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The VWB1 is a four string solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in late 2007. It is a signature model for American bassist Verdine White who is known primarily for his work with American band Earth, Wind & Fire. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The VWB1 features a special Soundgear series double-cutaway alder body with basswood veneer on the top and back and hard contours (meaning the edges have an 8mmR roundover rather than the usual 20mmR for the Soundgear and no contour cuts). This body is bolted to a laminated maple neck with a 24 fret ebony fingerboard with abalone dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez AFR active humbucking pickups with a 3-band EQ and a boost switch, an Accu-cast B20 bridge, a Graph Tech TUSQ nut, a pearloid pickguard, a black buckle guard on the rear of the body and Gotoh tuners.

The VWB1 was discontinued after 2001.

Specifications

Specifications for VWB1
Model name: VWB1
Year(s) produced: 1999–2001
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Cream (CRM)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder w/ basswood top & back
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Accu-Cast B20
Pickguard:
White pearloid
Knob style:
Plastic B20 & B15 (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
VWB4
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone dot (6.5mm)
Frets:
24 / jumbo (SBB215)
Nut:
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL (45mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh GB70
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
JP
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez AFR-J (H) active
Neck pickup:
Ibanez AFR-P (H) active
Electronics:
Ibanez EQB-VW custom preamp
Controls:
Single volume / balance / 3 band EQ (bass/mid/treble boost/cut) / push-pull gain boost on volume / gain boost trim in control cavity
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.045/.065/.085/.105 (round wound)
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E (E standard)
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Images

Additional details
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Headstock w/ White autograph
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Hard contour body
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Electronics
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Neck shape
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Neck joint
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Controls layout

Sources

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