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The GWB35 is a five string solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2004. It is a signature model for American jazz fusion bassist Gary Willis. It was initially made in South Korea, but production moved to Indonesia in 2008.

The GWB35 features an SR series double-cutaway basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a fretless ebony fingerboard with offset white dot position markers. Components include an SFR-GWB passive soapbar bass pickup with an EQB-GWII preamp with a two-band EQ, a fixed bridge with 16.5mm string spacing, a removable finger rest/ramp, a plastic nut and Gotoh tuners with custom Sure Grip buttons.

In 2012 the Accu-cast B105 bridge was replaced with the Standard 5 bridge.

The GWB35FD is a similar fretted model.

Specifications

Specifications for GWB35
Year(s) produced: 2004–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Korea (2004–2008) / Indonesia (2008–2020)
Finish(es): Black Flat (BKF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
2004–2012: Accu-cast B105 fixed
2012–2020: STD5 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
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset white dot
Nut:
Black plastic (45mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh GB707 w/ GWB Sure Grip buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
S
Bridge pickup:
SFR-GWB passive
Electronics:
EQB-GWII preamp w/ 2-band EQ
Controls:
Master volume / Stacked bass boost-cut & treble boost-cut
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mount)
String gauge (factory):
.045/.065/.085/.105/.135 (D'Addario® EXP165-5)
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E,5B

Images

Additional details
Controls GWB no-push-pull
Controls layout
EQB-GW11 freq chart
Preamp frequency response chart

Sources

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