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The BTB846SC is a six string BTB series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It was made in Indonesia as part of the Ibanez Bass Workshop line.

The BTB846SC features neck through body construction with a poplar burl 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 single cutaway design with a very prominent upper bout and a narrow, curving lower horn. 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, Mono-rail bridges with 17mm string spacing, a locking Neutrik stereo output jack, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2018 the rosewood in the neck was replaced with walnut and the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba. For 2019 the body back material was changed from mahogany to okoume.

The BTB845SC is a similar five string model. The BTB846 is a similar standard model with a double cutaway body style.

The BTB846SC was discontinued after 2020.


Specifications for BTB846SC
Model name: BTB846SC
Year(s) produced: 2017–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Deep Twilight Low Gloss (DTL)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2017–2018: Ash wings w/ poplar burl top & mahogany back
2019–2020: Ash wings w/ poplar burl top & okoume back
Neck joint:
MR5S Mono-rail (17mm string spacing)
Matching finger ramp
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Black matte
Neck type:
Neck material:
2017: 5-piece maple/ rosewood w/ graphite reinforcement rods
2018–2020: 5-piece maple/ walnut w/ graphite reinforcement rods
Scale length:
889mm / 35"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
24 (+ zero fret) / medium stainless steel
Plastic (54mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Bartolini BH2 bridge passive
Neck pickup:
Bartolini BH2 neck 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 (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.032/.045/.065/.080/.100/.130 (D'Addario NYXL32130)
Factory tuning:
1C,2G,3D,4A,5E,6B (B Std.)
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Additional details
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Controls layout
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EQ frequency response
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Front of body
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Rear of body