2020 BTB1906SM SKB 1P 01
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The BTB1906SM is a six string BTB series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2020. It is made in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line.

The BTB1906SM features neck through body construction with a spalted maple top and back on African mahogany wings attached to a graphite reinforced panga panga and purpleheart 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 19mm string spacing, a locking Neutrik stereo output jack, a plastic nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The BTB1905SM is a similar five string model. The BTB1826 is a similar model with a walnut top and back. The BTB1906 is a previous model with flamed maple top and back. The BTB1936 is a similar model with a curly maple and walnut top and back.


Specifications for BTB1906SM
Year(s) produced: 2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Surreal Black Burst (SKB)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany wings w/ spalted maple top & back
Neck joint:
MR5S Mono-rail fixed (17mm string spacing)
Knob style:
B20 (volume & balancer) & B15 (3-way EQ) plastic knobs
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
7-piece panga panga/ purpleheart w/ graphite reinforcement rods
Scale length:
889mm / 35"
Fingerboard material:
Panga panga w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
24 (+ zero fret) / medium stainless steel (Premium edge treatment)
Plastic (54mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh GB707
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Aguilar DCB passive
Neck pickup:
Aguilar DCB passive
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch
Master volume / balancer / EQ bypass toggle / 3-way mid-frequency toggle / treble / mid / bass
Output jack:
¼" Neutrik stereo locking jack surface-mount
String gauge (factory):
.032/.045/.065/.080/.100/.130 (D'Addario NYXL32130SL)
Factory tuning:


Additional details
Controls SR-Prestige
Controls layout


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