- 1 x Tourtech TTIC-3DL 10ft/3m Instrument Cable
This bundle has everything a beginner bass guitarist needs to get started. It includes an Ibanez TMB30-BK Talman Short-scale Bass, which is easy to play and most importantly - sounds fantastic. The P/J pickup configuration gives you plenty of versatility, letting you control your tone to suit certain genres or songs. Their punchy sound provides loads of clarity, so you won't have a muddy-sounding bass when you're just getting started.
The amp included in this bundle is a Fender Rumble 15, which is the perfect small practice amp. It's compact enough to practice with at home without disturbing the neighbours, but loud enough for you to still hear your instrument over a drummer.
We've also thrown in a clip-on tuner to make sure your bass is in tune at all times, as well as a guitar cable so that you can plug into the amp. And if you want to learn the bass standing up, you can simply throw on the strap and you're good to go!
Ibanez TMB30-BK Bass
The Ibanez Talman guitars were originally launched back in 1994, but it was only after they were discontinued in 1998 that people really got attached to the guitars. Now in 2016, the Talman is coming back, including this TMB30 short scale bass that captures the sound of some of the world's most popular vintage alternative basses.
With just 30" of space between the bridge and the nut, this bass is a lot smaller than some. This makes it much easier to play not only for beginners, but also for pros who may want to take advantage of a smaller neck for long stretches.
It also makes a slight difference to the tone of the bass as well. As you have less tension on the strings, your tone gets a lot more of a throaty midrange that can cut through the mix like a dream.
While the Talman may not be a conventional bass shape, neither really fitting in to traditional or modern stylings, it has still been carefully designed for comfort. Made from Mahogany, the body has a bit of weight to it but adds a lot of low end thump to the sound. The Maple neck, adorned with a Rosewood fretboard, adds a bit of snap to your tone keeping the balance in check.
Simplicity is key to the setup here. While Ibanez are known for their very powerful active setups, they also know when they need to tone it down. So the TMB30 has a very simple P/J pickup configuration from Ibanez's selection of Dynamix pickups. These were designed after classic passive electronics from the 60s and 70s, that helped give the first short scale basses their signature sound.
Here's what Ibanez say about the TMB30 Short Scale Bass
The Talman bass series combines the re-emergence of a historic Ibanez body shape with powerful genre-hopping versatility. In 2016, the series lineup is expanded with a 30" scale model. Following in the tradition of the 6-string bass of the 60's, this bolt-on neck promises comfortable playability with its 30" short scale for beginners and even electric guitar players. Included as well is the Ibanez DXP neck pickup and DXJ bridge pickup which offer a rich and vintage tone.
- TMB4 Maple neck
- 762mm/30” scale
- Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
- Medium frets
- Dynamix P/J pickups
- Mahogany body
- Std. bridge
- Chrome hardware