As one of the iconic Ibanez basses, the BTB7 Limited Edition 7-String Bass Guitar steps confidently into territory few instruments have gone before. Having already staked its ground in the "boutique" class with its sustain enhancing thru-neck design, 35 inch scale and super-deep nearly 2-octave cutaway, Ibanez, the masters of the 5 and 6-string bass, have opened yet another door of musical possibility. The added first string of the BTB7 (factory tuning: 1F, 2C, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E, 7B) opens up a wider range for chords and soloing, while at the lower end still delivering a full, rich, thick response capable of anchoring any arrangement.
All components of the Ibanez BTB7 bass are interdependent, working together toward a superior performance. The Mono-Rail IV bridge is the ultimate in string isolation for bass, featuring a saddle locking system that maximizes stability and focuses vibration transfer. The CAP Sonic Arch delivers optimal performance from string to string. In terms of tone, these pickups have gained a reputation for flexibility, delivering everything from "crisp and detailed" to "warm and fat." Tonal clarity of the lower strings is ensured by the 35 inch scale neck. To handle the added tension of seven strings, Ibanez designed a 7-piece Maple/Bubinga/Walnut neck that achieves the trifecta of bass design. The BTB7 bass offers surprising player comfort, extraordinary mechanical stability and a visual spectacle that will impress anyone who appreciates masterly wood craft.
Hardshell case included.