NBD Ibanez Mikro Short Scale Bass

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caldurham
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NBD Ibanez Mikro Short Scale Bass

Post by caldurham » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:43 am

So I've been wanting a bass to record with and to just mess around with. I have a project bass in pieces but you know how projects are.
i wanted something inexpensive but solid and workable. and since my project bass was a cheap ibanez gio that played really well and sounded good, before i tore it apart. :roll: i figured i buy another ibanez bass.

just by chance i came across a youtube review of the ibanez mikro short scale bass and was curious.
friday i ordered it for 179. got it saturday and played it for about 5 hours straight sunday after setting it up good.

for the price it's perfect, particularly for guitarists who want an inexpensive bass to noodle with. and being a short scale bass it's an easy transition. in fact it's just a tad longer than my strat. it's very light weight and sounds good for the price. the fretboard was done really well too. the fret ends were very smooth. i was a little surprised at how good the fretwork was for the price, by far the best part of the guitar. other than that there were a few small blemishes in the finish but nothing serious or that concerned me. and overall the finish it self 'felt' like a $179 guitar finish. and a few things look cheap on it, like the black plastic of the pickups.

it sounds good though, has a good tonal range, and it holds tune well. being a short scale it doesn't have that low end presence of a regular scale bass but it still has some thunder. i am fairly happy with it. :D they have a 5 string version that i may get soon as well.

i want to get a crush 25 or 50 bass combo for it now. :lol: :lol: :lol: i wonder how the cabsim on the headphone out sounds on those?

here it is though it is not much to look at.

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Re: NBD Ibanez Mikro Short Scale Bass

Post by Mystic38 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:43 pm

Congrats..!! its a sweet bass

I put a set of ground rounds on one for a friend and the difference was staggering.... 8)
-Ian-

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Re: NBD Ibanez Mikro Short Scale Bass

Post by Les Paul Lover » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:22 pm

What scale is it?

What's the fret board material? Looks pretty funky!!!
I like those wooden bodied basses, they look really nice!!!
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Re: NBD Ibanez Mikro Short Scale Bass

Post by caldurham » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:07 pm

Mystic38 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Congrats..!! its a sweet bass

I put a set of ground rounds on one for a friend and the difference was staggering.... 8)
i was thinking when these get dull either flats or half rounds next.

Les Paul Lover wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:22 pm
What scale is it?

What's the fret board material? Looks pretty funky!!!
I like those wooden bodied basses, they look really nice!!!
it is 28.6".
and the fret board is jatoba. i had never heard of it before this.


i've been playing a rocksmith with it a lot between today and yesterday.

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Re: NBD Ibanez Mikro Short Scale Bass

Post by Mystic38 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:55 pm

fwiw, bass strings last almost forever..lol

the flats have a deep tone but are pretty lifeless, great for jazz..the ground rounds have some bite.. but a much deeper woodier tone than the standard strings.

enjot the bass..you got a great example!
caldurham wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:07 pm
Mystic38 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Congrats..!! its a sweet bass

I put a set of ground rounds on one for a friend and the difference was staggering.... 8)
i was thinking when these get dull either flats or half rounds next.

Les Paul Lover wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:22 pm
What scale is it?

What's the fret board material? Looks pretty funky!!!
I like those wooden bodied basses, they look really nice!!!
it is 28.6".
and the fret board is jatoba. i had never heard of it before this.


i've been playing a rocksmith with it a lot between today and yesterday.
-Ian-

Orange Rocker 30c, PPC212 & PPC112, Fender DRRI, Marshall 2266
2012 Gibson LP Standard, 2001 Gibson LP DC Standard
2009 Fender Am. Standard Strat, 1999 Fender Am. Hardtail Strat
2014 G&L Fallout

***insert great photos of gear here***

Les Paul Lover
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Re: NBD Ibanez Mikro Short Scale Bass

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:21 pm

caldurham wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:07 pm
Mystic38 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Congrats..!! its a sweet bass

I put a set of ground rounds on one for a friend and the difference was staggering.... 8)
i was thinking when these get dull either flats or half rounds next.

Les Paul Lover wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:22 pm
What scale is it?

What's the fret board material? Looks pretty funky!!!
I like those wooden bodied basses, they look really nice!!!
it is 28.6".
and the fret board is jatoba. i had never heard of it before this.


i've been playing a rocksmith with it a lot between today and yesterday.

I've heard of that wood before, but can't recall seeing it. Looks very nice!!!
Ant

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