Enormous Low End and Sustain in an Active 5-String!
Anyone who pays attention to hard rock knows how influential Korn has been. Bass player Fieldy has inspired millions with his personal take on heavy rock bass playing. The Ibanez K5, built to Fieldy's specs, is a unique combination of woods and active electronics that can generate any kind of sound, most especially Fieldy's signature no-mid-range masse tone. Ibanez K5 Fieldy 5-String Bass at a Glance:
- Tremendous low end and sustain from super-rigid body
- Active Ibanez pickups and 3-band EQ for wide tonal options
- Wenge/walnut neck with strong mids and warm lows
Tremendous low end and sustain from super-rigid body As soon as you see the K5 you'll recognize the distinctive Ibanez double-cutaway design. But what you can't tell by looking is the incredible low end and sustain the 3-ply body provides. Ibanez crafted the K5 with a padauk top and back, sandwiching a mahogany mid-layer. Besides sounding great, the K5 looks great, too, with a burnished oil finish that allows the natural padauk hue to stand out. Active Ibanez pickups and 3-band EQ for wide tonal options The K5 employs proven Ibanez ADX active pickups to deliver plenty of punch and body. The integrated preamp is completely shielded for maximum signal strength with minimum noise. Plus, the low-impedance output means you can plug the K5 directly into a mixer with no DI needed, or hook up to your amp with a 100-foot cord with no high-frequency loss! Built into the K5 is the original Ibanez Vari-Mid EQ, with three bands of tonal shaping. With the sweepable Mid Frequency control, you can dial in the K5's midrange and boost or cut as you wish. Or, for an authentic Fieldy experience, turn off the midrange completely and boost both top end and lows. Wenge/walnut neck with strong mids and warm lows The K5 employs a fast-playing rosewood fingerboard matched to a super sounding 5-piece neck of wenge and walnut. Softer than mahogany but stronger than maple, the walnut blends perfectly with the very hard wenge plies to create a great playing neck. To top it off, a special "K5" inlay graces the fingerboard to let people identify this fantastic axe. If you need a big-bottomed bass, the Ibanez K5 is it! Ibanez K5 "Fieldy" 5-String Bass Features:
- Color: Oil finish
- No. of Strings: 5
- Body Wood: Padauk top/mahogany/padauk back
- Neck: 5-piece wenge/walnut w/ K5 inlay
- Machine Heads: Ibanez
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- No. of Frets: 24
- Pickups: 2 Ibanez ADX active (neck/bridge)
- Controls: Volume, Treble and Bass Boost/Cut, Mid Boost/Cut and Mid Frequency, Balance
- Bridge: Die-cast 5-string
- Pickup Switching: W/ Balance knob
- Hardware: Gold
- Scale Length: 34"
The Ibanez K5 is the bass for a huge low end!