The AFR4PBP is a four string Affirma series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2020. It is a limited model made in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line.
The AFR4PBP features half through neck construction with a poplar burl 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 AFR5PBP is a five string version. The AFR4WAP is a similar model with a walnut body. The AFR4FMP is a similar model with a flamed maple and walnut top.