Had it on loan from a friend for a while, its a great bass and not that expensive.
This is a great simple bass. It is like a more professional version of the GSR200 I learned how to play bass on. This bass like most ibanezes is great for rock music and has just the tone you need. It has a lot of control with the different EQ knobs on it and is more versatile then the GSR beginner models. This bass is also great for slapping. And I love slapping, the tone holds real well for it. It has 24 frets which I can't stand not having, once you play with 24 frets you will wonder where they went if you play without them (unless you only play root notes and fifths)
I am not a big fan of rosewood fretboards, I always prefer ebony, something about the feel of it just suits me better, but that is more a personal preference then a con. Also I prefer my strings a bit closer together, but again that is a preference.
Well constructed and built to last as long as you do not abuse it more then normal use.
It's a great bass and a good deal if you are a rock player. If you play different genre's calling for different tone, you may need to look elsewhere though.
oh man,this is a long story.I started playing bass around 2002-2003 with a 1970 fender music master that was given to me by my youth paster.but it got stolen at our hotel while on a road trip through arizona.i play bass for my church so i needed a bass immediatley.i decided that i liked ibanez(after about 3 hours research)and went to The Guitar Center and shopped.i found a nice sr400 clearanced at $449.99 and talked the dealer down to 400.after ibought it i went to my cousin's house and borowed his musicians friend magazine and found my same exact bass for $249.99!!!!!!!.i went back to guitar center and they handed me a check for 150 bucks!!!!!!!!(because they have a best price guarentee) . i feel like i got the best deal in the world!!.i walked away that day with a $500 bass that i got for $300, a big smile on my face,and a check for a new bass amp(i just bought a fender rumble 100, its awsome).
i personally think that the Guitar Center and Musicians Friend are the best music dealers ever.period
everthing.the style is aawsome.the axe look is cool.the neck is so thin and fast.you can control the sound so much without even touching your amp 'cause of all the controlls(bass,volume,treble,tone,and more)
the pickups sound awsome
i dont like the weight of it.after about 15 minutes my shoulder starts to hurt(even with a pad).and after a bout 6 months the input jack came loose and started crackling, but once again the guitar center saved the day.they repaired it for free!!!.
well i dont know the input jack came loose fro no reason. the pickups get in the way of slapping,but you can get used to that.
just stupid little stuff
alright i woould probally have to say that its a good quality guitar for a good price.sound awsome . beginner to expert ,jazz, punk, country, worship, rock, metal, it sound good fror all of those.
I bought it at Music Warehouse for $500 with the case. I was only able to get this great price because the salesman had mislead me about a Jackson base guitar that I took back and exchanged for the SR400.
This base fits alomst everything I was looking for in a base. I have been playing for a while on a beginer base for about two and a half years. After very extensive research I decied this was it. Everybody I found gave good reviews.
The kneck is very nice and fast. The light amber color goes very well with the hardware. The controls are amazing! I am able to manipulate the sound from the extreme deep base to the classic slap style. For all the specific details just check out www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=SR400&color=2. As far as the pickups and sound of the SR400 goes I have found nothing wantng.
If you are used to playing one of those really light bases, the SR400 will take a bit of adjustment. The neck needs some slight adjustments like all new bases in my experience. The only other complain I would have is that one of the knobs was not very well tightened, and after some abuse has come off. This is easily fixed though.
The quality and construction is great and I have nothing but praise for this product.
During my research I came upon a statistic that said that Ibanez was the most popular bass guitar maker. I was interested in another base at the time so I did not think much of it. Now I know why. The SR400 is well priced, has great sound, and as far as looks go, not many come close. I only rate this bas as a four star because I have yet to find a perfect base.