Ibanez BTB, cut though?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PollyBass, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I was wondering what ibanez whould cut though the most. would the BTB (The four stringer that comes in a natrul mohagony finish, the more expencve one i think) cut though at all? seems the wood would make it more deep, as well as the "Meduim" output pickups. I heard soundgears are all bass and treble, so im guessing that one wouldnt cut though either, altough it does seem that the people that do play them DO cut though. I know the EDC, EDB, and EDA have alot of midrange, but i REALLY like that BTB. 1005 (I think?)
    i would get a cheaper one, but the cheap btbs come in stupid colors(ok, not stupid, maybe girly, dont liek the red or purple.)

    PLEASE thoughts are welcome. VERY welcome.
  2. the BTB is a very (!) nice bass..
    it has a versatile EQ that can go from real deep 'n low to high 'n cut-thru.

    my favorite setting is this :
    <li>pickup balance : 15 % more to the rear pickup</li>
    <li>Bass : 20 % boost</li>
    <li>High : flat</li>
    <li>Mids : full boost</li>
    <li>Mids frequency : at 55 / 60 % </li>

    Cuts thru like a hot knife and a pack of butter.
    sounds great with the bassballs & overdrive too.
  3. **** dude, full mids,
    That'd make for some awkward bowel movements

    I sent my Bart EQ on my Cort to:
    Mids. flat, when I play by myself, a little boosted when I add a couple of guitars, and full when I wanna hear my harmonics, tapping etc.

    Hi's: Anywhere between 50 and 95, never really 100 percent

    Low's: I leave the low's a little short of full most of the time.

    But when I play with the mids on full I find it makes it sound a little muddy and not as sweet,
    Doesn't sounds "right" with that much mid
  4. full lower-mids, with a very raw tone.. sounds like a killer for my kind of music :)
  5. David-Adler


    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    Here are my E.Q. Settings on my Stingray 5:
    I change the settings during the Set of my band, so here is the standard setting:

    Hi: Flat
    Mid: 10% Boost
    Low: Full Boost

    For slower songs with Accustic Guitars I go:

    Hi: 5% Cut
    Mid: Flat
    Low: Full Boost

    If I want great pick sound, I still go

    Hi: 20% Boost
    Mid: 5% Boost
    Low: 30% Boost

    But most of the time I stick with boosted lows.

  6. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Well, i ment what ibanez would cut though better, not your settings, but, whatever. I tryed alldox's settings, very nice, it cuts pretty good. but whould another ibanez do it better? (than the btb)
  7. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i like the new ATK too. they are really nice basses and i prefer them to the btb which are really good, but i feel a little bit unfortacle with the body shape