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The SDB3 is a solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2013. It is the third signature model for Swedish bassist Sharlee D'Angelo who is best known for his work with the melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. It is made in Indonesia.

The SDB3 replaced the SDB2, which has a neck-through-body construction.

The SDB3 features an Iceman series mahogany body bolted to a maple and bubinga neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with iron cross position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez PFR passive bass pickups, a Mono-rail fixed bridge, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines. The rear control cover features a reproduction of D'Angelo's signature.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba and the neck was switched to maple and walnut. For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced with nyatoh. For 2021 the fretboard material was changed back to rosewood.


Specifications for SDB3
Model name: SDB3
Year(s) offered: 2013–2022
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Pearl White (PW)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2013–2018: Mahogany
2019–2022: Nyatoh
Neck joint:
Bolt-on (no plate)
Mono-rail IV fixed (19mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Neck material:
2013–2017: 5-piece maple/ bubinga
2018–2022: 5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
2013–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Jatoba
2021-2022: Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic iron cross
22 / medium
Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez GB707 die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez PFR-B4 passive
Neck pickup:
Ibanez PFR-N4 passive
Ibanez Custom Electronics 2-band EQ
Master volume / balancer / bass boost-cut / treble boost-cut
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:


Additional details
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Controls layout
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Frequency response chart
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Front of body
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Rear of body