The new Ibanez Talman Bass TMB310 comes in two very glam-looking sparkle/glitter finishes. This bass is possibly aimed at those playing in 1970s Glam cover bands or those that just like a little bit spangle in their bass rig!
The Ibanez Talman Bass TMB310 comes in either Turquoise or Silver sparkle and looks perfect for players that want a good solid humbucker and split coil pickup-loaded bass guitar that stands out from the crowd. So if you play in a ‘Ziggy Spandex and the Spiders From Maidstone’ covers band then this could be perfect for holding down the low end duties in your band.
The Talman features a mahogany body which is loaded with a Dynamix J2 bridge humbucking pickup and a Dynamix P neck pickup. The onboard passive two-band eq is accessed by stacked pots and also complimented with a series/tap switch, to allow you to access some variations with the pickups wiring.
Below is a diagram of how that is set out taken directly from the Ibanez site.
The bass features a maple neck with a bound rosewood fretboard which has 20 medium frets. All the hardware on the Talman is chrome plated, making the whole instrument look very sparkly indeed.
Ibanez have been making Talman guitars and basses for many years, and they refer to them as a classic on their site. I’m not sure I would go that far myself, but they have been around for many years now. This new sparkle finish is quite striking and won’t be for everyone. The specifications do look quite robust though, so if you are in the market for something a bit more ‘out there’ then this could be a bass to go try out.
RRP USD $300
Ibanez Talman specifications: site