Ibanez SRX500
Ibanez SRX500

SRX500, 4-string bass guitar from Ibanez in the SRX series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 10 reviews )
 7 reviews70 %
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Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/Jack Elliott (Ignorance Bassist)10/09/2003

MGR/Jack Elliott (Ignorance Bassist)'s review"Ibanez SRX-500"

Ibanez SRX500
Bought From The Guitar, Amp and Keyboard Centre online for £319 (GBP)

The bass feels very comfortable, its one of those 'next-gen' types with a slim neck and active electronics. Two active humbuckers, volume, tone, bass cut/boost and treble cut/boost. Full 24 fret neck that is extremely slim and fast. It gives the full spectrum of sounds from a low bassy rumble that literally shakes the walls to a high trebly almost nasal sound. It is sort of a compilation, looks like an abstract jazz bass, has a new style neck and sounds kinda like a Stingray with the bridge pick up. Also, it can sound like a Warwick Thumb a certain settings.

Nothing realy, perhaps the fact that the higher strings sound almost underpowered, expect to use the eq, a lot.

Seems very well built, GAK had to order one in specially, transport it all the way up the country, leave it in a cold warehouse for two days and the finally tell me where it was so I could go get it, and it was in tune when I got it home! Feels very solid, think it will stand up to my style of playing (smashie-smashie.)

Extremely good, will reccomend to anyone who is looking for an extremely versatile and powerful bass. What is the same price? Epiphone flying vees or explorers? Squiers! The only thing that even close are Yamaha's. Even the Fender Mexicos dont feel as solid. If you have eyes that want a Stingray or a Warwick, but a wallet that doesnt, buy it. Its that simple.

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jason 4206/29/2009

jason 42's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SRX500
In which country was it made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France ...)
I think what has been made in Korea.

How many frets, what kind of microphone and their configuration?
There are 24 frets on this bass, the mic are two micro double with ergonomics that can put his thumb on it ^ ^

What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)?
for the bridge, I do not know much but I had three basses and this one is on the easel was the strongest

What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)?
The setting, then! bluffed, I is not need to touch the amp for the sound I want!
So there is a setting for bass, one for the treble, balance between the microphone and the volume of course!
What kind of stick?
handle it is that I really like this bass!
he is super fine and access is very easy to acute


The handle is it nice?
yes, very nice (already said ^ ^) it slides perfectly

Access to acute (last string) Is it easy?
I would say yes, standing can easily reach the 20th box but after a bit is forced
sitting on the other hand is happiness or we will we see fit!

Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
the weight!! <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt="sad" /> it is heavy anyway!
but the ergonomics are perfect, especially the thumb rest on the mic!
Do you get a good sound easy? ...
already said, yes I was not touching the amp


Are they suitable for your style of music?
it fits all styles of music, yes you will say all the reviews of all the bass tell her!
but really going to buy the closed eyes!!
I play in a group of dub reggae so I need very deep bass, it suits me.
I also play in a punk metal band and I like the sound you want!
friends with a drummer and we played red hot = s sound was like a flea to musicman
With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I play on a ashdown mag 300 for C115 have a better record low!
no effect

What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
I kiff the big bass that rattle the trips!
I served

I hate to sound too sharp!


For how long have you been using it?
2 years

What thing do you like most/least about it?
I handle kiff

Did you try many other models before getting this one?
yes and even the much more expensive but I was charmed by this low

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
wonderful I bought 250 of OCCAZ

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
yes even if I am offered a musicman bongo
not be too much!

jo49's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SRX500
_couleur brown coal
_micros Ibanez PFR-b4 / / pfr-n4
_equaliseurqualiseur EQB-II DX (bass / / treeble)
_accastillage Black Chrome
Lime Saddle _corps table and Flamm (good enough lightness)
_manche SRX4 Saddle
_touche Rosewood
Accu-Cast B200 _chevalet
_bonnus home elixir strings ibanez nikel NANOWEB (Class!)
_24 Freight

basically good for all that we are well on the good stuff to last. ensures a concert no worries! I would have the system aprci neutrick vrouiller jack that allows the jack has a low but hey you can not have it either!


The handle is trs and enjoyable enough for a low end of that price. hand flows well throughout the race but from the cargo 15 17 must hold.
conclusion: access to acute relatively complicated.
the shape is well thought out and goes well with the body regardless of the position of the bass.
we get a good sound? What question are active micro remarqueble a quality for the price and allow 2, 3 shots pottars to get the sound you need!


This bass has a really good sound trs! (Especially walking) ... it lacks a little low in the slap but it may be because of my amp (randall 30W)! I intend dailleurs change soon. I play heavy metal, hard rock and therefore I need a good well rounded and a little fat. no problems! with EQ, a little bit of bass boost and you're jou. the performance of microphones is extraodinaire for this low price and offers a range of its "almost" ilimite.

is the main strength of this low!


I use it for 7 months and I have never yet been Deut. I was able to make great progress with his presence and in concert is great! what I like most is the ease of finding the sound you want. I try other low bf before that the (Cort, ltd, yamaha) but none had as much scotch by the dynamic sound! TRS is a good value for price and quality I Do not hesitate one second if I had the choice again: vive la srx 500!

Quentin2819's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SRX500
The table and the handle of this bass is made of Saddle divided into 24 frets. It possde corrsepondent 4 buttons that each volume, balance, and at low frequencies.
It is equipped (initial purchase) Elexis string.
I bought 511 color sunburst on the site of Thomann.


But here's a round enjoyable! Indeed, CHARACTERISTICS bass Ibanez is the finesse of the handle. It's super enjoyable to play on with Access in acute relatively easy. The only default is that we could give it weight. But I must say that I was not a hit or gn. All this is to have a comfortable Lanir!
All CHARACTERISTICS sr are accompanied by a superb design that I love!


Then the sound level ... It makes sense! A warm and very clear for many styles of music prcis but is versatile trs. It passes easily from the mtal Młoda acoustic. I use a Fender Bassman 150 combo bass and sound, admnage. Frankly I do not blame him at the sound that excels!


I use it for six months and I conquered. This bass offers many opportunities for good bass players but is also good for beginners trs. All this while keeping a reasonable price trs in the vicinity of 500. I classify the trs good bass 4 string Ibanez.
And nothing more motivating than beginners music with an instrument that we like! The SRX-500 is love at first sight when seen ensured. LORD is love when you hear it!

No doubt, this bass is fantastic!

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

Ibanez SRX500
At its CHARACTERISTICS, I think this bass is trs complete: 24 cases, frets mediums, 4 buttons (volume, pan, Tone balance uh I think ...). For microphones, I think they are good home-made ... well I admit that I have not really considered CHARACTERISTICS because it is not that inspired me to try it. ..


The handle is really enjoyable and trs Access in acute is really easy! Being based guitarist, this low tap me the eye so it is enjoyable to watch. Once the grip very comfortable, I have my fingers and pos ... PURE SOUND LIKE I needed!! Sincrement I hallucinated. I had a ball!
It has all the bass.


This low, I tried it in total with a guitar amp Hartke: ca frankly dmnage! I have taken the trouble to write is that I think it sincrement excle in mtal, rock ... but it's still the versatile bte!! It has a round, warm and above all ... PRECIS. When I record a bass line, I like the fact that the good of Manir hear that it is not a sound "noyquot;.


I did not buy tjs I put money from cot .... but I really hate to have it, it's a great investment. MODEL I try some but it fascinates me as a kid. The report qualitprix is ​​justified.
I'll buy two if necessary.
MJ 01/2006: I finally bought this Nol. Prfr I wait a bit before posting my opinion. I wanted to be sure to confirm my first opinion. VERDICT: is that good! It is amazing because its handling is a breeze: the handle is enjoyable end. In addition, several friends came to try it at home they all ei dchirait find it! I have the feeling of holding a beautiful instrument in the hands that I would classify as high-end beginners.
Its level is versatile and slaps fit really well (since I do more than a. ..).
The finish is the price I find this satisfactory trs. In addition, she is super nice.

Even if you can not buy it, go take a look at this beautiful object was worth the effort!

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

Ibanez SRX500
SRX4 neck 3pc
Flamed Maple top / Basswood body
Medium frets
Accu-Cast B200 bridge (19mm string spacing)
PFR-N4 neck could
PFR-B4 bridge could
EQB-II DX 2-band eq
Equipped Elixir

Site ibanez direct shot.


The neck is super enjoyable! Ibanez for me is the most comfortable at the neck.
Access in acute plutt is simple but I've seen better ... I've seen much worse especially!
Even when its weight is Gnant when it was a moment of self but it does not sting the nose!
The sound is good, it's not the rolls but can be very easy to get a probe light, soft, like a heavy sound, low trs flexible on this point!


As stated above, this low trs is versatile, it suits me anyway (I play metal, Hardcore No-group)
I use a Hartke HA3500 amp VX4 + * 10, a killing!

I do not hardly touch the EQ of the amp, the Ibanez is easily adjusted and the amp follows aisment trs.

I play prfre fingers fast and heavy sound, I served with the trs SRX500


I use it for almost 6 months and I'm not deu. While it is not the best ibanez 4 strings with, but the report qualitprix is ​​excellent. It surpasses the SR and Ergodyne, struggling in its quality and prsence.

I love the sound, color! (I bordeaux red / black), its easy handling, and comes with elixir strings (nice). Are the least weight, between the location of the jack (attention has wedge the jack with the strap if you walk on it compulsory)

A report qualitprix dfiant competition, a good low-rev at good prices!

I referrer that choice without hsiter, that said, breaking the piggy bank a little over a j'orai opt pr Cort A4 (300 more!)

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

Ibanez SRX500
Bah on the picture it m'tonne whether an acoustic ...
already tried this kind of low (on the photo) the ibanez .. c be a bit like a jackhammer. What it heavy!
but considering the price must be for beginners c tolrent .. not bad.


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

Ibanez SRX500
In APRS the photo does not seem that low trs sound


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

Ibanez SRX500
Wow, this is a tuc ouf of this bass, it's been 1 hour that I play with and I am Acroceras is beautiful handle is perfect, the pickups too, violin making. some small default to wear at the violin but it does not matter.

The handle: The frets are perfect medium, it has 24cases, the head is beautiful (as)

the body: the color is gorgeous (the same as the picture), but more beautiful in real life.

The lctriquee: I would put this on 11/10 the sound that comes out is clear, precise.

This bass is truly a monument itself, I recommend it to all bass players that start low and change.


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

Ibanez SRX500
This is an active bass with:
Basswood body with a table-Saddle Flamm,
-Rosewood fingerboard and 24 frets medium frets
Accu-easel Cast200
Micro-IBZ PFR-N4 neck and the PFR-B4 bridge for
- 4 pots> Volume 1> a balance> 2 tones
it is dcline in 2 colors: black and translucent honeyburst (I CRACC for her)

A very low complte ... even if the dcapsuleur not yet ... Intgr rockers ke shame for us


The handle is East "old" and is DIFFERENT from Ergodines the same brand.
its weight is bearable
n'tant not REALLY bassist (guitarist plutt) I can only say kelle is enjoyable to play and ke the slap bass and other Technik are easy go
a little more done everything sympatike with the thumb rests on the microphones for a game with more fingers PRCI


The bte a question dveloppe its pretty impressive, the 2 large pickups (ki are magnifike) are active and send good bass heavy and very well rounded with a good ki ODB-3 distortion come keep her very heavy and little prsdfinie (drive back ... so we can not have it)
his palette is quite varied, but all the same orientation to a heavy sound
mtal for the rock o reggae, it is exelente!



was going to do a year and a half ke I use it and my great misfortune I have ending for me if the bailiff Sparer help me (and yes ... music and wealth do not pair for the poor little musician ke us)
I like everything about her, aa t really love at first sight, I bought way back to a store to look a little while and if I start, I would do without hsitations
For other models try to include at Ibanez, sound and sttike that really won me low, APRS is a matter of taste.
It's worth to look at it ...!