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Ibanez Steve Di Giorgio SDGB1DMT 5-String Fretless Bass, Dark Moss Burst

$1,699.99
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Ibanez Steve Di Giorgio SDGB1DMT 5-String Fretless Bass, Dark Moss Burst

$1,699.99
FREE 2-Day Shipping

Manufacturer's Description

One of the most proficient and prolific bass players in extreme music, Steve Di Giorgio's range extends out from heavy–thrash-death metal, progressing to the technical side of fusion and the fluid & funky field of jazz. Archived over a thirty year span of recordings and performances the evidence is carved onto over 50 albums with a variety of different bands and the music styles they offer.

This journey started in the late 80's with his close friends who formed bands that were at the cusp of a new style that was fast n heavy, bold n brutal. Playing physically challenging, technical and complex music, writing the rules for those to follow. Within bands like Sadus and Autopsy, not only ahead of their time for the newly created styles, but commanding the unusual into regular practice. One such element, which would be the calling card for this young pioneer of the low end of metal, the fretless bass.

Introducing this fretless instrument to the metal world a unique identity was being forged. Still in high demand, the bassist is working on fulfilling commitments with some metal giants. As the all-bass Bassists Alliance and the instrumental Gemini by Mistheria are fresh off the press, plans are being made inbetween touring to embark on new ground of music with musicians from all corners of the world. And the story is still being written in the annals of music and the realm of low-end.

9pc Maple/Bubinga/Panga Panga neck with Graphite reinforcement rods

The 9-piece Maple/Bubinga/Panga Panga neck provides superior note attack, tight lows and increased sustain. The Graphite reinforcement rods provides massive sustain and excellent stability.

Neck-through construction

The neck-through construction contributes to massive sustain and smooth access to high fretboard positions.

Ebonol fretboard

Ebonol is a synthetic material which is made from layers of black paper and phenolic resin.  An Ebonol fretboard provides tight and bright sound.

Flamed Maple top / Ash / Okoume wing body

The Flamed Maple top displays a beautiful wood grain and the Ash/Okoume wing body delivers a pleasant brightness and rich sustain.

Nordstrand™ Big Single pickups

Nordstrand Big Singles cram a meaty single coil into a soapbar-style pickup, producing a full-bodied, powerful, aggressive tonal texture, while still retaining the clarity that's characteristic of single coil pickups.

Vari-mid 3-band EQ

The Vari-mid 3-band EQ features a variable mid-frequency control which allows you to dial in an incredibly wide range of sounds.

Gotoh® machine heads

Gotoh® machine heads provide superior precision, a smooth feel, and excellent tuning accuracy.

MR5 bridge

The Mono-Rail V is the ultimate bridge for bass string isolation. Each bridge is independently and securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer without interference.

EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot)

The EQ bypass control offers precision tonal adjustments, including a switch to choose passive-only operation. When the EQ bypass is activated, the treble tone control knob becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit.

Luminescent side dots

The luminescent side dot position marks make it easy for players to see fretboard position marks when performing on dark stages.

Specifications

Body

  • Body Wood: Maple/Bubinga/Panga Panga, Ash/Okoume (wings)
  • Finish/Color: Dark Moss Burst, Gloss

Neck

  • Neck Wood: 9-Piece Maple/Bubinga/Panga Panga
  • Construction: Neck-Thru
  • Radius: 15.74"
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Frets: Fretless
  • Scale Length: 35"
  • Nut Width: 1.85"

Hardware

  • Bridge: Ibanez MR5
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Hardware Finish: Cosmo Black

Electronics

  • Neck Pickup: Nordstrand Big Single
  • Bridge Pickup: Nordstrand Big Single
  • Controls: Volume, Balance, 3-Band Active EQ, Variable Mid, EQ Bypass

Misc.

  • Strings: D'Addario NYXL, .045-.130
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ibanez. This SDGB1DMT is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact bass you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.