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Ibanez AEB5E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar Black

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The best of both bass worlds, for a great price.

The Ibanez AEB5E acoustic-electric bass guitar provides musicians a robust yet nuanced tone for both amplified and unplugged performance. Its agathis body and sides create a warm, resonant acoustic sound with full low end and clear highs. For amplified playing, the built-in Ibanez piezo pickup and Ibanez AEQ-202T preamp with 2-band EQ and tuner maintain the natural acoustic qualities while providing the power you need.

Agathis Body Resonates With Deep Lows and Clear Highs

The AEB5E's agathis body and sides are responsively designed to resonate with your playing, producing a rounded tone with thumping lows, present mids and clear highs. Its construction provides the acoustic properties needed for a full, natural tone whether amplified or not. The AEB5E's body shape and woods are crafted to sustain notes and project sound, allowing you to feel the music as you play.

Ibanez Pickup and Preamp Provide Power With Natural Sound

For amplified performance, the AEB5E uses its built-in Ibanez piezo pickup and Ibanez AEQ-202T preamp to provide the power you need while maintaining an authentic acoustic bass tone. The preamp features 2-band EQ control for shaping your sound and an onboard tuner for quick tuning on stage or in the studio. Dial in the amount of lows and highs you want and the preamp translates your acoustic tone for any amplification needs.

Playability and Comfort for Any Style

The AEB5E offers comfortable playability for any playing style. Its neck profile and fret size are designed to facilitate moving along the fretboard with ease and precision. The AEB5E's body shape and contours provide a balanced feel whether standing or sitting. Overall, its build maximizes playability and minimizes fatigue so you can focus on the music.

Versatile Tone for Any Musical Need

The Ibanez AEB5E acoustic-electric bass guitar provides a versatile tone and performance for any musical need. Its natural acoustic sound works well for small gigs, songwriting or practice while its pickup and preamp provide the power for larger venues or recording. Overall, the AEB5E bass guitar offers full, balanced tone and playability for the acoustic or plugged-in bassist.


  • Agathis back and sides
  • Chrome die-cast tuners
  • Ibanez piezo pickup
  • Ibanez AEQ-202T 2-band preamp with onboard tuner
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • Ivorex II nut and saddle
  • Case sold separately

Order today and add an acoustic to your bass arsenal.


AEB5E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar Specifications:

  • Pickup: Ibanez piezo
  • Electronics: Ibanez AEQ preamp with 2-band EQ and onboard tuner
  • 32" scale
  • Dimensions: 16"W x 20"H x 5"D

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