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For the more recent version of this model, see K5.
2005 K5 OL 1M 01
K5 Oil Red copyright sprite

The K5 is a five string solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2002. It is the first signature model for American bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu who is best known for his work with the nu metal band Korn. It was made in South Korea.

The K5 features padauk top and back on an SR series double-cutaway mahogany body bolted to a wenge and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with a 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.

This model was replaced with a new version of the K5 for 2006.

Specifications

Specifications for K5 (2002–2005)
Year(s) produced: 2002–2005
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Korea
Finish(es): Oil (OL)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ padauk top & back
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
EB-7 fixed
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
K5
Neck material:
5-piece wenge/ walnut
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
K5 logo at 12th fret
Frets:
24 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic (45mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez GB7 die-cast
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:
1/4" stereo barrel (angled top mount)
String gauge (factory):
.045/.065/.085/.105/.130
Factory tuning:
1G, 2D, 3A, 4E, 5B

Images

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

Sources

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