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2014 K5 WHLTD
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The K5 is a family of five string solid body electric bass modeles introduced by Ibanez in 2002. It is a signature model for American bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu who is best known for his work with the nu metal band Korn.

This model is a version of the second generation K5 in limited edition white finish with blue neon strings. It was produced in Indonesia.

The K5 features an SR series double-cutaway mahogany body bolted to a maple and bubinga neck with a 24-fret maple fingerboard painted in white with a black K5 logo at the twelfth fret. Components include a pair of Ibanez ADX-5 active bass pickups with a Vari-Mid III preamp with a three-band EQ, a fixed bridge with 16.5mm string spacing and a plastic nut.

The K5LTD is a limited edition version with a fluorescent green finish and pink strings which was introduced in 2020.

Specifications

Specifications for K5WHLTD
Year(s) produced: 2014
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia (2014)
Finish(es): White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
EB-7 fixed (16.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
K5
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
White painted Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black K5 logo at 12th fret
Frets:
24 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic (45mm)
Machine heads:
Hipshot tuners
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez ADX-5B active
Neck pickup:
Ibanez ADX-5N active
Electronics:
Vari-Mid III preamp w/ 3-band EQ
Controls:
Master volume / Stacked bass & treble / Stacked mid boost-cut & mid frequency control / Balancer
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled top mount)
String gauge (factory):
.045/.065/.085/.105/.130 (DR Neon blue coated)
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E,5B

Videos

Fieldy from Korn on the Ibanez K5LTDWH bass

Fieldy from Korn on the Ibanez K5LTDWH bass

Images

Additional finishes/ details
Controls K5
Controls layout
Vari-Mid III EQ frequency chart
Preamp frequency response chart
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