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Ibanez PCBE12OPN 4-string Acoustic-Electric Bass, Spruce Top-Easy Music Center
Ibanez PCBE12OPN 4-string Acoustic-Electric Bass, Spruce Top-Easy Music Center
Ibanez PCBE12OPN 4-string Acoustic-Electric Bass, Spruce Top-Easy Music Center
Ibanez PCBE12OPN 4-string Acoustic-Electric Bass, Spruce Top-Easy Music Center
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Ibanez PCBE12OPN 4-string Acoustic-Electric Bass, Spruce Top

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The new models of the Ibanez Performance Series represent a strong focus on sound quality and performance at an excellent value. With over 50 years of experience to draw from, the new Performance Series models of 2014 will raise the bar on what can be expected from an economical, entry-level instrument.

The PCBE12OPN is a Grand Concert body style acoustic/electric bass with a spruce top and Okoume back and sides, providing a well eq'd balanced tone. While the Open Pore Natural finish enhances the instrument’s natural beauty, it also contributes to the sound quality. Thick, heavy finishes can impede the vibration of a guitar’s body, “choking” the instruments tone and projection. The lightly applied natural Open Pore finish optimizes sound vibration and allows the bass to realize it’s full sound potential.

The new Ibanez AEQ -202T preamp is specifically set to tailor the frequencies of a bass and allows operation of the built-in tuner without the instrument being plugged in. The PCBE12OPN also features a tortoise rosette, chrome die-cast tuners, rosewood fretboard and bridge, with Ibanez Advantage bridge pins for improved tuning stability.

  • body shape Grand Concert body
  • top Spruce top
  • back & sides Okoume back & Okoume sides
  • neck PCBE Maple neck
  • fretboard Laurel fretboard
  • bridge Laurel
  • inlay White dot inlay
  • soundhole rosette Tortoiseshell
  • tuning machine Chrome Die-cast tuners
  • nut material Plastic
  • number of frets 20
  • saddle material Plastic
  • bridge pins Black with white dot
  • strings Ibanez IABS4XC32 Carbon coated
  • string gauge .040/.060/.075/.095
  • string space 19mm
  • factory tuning 1G,2D,3A,4E
  • pickup Ibanez Undersaddle
  • preamp Ibanez AEQ-2T preamp w/Onboard tuner
  • output jack 1/4" output
  • This Bass does not come with a case or a bag

NECK DIMENSIONS

  • Scale : 810mm
  • a : Width 43mm at NUT
  • b : Width 58mm at 14F
  • c : Thickness 21mm at 1F
  • d : Thickness 23.5mm at 7F
  • Radius : 400mmR

BODY DIMENSIONS

  • a : Length 19 1/4"
  • b : Width 15 1/4"
  • c : Max Depth 4 1/4"

Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.

So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.

Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:

  • Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
  • Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
  • Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
  • The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
  • Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
  • The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.

Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:

  • High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
  • Unusually swollen top
  • Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
  • Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.

The D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System

Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.

Music Nomad Humilele Ukulele Humidifier

Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.

Final Notes on Humidity Control

To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.