfort and easy access to the very highest notes on the C string. The smooth, graceful contour allows the palm of the left hand to move quickly and easily as it transitions up the neck, into the underside of the bass's Ash body.

5pc BTB-6 Maple/Bubinga 35" Scale Thru-Neck
The Maple/Bubinga combination creates one of the strongest Thru-Necks available. The density of the Bubinga, combined with the strength of the Maple, increases stability and sustain through the entire body of the bass. The 35" scale provides a bit more tension for the low B and improves definition in the lower range.

Mono-Rail II bridge
The Mono-Rail bridge delivers the ultimate in string-to-string isolation, allowing each string to vibrate optimally without being affected by the others. The Terra Firma's string spacing is 17mm, offering more freedom on the fretboard and easy access for finger picking and slapping.

Bartolini® BH1-6 Pickups
Balancing clarity with warmth is the hallmark of the Bartolini® BH1-6 pickup. Coils with lower resonant frequency provide tighter bottom end and a fuller midrange. The dual-coil style configuration maximizes articulation and a long blade pole piece widens the magnetic field, providing balanced string-to-string pickup response.

EBQ-IIIS 3-Band EQ With Mid Frequency Switch
The active 3-band EQ features fully independent bass, treble and mid controls with a wide boost/cut range. The preamp system is equipped with a mid-frequency select switch, enabling you to instantly select 250Hz or 600Hz, the heart of the mid zone, for a more dynamic and ideal tone.

Features

  • Neck type: BTB6 5pc Maple/Bubinga neck-thru
  • Body: Rosewood top/Ash wing body
  • Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone dot inlay
  • Fret: Medium frets
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Bridge: Mono-rail II bridge
  • Neck pu: Bartolini® BH1 neck pu (Passive)
  • Bridge pu: Bartolini® BH1 bridge pu (Passive)
  • Equaliser: EQB-IIIS 3-band eq w/Mid frequency switch
  • Nut: BLACK TUSQ XL® nut

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IbanezBTB686SC Terra Firma 6-String Electric Bass
 
5.0

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5.0

Money well spent

By Live4Him

from Fraser, MI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • No Case

Best Uses

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

Comments about Ibanez BTB686SC Terra Firma 6-String Electric Bass:

Excellent Bass, fun to play right out of the box. Great design and craftsmanship. Great sound and low B string. Crazy sustain, B string rang out for 30 seconds. Players with all hand sizes can comfortably play this bass. Chose this bass over the new Carvin PB5.

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5.0

Top notch quality

By Wardy

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about Ibanez BTB686SC Terra Firma 6-String Electric Bass:

    I can't say enough about this bass. All of the premium features you'd find in a small shop custom bass are found here. My other BTB model has a mahogany body, and the 686 is noticeably brighter and sustains for days. The single cut doesn't hinder access to the upper frets at all. Harmonics can be found anywhere, so I've had to tighten up my technique to avoid unintentional noise that my other basses don't pick up. It's heavy, but at 135 lbs, I'm not bothered by it. Money couldn't have been spent any better.

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