Ibanez SR305DX
Ibanez SR305DX

SR305DX, 5+ string bass guitar from Ibanez in the SR Standard series.

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MGR/Anonymous 01/15/2005

Ibanez SR305DX : MGR/Anonymous's user review

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Bought it in Greece at local Ibanez dealer for 320 Euros... Great price for a bass like this! Really liked an older one from Ibanez (765JM). Terrific color! Anyway, I just got this one which is about two times cheaper and looks like it. Actually, I needed a 4-stringer but I went for a 5-er just because I liked the pickups more! (hmm, intelligent choice :-) )

In my opinion, it's one of the best (if not the ONE) in this price range. Comfortable, nice action, attack, sound. At first it sounded a bit tinny, but that can always be tweaked... Nice black finish and LOOOOTS of room for experimentation (both musically and technically).

Don't like the Bass-Boost. And the rest of the electronics in there. It does need a small fix here and there - nothing a layman can't do... I've already replaced most of the nickel hardware with black parts. Also planning to change ALL of the electronics.

Everything works fine out-of-the-box. Nothing has gone wrong until now, but that's mainly because I treat it like a child ;-) (practicing-too young to have one).

As I said, it has to be your main consideration for a 5-string bass in the 300-400$ price range. Great job from Ibanez! 2 thumbs and 2 toes up.

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