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The BTB845V is a five string BTB series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It is made in Indonesia as part of the Ibanez Bass Workshop line and is part of the shorter (838mm/ 33") scale "Volo" series.

The BTB845V features neck through body construction with a poplar burl top and mahogany back on ash wings attached to a 33" (833mm) scale maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret jatoba 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 finger ramp which matches the top, a Mono-rail bridge with 17 mm string spacing, a locking Neutrik stereo output jack, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2019 the body back material was changed from mahogany to okoume.

The BTB846V is a similar six string model. The BTB845SC is a similar model with a single cutaway body style. The BTB845 is a related standard model with a longer 35" scale neck.


Specifications for BTB845V
Year(s) produced: 2018–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Antique Brown Stained Low Gloss (ABL)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2018: Ash wings w/ poplar burl top & mahogany back
2019–2020: Ash wings w/ poplar burl top & okoume back
Neck joint:
MR5S Mono-rail fixed (17mm string spacing)
Matching finger ramp
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Black matte
Neck type:
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/ graphite reinforcement rods
Scale length:
838mm/ 33"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
24 (+ zero fret) / medium stainless steel
Plastic (45mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Bartolini BH2 passive
Neck pickup:
Bartolini BH2 passive
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch
Master volume / balancer / 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 (D'Addario® NYXL45100 + 0.32)
Factory tuning:


Additional details
Controls SR-standard
Controls layout


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