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The GVB36 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 Indonesia.

The GVB36 features an SR series double-cutaway alder body with a flamed maple top bolted to a maple neck with a 24 fret rosewood fingerboard with abalone oval position markers. Components include a pair of Bartolini passive soapbar bass pickups with an EQB preamp, a Mono Rail IV bridge with 14mm string spacing, a plastic nut and Gotoh tuners.

For 2017 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba; for 2021 it was switched back to rosewood.

The GVB1006 is a more expensive version of this bass which is made in Japan.

Specifications

Specifications for GVB36
Model name: GVB36
Year(s) produced: 2012–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Amber
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder w/ flamed maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Mono Rail IV (MR4)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome w/ pointer
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
GVB
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
2012–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Jatoba
2021: Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval
Frets:
24 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic (54mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh GB707
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
SS
Bridge pickup:
Bartolini MK1-6-R passive
Neck pickup:
Bartolini MK1-6-F passive
Electronics:
EQB-IIISB preamp w/ mid frequency selector
Controls:
Master volume / Bass boost-cut / Treble boost-cut / Mid boost-cut w/ push-pull frequency selector / Balancer
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled face mount)
String gauge (factory):
.032/.040/.060/.080/.100/.125
Factory tuning:
1C,2G,3D,4A,5E,6B (B Std.)

Images

Additional details
Controls GVB1006.jpg
Controls layout
EQB-IIISB preamp frequency chart.jpg
EQ frequency response
2021 GVB36 AM 1P 03 front.jpg
Front of body
2021 GVB36 AM 1P 03 back.jpg
Rear of body

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