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The new sleek body has a curved bevel that helps create a more elegant feel with beautiful figuring, swirls and darker pockets of Poplar Burl body top. The Ash & Mahogany winged body feature a warm tone with rich resonance and superior attack in sound. The stainless frets contribute to high durability and a bright tone, and the zero fret provides accurate intonation and minimal string height. The zero fret also helps the open string sounds to be the same as other frets. The bridges have also been upgraded. The great feature of the newly developed bridge “MR5S” is its adjustable saddles for string spacing. It surly answers to the bassist’s detailed demands and helps finding out the best string spacing for many playstyles. By loosening screws, the saddles can be adjusted +/-1.5mm. Also, it is independently and securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer without interference. The Bartolini® BH2 dual-coil pickups with rich low frequency provide a balanced, warm response with a tight bottom end and full midrange. D’Addario® NYXL strings are installed, featuring a dynamic range and harmonic response. The deep cutaway of the lower horn allows effortless access to higher frets. The 18th fret neck joint of the upper horn provides tonal sustain and neck stability. Moreover, the added neck end adjustment allows you to adjust the neck easily without loosening the strings. Along with these new upgraded options, the great staples of the original BTB 33” Scale Bass have been preserved; Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ and 3-way mid-frequency switch, secure high-tech Neutrik® locking output jack and the Poplar Burl finger ramp.