BTBe w/Music Man tones???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by red_tyr65, May 20, 2003.

  1. red_tyr65


    Apr 30, 2003
    hey does an Ibanez BTB 515E able to get Music Man tones?and is it more versatile than Stringray 5 w/piezo also which one sounds better(for progressive rock/r&b and/or nu-metal) between the 2?:bassist: :D :p
  2. bassackwards

    bassackwards Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    I don't know if you're being sarcastic or something, but I'll answer anyway...I've got a BTB and IMO, it won't do anything resembling a MM. You just have to have the pickup in the MusicMan sweet spot to get the MusicMan sound. That's why I got my Fernandes Atlas. Because I just had to have something resembling the Music Man sound but I didn't want to fork out the big bucks.

    edit: Oh yeah, I'd say the BTB is far better for nu-metal AND progressive rock. A MusicMan is better for pretty much everything else except jazz.
  3. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002

    Ibanez BTB= Ibanez BTB Sound
    Ibanez SR= Ibanez SR Sound
    Peavey Cirrus 5= Peavey Cirrus 5 Sound
    Music Man= Music Man Sound
    Warwick Streamer Stage I= Warwick Streamer Stage I Sound
    Warwick Streamer Stage II= Warwick Streamer Stage II Sound
    Flea Modulus= Flea Modulus Sound
    Modulus Q5= Modulus Q5 Sound
    Just pick up a Music Man if you like the sound... _-soto-_
  4. Noobai


    Aug 25, 2002
    Stanford, CA
    Yeah, Ive never been able to get anything near an MM tone out of my BTB 5er.

    Its the pickup placement that gives it the punch, and the BTB doesnt have that. The BTB's power is in its obscenely warm tone! :)