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Ibanez BTB745 NTL 5 String Bass Guitar Neck-Through Natural Low Gloss

Regular price $1,005.00 USD
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Promising boutique quality at an off-the-shelf price, the Ibanez BTB745NTL 5-string bass fits in perfectly with the rest of the acclaimed BTB series.

From its premium multilayer tonewoods and comfortably contoured body to its top-shelf Bartolini pickups and hardware, there isn't a thing about the BTB745 that a seasoned bass player can't instantly appreciate.

The 5-piece maple and walnut neck is flanked by ash and okoume wings topped with walnut. This unique tonewood combination serves as a recipe for complex harmonics and epic sustain. Making the most of this foundation is a set of Bartolini BH2 humbucking pickups accompanied by a flexible 3-band active EQ. Finally, professional touches such as a MR5 bridge, a zero-fret nut, and even a locking output jack provide the Ibanez this bass with all the hallmarks of an instrument you'll never let go.

Bartolini BH2 pickups deliver full and balanced tone
Bartolini BH2 pickups maintain a superb balance between the clarity and depth. They provide complexity and warmth in the mids and low-end depth that won't wash out. Long-blade pole pieces allow these dual-coil pickups to offer hum-free single-coil-style character and consistency.

When you want to sculpt your tone, just reach for the 3-band EQ. This active equalizer delivers wide frequency-range adjustments on each band. There's also a 3-way midrange switch that lets you define your instrument's presence. Whether you want round R&B throb or responsive thumb-technique punch, this bass delivers.

Neck-through design ensures exceptional sustain
You can trace the history of the neck-through design all the way back to Les Paul's famous 1941 "The Log" solidbody guitar prototype or to Rickenbacker, who gave us the modern version in 1956. Either way, generations of innovators and top-tier manufacturers have relied on neck-through designs for superior sustain.

Pick up this bass, and you'll experience everything neck-through construction has to offer. You can feel it vibrate clear through its ultra-stable 5-piece maple and walnut neck, right down to the strap peg. The extended sustain doesn't just add body to your tone, it also provides greater tonal balance that you'll hear in every note you play.

Mono-rail V bridge enhances definition and sustain
Premium tonewoods are always a treats. But nothing is as important as the way an instrument performs. Many players overlook the importance of the bridge, but not Ibanez. That's why Ibanez selected a top-quality Mono-rail V bridge for this bass.
Unlike single-body bridges, each Mono-rail V saddle is completely separate from the others. This does two things for you. First, since they aren't connected, the saddles create minimal sympathetic vibration. This prevents unused strings from ringing. Second, each saddle is double anchored, allowing energy to transfer efficiently between the string and the body.

  • Boutique-style 5-string bass delivers top-shelf appointments for an off-the-shelf price
  • Tonewoods include a 5-piece maple and walnut neck with walnut-topped/Okoume-backed ash wings
  • Neck-through construction provides exceptional stability and ensures a high level of sustain
  • Jatoba fretboard fitted with precision medium stainless steel frets, including a zero-fret nut
  • 5-piece Mono-rail V bridge ensures complete string isolation and maximum sustain per string
  • Bartolini BH2 dual-coil pickups deliver clear and open mids with deep and punchy lows
  • Shape your tone with an active 3-band EQ, complete with 3-way midrange switch for added versatility
  • Color: Natural Low Gloss
  • Neck: BTB5 5pc Maple/Walnut/Neck-through w/Graphite reinforcement rods
  • Back and sides: Ash/Okoume wing body
  • Top: Walnut top
  • Frets: Medium Stainless Steel frets
  • Number of Frets: 24 (+ zero fret)
  • Neck Pickup: Bartolini® BH2 neck pickup (Passive)
  • Bridge Pickup: Bartolini® BH2 bridge pickup (Passive)
  • Equaliser: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ
  • Fretboard: Jatoba fretboard/Abalone dot inlay
  • Bridge: MR5 bridge
  • Factory Tuning: 1G,2D,3A,4E,5B
  • String Gauge: .045/.065/.080/.100/.130
  • Nut: Plastic
  • Hardware Colour: Cosmo black


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