5-string Electric Bass with Mahogany Body, 5-piece Jabota/Bubinga Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Bartolini Pickups - Brown Mahogany
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Weight: 7lbs 2oz
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The SR Series: Basses That Look as Great as They SoundIf you're looking to purchase a superb bass guitar that will likely last you a lifetime, look no farther than the SR Series from Ibanez. Available in four, five and six string versions, the SR500 basses combine classic good looks with outstanding tone woods. The five-piece wenge and bubinga necks are the thinnest and fastest in their class, while the dual Bartolini pickups and 3-band EQ deliver the kind of monster tone usually associated with custom built instruments that cost a small fortune!
This is unquestionably one of the best looking bass guitars around, but it's also surprisingly light weight with a superbly balanced, comfort contoured mahogany body with a sweet brown mahogany finish. Most other manufacturers charge extra for such premium timbers, but like all Ibanez instruments, the SR505 is an exceptional value. This is a bass guitar that plays every bit as great as it looks!
The Ibanez SR505 sports one of the most playable necks in its class - even for a five-string! You start with a amazingly thin 5-piece jabota and bubinga neck that's perfectly matched with the SR5 Prestige bolt-on design. The nut is also thinner than you'll find on almost any production instrument. You won't believe just how fast this neck plays and how effortlessly you can access the upper frets. The rosewood fingerboard offers a strong, tight sound and an attractive appearance with a long grain pattern and abalone oval inlays.
While the SR505 is unquestionably a great looking bass guitar that plays like a dream, you also want your bass to deliver earth shaking lows and crystal clear highs. That's no problem thanks to the specially-designed Bartolini MK1-5 neck and bridge pickups which are matched to the Bartolini EQB-IIIS 3-band EQ circuitry. This combination allows you to quickly dial in your perfect bass sound regardless of your individual style and preference. From roadhouse blues to jazz fusion, the SR505 delivers the perfect sound every time!
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Phillip, Lynwood, IL
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
by Adam K from South JerseyFor the price..solid deal and a great sound! Even better with the Ibanez 18 month no interest deal on right now too
June 6, 2012
Music Background: 10+ years playing all types of music
by Tom Phelan from bakersfield caDUDE! Just got this baby and jammed with the boys for a good four hours. The tone is fantastic with good range. Worked well with rock, country and the songs we wrote ourselves. Thanks to Mike at swee... read more [+]twater, I got a gigin bass for a lifetime! Thanks bro! close [-]
August 10, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist.
Great playing and great sounding bass at this price ...
by David M LaBuda from Albuquerque, NMAfter being away from music for several years, I recently bought this inexpensive Ibanez bass thinking that I would try to get back into it and if I did, I could always pick up a better bass along the... read more [+] way. Well, after plugging this baby in and playing it extensively, I am so overwhelmed at the quality and the sound and the ease of play, that I'm not sure I need a more expensive bass guitar. Instead, after looking extensively for an adequate bass amplifier to handle the low end Hertz of a of 5-string, I decided to put the money into a pair of powered 400 watt JBL subwoofers instead. I discovered that most bass amplifiers only provide a low end frequency response of around 45 Hz to 50 Hz. The low E string on the 4-string bass vibrates at 41.2 Hz and the low B string on the 5-string is right at 30.87 Hz. So, even though you will still hear those two strings you are really testing your speakers and the sound you get will be more like a thud than a clearly distinguishable note. No wonder it's hard to tell when those 2 strings are in tune. But, my JBL ES250P subwoofers are providing a frequency response of 25 Hz allowing me to tune that B string down to an A (27.5 Hz) and still have adequate head room (or bottom room as the case may be) which results in one of those bass sounds that you feel and that seems to just spill out into and surround the people on the dance floor. And I can clearly hear all those beautiful sounding low notes coming out by my Ibanez bass and I can tell that it's still in perfect tune. If you select this bass, and support it with adequate amplification, you are going to get a lot of comments on the great sound your putting out from the other bass players in the crowd. close [-]
September 27, 2010
Music Background: Musician / Songwriter / Home Recording Engineer
by Dallas Burke from Tallahassee, FLThis is the FIRST product review I've ever written, mainly because this is such an awesome deal. I played about 40 basses before I bought this one, from $500 to $1000, and this easily blew them all a... read more [+]way. Great clean, punchy tone, and great neck. At several gigs I've had other musicians tell me that I have the best live bass tone they've ever heard (running straight into a Fender Bassman 2-10). I'm not here to sell basses, but if you plan on spending less than a grand (or more?), try one of these babies out! close [-]
February 23, 2010
Music Background: Educator, Recording Engineer, Pro musician
I LOVE this thing! I wanted to add a 5-string to my arsenal, and I can't put it down. It plays so smoothly and feels great. The Bartolini pick ups give it a broad tone range. It is so good it has become my main bass. Exceptional value for any level player.
Ibanez SR505 (5-String Brown Mahogany)
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