Ibanez Grooveline BBT

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Grooveline, Ibanez’s top-quality ergonomic bass series, has added another model for 2013, the G104BBT (5-string G105BBT). “This model’s brown burst finish gives players an alternative to our other natural finish Grooveline offerings,” states Ibanez USA Bass Manager Mao Nakamura.

Grooveline basses, with their numerous high-end appointments, have garnered a warm reception by reviewers, many of them lauding it for its ergonomic accomplishment—namely solving the “neck-dive” problem that has plagued standard basses for decades. “The design team’s first objective,” explains Nakamura, “was for bass and player to share a center of balance. So whether you’re playing standing up or sitting down, the first thing you'll notice is something that as a bassist you may have never experienced —the Grooveline does not require the support of your hands. Meaning you can use them for other things—like playing bass!”

Find more information on the G104 and G105 at Ibanez.com.

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