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Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass 

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While Talman basses normally have the more common 34” “long-scale” neck, the TMB30 offers a “short-scale” 30” neck. The shorter neck is often preferr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Reflecting a classic Ibanez body style, the Talman TMB30 sports a 30" short scale, cool retro look and delivers a sound that inspires.

While Talman basses normally have the more common 34” “long-scale” neck, the TMB30 offers a “short-scale” 30” neck. The shorter neck is often preferred by players of smaller stature who find a long-scale instrument to be unwieldy. It is also a favorite of guitarists who double on bass— the shorter scale having a feel closer to that of an electric guitar.

The TMB30 features include a Mahogany body for a warm, punchy tone, a Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard, a Standard bridge, and a black pickguard to complete the classic vibe. Electronics consist of an Ibanez Dynamix P neck pickup and a Dynamix J bridge pickup for that rich, vintage sound.

FEATURES
Neck
  • Shape: Info not available
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Info not available
  • Scale length: 30"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Info not available
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: P/J
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Split single coil
  • Bridge: Single coil
  • Brand: Dynamix
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Info not available
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Info not available
  • Nut width: Info not available
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
  • Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Info not available
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume and balancer
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Std.
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Info not available

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IbanezTMB30 Electric Bass
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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    (5)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)

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3.0

Not bad, but buzz, buzz

By Bob

from Mechanicsburg, PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

      It's not bad for the price. There is not much selection for a shot scale bass, so I did not expect much. The pickups are decent, pots are ok, but it had a bad fret buzz. I checked the setup and the neck had no relief at all which I thought might be the problem. After adjusting the truss rod, to set the proper relief, it got a little better, but still was there. Raising the string height to almost unplayable height, still there. The frets were pretty good and even tried lowering the pickups without luck. I finally gave up and since it did not cost much, I turned this into my project bass. I stripped off the very thick paint on the body and found a very soft wood that is supposed to be mahogany, I guess. No grain to speak up, so I might paint it again instead of trying to stain it. One thing I do like is the wider fretboard and the feel of the neck. I am not a big fan of the looks of the talman, so I am tempted to change the shape of the top of the headstock, since I already re-carved the body to look sleeker. Bottom line is it is a good beginner short scale or project bass.

       
      5.0

      She loves it.

      By Minda

      from Springfield, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

        I bought this for my niece. She is in a band and plays regularly. However she is petite and this bass suits her size.

         
        5.0

        Better than expected!

        By Joe

        from Egg Harbor Twp NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • A switch between pickups, 6 stars easy!

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Large venues. Totally holds it's own live
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

        Use this at practice and playing out on gigs. Love the 30 inch neck. Makes riffs and runs just effortless. Also have an Ibanez Artcore semi hollow bass with 30 inch neck but the TMB 30 is a harder rocker which is more where my band leans.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great starter bass

        By Lauren N.

        from Southern Utah

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

          I needed a bass guitar for recording music. I'm not a bassist by any stretch of the imagination, but a guitarist rather. But this bass has been great so far. It shipped and arrived quickly, and after unboxing and tuning it up it was ready to go from the start. It came set up very well, I didn't have to make any adjustments to the action or the intonation. And it's very easy to play, which is a plus if you're like me and have rather small hands. Overall, I would absolutely recommend this bass, especially if you're just starting out.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Initial Impression

          By M67

          from USA

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

            Overall, the TMB30 looks and plays really good considering it's just an inexpensive, entry-level, Indonesian made model. As a guitarist needing a bass for my jam room, I'm very pleased with mine.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Killer!!!

            By LOUIS

            from undisclosed

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ibanez TMB30 Electric Bass:

                Really great right out of the box. Near perfect set-up, plays great, sounds really good. Really great inexpensive shirt scale. Highly recommended.

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