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The GWB2 is a five string solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 1999. It is a signature model for American jazz fusion bassist Gary Willis. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The GWB2 features a Soundgear series double-cutaway lightweight swamp ash body bolted to a laminated maple neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with small white dot position markers. Components include a custom Bartolini passive soapbar bass pickup wired to a Bartolini preamp with a two-band EQ, a standard bridge with 16.5mm string spacing, a removable finger rest/ramp, a graphite nut and Gotoh tuners with custom Sure Grip buttons.

The GWB1 is a similar fretless model.

The GWB2 was discontinued after 2003.

Specifications

Specifications for GWB2
Model name: GWB2
Year(s) produced: 1999–2003
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Transparent Black Flat (TKF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Swamp ash (light ash)
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
STD-5 fixed (16.5mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
Removable wood finger ramp/rest
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome w/ pointer
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
GWB Prestige
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Small white dot
Frets:
24 / tall/ medium (SBB214)
Nut:
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL (45mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh GB70 w/ GWB Sure Grip buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
S
Middle pickup:
Bartolini GWB (S) passive
Electronics:
Bartolini NTBT 2-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch
Controls:
Single volume w/ push-pull EQ bypass / stacked bass boost-cut & treble boost-cut
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.045–.125 (round wound)
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E,5B
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Images

Additional details
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Removable finger ramp
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Sure Grip tuning knobs
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Controls layout
Bartolini NTBT frequency chart.jpg
EQ frequency chart

Sources

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