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Ibanez BTB775PB 5-String Bass Guitar

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The 5-string BTB775PB bass guitar from Ibanez features a gorgeous mahogany body and poplar burl top. Its exclusive MK-2 pickups, neck-through constru...Click To Read More About This Product

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The 5-string BTB775PB bass guitar from Ibanez features a gorgeous mahogany body and poplar burl top. Its exclusive MK-2 pickups, neck-through construction, and extremely deep cutaways provide huge tones, sustain, and upper-fret accessibility that BTB players have come to love.

  • Neck: 5-piece Maple/Bubinga
  • Body: Mahogany body/ Poplar Burl top
  • Frets: Medium frets
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlay: Abalone dot inlay
  • Bridge: Mono-Rail II bridge
  • Neck pickup: Bartolini MK2-5-F passive humbucking
  • Bridge pickup: Bartolini MK2-5-R passive humbucking
  • EQ: Bartolini MK-2 (BTB)
  • Controls: Volume, Bass Boost/Cut, Balance, Mid Boost/Cut, Treble Boost/Cut
  • Scale/Length: 35" (889mm)
  • Width at Nut: 47mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 76mm
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 20mm
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 22mm
  • Radius: 500mm
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IbanezBTB775PB 5-String Bass Guitar

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Solid, but needs help at first.

By Flying Debris

from Lenexa, Kansas, USA

Comments about Ibanez BTB775PB 5-String Bass Guitar:

Purchased early March, 2009.The Ibanez BTB775PB is a very nice bass guitar. It is solid and well-designed. Not too heavy, not too light. I believe the factory did not put 100% effort and care into the details.Comes with very cheap instrument cable, 2 standard wrenches, a bunch of throw-away advertisements. Does NOT come with a case!THE BADNot set up well, out of the box. Had to adjust truss rod (added relief) and string height to minimize fret buzz. Intonation correct.The "A" string seems to be very quiet compared to the other strings. It's the same in both pickups. Still investigating...Elixir strings were very slick. I could see their "nano" finish wearing off after only a few minutes of playing with a pick. The B string was very floppy. Replaced all with GHS medium...much better!Pickup balance knob was loose. Easy fix: tightened screw.Neck pickup was dramatically crooked (one side was adjusted HIGH, the other side LOW). Attempted to adjust, but it was stuck in place. After completely removing all three adjusting screws, the pickup popped out and I was able to reinstall the screws and level the pickup.Found some white residue on finish in the nooks and tight spots...not a big problem, was leftover wax/polish.Very uneasy using standard strap nubs...replaced with strap locks...much safer!THE GOODI'm 6" tall with proportionate hand size. The fretboard is a teensy bit wide, but I'll get used to it. Neck is thicker than I expected, but also am getting used to it. Neck plays very fast, especially on the higher strings.Live EQ is nice! The boost is very dramatic. Requires two 9-volt batteries.The bridge is beautiful and functions well. Easy, precise adjustments. Very easy to replace strings.Beautiful appearance. Could not find a flaw anywhere. Not sure why Ibanez decided to call it "Charcoal" anything. It's more red (vs. Brown) than I expected...but not a problem at all. I would have preferred a natural wood finish instead of thick, glossy clearcoat...but Ibanez did not offer anything at the time.Love the cable lock feature! No more looping the cable through the strap for security.It gets lots of positive comments (re: sound and appearance) at practices and gigs.I recommend anyone to at least play and consider the BTB775 before buying a bass guitar. I feel like I should have tried out more basses, but was in a rush to purchase at the time. The price and features were right.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing sounding and very versatile.

By Wesley

from Central Oregon

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    Comments about Ibanez BTB775PB 5-String Bass Guitar:

    I purchased this about 4 months ago, and have been putting it through its paces as it's my main bass. For a frame of reference, I've been playing guitar for about 20 years, and recently switched to bass (about 1 year ago.) I also have a cheaper 4 string starter bass.

    The neck is a little wider of course, and the weight is a touch heaver. I know that some people have commented that it's a bit too heavy; however I've found it comfortable to play for long periods of time without any discomfort at all.

    The finish not only looks quite beautiful but feels silky smooth along the neck while playing. The forward pickup is in just the right spot to rest the thumb, and the controls are easy to access without turning your head to look at them. I particularly like that the pickup select and EQ controls are a cut / boost, with a center notch that clicks when you set them to 'zero.'

    As any stringed instrument you mail order, you need to take it to a tech to dial in the neck, adjust string height, etc (Unless you have those skills yourself, eh.) Upon first purchase there were a few frets that buzzed, however the intonation was set just right. After a quick drop off at the shop, she plays perfectly along all strings and all frets.

    I've read that some people state the battery doesn't last as long however I've used the same battery that was shipped with it and it's still working fine. I do make sure to remove the cable if I set the bass down for more than 15 minutes or so, same as I've done with my active electronic guitars.

    The sound is very thick and tight. It sustains for so long... I'm really impressed with the tone and range of sounds I can get. Having come from a 4 string to a 5, I've had to re-learn my hand techniques, the B string tends to get away from me and muddy up my sound. Remember though I'm new to bass and new to 5 strings, and in just a few months I'm about done getting that learning curve under control.

    I'm laying 5 stars on this because I've found it my BTB775PB to be truly perfect, especially for the price. Having tried a few significantly more expensive guitars, I do not find them to be in any way better or more alluring to me.

    I am so comfortable with this bass that if it was stolen I'd order another one the next day without even considering shopping other models.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Best 5-String For Under 1k

    By Disguy27

    from Anchorage, AK

    Comments about Ibanez BTB775PB 5-String Bass Guitar:

    I've owned multiple 5 strings, and have been playing for about 15 years. This one I picked up and it has been worth every penny. The EQ is easy to dial in, the playability in the neck is amazing. It feels more natural than my 5 string fender or peavy that I own. The finish looks great when on stage, and the tone is great from the low end thump to the high end tapping. The cutaway makes tapping and arpeggios a breeze. You will not find a better 5 bass guitar for under $1000.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    wepon of choice

    By Scarface ILFR

    from Colorado Springs CO

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    Comments about Ibanez BTB775PB 5-String Bass Guitar:

    it's the best btb Ibanez has made. it's thru-neck, great sound, incredible looks, and good bridge makes it one of the best basess out there. plus it's got a great color to it. this thing will just let your fingers fly.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Great buy if you dont mind adding a little love.

    By IDriveSubarus

    from Philadelphia

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    Comments about Ibanez BTB775PB 5-String Bass Guitar:

    Not to be long, since the other person covered most of my bases. I love the way this bass plays and sounds. Only issue not mentioned in the other review is how fast it will eat through batteries if you even think about leaving it plugged in before or after a gig. I have played this bass for a few years now and have never had a major probem. Just need to take time and due diligence for the purchase to pay off. I would recomend this and make this purchase again ANYDAY.

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