Everything I hoped for
The Ibanez SR1206 plays, sounds, and looks as good as I had hoped for. I had a Padouk body/wenge-bubinga neck 5-string Soundgear that I got in the mid-90's that cost me around the same money (more money actually in 2015 dollars), and the SR1206 is better than that old one in almost every category. The pickups sound fantastic, the EQ is very useful (when I'm not bypassing it which is most of the time), the MR-IV bridge is easy to adjust and sounds great, the neck looks and plays fantastic. Running it through a digital multi-effects box to my vintage tube 2x15 I am blowing my mind with the sounds I can get. I actually restrung it higher E - E and it works great, I can play the same chords and pieces that I play on classical guitar. Pure low bass lines come out sounding like a dream too. Pretty much totally satisfied.