I ran my favorite music store to take care of business, and specifically told my kids I would not play any basses today. Oh well, this new Ibanez made a liar out of me! This bass, the EHB1000, is the base model. It has the soap bar pickups, four strings, and no fanned frets. The body is basswood. My guess is the bass is 7.5-8lbs. The construction is outstanding. It has a super sturdy three piece neck, and the headless tuning system is top notch. During the video, I detuned to D, and the string stayed tight as a compound bow (too bad I flubbed the line I tried to play!) I do not know the preamp it has, but I was impressed. The variable mids were a real treat. I sure hope these basses are a hit. Ibanez really took their time, and really engineered these basses well. I know this bass is just under $1,100. The top of the line is just under $1,900. These basses are going to give Keisel and Dingwall some serious competition. Whenever, it is safe to really gig again, these light and compact basses are going to be wonderful for long shows and for being into tight spaces. I have some really nice basses already, but if I didn’t these would be some nice options.