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The DWB3 is a solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2003. 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 produced in South Korea by Cort.

The DWB3 features neck through body construction with a maple and bubinga neck mated to ash wings in a shape based on the Soundgear series. It has a 24-fret quartersawn bubinga fingerboard with pearl and abalone oval position markers. Components include a pair of EMG active pickups with a J-style pickup at the bridge and a P-style at the neck, a custom 2-band preamp, an Accucast bridge, a brass nut and Hipshot open gear tuning machines.

The DWB35 is a five string version.

The DWB3 was discontinued after 2006.

Specifications

Specifications for DWB3
Model name: DWB3
Year(s) produced: 2003–2006
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: South Korea
Finish(es): Transparent Orange (TO)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash wings
Neck joint:
Neck-thru
Bridge:
Accucast B200 (19mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
DWB
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
Bubinga (quartersawn)
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl & abalone oval
Frets:
24 / medium
Nut:
Brass (38mm)
Machine heads:
Hipshot open-gear
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Reversed P + J
Bridge pickup:
EMG 35J (J) active
Neck pickup:
EMG 35P4 (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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Headstock with embossed signature and special brass nut

Sources

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