Ibanez SR500
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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 19 reviews )
 12 reviews63 %
 5 reviews26 %
 1 user review5 %
Value For Money : Excellent

kinder_guano's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SR500
4 string bass made in Korea Banez any cute and sober.

- Body thin enough mahogany two parties, satin 'Brown Mahoghany'.
- Bolt, very fine, laminated wenge / bubinga 5 parts, satin finish. Plating of the head ... wood ... it looks like the Vénilia actually.
- Diapason 34''
- Rosewood fingerboard, 24 frets mediums, abalone markers.
- Mecas Banez oil bath (not great issue of the agreement required).
- Input jack dug on the table.
- 2 Bartolini Soapbar MkI passive (volume 500 K ohms).
- Active Bartolini Electronics: Volume, blend (mix the microphone neck and bridge, with a small hard spot convenient position in the middle), 3-band EQ bass, midrange and treble with active middle position.
- 9 volt battery hatch on the back of the box.
- Bridge Accu-Cast B20 Banez chrome like the rest of the hardware.
- Strings Elixir Nanoweb 045/105 series.

Tested in my mag 'favorites, then I had to order it (the time to have brouzoufs, the one I tried was sold). The one I received, in his sumptuous board, felt the white spirit ... a stink for almost a month

The assembly is pretty decent, apart from chtites runs and a bit of orange peel varnish ...

Separate pile from the rest of the electronics is a great idea, but putting in a door that closes by
live rather than video is pretty silly and impractical ...

The input jack dug in the table is just as beautiful bullshit, to force and remove the jack, the wood begins to be marked ... Great ...

The MECAS are subject to the agreement (especially the G string) ... not cool


This bass is lightweight, you forget very quickly, and it is balanced. Easy to play sitting or standing.

The neck is thin and flat, no fatigue seen (and that's what I was looking for, is basically a dirty guitar).
In short, handle comfortable and easy to the 24th box. Alone.

The fret finishing is good, nothing to grip.
Remains the holding of the agreement, the input jack and the battery cover.


Another argument for my purchase, Bartolini electronics and pickups MkI.
No breath. Quite a punch (but not bawdy as I have seen on a MusicMan Stingray, not the same budget either).

The electronics provides a truly impressive range of sounds, the bass is ultra versatile! Small snag on Eq mediums: I find it unusable. Cut, she has no voice at all. Boosted, that drool all over the place, hyper roots (totally messy and imprecise). In short, the knob is still in the middle position. The bass and treble are much more useful and tasty to sculpt A nice sound.

Tested mag 'on 2 bodies (with 4x10) Hartke and Ampeg combo, played with me ... a preamp Ampeg Bass SVP-Pro/Aphex Xciter / Yamaha mixing desk / PC (yes, I bought it for my old solitary computer music).

It is very nice (especially as the first low huhuhu!). But being too versatile, I find it really lacks and desperately character and identity. She does her job conscientiously, but not passionate love.

For the price, it sounds really good. Excellent small low mat supported by a mail really nice.


Value, it is not too bad place, though crushed by the Cort Artisan.

It meets the specifications for the use I make (computer music). And given my low level, it is impeccable.

But it is not quite typical, it does not really have character.

The holding of Understanding and the input jack stupidly placed bother me tremendously.

A mind already, replace it with a Warwick Corvette Double Buck keukine me

Addition, 24/12/2005: sold! And I have no regrets replaced by a Warwick Corvette Double Buck keukine (https://fr.audiofanzine.com/produits/avis/index% 2Cidproduit 2C62816.html%)