Ibanez SR800
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slow_pulse_boy 09/07/2004

Ibanez SR800 : slow_pulse_boy's user review

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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).

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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!