Ibanez Bass Workshop

March 10, 2014
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For the bassist in search of a creative shot in the arm, Ibanez introduces their new product group, Bass Workshop, which combines unusual instrument concepts with the bass-production virtuosity on which Ibanez has built its reputation.
 
“We think of these instruments as non-traditional but inspirational tools for the working bass player,” states Hoshino USA bass product manager Yuichi Hirayama. “Some of the basses draw on ideas we’ve all seen before— for instance, the Crossover, SRC6WNF, a six string guitar–bass hybrid.  Since our SR body style is well-known for player comfort, even in the hands of musicians whose first instrument is guitar, the idea of adapting the SR to serve as a guitar/bass hybrid seemed a natural.”
 
Response to players’ aspirations motivated other product development. Hirayama offers the example of the SRF700BBF (or 5-string SRF705BBF): “The SR Portamento is a fretless bass designed for the musician who wishes to access the voice of an upright bass. The electronics we worked with provide a surprising amount of the “air” one hears in a large acoustic instrument.” Yet the Portamento still offers the flexibility of covering the musical terrain one typically associates with the electric basses.”

Details about these instruments and other Bass Workshop offerings can be found at Ibanez.com



 
SRC6WNF
• Walnut Flat finish
• 5pc SR6 Jatoba/Bubinga 30" scale neck
• Mahogany body
• Medium frets
• Rosewood fretboard
• Abalone oval inlay
• Tight End Bridge
• EMG 35HZ pus
• EQB-IIID 3-band EQ
List: $933.32



 
BTB686SCNTF
• Natural Flat finish
• 5pc BTB6 Maple/Bubinga 35" scale thru-neck
• Ash wing body/Rosewood top
• Medium frets
• Rosewood fretboard
• Abalone dot inlay
• Mono-Rail II bridge
• Bartolini® BH1-6 pus
• EQB-IIIS 3-band EQ with
• Mid frequency switch
List: $1,377.76
 

 
SRF700BBF
• Brown Burst Flat finish
• 5pc SR4 Maple/Bubinga thru-neck
• Mahogany wing body
• Fretless (30th fret length)
• Rosewood fretboard
• Flat wound strings
• Custom bridge for AeroSilk Piezo system
• AeroSilk Piezo system with Active tone control
• Bartolini® MK-1 pus with 2-band eq
List: $1,199.99
Available: May

SRF705BBF
• Brown Burst Flat finish
• 5pc SR5 Maple/Bubinga thru-neck
• Mahogany wing body
• Fretless (30th fret length)
• Rosewood fretboard
• Flat wound strings
• Custom bridge for AeroSilk Piezo system
• AeroSilk Piezo system with Active tone control
• Bartolini® MK-1 pus with 2-band eq
List: $1,266.65
Available: May

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