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Ibanez AEB10E - Dark Violin Sunburst Reviews

4.0 stars based on 7 customer reviews
  • Customer
    from Cleveland OH December 23, 2016

    What a great sounding bass

    I just can't get over the sound of this Ibanez acoustic bass. I was blown away. Right out of the box this bass was ready to play. The action and intonation were set up perfect. It sounds fantastic. Hats off once again to my salesman, Aaron Cieslikowski, and the Sweetwater crew.

  • Ross Rutherford
    from Chicago, IL November 9, 2012Music Background:
    Drummer and bass player pushin' a thousand gigs.

    Very surprised!

    I've had this bass for a week now. Got it to take to acoustic jams. I'm amazed at the low end acoustically and plugged-in, it's a monster!

  • Kathy Holquist
    from Pittsburgh, PA January 7, 2012Music Background:

    Acoustic Bass

    This was purchased as a gift and the recipient was totally thrilled!

  • Laurence
    from Georgia January 24, 2017

    Great product for beginner

    First of all, I would like to thank Sweetwater and their great team that they have. This will probably seem more like a rating for Sweetwater than it is for the product, but that is going to come. David provided excellent customer service. Their sales personnel will take the time to talk with you about the product you are getting ready to order and answer your questions to the best of their knowledge. I love the fact that your product goes through an inspection process and then shipped with care. This is the way everyone should do business Sweetwater and I thank you! Now to the product.
    This product is great for a beginner like myself. I just started using it today and I love it. It comes with a built in tuner that is part of the electronics. It is light and feels good to hold. It sounds good enough for me as I am going to use it to practice without having to plug in my electric bass. Now I am not going to say that this is definitely a 5 star product because I feel that a beginner has no place to make these claims. If you have played bass for a while, this product is probably not for you. This is due to the fact that it seems cheap-built and can sound better, but I may be wrong. Take my review with a grain of salt.
    If you are a beginner looking for an inexpensive acoustic bass, then look no further. For those looking for something that sounds better and built better, then I recommend spending a little more money for something else.

  • Dan Bartolo
    from United States December 20, 2014Music Background:
    Beginner Bass player

    Best in Class

    This is a great acoustic bass for the price. I have tested or acoustic basses from other brands and the Ibanez ABE10E was the best sounding one I have found.

  • Pat
    from Midlothian,Va January 17, 2013Music Background:
    Pro Musician

    Nice Guitar

    I had the opportunity to play some of the other acoustic basses in this price point in a live setting with full P.A. and none could touch the tone of the AEB10. I have played it live and could not be happier with the playability and tone. Unplugged it doesn't project all that well but the mandolin player will not drown you out. Yeah the action is a little high,but that suits my playing style. Overall you get a spruce top,nice binding work,and the sunburst looks much better in person. If you need an acoustic bass for when the gig calls for it, at this price point ,I recommend it.

  • Cthulhu
    from Richland, WA January 25, 2013Music Background:
    Weekend Warrior

    Dodgy Electronics

    I own an AEB10BK. Had it for a couple of years. The thing has been cutting in in out (a really slow, gradual fade) but I was using it acoustically and it didn't matter. Needed it work, so I take it into the shop and there's three (3) of the things, all waiting for preamps. At $165 to $265 a throw, the Fishburn II electronics aren't worth the trouble. Unless they've done something with the electronics in the last couple of years, I'd steer clear.

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