Ibanez BTB

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

  1. buriedbass

    buriedbass Guest

    Jul 2, 2002
  2. buriedbass

    buriedbass Guest

    Jul 2, 2002
    help me!!
  3. Bass Kahuna

    Bass Kahuna Guest

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. buriedbass

    buriedbass Guest

    Jul 2, 2002
    Yes i know but can you tell the difference and why it is not available in Europe, USA .
  7. 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:
  8. buriedbass

    buriedbass Guest

    Jul 2, 2002
  9. HarrySack


    Jun 2, 2005
    Where did you find it?

    i'm looking for a BTB700 also!
  10. :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 ???

  11. Naceo

    Naceo Guest

    Nov 4, 2011
  12. JackCapon

    JackCapon Guest

    Feb 27, 2016
    I realise that I'm 6 years late to the party here guys, but are these examples of the BTB range still in circulation? Or even still in existence?? Because I have BTB 5 string and love it to pieces, the 700DX would be a fine addition to the collection!

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    Jul 18, 2016
    Louisville Ky
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  14. skeeler

    skeeler I am a stick.

    May 30, 2015
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Here are the BTBs that Ibanez currently offers in the US:

    Electric Basses - BTB Series | Ibanez guitars

    Note that they are all 35 inches except the BTB33, which is 33. All the 5-strings use a wide, 19-mm spacing, except the BTB33, which is 17 mm. All current BTBs are neck-through. All the current models are 5- or 6-string. Bolt-on and 4-string models were available in the past.

    NAMM is just around the corner, so there may be new models soon.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2016
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  15. JackCapon

    JackCapon Guest

    Feb 27, 2016
    Thanks for the info guys. Yeah I'll definitely see what they have to offer in the near future.