Value-packed Ibanez Bass
The Ibanez PCBE12 acoustic-electric bass packs great value and tone into a single instrument. Whether you’re plugged in for an acoustic set or kicking back with friends around the fire, this bass has the appointments you need to play your best. The PCBE12’s body has a laminated spruce top with sapele back and sides that produces midrange power and defined attack. The body is joined to a slim maple neck and nandu fingerboard. When you plug your bass in, you’ll love the Ibanez AEQ-2T preamp. It has volume, bass, and treble controls in addition to its onboard tuner with auto-mute functionality. The next time you need to play an acoustic set, grab the Ibanez PCBE12 acoustic-electric bass.
The Ibanez PCBE12 Acoustic-electric bass has a laminated spruce top that produces a wide-open tone with harmonic complexity. This top is mated to a sapele back and sides. Sapele is an environmentally conscious tonewood that closely resembles mahogany visually and tonally. The sapele back and sides lend a tone that has the rich midrange boost of mahogany without becoming muddy under hard picking. The maple neck and nandu fingerboard add extra brightness. When you combine all the tonewoods together this bass has a great, open tone and defined attack.
Ibanez preamp with built-in tuner
The Ibanez PCBE12 Acoustic-electric bass has an under-saddle pickup that runs into Ibanez’s AEQ-2T preamp. This preamp has a volume control and bass and treble controls for crafting the perfect plugged-in sound. At Sweetwater, we love how easy it is to change the battery. Simply drop your 9-volt battery into the control plate on the upper bout, and you're ready to rock.
Ibanez PCBE12 Acoustic-electric Bass Features:
- Grand Concert body style projects balanced tone and is comfortable to play
- Spruce top and sapele body deliver rich tone and fat midrange
- Slim maple neck provides excellent playability
- Open-pore natural finish looks great and lets the body vibrate freely
- Die-cast tuners enable stellar tuning stability
- Ibanez AEQ-2T preamp reproduces your acoustic sound perfectly
- Body Type:Acoustic Bass
- String Type:Steel
- Number of Strings:4
- Body Shape:Grand Concert
- Finish:Open Pore
- Top Wood:Laminated Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood:Laminated Sapele
- Neck Material:Maple
- Neck Shape:PCBE
- Fingerboard Material:Nandu
- Fingerboard Inlay:Dots
- Number of Frets:20
- Scale Length:32"
- Tuning Machines:Die-cast
- Bridge Material:Nandu
- Nut/Saddle Material:Plastic/Plastic
- Nut Width:1.692"
- Electronics:Ibanez AEQ-2T
- Strings:Ibanez, .040-.095
- Manufacturer Part Number:PCBE12OPN