With the bass held in the playing position, there are three small knobs closest to the lower edge of the body. Directionally, from the lower bout towards the neck knobs are treble boost/cut, mid boost/cut, and bass boost/cut. There are two larger knobs above these, closer to the bridge. The knob closest to the neck controls volume, and the knob next to it is the pickup balancer control. There is a 3-way power tap switch next to the balancer knob. When the switch is in neck position, the humbuckers are tapped. When the switch is in center position, the humbuckers are in series. when the switch is in bridge position, the humbuckers are in power tap mode, which is tapped with additional low end added. 5pc Maple/Walnut neck The 5pc Maple/Walnut neck provides tonal clarity and superior attack. PowerSpan Dual Coil pickups Developed by Ibanez, the exposed pole pieces of the PowerSpan Dual Coil pickups produce a stronger signal and increase the response of the higher frequencies without sacrificing low end. The result is a tone rich in harmonic detail and dynamic expression. Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/3-way Power Tap switch The 3-band EQ works in conjunction with a coil tap switch for maximum control over a wide variety of professional bass tones. Tap Mode (single coil) creates a punchy, dynamic sound with superior articulation. Series Mode (humbucking) delivers a full, warm tone, and Power Tap Mode provides the best of both worlds-combining the clarity of the single coil with the fat bottom end of the humbucker. Jatoba Fretboard Jatoba has a reddish brown color which produces a rich mid range with a crisp high end. Accu-cast B500 bridge The Accu-cast B500 bridge has adjustable saddles for variable string spacing by +/- 1.5mm, answering every bassist’s specific string spacing needs.