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NAMM 2019: Ibanez debuts 19 new bass guitars

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by alaskaleftybass, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. They can be set +/- 1.5mm from what I've read, so on the 4 string you could go from 19mm to 20mm overall, and on the 5er from 16.5mm to 17.25mm (a gain of only .75mm), but that's pushing both outer strings closer to the edge of the fretboard. I wouldn't want my strings any closer to the edge than they are now, and could cause problems playing with having the strings accidentally falling off the edge while playing ... at least for me. So there's a major trade off there. I'd still be curious how many people would actually use this function.
  2. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    los angeles
    Maybe if pickups are changed and people want to move the strings to align with the new poles?
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  3. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    The fact that Ibanez listens AND RESPONDS to customer feedback speaks volumes to the high value of the company and their basses. :thumbsup:
  4. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    Last edited: Jan 20, 2019
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  5. 33EMC33


    Nov 24, 2018
    I pre-order the BTB 6, am unbelievably excited. 35" scale, Nordstrands, and 19mm spacing did it for me. It will be my first BTB, wanting to hear from seasoned BRB owners.
  6. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Do you mean you've preordered BTB 6 string that has 19 mm spacing? Which model?

    AFAIR, only BTB 4 and 5 strings have 19 mm string spacing (except BTB Volo 5ers = 17 mm spacing). Most BTB 6ers are 17 mm (except BTB Volo 6 = 16.5 mm).
  7. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    '94  Gretsch    G6119B.JPG And don't think that I don't appreciate it. And, just in case you're wondering what a lefty Gretsch bass looks like - just for you. And, yes, it's mine...:whistle:
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  8. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    NO more ATK's. That's too bad. I was hoping for some new ATK options.
  9. 33EMC33


    Nov 24, 2018
  10. 33EMC33


    Nov 24, 2018
    The BTB 6 has 19mm string spacing +/- 1.5mm for comfort.

    Attached Files:

  11. 33EMC33


    Nov 24, 2018
    Model BTB20TH6
  12. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    no idea where that page you referred got the info...
    but this 2019 Ibanez own catalog:


    says 17 mm string spacing for the BTB20TH6.
  13. 33EMC33


    Nov 24, 2018
    It says in the demo video Ibanez sponsored that all of the 20th anniversary models are 19mm as well as all their distributors sites, so either they gave false info out now or then.
  14. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    so we'll rely on you to provide the real info when you receive and measure yours.
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  15. 33EMC33


    Nov 24, 2018
    I will promptly let you know.
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