Stylish with a powerful sound. The Ibanez AFB200 Artcore Bass brings versatility to your live performance. Equipped with Classic Elite Bass pickups, you'll experience a rich, deep, fat tone with plenty of power. Additionally, you can adjust your live sound thanks to a two-way pickup selector and tone knob.
Designed with style, versatility, and playability in mind. Whether you want to play jazz bass runs, or more alternative thumping bass lines, the AFB200 Artcore has you covered. And with its semi-hollow body, you can also explore the Artcore's natural acoustic tone. It has a bright, sustained acoustic tone with naturally low resonance. Comfortable to play and certainly ready for live performance. It's time to find out why many artists across the world favour Ibanez.
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A powerful sound with familiar warmth. The Ibanez AFB200 features Classic Elite Bass pickups. They are designed to accentuate the high-end frequencies to give your playing more bite. In addition, their ability to produce a lot of vibrancy and air allows the pickups to truly excel. Resulting in a well rounded, warm sound. Your bass tone will be tonally rich across the entire sonic-spectrum. Furthermore, a moderate output ensures that the sound can cut though the densest mix. Both pickups are incredibly responsive to allow each note to shine, enhancing your playing style and creating a very versatile instrument.
The AFB200 Arctore Bass features an ART-1 bridge. This tone-enhancing bridge not only looks great, and complements the rest of the guitar's chrome hardware, but it also improves certain aspects of the Artcore's tone. It is designed to improve and enhance overall sustain. And with its maple body, you're certain to hear and benefit from long-lasting sustain. Furthermore, the ART-1 bridge also improves tuning stability, which allows you to say in tune for longer periods of time.
The Ibanez story is an intriguing one. The first historical mentions of Ibanez guitars come from the 1930s, when the instrument sales division of a Japanese bookstore chain began manufacturing Spanish acoustic guitars. Their strange start to life was a sign of things to come: Ibanez regularly got into legal trouble in the mid-20th century for copying the designs of Western guitar manufacturers.
After a particularly costly lawsuit in the 1970s, Ibanez abandoned their strategy of using other established models as the basis for their own instruments. Instead, they began crafting their own, unique guitars in the hope of establishing themselves in the guitar-making world. This was a move that paid off massively - the individual style and sound of Ibanez's instruments set them apart from everything else available on the market, and the company quickly became a gigantic success story.
In the intervening years, a wide selection of some of the music industry's biggest and best artists have used Ibanez instruments in their music. Their bass guitars have gained particularly legendary status for their unique, wide-reaching sound. They've been used in the music of many well-known artists from a plethora of genres, ranging from U2 to Slipknot, Earth, Wind, & Fire to Carrie Underwood, and Al Green to Snoop Dogg. That's why you can be certain that the AFB200 is an instrument good enough for the very best.