Ibanez BTB405QM
Ibanez BTB405QM

BTB405QM, 5+ string bass guitar from Ibanez in the BTB series.

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MGR/pjs101974 07/10/2003

Ibanez BTB405QM : MGR/pjs101974's user review

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Purchased new at Daddy's Junky Music for $500.00 (thought it was a good deal)

Great looking bass guitar, neck felt good, very tight low b string, lots of different tones available from the on board preamp configuration.

Intonation does not hold, satisfactory neck adjustments are nearly impossible.

Go to the bathroom, don't flush, look down, and there's your answer.

I have been playing bass guitar for about 14 years, and have never come across such a poorly manufactured instrument. Intonation? This bass does not know the meaning of the word. I have had it adjusted (by a seasoned professional) time and time again, as it did nothing to repair the problem. My advice to anyone that is about to purchase this or any other Ibanez product, AVOID THEM like a bad disease. I have friends that have experienced the same issues with Ibanez, and I would hate to see anyone have the same thing happen to them.
Simply put, IBANEZ Inc. should focus more on the quality of their instruments, and less on the dollar signs.

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