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Ibanez ICB300EX Iceman Extreme 4-String Electric Bass   

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The Ibanez ICB300EX Iceman Extreme brings back a metal and hard rock classic and one of the most distinctive 4-string basses ever. Its black-on-black...Read More

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A classic revisited.

The Ibanez ICB300EX Iceman Extreme brings back a metal and hard rock classic and one of the most distinctive 4-string basses ever. Its black-on-black look, active electronics, and Ibanez pickups make the Iceman a chilling bass.

FEATURES
  • Black pearloid inlays on fretboard
  • Black finish
  • Black hardware
  • Bound body
  • EQB-IIDX 2-band EQ
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4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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a reasonable compromise

That this bass survived a sloppy packing job and rough UPS handling was impressive on it's own. My other basses have been heavy neck-thrus like the Guild 302 and Rickenbackers, which I use to...Read complete review

That this bass survived a sloppy packing job and rough UPS handling was impressive on it's own. My other basses have been heavy neck-thrus like the Guild 302 and Rickenbackers, which I use to play fast and heavy metal/rock. I had to tighten the treble boost pot and the input jack, which were both loose on arrival.The neck took a little getting used to, but no buzzes, very smooth, and now I can't put it down. It looks good, sounds good, but don't expect any sustain like you'd get from a neck-thru. The weight imbalance might be an issue for weaklings, but I'm used to basses that handle like trucks. Finger players might want to add a thumbrest between the two pickups because the neck pickup is too far up and the bridge pickup is too far back.I'd like to see Ibanez issue a heavier, pricier neck-thru like my guitarists' Iceman guitar which totally smoulders. I'll be putting a switch in place of the pickup selector knob, and I don't know if I'll disconnect the preamp, which is a little heavy for my SWR500 amp input.All in all, this was a good purchase for the money, and I bought it as a backup, but with the sound, playability, and sex appeal, I'll be using it full time with my cranky old ric as a backup. Rock on!

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I'm disappointed

This bass was an unbelievable disappointment. The action is too high, and even after being lowered it's difficult to play. It's not as hard to play with a pick but it doesn't have...Read complete review

This bass was an unbelievable disappointment. The action is too high, and even after being lowered it's difficult to play. It's not as hard to play with a pick but it doesn't have a good feel to it if you want to play with your fingers, unless you bring it all the way down to B. Also, the sound is really bad: the pickups may be huge but the sound is awful and it buzzes a lot. It's hard to play it standing because all the weight is on the neck so if you don't have a hand on it at all times, it tips right down. I'll admit, it is nice looking, it's got a fast neck, and it's light so if you jump around a lot on stage you'll have no trouble, but overall it's a horrible instrument. It's not worth paying for good looks but awful playability.

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5.0

One of the Best Basses Ever!

By Wrathchild337

from Louisiana

I bought this bass after playing one in a music store. The thing I like most about it is that it is easy to play. The thing I'm not particularly thrilled about is that every few weeks I need to adjust the bridge, but that only takes a few seconds to fix. All-in-all, it's worth the money.

 
5.0

Iceman commeth

By ICEMAN

from St. Louis

I have had an Iceman since 1994 it was the first bass I bought myself when I was in highschool. Mine is Passive and older than the model shown here but it has been the best, it takes a beating been dropped on a concrete floor more than once.. I love it and will never let it go! It is top heavy that is my only complaint but I have had i for so long it doesn't matter anymore and is a big bad bass. I haven't heard the Active pickups on it but even with the Passive through my Hartke this thing shreds. The neck is extremely fast and now I think its time to buy a new Iceman.. wish they had a five string.

 
5.0

This bass is in the top ten.

By Eric-bZ-6T

from South Carolina

I use this bass with a Carvin 4x10 cab, and a Crate BX160 head. This bass roars. It has 4 knobs; a volume, treble, bass, and one other that I don't know it's function. Having bought it from a music store that I trust; it was set up beautifully. The active pickups give you that growl that passives will never come close to. The body design itself is well worth the hefty price tag. What I'm trying to say is, buy this bass. If you're serious about playing bass, this one is for you.

 
4.0

a reasonable compromise

By Texas Pete Reviled

from Virginia

That this bass survived a sloppy packing job and rough UPS handling was impressive on it's own. My other basses have been heavy neck-thrus like the Guild 302 and Rickenbackers, which I use to play fast and heavy metal/rock. I had to tighten the treble boost pot and the input jack, which were both loose on arrival.The neck took a little getting used to, but no buzzes, very smooth, and now I can't put it down. It looks good, sounds good, but don't expect any sustain like you'd get from a neck-thru. The weight imbalance might be an issue for weaklings, but I'm used to basses that handle like trucks. Finger players might want to add a thumbrest between the two pickups because the neck pickup is too far up and the bridge pickup is too far back.I'd like to see Ibanez issue a heavier, pricier neck-thru like my guitarists' Iceman guitar which totally smoulders. I'll be putting a switch in place of the pickup selector knob, and I don't know if I'll disconnect the preamp, which is a little heavy for my SWR500 amp input.All in all, this was a good purchase for the money, and I bought it as a backup, but with the sound, playability, and sex appeal, I'll be using it full time with my cranky old ric as a backup. Rock on!

 
5.0

Bass for the Masses

By Iceman777x

from Morenci, Az

First off the look of this bass just kills, I really like the subtle pinstripes on the body of the guitar. The neck is the fastest thing i have ever played on (ibanez's are good at that). The pickups are played best in a low tuning. overall playing i would say this is a mix between the srx series and the gsr series (my last two products i owned)The bass is top heavy so whenever you are playing you do have to hold onto it. But it is really minor the issue. the one you will want to worry about is whenever you play this for a long time standing up your shoulder just rips (definetly going to be sore) I would suggest getting a soft strap that is thick. Other than that this bass is a definite buy not just for the looks either this thing booms man

 
5.0

Sweet piece of bass

By MC G-Rath

from Maple Ridge, BC

Back in the day I saw a video of Sascha Gerstner of Helloween playing an Iceman guitar. It was love at first sight. I loved the shape for so long, looking to get it at the first chance I could. Then I discovered it comes in bass. Long story short, it is a beautiful instrument!As far as playing it, I couldn't really ask for much better. Between the two pickups and the bass and treble boosts, you can get a lot of versatility out of it. I can go from slapping a Chili Peppers song to slamming out a some metal with the turn of a few knobs. The boots also provide some sweet distortion, without the need of a pedal. It holds up pretty well as far as durability, and stays in tune fairly well. My only complaint is the top heaviness of it; but with the addition of a decent strap and strap locks, I don't really have that much of a problem.

 
5.0

Want it Badly

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I love the Iceman Extreme by Ibanez. I myself have a GSR 200 and this thing is far superior. Not only does the Iceman have the looks, it sounds awesome as well. I play with a pick and I did have a slight problem with scratching the pickups. Also when I would stop playing and let my hand go of the neck it would take a nose dive. I will personally buy as soon as I have the money

 
5.0

WOW

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I am in LOVE with this bass! the shape is 100% pure metal. The pickups have the edges half carved out for maximum comfort when playing with your fingers. Half of the edge remaines square giving you the option to use the grove or the edge. The neck feels so smooth. Its not just a piece of rounded wood. It actualy fits your hand. Its left natural which gives optimum speed and comfort. But the best part is the price.

 
5.0

own it and play is all the time

By DK-dhBuU

from japan...for now

Amazing bass for metal. Play in dropped D standard and this bass really comes through on both the highs and lows. Great playability that comes with an Ibanez neck, and the tone is awesome for playing with your fingers. Only two drawbacks; you need to get a long strap and you have to either get the special case for it or a gig bag.

 
5.0

Great Bass

By ibringthunder

from Texas

This is a very good bass. I've owned mine for a little over a year and haven't had any problems. The only complaint I can give it is the balance problem. It tends to take a nose dive when you're not holding on to it. This bass can do it all. I play reggae, metal, classic rock, funk, it sounds great on everything. The look is killer. As far as speed goes, i can play it faster than any of the Fenders out there. Great Bass.

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