Wenge and bubinga handle
2 pickups Nordstrand Big Single
EQ 3-band EQB-IIISC
EQ switch on / off
Switch middle freq 250Hz/600Hz
Made in Indonesia
I put a score of 8 because the features are great but the finish could be better, as qalité sanding the body for example (not embarrassing to play but do less "chic" that Warwick for example.
I judge the ergonomics of a low according to the following criteria, taking into account for those who want to use me, I have small hands (which is important when it is a 5 string):
* Weight: Ibanez is really the champion of low light, not sacrificing anything for all the sound. It is for me an important criterion for the lower play standing for several hours (or repet concert) and therefore comfort depends much on the weight
* Balance: perfect
* Size of the handle: I just selected the Ibanez SR series for my May 1st string because the handle is really late compared to a Musicman, Warwick or Fender, and therefore the strings are fairly close. It can be a slap inconvenient especially if you do not master this technique. But for playing comfort with a finger or mediator (99% of the use of a bass), this is a real plus.
* Access handle: the handle is shorter than a warwick and without access to the top of the handle is less tiring. The access to the bottom of the handle is nickel. The underside of the handle has a very successful I find an ergonomic point of view for placement inch flat portion. I find it much more comfortable than the sleeve C (way Fender)
This bass boxing in the "hitters" category, Musicman Stingray way or Warwick Corvette Double humbucker, unlike consensual bass Fender (Jazz Bass) style, or Ibanez and Cort microwave Bartolini. For sound, I make a difference between a low test at home or in a store vs. group play (repet or concerts). Because it can be very misleading. Bass Musicman, Warwick or Ibanez SR1205 have the character and can sound cold hair was tested. But in the mix of a group that is far from being a fault because you hear better without having to turn up the volume. This is fundamental to me. The SR1205 is less typical than the Stingray and therefore can be more versatile. She raproche actually the character of Warwick although its micro Nordstrand are different CME. This is an original sound, with one side "fit in" while remaining warm and musical a delight!
The electron is, in turn, very powerful: any rotation of a potentiometer radically changes the sound that allows you to concoct a sound measure.
I bass for 7 years, and I play in a cover band pop / rock. I had other low before the SR1205 (MM Stingray, Warwick Corvette, Fender JB U.S. Cort custom shop) and it was my first 5 string.
For me the great strength of this bass is its unbeatable price / performance ratio (I paid € 1140 new lai), the quality of materials (wenge, bubinga, ovangkol) found only on more expensive models (Warwick) ergonomics, and sound.
The finish could be improved manufacturing (sanding, ..) but no impact on Thurs
I have 2 months and I referrer this choice without hesitation. Really a good plan.
Made in indonesia, fast neck, and bridge jumpers to individual, specific series pickups, 3-band preamp, with selection of two mediums Bades
light and well balanced, nice handle, to, both slim and wide access to acute at ease!
sound without preamp is pretty medium, but once the switch "on", pushing his big bass. sounds "hose" and "bridge" are well defined and easily balanceable from one to another. staying on the same setting and passing the finger slap, the difference is great without the need to correct the sound. care to know how to balance the strikes the string!
purchased one month ago, it balances perfectly my other models (Fender and Godin) to sound more "present" without being dépaysése by the neck and playability
A choice that I will ever be carefree, although I think that has not yet learned all the possibilities of the beast!