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The DWB2 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 DWB2 features a maple body with walnut stripes which is based on the Soundgear series but with specific contours and deeply scooped cutaways on the horns to Wimbish's specifications. This body is bolted to a laminated maple neck with 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 DWB1 is a similar model with neck-through-body construction and gold hardware.

The DWB2 was discontinued after 2002.

Specifications

Specifications for DWB2
Model name: DWB2
Year(s) produced: 1999–2002
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Royal Wine Sunburst (RWS)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Maple w/ walnut stripes
Neck joint:
All Access Neck Joint
Bridge:
Accu-Cast B20
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19 (knurled metal dome)
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
DWB
Neck material:
3-piece maple
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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All-Access neck joint and deep cutaways
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DWB body contour
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Controls layout

Sources

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