I'd never measured the specs on my Squier VM 70 before and contemplating how different the Ibanez BTB675 was from it. So I started measuring. The first thing I found was both basses have 19mm string spacing at the bridge. Then I started measuring string spacing at the nut and first fret. I thought it only fair for comparison purpose to really look at strings 1-4. So I did... and I've posted a photo showing the two, side by side both at the nut and at the first fret. I was very surprised at the results.