Ibanez BTB

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by buriedbass, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. buriedbass


    Jul 2, 2002
  2. Bass Kahuna

    Bass Kahuna

    Dec 3, 2002
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Luthier, Custom Builder
    I do believe the difference is mostly in the woods used.

  3. You got me on that one. :confused:

    The link you posted was from Denmark, correct?

    Here's the Ibanez homepage: www.ibanez.com

    I tried Denmark and Germany, and didn't come up with a 700 model. Perhaps you'll have better luck.

    Good luck.

  4. I just found it; it's available in Japan.

  5. buriedbass


    Jul 2, 2002
    Yes i know but can you tell the difference and why it is not available in Europe, USA .
  6. The only differences I can find, are:

    The body:

    BTB 400
    Basswood body w/quilted maple top

    BTB 700
    Ovankol/ash body

    The neck:

    BTB 700

    BTB 400

    I can't tell if they're both 35" scale.

    I wouldn't worry too much about these little differences. They probably won't affect the overall tone that much.

    As to why the BTB 700 isn't available in the U.S. or Europe?

    Ibanez probably makes certain models for export to certain areas of the world, (I don't know why)
    and certain models are produced for the local (Japanese) market.

    Mike :confused:
  7. HarrySack


    Jun 2, 2005
    Where did you find it?

    i'm looking for a BTB700 also!
  8. :DChilis:D


    Dec 23, 2006
    Guyz i wanna know if the btb450 sounds (if u can give and example of sound I.e similarity to a famous artist) and if it its slappable and usable for funk ???

  9. Naceo


    Nov 4, 2011