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2019 AFR4FMP NTF 1P 01
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The AFR4WAP is a four string Affirma series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2019. It is a limited model made in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line. It heralds the return of the Affirma series which had a short run between 1992 and 1995.

The AFR4FMP features half through neck construction with a flamed maple and walnut top on a maple body attached to a graphite reinforced maple neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with offset abalone dot position markers at the twelfth fret. The body has a sculpted, asymmetrical double cutaway design originated by Rolf Spuler with distinctive, narrow, curving horns; the AFR logo is inlaid into the guitar top between the pickup and bridge. Components include a single Bartolini X44JX split single-coil pickup mounted halfway between the bridge and neck, an Ibanez two-band EQ w/ piezo active tone control, stainless steel frets, a Mono-rail V bridge with integrated AeroSilk piezos and 19mm string spacing, a barrel-style stereo output jack, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

Controls consist of individual volumes for the magnetic and piezo pickups, a stacked 2-band EQ for the magnetic pick and an active tone control for the piezos. The gain of each individual piezo can be adjusted via trimpots accessible from the back of the instrument.

The AFR5FMP is a five string version. The AFR4WAP is a similar model with a walnut body. The AFR4PBP is a similar model with a poplar burl and walnut top.

Specifications

Specifications for AFR4FMP
Year(s) produced: 2019–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa 2019 / Europe 2019 / Japan / North & South America and Oceania 2019 / USA 2019
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Natural Flat (NTF) / Transparent Gray Flat (TGF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Maple w/ flamed maple and walnut top
Neck joint:
Half-through-neck
Bridge:
MR5P Mono-rail V w/ AeroSilk piezos (19mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Black matte
Neck
Neck type:
AFR4
Neck material:
3-piece maple w/ graphite reinforcing rods
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset balone dot at 12th fret
Frets:
24 / medium (Premium edge treatment)
Nut:
Plastic (41mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Middle pickup:
Bartolini X44JX passive
Electronics:
Ibanez 2-band EQ / Piezo active tone
Controls:
Magnetic volume and stacked 2-band EQ / Piezo volume and active tone / Individual piezo gain trimpots on rear
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel
String gauge (factory):
.045/.065/.085/.105
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2019 AFR4FMP TGF 1P 01
Transparent Gray Flat
Controls AFR
Controls layout

Video

Ibanez AFR Bass featuring Dave Swift

Ibanez AFR Bass featuring Dave Swift

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