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Ibanez Bass Workshop UB805 Upright Bass - Mahogany Oil Burst

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Ibanez Bass Workshop UB805 Upright Bass – Mahogany Oil Burst

5-string Solidbody Electric Upright Bass with Maple Wing Body, Maple/Walnut Neck, Jatoba Fingerboard, and Active Piezo Electronics – Mahogany Oil Burst

Upright Bass for the Today’s Gigging Bassist

Whether you’re already a double bass player or a bass guitarist looking to get into upright, the Ibanez Bass Workshop U805 Upright Bass deserves your serious consideration. The U805 Upright offers professionals and students a sleek, affordable, and durable instrument that’s easy to transport and delivers true upright sound with plug-and-play convenience onstage, in the studio, and in the classroom. The U805’s 5-piece maple/walnut neck, jatoba fingerboard, maple “wing” body, and AeroSilk piezo electronics join forces to deliver rich, clear upright tone with just the right amount of airy brightness. And for upright bass, playability is as good as it gets.

Easy playability

The U805’s easy playability will be a breath of fresh air for bass players coming from a traditional acoustic upright. The U805’s compact wing body flares out only slightly from the neck join, which features a smooth, ergonomic heel. Together with a graceful lower-bout cutaway, this gives you unfettered upper-register access and thumb position will be needed only to reach the absolute highest notes. Moving to double bass can be a challenge for even the most accomplished bass guitarists; these players will experience a natural, seamless transition to the U805. The 5-string acoustic double bass is a rare beast that’s even more ungainly than its conventional 4-string counterpart. The Ibanez Bass Workshop U805 gives bassists the added range of a low B string, while remaining compact and easy to play.

AeroSilk piezo electronics

Ibanez custom designed the U805’s electronics package to deliver gorgeous, full-bodied tone. It sounds like an upright — only better. Indeed, it sits authentically in acoustic jazz arrangements; but unlike a traditional upright, it holds its own in a driving electric fusion track. That’s thanks to the instrument’s design, its tonewoods, and its specialized AeroSilk piezo electronics. The AeroSilk MR5 bridge’s unique saddles contain AeroSilk piezo pickup transducers that work in conjunction with the Piezo active tone control system. Customized for both plucking and arco playing, the system produces the airy quality that characterizes the upright sound. It outputs problem-free audio to an amp, PA system, audio interface, or recording console without the feedback issues of double basses fitted with mics or pickups.

Travel in style

With the Ibanez Bass Workshop U805, upright bass players can now travel in style — an advantage bass guitarists have enjoyed since the 1950s. Gone are the frustrations of trying to fit a double bass into a car or hauling it onto a subway at rush hour. The U805 is a svelte instrument that even comes with its own fitted gig bag, which is padded to protect your bass and contains storage for a bow and the included stand. When you get to the gig, the TAMA Roadpro stand, custom made for the U805, gives you authentic upright positioning. All thing considered, the Ibanez Bass Workshop U805 is a fantastic value. Offering outstanding sound, playability, portability, and a remarkably affordable price tag, it’s a no-brainer.

Ibanez Bass Workshop UB805 Upright Bass Features:

  • 5-piece maple/walnut neck for tonal clarity and defined note attack
  • Jatoba fingerboard produces a rich midrange with crisp high end
  • The maple wing body offers a bright and clear sound
  • AeroSilk piezo pickup provides the airy quality that characterizes upright sound
  • Piezo active tone control, custom designed for the AeroSilk piezo
  • The AeroSilk MR5 bridge, with unique saddles that work in concert with the piezo pickups to enhance the acoustic upright quality of the tone. It is customized for both plucking and arco playing
  • Included UB padded gig bag with storage for bow and stand
  • TAMA Roadpro custom stand included

Tech Specs:

  • Type: Electric Upright Bass
  • Number of Strings: 5
  • Body Shape: Upright Bass
  • Size: Full Size
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Color: Mahogany Oil Burst
  • Body Material: Maple Wing
  • Neck Material: 5-piece Maple/Walnut
  • Fingerboard Material: Jatoba
  • Tuners: Ibanez Machine Heads
  • Electronics: AeroSilk Piezo system w/Active tone control
  • Outputs: 1/4″ (main out)
  • Case/Bag: Gig Bag
  • Manufacturer Part Number: UB805MOB


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