Ibanez BTB-550 or BTB-555 or ESP LTD B-2005

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chimaira, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. chimaira


    Feb 18, 2005
    which bass do you prefer for a A-D-G-C-F tuning:

    Ibanez BTB-550 4-string
    Ibanez BTB-555 5-string
    ESP LTD B-2005 4-string

    All of them got an 35" scale.
    Which one has the best pickups, sound, handling...?
  2. how can you have A-D-G-C-F tuning on a 4 string bass :eyebrow:

    I really like BTB's, not played the 500 series, but ive got the 406, and its well good :p
  3. doormatt


    Apr 8, 2005
    Lower than a B?? I thought people would stop detuning their basses once they get 5s. What are you going to do now, take an 11 string bass and tune that down to drop Z flat?

    just kidding. I would say the BTB505. It's real popular, although I would go for an Ibanez sr or Spector Legend if its in that price range.