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The EHB1506MS is a six string, multi-scale EHB series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2020. It is made in Indonesia as part of the Ibanez Bass Workshop line.

The new EHB design features a chambered body double cutaway body shape with a prominent upper horn and a deep lower scoop. The chambered body has an ergonomic design with a slanted back to enable the player to maintain a similar playing position whether seated or standing.

The EHB1506MS features a multi-scale headless design with a poplar burl top on a chambered selected lightweight African mahogany body bolted to a graphite reinforced roasted panga panga and walnut neck with a panga panga fingerboard with 24 stainless steel fanned frets, offset abalone dot position markers and luminescent side dots. Components include individual Monorail V HS bridges with adjustable string spacing, a pair of Nordstrand Custom Big Split passive pickups, a detachable finger ramp, a Vari-mid 3-band EQ with EQ bypass switch, a locking Neutrik output jack and Schaller S-Lock strap pins.

The EHB1505MS is a five string version.


Specifications for EHB1506MS
Model name: EHB1506MS
Year(s) produced: 2020–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Black Ice Flat (BIF)
Body type:
Chambered solid body
Body material:
Selected lightweight African mahogany w/ poplar burl top
Neck joint:
MR5HS Monorail (17mm adjustable string spacing)
Strap buttons:
Schaller S-Lock
Knob style:
Hardware color:
Neck type:
Neck material:
9-piece panga panga/ walnut w/ graphite reinforcement rods
Scale length:
889mm / 35" – 825.5mm / 32½"
Fingerboard material:
Panga panga
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset abalone dot
Luminescent side dots
24 / medium stainless steel
Black plastic (54mm)
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Nordstrand Custom Big Split bridge passive
Neck pickup:
Nordstrand Custom Big Split neck passive
Vari-mid 3-band EQ w/ EQ bypass switch
Master volume / Balancer / EQ bypass toggle / Mid frequency & mid boost/cut (stacked), treble boost/cut or passive tone & bass boost/cut (stacked)
Output jack:
¼" Neutrik stereo locking jack (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.032/.045/.065/.080/.100/.130 (D'Addario® EXL170-5SL + .032)
Factory tuning:
1C,2G,3D,4A,5E,6B (B Std.)
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Additional finishes/ details
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Controls layout
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EQ frequency chart
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Front of body
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Rear of body
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MR5HS Monorail bridges


Linus Klausenitzer on Ibanez EHB1506MS Headless Bass