NBsD: Ibanez Bass Workshop

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aidil, Aug 13, 2016.


  1. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    New Basses Day

    Just got myself another 2 basses from Ibanez Bass Workshop line up to complement the SRFF806-BKS and BTB685SC-NTF that I've already had before:

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    BTB7-NTF and SRF705-BBF


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    Upgrade BTB7-NTF parts:
    • gold Gotoh Res-o-lite tuners,
    • gold Dunlop Straplok,
    • gold Mono Rail IV bridges, and
    • black Ibanez knobs
    to look alike the limited edition of BTB7-E.

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    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
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  2. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Nice! But the BTB probably heavy as lead?
     
  3. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Hah..!!! Yeah...

    The SRF is 3.4 kg (7 lbs 8 oz), while the BTB is 5.2 kg (11 lbs 7 oz). Hope to trim it down a bit (about 7 x 20 gr = 140 gr) by changing the tuners to Gotoh Res-o-lites.
     
  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Ibanez makes nice basses. Congrats!
     
  5. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Yap... these are my 4th & 5th Ibby basses.
     
  6. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    I have play the fretless one at GC, love the tone,especially the piezo bridge. I never play fretless, but this one is really nice comfort playing and really light weight.
     
  7. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Yap, the piezo bridge is what makes the SRF series stand out. I've compared this with the SR505FL before finally choosing the SRF705BBF.
     
  8. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    just finished upgrading the BTB7-NTF with gold Gotoh Res-o-lite tuners, gold Dunlop Straplok, gold Mono Rail IV bridges, and black Ibanez knobs to resemble the limited edition of BTB7-E.

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    IMG_20160815_004948_zpsxd5jh70m.jpg

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    IMG_20160815_002418_zpsou40rwod.jpg
     
  9. Sweet Willie

    Sweet Willie

    Dec 31, 2014
    NY
    Former moderator for now non-active Nordstrand Forum
    Curious -- what tuning are you using on the 7? Straight 4ths starting at low B or something else?

    Congrats on your acquisitions!
     
  10. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    thanks

    the tuning is standard 4ths, from low B to high F
     
  11. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    another update...

    Hercules Stands hanger GSP39WB which I had used for almost two years...

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    is off the wall...

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    cause it won't fit a BTB7 neck.

    And now the GSP29WB is up to replace it...

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    cause this one is wide enough to hold the BTB7 neck...

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    tadaaa....

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  12. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    oh yeah... another thing...

    the 2nd last picture above shows the Ken Smith Compressors are on.

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    Ken Smith Compressors to replace stock D'Addario XL

    Ken Smith Compressors Light set (4 strings),
    .125 tapered low B Ken Smith Compressors,
    .028 high C Ken Smith Compressor, and
    .20p high F plain steel from Ken Smith Burners series.
     
  13. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Another updates:

    Gotoh Res-o-lite GB350 Cosmo Black tuners and D'Addario Tapewound strings for the SRF705 Portamento:

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    Picked this up from the post office. Gotoh Res-o-lite GB350, current lightest tuners. Bought directly from Gotoh Japan rep. This is a set of four, since I still had one left from previous purchase


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    These stock tuners were about to be taken off


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    D'Addario Tapewound strings would be put on after installing the Gotohs


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    The Cosmo Black GB350s are up


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    The ETB92-5 tapewound is on


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    My SRF705 Portamento is updated
     
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