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Very nice Ibanez BTB.....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by John Bufo, May 14, 2002.

  1. John Bufo

    John Bufo

    Jan 14, 2002
    Salem, NH
    I went into a local music store here for a pack of strings yesterday, and as I was jamming around the bass section for a little bit, this Ibanez BTB caught my eye. It was a 5 string with an ovangkol top, and I think elixir strings. It played and sounded beautiful, probably the nicest 5 string I've ever tried, and by far the nicest Ibanez I've ever played. The bass actually had a decent set up on it too, a rare thing at this store. The bass is on sale for $800, and I am seriously contemplating buying it. However, I am wondering, does anyone know what model this bass might be? There isn't any mention on the Ibanez website of a BTB with an ovangkol top. Is it maybe a prestige model? Any thoughts or opinions on BTB basses in general? Thanks.
  2. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
  3. Balor


    Sep 24, 2000
    Montréal, Québec
    the ovangkol top BTB is a japanese model. It's in between the 1000 and 500 series in price at least.
  4. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    any pictures over the net?

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