Up for sale, my Ibanez BTB 1825. Excellent condition/as new.
Comes with original custom fit Ibanez Case.
35" scale bass with 19mm string spacing and a 47mm nut width.
Bought new from Thomann in Nov 2019. Dot markers added by pro luthier.
Low action, flat neck with good feel. Just not the tone for me - I bought this bass without ever playing one.
Prefer a local (London and surrounding areas) but will post within UK. UKsales only
I believe these basses are discontinued.
Spec from Ibanez...
Neck type BTB59pc Panga Panga/Purpleheart/Maple w/Graphite reinforcement rods neck-through
Top/back/body - Walnut top, Ash wing body
Fretboard - Bound Panga Panga Abalone off-set dot inlay
Frets - Medium Stainless Steel frets Premium fret edge treatment
Bridge - MR5 bridge (19mm string spacing)
Neck pickup - Aguilar® DCB neck pickupPassive
Bridge pickup - Aguilar® DCB bridge pickupPassive
Equaliser - Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ
Hardware color - Gold
Width 47mm NUT
'Unexpectedly' I'm selling my Ibanez GWB35...as I 'unexpectedly' bought a GWB1 on a whim! I don't need both and always wanted an OG Willis. So someone can have this beast.
There couple of nicks in the lacquer with a small one being on the headstock and others on the back as shown in photos. Otherwise no issues and in excellent working order.
Now the best bit, all the stock electronics have been upgraded for a custom Nordstrand Dual Coil with exposed pole pieces and the preamp was changed to a BeePre (from Bee Basses). I have owned 2 of these basses, one stock and this beast which has a much improved full warm or dynamic tone, a more musical usable range, considerably more output and extremely quiet, but all of this should go without saying with the quality of the upgrades.
The control cavity was enlarged and fully shielded with copper foil to fit the new pre and controls, but it still fits underneath the original cover plate.
Controls were switched from a single volume and a stacked treble/bass to following:
Single volume (with push/pull for active/passive)
Mid boost/cut (with push/pull to change the frequency)
Stacked treble/bass boost/cut
The pickup is a custom Nordstrand Dual Coil. A 5 string model wound with the pole pieces closer together that fit in their standard 4-string pickup cover for the Dual Coil as it is the same size as the stock pickup. This was not a cheap upgrade and took time for the custom model to be produced, but it has helped this bass turn into the beast that it is.
For more information on upgrades check out respective websites:
Used but in excellent condition. Not gigged and only used in a smoke and pet free home.
2 marks present: one on back lower bout and one front/side upper bout (under where you'd rest your forearm). See photos.
Slightly reluctant sale as trying to get funds for another bass by selling multiple basses but they haven't all sold as quick as I'd like. So this one being added to the mix. For that reason no trades.
Bought from Bass Direct and here is their listing: Bass Direct Photos
Blurb from online:
The Ibanez SRH505 hollowbody electric bass achieves the ideal combination of elegance and performance. A smooth acoustic-tinged rumble awaits you when you plug into your favorite amp. Experience extreme resonance, by way of this bass's hollow construction. The rock-solid stability that's provided by this bass's 5-piece jatoba/bubinga neck. An AeroSilk Piezo system injects the Ibanez SRH500 hollowbody electric bass with an upright double bass sound and unbelievable touch response.
A hollowbody bass guitar that achieves the ideal combination of elegance and performance
SRH45-pieceneck plays fast, with a multi-layer design for maximum rigidity and long-term reliability
Enhanced stability and sustain thanks to custom bridge
AeroSilk Piezo system yields an upright double bass sound and unbelievable touch response
Comfortable Panga Panga fingerboard
Stylish black matte hardware
Fingerboard: Panga Panga
Neck profile: SRH
White fingerboard inlays
Scale: 864 mm
Nut width: 45 mm
Pickups: AeroSilk piezo system
1 Volume knobs and 1 tone knob
Hardware: Matte black
D'Addario EC8B81-5 flat wounds. 045, .065, .080, .100, .132
Colour: Natural Browned Burst Flat