If you’re looking for that new bass tool to enrich your creative palette, The Ibanez Bass Workshop may have built your next instrument. This product group focuses on combining unusual concepts with the bass-building virtuosity on which Ibanez has built its reputation.
Ibanez BTB685 Terra Firma 5-String Bass Guitar Features
- 5 piece maple/bubinga neck
- Rosewood top/Ash wing body
- Maple fingerboard
- Bartolini BH1 Pickups
“Endless sustain” may be the most overused catch-phrase in the bass business, but curb the cynicism: The BTB Terra Firma (BTB685MSC) gets you as close to that physically impossible objective as you’re ever going to get without electronic gimmickry. But sustain is only half the story. A longer 35" scale ensures plenty of tension on those 5th strings.
Thru-neck design, Bartolini BH1 pickups, and the unique approach of the Mono-Rail II bridge—which isolates each string as if it had its own separate mini-bridge—come together to deliver sonic richness throughout the instrument’s frequency range. The Ibanez EQIIIS 3-band EQ with mid-frequency switching, ensures you’ll easily find the tonal sweet-spot you need in any given musical situation.