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What Ibanez BTB is this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by April Ethereal, May 10, 2011.


  1. April Ethereal

    April Ethereal

    Jul 23, 2010
    hello guys, I just put 50 bucks down to put this bass on lay away to be picked up at the end of the month. It has barts (mk 1 I believe) and the rest you can see from the photos, it appears to be a higher level btb if Im not mistaken, I simply fell in love with its tone, looks, and playability! If you guys can id this bass I would be sooo greatful!!!

    Thanks sooo much everyone!!!

    Jacob

    100_4531.

    100_4532.
     
  2. Swin

    Swin

    May 25, 2008
    Toronto
    Ibanez Freakazoid
    That would be a BTB555MP from 2007...

    5pc BTB5 Maple/ Walnut neck
    Maple top, Mah body, Map back.
    Medium frets
    Bart MK1 5 pups
    MonoRail II bridge
    Vari Mid 3EQ

    Your finish is NTF [Natural Flat]

    very nice bass!
     
  3. April Ethereal

    April Ethereal

    Jul 23, 2010
    Wow! Wonderful job! I just looked it up and that is 100% my soon to be bass! Thanks alot Swin, I really appreciate your help!

    Thanks, Jacob
     
  4. BassIsFun17

    BassIsFun17

    Jan 16, 2006
    Atlanta
    yep ibanez BTB555
    i had one a few years ago. that was one of my favorite basses!
     
  5. Swin

    Swin

    May 25, 2008
    Toronto
    Ibanez Freakazoid
    happy to help! :D
     
  6. chadhargis

    chadhargis Jack of all grooves, master of none Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I've got a BTB1305e but mine is a neck through with "black chrome" hardware, black knobs, and sweepable mid switch.

    BTB basses are very very nice.
     
  7. April Ethereal

    April Ethereal

    Jul 23, 2010
    wow, your btb looks beautiful chad! higher end than mine however :] I agree they are very nice, I was always a soundgear guy, but I fell in love with this bass so I had to put it on lay away. Ill have it at the end of the month! Thanks guys for your interest and help!

    Thanks Jacob
     
  8. GRAHAM SG1

    GRAHAM SG1

    May 3, 2010
    Am I the only person on here with a BTB770PB ?
     
  9. Zako

    Zako

    May 9, 2007
    Waterloo, IA
    I have the same bass but in the wood stained finish. kinda looks like a coffee table but i like it :)
     
  10. Tmoney865

    Tmoney865 Banned

    Jun 20, 2007
    This is a 455.

    Korean Production, Barts and VariMid3, Aluminum Hardware.

    I do not recall 555 being bolt ons. I might be wrong, but I think one will find the Neck Stringers as Walnut.

    Should have read Swin's note.

    I have a Fretless 1206 looks lots like it,
     

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