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Ibanez SR700 - Amber Reviews

4.5 stars based on 6 customer reviews
  • from Indianapolis August 5, 2014Music Background:
    48 years a guitar player, writer and recording fanatic.

    I Was Really Surprised

    I am actually a guitar player that plays bass on the song demos I make. I am not blessed with Stanley Clarke's hand size if you know what I mean. I have played an old Peavey Dynabass for the last 28 years because it has a neck that is perfectly suitable for my hands. I was seriously considering one of the Fender Dimension basses, so I tooled up to one of the stores here in Indianapolis to try one out. The neck was too large for me, and I decided against it almost immediately. I then tried out a similarly priced Musicman bass. Once again, the neck just was not comfortable for me to get around on. Gibson and Hofner offer smaller necks, but I wasn't really looking for a vintage style bass either. Just as I was almost resigned to play my Peavey until eternity, my eye viewed an Ibanez 500 bass. It looked great and was priced at less than half the price of the Fender and Musicman. It also had a neck that felt as good, if not better, than my Peavey Dynabass. What really opened my eyes was when I plugged it into the exact same amp I had tried for the other two basses. It was then that I discovered, that it had much more output, clarity and versatility than either of the other basses. The Bartolini pickups and the EQ are exceptional on these basses. That sent me back home to read up on the Ibanez basses. I settled on the SR700 because I really liked the color and the fact that it has a midrange scoop/boost switch that is really a nice feature. You can spend a lot more on a bass than the SR700 costs. I doubt you can find many that actually perform any better. A superb value and a fantastic product.

  • from New Church, Va. September 4, 2013Music Background:
    Bass Player Christian Band

    sweet instrument

    Sweet instrument, It pushes the power I was looking for along with the controls to change the effects if needed. The neck has real smooth action and I have enjoyed playing it.

  • from South Florida January 24, 2015Music Background:
    Software Developer

    One Great Bass

    The SR700 hits a lot of sweet spots. It's a great looking bass with a beautiful figured maple finish. The frets are finished smoothly and the neck is fast and sized right. What's most important is the sound. The SR700's Bartolini MK1 humbucker pickups coupled with Ibanez's three-band equalizer produces just about any tone you want from this bass. The output is high, the humbuckers are quiet, and the action was setup just right. I am not a professional musician and I haven't tried a thousand basses. But, as soon as I plugged it in, I knew I made the right decision with this instrument. It's a super bass and a great value at this price.

  • from Cleveland, Ohio March 6, 2013Music Background:
    Jazz, R&B

    Ibanez SR 700 (Amber)

    This is a great bass right out of the box. The construction is solid and the materials used are of great quality. The sound is really useful, and most desired tones are readily available thanks to the 3-band EQ. Sweetwater sales agents are very helpful and their commitment to impeccable customer service was obvious. I will buy from Sweetwater again when I purchase my six string!

  • from New Jersey September 7, 2014

    Great for smaller hands

    This is replacing my older Cort which had a fatter neck than my hands could handle. Besides being beautiful, the SR is so much more comfortable to play.

  • from Baltimore, MD October 2, 2012Music Background:
    A butcher, a baker, a candlestick bass player.

    A high end sound at a budget price.

    Fast neck and great tone! Build quality is incredible for its price. Close your eyes and play it and you'll think it's a high end Warwick or a Ken Smith. No matter how big your budget is, you should give the SR700 a try. Very versatile , dialing in Precision or Music Man tones are no problem.

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