So look here....this is not an expensive bass guitar. What it is is a very nice inexpensive bass guitar.
I put some high quality strings on mine and it is sweet. After I set it up and adjusted everything it plays great.
With the tone controls and the bass boost it can get lots of tones.
I bought mine used for $130 with no case. That may be the best $130 I've ever spent. This guitar is fantastic for the money. I also have an Ibanez AS73 6 string that is a wonderful guitar too. Ibanez just knows how to make good guitars that are not expensive............and they do it well!
I got it at, Marshals music for $299, as a show model.
It is really balanced in my mind with a good string spacing, whoops the ass on a fender p-bass in weight and feel, it seems like half the weight, and handels better. Thin neck,34" scale 24 frets, its a great bass.
some buzz on the e at the 12th, but that depends on the playing style
Good quality, my only issues are minor cosmetic dings, but its an show model so i expected that
Good unit, i would have payed full price for it, doesnt wear down on the shoulder.
I am a long time guitarist and I decided that learning bass would be cool as I do multi-track recording and want to play several instruments. I was looking for something inexpensive and bought the IBANEZ. I was astonished at the high quality of the guitar (at $150), but more importantly the the nice punchy sound and overall playability. The guitar definitely doesn't look cheap and I actually think that it looks good. I like the active pickups and the guitar doesn't hum (as some Fenders do).
It is not so much don't like, but more surprise that I had to change a battery. This was new to me. When I first got the bass, I was suffering fret buzz and planned to either adjust the truss rod or bridge, but the buzz has mysteriously disappeared. Maybe it was from being shipped. The guitar plays fine now and hold a tuning very well.
As indicated above build quality and finish are first rate. Although I am second owner and the guitar was shipped from the Midwest to the East, the guitar still looks brand new. All of the components look and function fine and I have not had any buttons fall off as did one reviewer.
I'm new at bass, but a very experienced musician. I know instuments and this is a high quality, well thought out guitar. You can produce a variety on tones and it pops nicely if you slap it. I would recommend it to anyone. Unless you are on MTV and have an unlimited budget, this may be your instrument. Add it to your list of models to try out.
i bought it as my second guitar from music123.com
it cost me 350$
i didnt know if i should thake this one or the yamaha but once i played it i took it.
sr4 neck : Only 20.5mm thick at the first fret, the 34" scale SR4STND Soundgear neck is thin, fast and strong. The bolted on All Access neck joint allows the easy access to the upper frets associated with set-in and neck thru joints.
PHAT: Simple one-control active circuitry boosts the right balance of lows and highs for fatter tone.gives variation to your playing.
the rosewood finger board
offers a strong, bright sound and an attractive appearance with a long grain.
except from that this bass has a really funky sound and you can play many styles with it.
there is not much that i dont like except from the pickups, the dont have enough power.
i also dont like the ibanez strings which you get with the bass. i changed them to ernie ball strings.
3pc. Maple Neck Material
Rosewood Finger Board
IBZ DXP Neck PU
IBZ DXJ Bridge PU
Pearl Dot Inlay
CH : Hardware Color
on the bottom line this is a truely great buy, ibanez basses are low priced but give excellent results, and this is the best example.
this bass is great for many styles, especially for funk
and the phat adds wonderfull variation to your playing