Ibanez EHB series - headless multiscale basses!

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  1. Omerandr

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    Just got mine today. It's my first bass so I don't have anything to compare to, but in terms of build quailty it's amazing.
    (And this is after I almost swore to keep away from Indonesian ibys after my bad experience with some low quality 7 string iron labels)
     
  2. Fun With Dirt

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    You got one of these for your first bass?! Holy cow. My first bass was a cheap headless Steinberger knockoff (think 1980's) bass by Hohner. The best I can say about it is "it functioned". lol. Just a year later I would pick up an Ibanez SR800 fretless four string I got on a very good deal as it was a repo of sorts and they were just looking to get what they were out. Killer way to start bass ownership!
     
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    I put in an order for the 6 string. Looks like general release for the rest of the series has slipped to June/July.
     
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    Fun With Dirt, those Hohner Steinberger copies, and the Jack Bass, were actually very good bass guitars, not 'cheap' at all. My first 2 bass guitars were Hohner B2V and B2AV.
     
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    We were supposed to be supporting Testament, Black Dahlia Murder and Municipal Waste in April/May. Seeing as that's not happening I figured I'd do some playthroughs.
    This is just the stock 1005MS BKF and a Line 6 Helix
     
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    New colour!
     
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  7. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    You will not tempt me Max, I can't neglect my other basses more than I already do!
     
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    gunch Riff Chugman

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    I hope whatever headless guitar ibanez has cooking has a little hint of the iceman scoop too
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    They still don't have a non burl solid colour six string, so I'll wait...
     
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    this is a good thing so I'm not tempted to actually buy one.
     
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    Quiet Coil Only obsesses over guitars when not playing them.

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    Very glad to see this! I’m holding out for the lower teirs to include the Nords instead of Barts, and while this isn’t that, it shows that the line is still potentially growing!
     
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    Snagged one of these (sea foam green 5 string) a few days ago. Paint chipped off immediately when I took the back plate off to clean out wood chips that were bouncing around. Imports usually have paint issues in that area but the whole area is pretty bad. The battery cover isn't flush at all and pokes me in the belly haha. These things are on the back luckily but not fantastic for a $1300 bass brand new.

    I haven't gotten it to sound better than my LTD and Yamaha basses that are ~$600. Kind of a bummer as I've wanted the EHB1005MS for a while but I'll keep at it before returning. Kinda suspected this would occur with the initial runs. Figured I'd share to warn or provide some pause maybe. It does look awesome though haha!
     
  14. MaxOfMetal

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    Yeah, you're pretty much playing roulette when it comes to first (and sometimes second and on occasion third) year Ibanez.
     
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    I sure hope they bring the headless to the guitar side too. I loved my EHB1005MS in Seafoam. It was great and probably the first bass I ever liked. I sold it though
     

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