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The GVB1006 is a six string solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2010. It is a signature model for American jazz bassist Gerald Veasley. It is made in Japan by FujiGen.

The GVB1006 features an SR series double-cutaway alder body with a figured maple top bolted to a maple and wenge neck with a 24 fret rosewood fingerboard with abalone oval position markers. Components include a pair of Bartolini passive soapbar bass pickups with an Aguilar preamp, a Mono Rail IV bridge with 14mm string spacing, a Graph Tech nut and Gotoh tuners.

The GVB36 is a more affordable version of this bass which is made in Indonesia.


Specifications for GVB1006
Model name: GVB1006
Year(s) produced: 2010–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Amber (AM)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder w/ figured maple top
Neck joint:
Mono Rail IV (MR4) (14mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome w/ pointer
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
GVB Prestige
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ wenge
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval
24 / medium (Prestige edge treatment)
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL (54mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh GB707
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
Bartolini P45C-T passive
Neck pickup:
Bartolini P45C-B passive
Aguilar OBP-3 preamp ANB Custom Electronics 3-band eq
Master volume / Bass boost-cut / Treble boost-cut / Mid boost-cut w/ push-pull frequency selector / Balancer
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled face mount)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1C,2G,3D,4A,5E,6B (B Std.)


Additional details
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Controls layout
Aguilar OPB-3 frequency chart.jpg
EQ frequency response
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Front of body


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