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New Ibanez (headless, multiscale)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chanson, Dec 5, 2019.


  1. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

    I saw this earlier today, sorry if it's been shared already. What does everyone think? Not sure about any specs as far as scale lengths. The cutaway is interesting.

     
  2. who

    who

    Apr 20, 2007
    Washington DC
    I think it looks great, I like the super deep cutaway. About the scale length, the five string version is a 35"-33" fan, so I'm guessing the six will be something like 35"-32.5". Looks like this has an additional knob, as compared to other Ibanez, maybe a mid sweep control.
     
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  3. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

    Where did you find the specs?
     
  4. CoarseBass

    CoarseBass

    Dec 28, 2002
    Specs were on ibanez.ru for awhile.


    Looks fantastic...I just want more B scale.
     
  5. who

    who

    Apr 20, 2007
    Washington DC
    @Aidil posted them in the Ibanez club thread back in September, and they are up on the Russian Ibanez website, like @CoarseBass said.

    Screenshot from 2019-12-05 21-27-23.png
     
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  6. Yay, a Multi-Scale with Nordstrands, now I just want a 4-string.
     
  7. 5 and 6 strings, what about a four? Pricing?
     
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  8. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    The info that I got few moons ago there would be 4 and 5 string variants (in normal as well as fanned fret versions). I've shown both pics on other thread. I wasn't informed there would also be 6 string version that Benjamin Shepherd has shown.

    The price that was whispered to me for the multi-scale Nordstrand 5 string variant (EHB1505MS-PLF) is going to be around $2,100. I have no idea whether this would be list price or street price. They said the ones with Bartolini's will be more affordable.
     
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  9. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

    Ah, bummer. Was hoping for longer than 35" B
     
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  10. who

    who

    Apr 20, 2007
    Washington DC
    That pricing is in line with what is on ibanez.ru. In that case, the cheaper model will run about $1600. Also, do you happen to have any information about the preamp that will be used in these? I see that these have 6 knobs instead of the usual 5.
     
  11. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    me likee
     
  12. Looks great, seems to be a wenge neck too
     
  13. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Wut?!

    Why the big ass cutaway tho, just reduce the overall size. No?
     
  14. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Perhaps so the B tuner doesn't hit the ground i guess looking at it
     
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  15. Love it! I'll take one...
     
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  16. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

    I kinda hate how the cutaway goes past the fretboard. Why not just add more frets or make it less deep?
     
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  17. Koshchei

    Koshchei

    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    Cool, but the proof of the pudding is in where they decide to put the neutral fret.
     
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  18. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    They only said that these headlesses are going to have Vary-mid 3 band EQ with EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot). So I'm guessing the controls are master vol, pickup balance, stacked bass and treble, and stacked mid with vary mid control (and EQ bypass switch).
     
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  19. bassstrangler

    bassstrangler

    Mar 2, 2015
    AZ
    Cool, but Ibanez, please stop making all of your basses with the burl finish. It would look great in white, or black, or....
     
  20. Is it my imagination, an optical illusion with the fanned frets, or is that a Torzal twisted neck?
     
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