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BTB505, 5+ string bass guitar from Ibanez in the BTB series.


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Ibanez BTB505 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Ibanez
  • Model:BTB505
  • Series:BTB
  • Category:5+ string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/20/2004

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Ibanez BTB505 user reviews

braize01/28/2008

braize's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez BTB505
I do not know what country it is manufactured
24 frets 2 active pickups, active preamp uses 2 x 9 volt
A volume balance between a micro 1bass a treble a parametric medium (with selection of a frequency boost or attenuate)
very comfortable handle any problem from 4 to 5 strings

UTILIZATION

The neck is just perfect I can slapper on the string of stifling the middle and if the thumb of my left hand without any problem
access to acute box is easily even if it is not the most important for a bass.
I love the shape of happiness is really my girlfriend is jealous! and is light enough.
the sound is fairly simple to find and it is not bad at all.

SOUNDS

It is suitable for almost any style rock metal funk soul ...
I play with more purpose with a big muff, a synthesizer, a compressor Jacques, and a digitech distortion from home.
Record new to the amp I play on a Hartke VX3500 and also from time to time on a fender rumble100

I can get almost any sound I want but can be a little flat for her rather jazz

I like pretty sound it but after 4 years of use I perceive more faults which notably a lack of heat little

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 years now I bought a used affien (thank you to him I do not know) I paid 450 euros so my value for money is unbeatable I have seen was in perfect condition my only regret since I got it secondhand for not choosing the color (I wood like in the photo) otherwise I will have bought in a color slightly more flashy (like red or pink)
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caramba9506/25/2009

caramba95's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez BTB505
Made in Asia, certainly ...
24 frets, 5 strings, pickups Ibanez
Independent bridge for each string. I admit I found the design very beautiful and it has proved robust in practice settings.
The strings are original elixir. After testing with others, I came back without hesitation on this choice: the more neutral term and the beginning of the use of ropes.
1 volume knob, 1 micro scale, 3-band equalizer with parametric medium.
Handle varnished rather flat. 2 adjusting screws.

UTILIZATION

The neck is quite pleasant, although a bit wide for smaller hands. Access to acute :-) is easy. I fell for its looks (mine is black). Only downside: a bit heavy!
On his "base" is not typed but the palette appears when you start playing with the equalizer and the balance between the pickups. The medium with its "boost" parameter requires a lot of agility for a proper setting. Personally, I found my sound, and I no longer play on micro balance front / rear to move from a clicking sound to a more mellow tone.

SOUNDS

I play more rock style. It sounds good, though with regret that it does not define as clearly as I would like the group. But here I am a perfectionist, in view of value for money of the beast.
Average for the slap to my taste ... Good thing I'm not a fan.
I play on Hartke, Fender and Laney. The marriage with the Hartke is not bad: clean attack and medium flattering.
I use a compressor pedal zoom in B2.1U (light) and the chorus on a solo, but I'm not a fan of effects.
The possibilities for its nothing with the bass are very large, but rather rock oriented, I think. It lacks a side "singing" in the highs.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a little over 6 years. Only the volume knob dumped me, but I think because of the transport bag. But no worries for replacement.
What I like most is its versatility and design. Least, it would be a weakness for his chorus and more jazz.
I put it in competition at the time of purchase with a Yamaha and Cort in the same price range: there's no picture taken!
The value for money is really good: I still search for new combinations to sounds, and am not at my surprise!
With the same budget, I would do without hesitation that choice.
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