Ibanez SR800
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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 9 reviews )
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moosers's review

Ibanez SR800
The Ibanez SoundGear Series SR-800 is an electric bass guitar in the beginner to intermediate range of instruments. I don’t own this bass, but one of my best friends and former band mates has it, so I’ve heard it a lot and have also played it a lot myself. The SR-800 has got 24 frets, along with both a neck and a bridge pick up. It’s also got an on board equalizer right on the bass, which is a pretty cool feature. Although this is a fretted instrument, a number of years ago my friend took the frets out and made it a fretless.


The feel of the Ibanez SoundGear Series SR-800 is definitely more than adequate. It isn’t anything to write home about, but it’s easy enough to play for sure. Of course professionals and more experienced players will be looking for a more fluid feeling neck, but it’s easy enough to play up and down the 24 frets that I can’t complain too much about the feel. Using the pick up parameters is very simple, although the EQ isn’t something you’ll find on many basses. A manual isn’t necessary at all here…


The overall sound of the Ibanez SoundGear Series SR-800 isn’t the best, but is adequate for the price range that it’s in. I wouldn’t record with it, but for practicing and getting started with a bass, it sounds just fine. You’ve got a good amount of control over your sound between the EQ and the two pick ups, although I like the sound of the bridge pick up a bit more for whatever reason. Now that this bass has been made into a fretless, it has a lot warmer and free sound…


For a lower end bass guitar, the Ibanez SoundGear Series SR-800 is a really good deal. It’s definitely a bass that I’d recommend for a beginner, or for a player looking for an upgrade from their student level instrument without having to spend too much money. I definitely like this bass a lot more since my friend made it a fretless, but it was a good bass to begin with for sure. I don’t know if they still make these basses, but the price of one new a few years ago was more than reasonable. Definitely a better instrument than the SR-100 for not too much more money…

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

Ibanez SR800
MODEL bought in 1989.
Channel 24 cases.
A micro Jazz bass in the bridge position, an inverted micro Precision in the neck position. Rglages of Origin: bass, treble, balance microphone (with the 3 + ZrO Crant volume gnral. The electronic is only active (dead battery = more bass!). No serious because once we got to his credit, it's hard to do without.
The mcaniques are of excellent quality for the same bridge (bridges individually adjustable on mine).


The handle is trs end but it is painted and covered with a varnish rather pais: sweaty palms abstain.
The notches trs pronounced the table makes Access in acute infantile at least until the 20th box, APRS which the handle (s'paissit screwed.
The instrument is very well balanced and lightweight.
It's been 15 years since I possde this bass, and my luthier (which is nevertheless anti-Ibanez) is blown through the holding of the handle: it hardly moves and even a tendency lgre recover plutt that "make the big belly." So I have a wonderfully low action. I had the opportunity to try the lower and more Chres rputes, I rarely find as comfortable.

Sound is the major weakness of this instrument. It is certainly versatile, but:
<ul> The microphone has an acute volume much lower than the serious, more if you have the misfortune of the finger or mdiator while in office, we hear "poc" who, themselves, have a good potato :-(
The treble knob only adds breath beyond the zero-
The knob is serious too powerful, it's almost like a second volume. We must therefore use a trs rglage end, which is not always easy, and / or do not touch this rglage </ul>
So we end up with an instrument capable of producing a range of sounds impressive, but only 2 or 3 are REALLY useful.

I rsolu the problem by raising a kit and EMG from a configuration a volume + 1 tone with microphone. I put a note and I dfoulerai a little note on the "sound" because now I have another bass! But it gave me a cot 1500F bass was worth the original 4000 ...
NB: Another SERIES emerged since the original o mics are said to be much less catastrophic.


I use it mostly studio rptition so DIFFERENT several amps, or at home on a Trace Elliot 130W combo. I have always used many effects on the bass, especially the chorus or flanger. The only criticism I can make the sound (with my new pickups) is a relative lack of roundness in the bass.

With the only serious micro, I get a powerful sound dominant rock / new wave, as well as a sound slap, in which case the Tone knob allows me to act primarily on the fire, making them balance is well over the thumb or ultra-slammin. Excellent!
With both pickups together, I add The definition of the sound at dtriment some loss of power that allows me to bring out the nuances of the game
I almost never use them for the acute micro alone: ​​he gives her a trsmdium which I rarely useful.

I would put 8 in relation to the sounds obtained with my EMG.


This is my deuxime low. Previously I had a copy of Precision.
J'apprcie therefore primarily the versatility of the instrument, even if the quality of sound is obtained Ingala.
This bass is lgre, comfortable and solid trs (handle, mechanical), brief counsel for those who do not have to dmnageur shoulders and hands as a pianist. And in addition it is beautiful.
In the era when I bought the competition in this price range n'tait not what it is now (Hohner, Aria, Cort taient a tone below) c'tait So one of the best quality-price.
I do not regret my purchase of the era. Now times have changed and there are probably better for 600 euros. May be one day j'achterai another bass but I do not resell that the!

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

Ibanez SR800
Like any sles ibanez made in Japan
24 Freight
easel very average (not separated bridges)
The hack and electroniquze is completely borked
the handle is painted and lacquered (very comfortable even for narrow por June 1st string)


The neck is super enjoyable
and acute super accessible
the weight is correct

the sound is not great because of the violin average


Very versatile as all SDgr
I play with a Trace Elliot AH 350 SVX and from time to time with an overdrive ODB3
The sound is very neutral rather any setting
j'aime bcp natural and artificial harmonics


3 years
it is very easy to play, the strings are very close for a 6 string so it is easy to play fast.
I found OCCAZ and a ca t love at first sight
I buy 500 € the report is good
I do not regret that choice because it's my first 6 strings and is very easy