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The BTB740 is a four string BTB series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2017. It was made in Indonesia as part of the Standard line.

The BTB740 features neck through body construction with a walnut top and mahogany back on ash wings attached to a maple and rosewood neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with abalone dot position markers. The body has a double cutaway design with very distinctive, narrow, curving horns. Components include a pair of Bartolini BH2 passive pickups with an Ibanez custom preamp with a three-band EQ, stainless steel frets including a zero fret, a Mono-rail bridge with 19mm string spacing, a locking Neutrik stereo output jack, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba and the maple and rosewood neck was replaced with maple and walnut. For 2019 the mahogany back was replaced with okoume.

The BTB745, BTB746 and BTB747 are similar five, six and seven string models, respectively.

The BTB740 was discontinued after 2019.

Specifications

Specifications for BTB740
Year(s) produced: 2017–2019
Sold in: USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Natural Low Gloss (NTL)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2017–2018: Ash wings w/ walnut top & mahogany back
2019: Ash wings w/ walnut top & okoume back
Neck joint:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
MR5S Mono-rail fixed (19mm string spacing)
Knob style:
B20 (volume & balancer) & B15 (3-way EQ) plastic knobs
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
BTB4
Neck material:
2017: 5-piece maple/ rosewood
2018–2019: 5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
889mm / 35"
Fingerboard material:
2017: Rosewood
2018–2019: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
Frets:
24 (+ zero fret) / medium stainless steel
Nut:
Plastic (41mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Bartolini BH2 passive
Neck pickup:
Bartolini BH2 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):
.045/.065/.080/.100
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E

Images

Additional details
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Controls layout

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