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The BTB1826 is a six string BTB series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It is made in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line. Prior to 2019 it was referred to as the BTB1826E in the US market.

The BTB1826 features neck through body construction with a walut top and back on ash wings attached to a graphite reinforced, nine-piece wenge, purpleheart and maple neck with a 24-fret panga panga fingerboard with binding and offset abalone dot position markers. The body has a double cutaway design with very distinctive, narrow, curving horns. Components include a pair of Aguilar DCB passive pickups with an Ibanez custom preamp with a three-band EQ, stainless steel frets including a zero fret with Premium fret edge treatment, a Mono-rail bridge with 17mm string spacing, a locking Neutrik stereo output jack, a plastic nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

For 2019 the neck was changed to a seven-piece panga panga and purpleheart construction.

The BTB1825 is a similar five string model. The BTB1906 is a similar model with a flamed maple top.

Specifications

Specifications for BTB1826
Year(s) produced: 2018–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa 2018–2019 / China 2018–2019 / Europe 2018–2019 / Japan 2018–2019 / North & South America and Oceania 2018–2019 / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Natural Low Gloss (NTL)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash wings w/ walnut top & back
Neck joint:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
MR5S Mono-rail fixed (17mm string spacing)
Knob style:
B20 (volume & balancer) & B15 (3-way EQ) plastic knobs
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
BTB6
Neck material:
2018: 9-piece wenge/ purpleheart/ maple w/ graphite reinforcement rods
2019: 7-piece panga panga/ purpleheart w/ graphite reinforcement rods
2020: 7-piece panga panga/ purpleheart/ maple w/ graphite reinforcement rods
Scale length:
889mm / 35"
Fingerboard material:
Panga panga w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
Frets:
24 (+ zero fret) / medium stainless steel (Premium edge treatment)
Nut:
Plastic (54mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh GB707
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Aguilar DCB passive
Neck pickup:
Aguilar DCB passive
Electronics:
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch
Controls:
Master volume / balancer / EQ bypass toggle / 3-way mid-frequency toggle / treble / mid / bass
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" Neutrik stereo locking jack, surface-mount
String gauge (factory):
.032/.045/.065/.080/.100/.130 (D'Addario NYXL32130SL)
Factory tuning:
1C,2G,3D,4A,5E,6B

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