Here's what Ibanez says about the ANB205-TWB:
Adam Nitti has been establishing his own voice as a bassist and recording artist for over two decades. As a session bassist and sideman, Adam has worked on hundreds of projects across different genres, including performances on several Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated albums.
Ibanez is proud to introduce Adam’s stunning new signature bass, the ANB205. The ANB205 has a lightweight Swamp Ash body which produces sparkling highs and rich harmonics. The back side of the lower horn has an extra scoop, borrowed from the Ibanez SR’s body shape, which enables easier access to higher fret positions without stress. The Maple neck and fretboard provide crisp, bright highs and strong upper midrange.
Adam selected Bartolini® 59CBJD pickups for his new signature bass. These “Classic Bass” pickups are passive designs that feature an extended and more resonant frequency range. The pickups have far more “air” and definition at the top end without sacrificing lows and low mids. The pickups are cast in epoxy to remove any unwanted feedback and microphonics.
The Bartolini® NTMB+F preamp is specially modified for Adam’s taste and offers fully independent bass, mid and treble controls with very low noise and a wide boost/cut range. The sound is extremely clear and transparent. The 3-way mid frequency selector provides 250Hz, 500Hz, and 800Hz choices for more sonic variety. The passive tone trimmer equipped in the cavity enables players to fine tune the brightness. This customized preamp designed for ANB205’s bright, full-spectrum voice and enhances the full tonal range.
Adam’s favourite Hipshot® A Style bridge has 18mm string spacing, slightly wider than the standard 16.5mm SR-5 string spacing. The extra space offers players plenty of freedom for techniques like slap, without compromising player comfort.
The ANB205 comes with an optional Ash finger ramp, which allows for a more consistent attack with a quicker recovery time. Gig bag included.
- Neck Type: ANB5 3pc Maple
- Body: Ash
- Fretboard: Maple w/ Black Rectangle Inlays
- Frets: Medium w/ Premium Fret Edge Treatment
- Bridge: Hipshot A-Style (18mm String Spacing)
- Neck Pickup: Bartolini 59CBJD-S3
- Bridge Pickup: Bartolini 59CBJD-L3
- Equalizer: Bartolini NTMB + F Modified EQ w/ 3-Way Mid Frequency Switch
- Hardware Colour: Black Matte
- Case/Bag: Gigbag Included