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Ibanez BTB33 ('Volo') 33" scale, 5-string E-C. Great condition!
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All reasonable offers considered (not quite sure on the market value).  No trades, though!

I've just moved house and I'm having to downsize my bass collection.  As a result, I'm selling this Ibanez BTB33 (otherwise known as the 'Volo' bass).

 

It's a lovely example of the BTB style of instrument, with through-neck and practical wood choices giving it a particularly smart appearance.  The stand-out difference over typical BTB basses is the scale length and string spacing... 33" scale and 17mm string spacing.

I guess the bass was designed to offer a similar type of playing experience to basses such as the Fodera MG or Overwater SD models.  Certainly, the 33-inch scale is very comfortable for noodling and always seems to encourage a more relaxed left-hand (YMMV, of course).

 

The condition of the bass is excellent.  No case, but it is boxed and can be shipped if the buyer pays for insurance.  Otherwise, I'd be happy for buyers to collect and I'd also consider delivering it... I'm based in Milton Keynes but often in Chippenham... so I'd consider delivering to Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bucks, Beds, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, Wiltshire, Bristol, etc.

 

Specs (accurate to the best of my knowledge)...

Construction: Neck-through, with ramp

Body: Ash top, Mahogany Wings

Neck: Maple and Bubinga.  Rosewood board.

Electronics: Bartolini BH-1, with active pre-amp.

 

Cheers!

 

Pics:

 

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Elaborating on the situation regarding offers. Friendlier tone, hopefully!

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16 hours ago, White Cloud said:

The nicest BTB in the Ibanez stable in my humble opinion. Glwts

 

9 hours ago, CameronJ said:

Really, really, really, nice basses. I still miss mine!

 

Thanks guys... I know I'm going to miss this when it's gone!

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GLWTS - tried one of these in Andertons. Didn't pick up because it wasn't that different to my ramp-equipped GB Spitfire only up a fourth of course. But for those wanting a way-into a modern super-playable 5 I'd heartly recommend it...

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On 17/11/2018 at 21:29, visog said:

GLWTS - tried one of these in Andertons. Didn't pick up because it wasn't that different to my ramp-equipped GB Spitfire only up a fourth of course. But for those wanting a way-into a modern super-playable 5 I'd heartly recommend it...

Thanks Mate!  I'm hoping it finds a good home!

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Oh whay, what a beautiful beast it is, if I could I would have it myself, ibanez build some beautiful instruments, glwts

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21 minutes ago, fretmeister said:

Anyone tried tuning them B-G?

There is a review on YouTube and someone said they had this bass and strung it B-G without any issues.

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