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The BTB1906E is a six string BTB series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2017. It was made in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line.

The BTB1906E features neck through body construction with a figure maple top and back on ash wings attached to a graphite reinforced 9-piece wenge and bubinga neck with a 24-fret rosewood 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, a Mono-rail bridge with 17mm string spacing, a locking Neutrik stereo output jack, a plastic nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

For 2018 the ash body wings were replaced with mahogany, the neck was changed to a 9-piece wenge, purpleheart and maple construction and the rosewood fretboard was replaced with panga panga.

The BTB1905E is a similar five string model. The BTB1826 is a similar model with a walnut top.

The BTB1906E was replaced by the quite similar BTB1906 for 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for BTB1906E
Year(s) produced: 2017–2018
Sold in: USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Brown Topaz Burst Low Gloss (BTL)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2017: Ash wings w/ figured maple top & back
2018: Mahogany wings w/ figured maple 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:
2017: 9-piece wenge/ bubinga w/ graphite reinforcement rods
2018: 9-piece wenge/ purpleheart/ maple w/ graphite reinforcement rods
Scale length:
889mm / 35"
Fingerboard material:
2017: Rosewood
2018: Panga panga
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:
1/4" Neutrik stereo locking, surface-mount
String gauge (factory):
.032/.045/.065/.80/.100/.130
Factory tuning:
1C,1G,2D,3A,4E,5B

Images

Additional details
Controls SR-Prestige
Controls layout

Video

Ibanez BTB PREMIUM and Aguilar Pickups with Dave Boonshoft

Ibanez BTB PREMIUM and Aguilar Pickups with Dave Boonshoft

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