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Ibanez launched a new Doug Wimbish signature bass, the 5-string DWB35 at Winter NAMM. According to Ibanez, the new bass has "the wide range of tones needed by the first call N.Y. session artist who's played with everyone from Living Colour to the Rolling Stones." The DWB35 5-string joins the Wimbish signature 4-string, the DWB3.

The DWB35 features a thru-body 5 pc maple/bubinga neck for superior strength tone and easy upper-fret access. The body wings are ash. As per Wimbish's preference, the DW35 features EMG pickups. A two-band EQ customized for Doug Wimbish provides quick and wide variations in tone.

The list price is the DWB35 Doug Wimbish signature 5-string is $1149.99.

Says Wimbish of his new model, "My 5-string represents five long years of research and development. It's truly a work of art. One of the best 5-string basses Ibanez has ever made--and that says something! I designed it so I could get a wide and different range of sounds with ease both live and in the studio. It's got a great dynamic and great fundamentals. I think players will find it very easy, very useful and very, very fun to play."

Model DWB35 5-String Specs:

  • List $1149.99
  • Available Finish BBL Bright Blue
  • Body Material Light Ash
  • Neck Material 5 pc Maple/Bubinga
  • Neck-Thru
  • Neck Scale 34"
  • No. Frets/Type 24/Medium
  • Fingerboard Rosewood
  • Inlay Pearl Abalone Oval
  • Bridge Accu-Cast B200
  • H/W Color Gold
  • Neck Pickup EMG40J
  • Bridge Pickup EMG40J
  • EQ EQB DW2 Active 2-Band
  • Controls Volume w/Gain Boost, Balance, Bass Boost/Cut, Treble Boost/Cut
  • Other Special Features Hipshot Licensed Tuners
  • Case MB100C
  • Case List $139.99
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