I'm constantly impressed with the quality and playability of Ibanez basses, and this instrument is no exception. Killer looks, Bartolini custom pickups, abalone and pearl neck inlay AND the Mono-Rail IV bridge system? This bass rivals other instuments 5 times the price!
I just picked up the SR5000EOL because I wanted a 4-string with a thin, fast neck that sounded and looked great. The playability and build quality are second to none and the combinations of woods make this a beautiful instrument. This bass sounds great unplugged. It's voice is very clear and articulate with harmonics that jump off the fretboard. When I plugged it in I was impressed with how even the notes are up and down the neck. The Bartolini pickups are perfectly matched with this bass and the pre amp is offers a wide variety of tones. I love the feel of the oiled wood and rounded edges. The mahogany sandwiched in between the wenge and 5-piece neck contribute to the look and sound. This bass begs to be played and sounds as great as it looks!
Gorgeous bass with a fast neck and IMMENSE sustain!
The combination of tonewoods give this bass a wonderful voice full of sustain. It has the fastest neck I've ever had the privilege to play. I've owned Ibanez basses for nearly 30 years and they never disappoint. I decided to finally treat myself to the flagship bass, and I am very glad that I did. Excellent service and support is icing on the cake!
This bass is beautiful and plays amazingly! Couldn't be happier with the bass or the service I recieved from Sweetwater. Will be a return buyer for sure!