Ibanez BTB400QM

Ibanez BTB400QM

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BTB400QM, 4-string bass guitar from Ibanez in the BTB series.

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Ibanez BTB400QM tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Ibanez
  • Model: BTB400QM
  • Series: BTB
  • Category: 4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 07/05/2006

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Ibanez BTB400QM user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
 5 reviews71 %
 1 user review14 %
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MGR/Morei Sky03/23/2006

MGR/Morei Sky's review"Ibanez BTB400QM"

Ibanez BTB400QM
Bought it 2nd hand off Ebay for £205, a complete bargin if you consider the retail price is around £360!

First of all, it looks stunning!!! when i first saw it, i instantly fell in love cause the shape & finish are just so smooth & still maintains a very dominant feel. In certain lights, the colour of the Bass changes colour, in low level lighting, it appears a black marble colour & then a purple/blackberry colour in high level lighting which i think is puka! On the technical side, the sound you can get from the bass is just brilliant! various tonal adjustments mean its a bass to suit various styles of music, & one final comment is that the bass has a Neutrik locking jack, meaning you dont have to worry bout accidently unplugging your lead as it can only be unplugged by pushing a button (has come in usefull on various occasions).

there honestly isn't anything i don't like about the bass, true enough when i recieved it, there was a bit of fret buss around the middle part of the neck but a quick adjustment to the truss rod sorted this. Some people say that the pickups are a bit weak, but this could just be a case of needing to bring the pickups closer to the strings. Personally I think the pickups are top notch.

Its an Ibanez so immediately you've got a qaulity Bass that is the perfect step up from a begginers to an intermidate bass. Its put together extremely well with the abillity to make adjustments to the pickups, saddles, bridge e.c.t. with ease! Another major pluss on the construction side is the use of individual bridges, not only does this look great, but the practical side means that there is hardly any unwanted vibrations caused to the strings (e.g. you can play an open E on the 4th string without it causing unwanted vibrations to the other strings)

I was lucky enough to get the bass for a bargain price, but i would be more then willing to pay the retail price as the bass is well worth the money!!!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Bass_Boy Pat11/02/2004

MGR/Bass_Boy Pat's review"Ibanez BTB400"

Ibanez BTB400QM
I got it from Academy of Sound in Leeds. Cost me £250 (shoulda been £430 but it was in a sale!!!)

Its a great active bass with a fantastic range of sounds achievable once you've got used to the controls. You can go from thick, heavy muddy tones to trebly funkness really easily. People have been saying about it having weak pickups and i can see where they're coming from but ive had no problems. Build quality is solid, its taken a few hits an isnt showin any signs. It stays in tune for ages too (probly cos of the monorail bridge).

Can be a bit over trebly sometimes and thres a fair bit o fret buzz round the 15-17 on all strings but i guess if you knew what you were doin you could sort that. (sadly i dont)

Very very solid. I was well impressed.

A fantastic bass well worth buying by anyone up to sort of high intermediate/low end of pro.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

MGR/tom's review"Ibanez BTB400QM"

Ibanez BTB400QM
I blought this from Daddies Junkie Music after trading in a squier p-bass for about $450. if i hadent traded the squier in, it would be about $520. I was also looking at the Fender Jazz Bass and Ibanez SRX700.

i like that the sound can have such a fat, full tone, but also has a crisp treble. this makes it better for a ton of genres of music. it can put out a powerful punchy tone needed for rock, a full fat tone for walking jazz lines, and just about any other type of sound you want. also, i like overall appearance of the bass. looks dont really matter compared to sound, but this is a very nice looking bass in my opinion. the individual-stringed bridge is in accuality easier to string than normal bridges and easier to adjust.

the only thing that i would change is the action. it came extremely low for my preferences and had too much fret buzz. however, a quick adjustment can make that go away. also, the strings that came with it were horrible, but again, a quick change fixes that. oh yeah, the cutout at the bottom of the neck makes it a little difficult to slap and pop, but not too bad.

the active EQ and nice pickups are produce a very nice sound. although it isnt as light as the soundgear series, it is perfectly balanced so that it is not a burden on my shoulders. i heard that it gets damaged easily, but i have had no problems.

if i had to choose again, i would still pick this bass. although not as good as some basses like the musicman stingray, it is perfect for its reasonable price. i think it is the bes bass you can get for the price range.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

MGR/Z-man's review"Ibanez BTB400"

Ibanez BTB400QM
I bought this guitar at Rock city and payed about 500 for it. It was well worth it.

The thing I liked most about it is the price because the other ones in the BTB line are about 1200 dollars, but because this one is red the price drops. I especially like the bridge because it allows smooth playing without vibration from the other strings. Plus all the tone options allow you to play any type of music.

The only thing that could be a flaw to some people is the pickups. They are a little weak.

The quality of the guitar is very good. It can take a lot of abuse and stays in tune for a long time.

Awesome Guitar!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

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