Ibanez BTB1606E Premium 6-String Electric Bass Guitar


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MSRP: $2,342.21 $1,699.99 Save : $642.22 (27%)
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Without a doubt, your instrument should equal the quality of your effort. At some point the word "boutique" comes to mind: Select-grade materials, neck-thru construction, and top quality components, all in a meticulously crafted instrument. But what about the price? That's where Ibanez comes in. Ibanez's ability to build small-shop quality into inspiring yet affordable instruments is showcased by BTB series basses.

The BTB1606E Premium blends boutique style, top-shelf features and unsurpassed playability & performance. The signature BTB body sports ultra-deep cutaways for effortless access to the higher frets while the mahogany wing body and beautiful poplar burl top offer gorgeous aesthetics and superb tone. For incredible stability and tons of sustain, the 9pc. wenge/bubinga/maple BTB6 neck runs through the body and features graphite reinforcement rods. The neck also sports an extra-long 35" scale length to provide unparalleled articulation, tight, even tension with no flopping on the low end, and added sustain on the high strings. The rosewood fingerboard houses 24 medium frets that have undergone Ibanez's exclusive Premium fret edge treatment for exceptional playability and fretting-hand comfort.

Not only does this bass have an amazing feel and look, but the BTB1606E Premium also offers a great sound and incredible sonic flexibility thanks to its versatile electronics. Under the hood, a pair of Nordstrand "Big Single" pickups provide the clarity of single coil pickups, while the large body gives players a full and aggressive tone. The EQB-IIISC preamp features a 3-band EQ with mid frequency switch that's fine-tuned specifically for the BTB. The active 3-Band EQ features fully independent bass, treble, and mid Controls with a wide boost/cut range. The mid-frequency select switch allows you to instantly select 250Hz and 600Hz - the heart of the mid zone - for a more dynamic and ideal tone. The  electronics also include a high-performance secure high-tech Neutrik locking output jack to provide stable and secure connections, preventing accidental disconnect or shock and vibration.

Finally, the BTB1606E Premium employs top-of-the-line hardware including a BLACK TUSQ XL nut, a set of Gotoh tuning machines, and a Mono-Rail bridge, which delivers the ultimate in string-to-string isolation for optimal vibration of each string separately. The string spacing of the Mono-Rail bridge allows provides more freedom on the fretboard, and comfortable access for finger picking and slapping. Includes gig bag.

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Things You Will Get:

  • 6-String Electric Bass Guitar
  • Gig Bag


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Number Of Frets 24
Scale Length 35"
Nut Width 54mm
Neck Shape BTB6
Fingerboard Radius 950mmR
Body Style Double Cutaway
Neck Type Neck Thru Body
Neck Wood 9-Piece Wenge/Bubinga/Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany Wing
Top Poplar Burl
Bridge Pickup Nordstrand "Big Single" 6
Neck Pickup Nordstrand "Big Single" 6
Bridge Type Mono-Rail IV
Tuning Machines Gotoh
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series BTB
Model BTB1606E Premium
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.