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2019 BTB846V ABL 1P 02
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The BTB846V is a six 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 is part of the shorter (838mm/ 33") scale "Volo" series.

The BTB846V 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 V bridge with 16.5 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 BTB845V is a similar five string model. The BTB846SC is a similar model with a single cutaway body style. The BTB846 is a related standard model with a longer 35" scale neck.

Specifications

Specifications for BTB846V
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
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:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
MR5S Mono-rail V fixed (16.5mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Matching finger ramp
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Black matte
Neck
Neck type:
BTB6V
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/ graphite reinforcement rods
Scale length:
838mm/ 33"
Fingerboard material:
Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot
Frets:
24 (+ zero fret) / medium stainless steel
Nut:
Plastic (54mm)
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 / 3-way mid-frequency toggle / treble / mid / bass
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" Neutrik stereo locking jack, surface-mount
String gauge (factory):
.032/.045/.065/.080/.100/.130 (D'Addario NYXL32130SL)
Factory tuning:
1C,2G,3D,4A,5E,6B

Images

Additional details
Controls SR-standard
Controls layout

Video

Ibanez Bass BTB846V Volo featuring Roland Guerin

Ibanez Bass BTB846V Volo featuring Roland Guerin

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