Playing in a rock/metal band, fan of some darker metals and hardrock.
Saw her on internet for quite a while. after reading all the reviews online I hopped to the local music store and brought a new one for 650 euro. I brought it together with a case.
It s shape steals the show. people are stunned when they see the shape! The fact she s active and gives an awesome output. I find she is strong enough on her own. I don t have to use a pedal anymore.
The shape hurts a bit in your chest when you re sitting down. The fact that she has battery s that can run out.
Bolt-on neck, Korean made. Large body, with a decent black finish and antique, white binding. The maple neck and head is similarly bound. The fretboard is ebony.
The lacquer coat on the neck wears off at a rapid rate.
Most other people complain about the strap placement. not that it s perfect. but the fact it nosedives isn t that bad. Seriously who is stupid enough to lift both hands of the bass anyway. The strapspot is fine. just get a pair of straplocks in case of.
Ibanez made active in Indonesia or Japan or Korea? Fixed bridge B100 low mahogany bolt-on Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard 22 frets;
Two active humbuckers Ibanez PFR-PFR-Neck4 Bridge4 and each with a volume control and an active system equalization EQB-II DX (a knob Bass and Treble with a lock halfway for easy adjustment).
The neck is very thin and very pleasant to play, against the pitch is very long, longer than I had seen on a bass, which give access to low rather difficult because away from the body and that the first boxes are great. Add to that the low slumps because the strap is attached behind the neck and the body is very small relative to the handle and you have access to low difficult. In addition nosed, low tendency to look before you upright so you must learn to play without looking down. Access to acute is easy however!
Easily obtained a good sound by the versatility of the two humbuckers and combinations thereof, and thanks to the effectiveness of the active electronics.
The bass can suit almost every style of music, it is still relatively good slap, it has a very, very high output! We have to be careful lorqu'on branch, it will always be stronger than anything you could plug; death metal in it perfectly fulfills its function and even had a tendency to mix too well drilling.
I loved the sonic possibilities of this bass.
I used two years, only active bass I've ever had.
I like its high output, the incomparable look, versatility in sound.
I do not like the ergonomics dubious and impractical when playing standing.
The quality / price is very good.
I would do this choice without hesitation if I find a 5 string.
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Silver47's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
ICB4 neck Neck type3pc
bridgeB100 bridge (19mm string spacing)
puPFR neck-N4 neck pu (black pole piece)
puPFR bridge-B4 bridge pu (black pole piece)
equaliserEQB-II DX 2-band eq
stringElixir string ®
(Source: Ibanez site)
22 frets, 4 knobs volume, balance, bass, treble.
4 Strings Elixir, impeccable.
The body gets dirty quickly, as black and shiny, fingerprints to predict.
Goodies: Channel pleasant, it does not have much frizz, Elixir strings standard.
Gros least: it stings terribly nose, especially not to let go. It weighs 5kgs, then provide a good strap (leather or mandatory.)
It is well suited to a style rock, hard, metal. Very good sound, depending on the settings, sound quiet and soft to the heavy metal industry. I love the staff. Not even need multi effects.
I use it for one month, this is my first bass, found on eBay for 300 € instead of 500, and apart from the balance, which is set by playing the elbow to the body of the bass. Despite this and the body messy, this bass is perfect for hard rock. I love the form, original to a low location on the microphones for the thumb, handle great, do not hesitate if you find it cheaper!
* Neck type: 3pc neck ICB4
* Body: Mahogany body
* Fret: Medium frets
* Bridge: B100 bridge (19mm string spacing)
* Neck: pu PFR-N4 neck pu (black pole piece)
* Bridge: pu PFR-B4 bridge pu (black pole piece)
* Equaliser: EQB-II DX 2-band eq
* String: Elixir ® string
* The handle is it nice?
the handle is very nice better than my precision
* Gets it easy to sound good?
the pickups are fine, with a good amp not need additional effect
following settings sound is round and warm or bold and heavy enough so polite-worth
* Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
by the cons where the low is tapping its nose if you snapshot released
This is to thwart access to acute as it must "bear down"
(Make a habit of playing with a week )
* Are they suitable for your style of music?
it is very suitable for Rock Metal
* With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I have a Trace Elliot AH 600-7 Head on box Trace Elliot 4X10
no additional effect
* What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "fat ",....)?
can be obtained may have about anything you want as it's also depends on the amp
but even if I do not play on my amp I get no problem to have "My" sound
* For how long have you been using it?
* What thing do you like most/least about it?
his looks, his
* Did you try many other models before getting this one?
I played bass for 20 years so yes it is not the best I have but not far
* What is your opinion about the value for the price?
is very well given the proper instrument
* Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...