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The DWB1 is a solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 1999. It is a signature model for American bassist Doug Wimbish who is known primarily for his work with the rock band Living Colour and his work with the seminal hip-hop outfit The Sugarhill Gang. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The DWB1 features neck through body construction with a maple and bubinga neck mated to laminated maple wings in a shape based on the Soundgear series but with specific contours and deeply scooped cutaways on the horns to Wimbish's specifications. It has a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl and abalone oval position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez AFR active pickups with a J-style pickup at the bridge and a P-style at the neck, a custom 2-band preamp, an Accu-Cast bridge, a brass nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

The DWB2 is a similar model with a bolt-on neck and black hardware.

The DWB1 was discontinued after 2002. It was replaced for 2003 with the DWB3.

Specifications

Specifications for DWB1
Model name: DWB1
Year(s) produced: 1999–2002
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Transparent Blue (TB)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Maple
Neck joint:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
Accu-Cast B20
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19 (knurled metal dome)
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
DWB
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl & abalone oval
Frets:
24 / SBB213 (2.7 x 1.0mm)
Nut:
Brass (39mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh GB70
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Reversed P + J
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez AFR-J (J) active
Neck pickup:
Ibanez AFR-P (P) active
Electronics:
Ibanez EQB-DW2B custom 2-band EQ
Controls:
Single volume / balancer / 2-band eq (bass & treble boost/cut)
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
Elixir
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E (E standard)
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Images

Additional details
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Smooth neck heel and deep cutaways
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DWB body contour
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Controls layout

Sources

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