Ibanez is pleased to introduce the BTB1936 to the Premium BTB line. The BTB1936 features a Curly Maple with Walnut stripes top & back. The African Mahogany body delivers superior tonal clarity and sound. The sleek body has a curved bevel that helps create a more elegant feel. Durable stainless frets offer bright tone, and the BTB1936 features a zero fret for accurate intonation and minimal string height. The zero fret also helps the open strings sound like the fretted notes. The MR5S bridge allows for a wide intonation adjustment range, and each isolated bridge is securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer without interference. The Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ, EQ bypass switch, and 3-way midfrequency switch allow for precise tonal control (250 Hz, 450 Hz, and 700 Hz). When the EQ bypass is activated, the treble-tone control knob works as a passive tone control for the instrument's output.
The Aguilar DCB pickups provide well-developed overtones, singing sustain in the body and note decay. The pickups' dual ceramic bar magnets provide a dynamic and responsive attack. The combination of the EQ and the Aguilar pickups promises superior tonal possibilities for any playing situation. The BTB1936 comes strung with D'Addario NYXL strings which offer a large dynamic range and sensitive harmonic response. The deep cutaway of the lower horn allows effortless access to higher frets. The 18th fret neck joint of the upper horn provides tonal sustain and neck stability. The BTB's 35-inch through-neck is constructed with 7 pieces of Panga Panga and Purpleheart and features 2 Graphite rods inside the neck for added stability. Moreover, the neck end adjustment allows you to adjust the neck easily. The extended scale length helps create a clear sound and sufficient string tension for the lower strings while adding ringing sustain to the upper strings.
Other features include a Premium fret edge treatment, secure high-tech Neutrik locking output jack, and Gotoh machine heads. A gig bag is included.
7pc Panga Panga/Purpleheart neck w/Graphite reinforcement rods
The 7pc Panga Panga/Purpleheart neck provides tonal clarity, superior note attack and its slim grip shape permits superior playability.
Premium Fret Edge Treatment
Premium Fret Edge Treatment offer super smooth,comfortable performance.
Aguilar® DCB pickups
The Aguilar® DCB pickups use the dual-ceramic bar design to capture all the detail and character of your tone. The pickup’s uniform magnetic field ensures that no information is lost, making this a great pickup for dynamic playing styles.
The MR5S bridge has adjustable saddles for variable string spacing by +/- 1.5mm, answering every bassist’s specific string spacing needs.
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch & Mid frequency switch
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ is our latest refinement on the concept of simple, straightforward, no-nonsense EQ control. The Boost and Cut for the Mid Control are each centered on slightly different frequencies, an innovation that delivers a preset range of the most favorable bass tones.
Precision tonal control, including a switch to choose passive-only operation. When the EQ bypasses activated, the treble tone control knob becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit.
Panga Panga fretboard
Panga Panga features a beautiful wood grain which produces a tight low and mid range, along with a sharp attack on high end.
- Body Wood: African Mahogany, Curly Maple/Walnut
- Top Wood: Curly Maple/Walnut
- Finish: Sunset Fade Satin
- Neck Wood: 9-Piece Panga Panga/Purpleheart/Maple
- Neck Shape: BTB6
- Radius: 37.4"
- Fretboard Wood: Bound Panga Panga
- Fretboard Inlays: Abalone Offset Dots
- Frets: 24 Medium Stainless Steel + Zero Fret
- Scale Length: 35"
- Nut Width: 2.12"
- Nut: Plastic
- Bridge: MR5S
- Tuners: Gotoh Tuners
- Hardware Color: Gold
- Pickups: Aguilar DCB Humbuckers
- Controls: Master Volume, Balance, 3-band Active EQ, EQ Bypass Switch, 3-Way Mid Frequency Switch
- Strings: .032-.130
- Case Included: Gig Bag
- Instrument Weight: 10.9 lbs