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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Mr. Low01/31/2013

Mr. Low's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect when you change the strings!"

Ibanez SR505
This 5-string bass is made in Indonesia.
Mahogany body, maple neck and buttons.
24 frets on all strings.
2 active pickups Bartolini MK1.
One volume knob, one balance knob pickups, 3-band EQ with frequency switch medium.
Strings provided: Elixir.

Overall quality of the gear, but I take a point for the strings (the lining of Elixir fray quickly. Suddenly, change strings after 3 months).

UTILIZATION

The handle is very appreciated for its maneuverability: narrow end.
This means, for narrow against the strings are very close to each other. Also, although I do not practice this technique, I think for the slap is not ideal. on the other hand, for the game to fingers is a highway!

The ergonomics of the instrument is very good. It weighs about 500g less than my Squier Precision 4 strings! In addition, the head is light enough not to unbalance the port low, which makes it very enjoyable to play, and my back thank him.

The 3-band EQ, combined with the switch medium and micro scale, allows a variety of settings pretty amazing. Therefore, finding a good sound is a matter of taste.
Certainly, maple keys make the sound more slamming, and therefore less suitable for those seeking a well-rounded and voluptuous, but with a few adjustments, it can be done.

SOUNDS

Sounds pretty slamming (see above) are really rock or fusion of sound I like.

Adept fingers of the game, but amateur percussive sounds in the midrange, I find it quite in my account settings intrument. The equalizer medium, with the switch frequency is unparalleled comfort.

I play without any effect on head amp Ashdown Little Bastard 30 (made in China), with a body in Ashdown 2x12 amp also. On it, a second three-band equalizer allows you to refine my sound, but this is another story ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year and apart from changing strings, no problem, always the same pleasure to play with.
Among my three basses, it is she who will remain as long as my hands!

The PLUS forever playing comfort (lightness, balance, neck width).

LEAST: Elixir strings provided.

Price / quality ratio: good, but provide an extension for the purchase of a set of strings (Me, I put Ernie Ball, and it's been 9 months since I played with: impeccable!)

In short, no regrets in purchasing this instrument.
k-pikeupon09/09/2010

k-pikeupon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent midrange 5-String"

Ibanez SR505
In short, this is a low 5 string active South Korean equipped with Bartolini MK1 pickups.
5 knobs, 2 large for the overall volume and a balance between the 2 mics + 3 small for adjusting bass / mid / treble mode cut / boost


UTILIZATION

It is lightweight (less than 9 pounds), the handle has 24 frets (a motorway!) And is thinner than a stick Jazzbass example. Me I prefer the stick but Ibanez is a matter of taste, try to get an idea of the beast.
Access to the last frets is easy, the sliding handle alone, I love.
The bass comes with strings Elixyr a little bland, I've changed for Ernie Ball Slinky "something" with pulling a hair bigger, and there is America, we get a slightly metallic sound that I also love.
Since we speak about the sound, it's very easy to find hers, turn the knobs of the EQ and it becomes magical sound immediately. Have fun and find your sound. The slapping works very well, especially when you push a little torque midrange / treble on the EQ


SOUNDS

Me I usually put the pickup balance in the middle, slightly dropping the medium and a little boost bass and treble. Everything is connected to a head Bass Terror + Orange cab SWR working pro's 4x10, and it's magic. Indeed, the EQ of my head Orange is not great so I do my settings on my bass and it is hell

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for almost 3 years and I would do this choice with your eyes closed. There are certainly other basses for better quality, but for the price it has largely to his hard-earned money. Basically, it perfect for the person who seeks a low stylish, lightweight, with a varied sonic palette, and a very affordable price in terms of what it has to offer.

The only major criticism I made him finish it. Indeed, the varnish does not hold very well (I play with fingers and jumping to paint the place where I put my thumb), it easily takes the shots if they knock (unintentionally of course ...) and knob Mechanical and tend to oxidize over time. For the rest it works very well
Images And Words06/01/2010

Images And Words's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SR505
As my friend, a C / C site of Ibanez

Neck: 5pc SR5 Jatoba / Bubinga neck
Neck Type: SR5
Body: Mahogany body
Frets: Medium frets
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlay: Abalone Oval
Bridge: Accu-Cast B25 bridge
NeckPU: Bartolini MK1-5 neck could
BridgePU: Bartolini MK1-5 bridge pu
EQ: Bartolini MK1 3-band eq
HW Color: CK

UTILIZATION

The handle is really nice, fine, quick to play. Elixir strings are great, but sees little difference if we use the D'Addario, for example.
The body is just great, fine, super ergonomic. Ideal to move on stage. The treble is played easily, but the sound is not necessarily to go, we must spend some time with the knobs to be able to get a good sound, but it is versatile.
Red card, I do not know if it's a manufacturing defect only on my copy, but the nail on the horn to attach the strap keeps coming undone, and by dint of screw, it digs into the wood, so the nail does more ...

SOUNDS

I use it with an Ashdown Five Fiftee 90W.

It is of great versatility, the active pickups give a lot of possibilities ... The sound is not terrible from cons that we will in the treble, I think. In the serious it is what it takes. Si is a bit soft.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since October 2008 ...

Being a minor and still living with my parents hooks, I did not have a lot of average, it cost me € 600, I find it very reasonable for a bass of this quality. I had tried a Warwick Corvette, a Yamaha RBX, and a Spector Legend 5.
What I like most is its ergonomics ... What I like least, I think that's the problem I mentioned above with the horn.

With experience, I think I made a Schecter Stiletto 5-string, but the problem is that I could not try it.
Adrien.G03/22/2008

Adrien.G's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SR505
A small copy / paste the Ibanez site ...

Neck: 5pc SR5 Jatoba / Bubinga neck
Neck Type: SR5
Body: Mahogany body
Frets: Medium frets
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlay: Abalone Oval
Bridge: Accu-Cast B25 bridge
NeckPU: Bartolini MK1-5 neck could
BridgePU: Bartolini MK1-5 bridge could
EQ: Bartolini MK1 3-band eq
HW Color: CK

UTILIZATION

The handle is really nice, provided with Elixir is a highway (of course, I never tested low premium for comparison, but in any case I enjoy). She is not heavy, well balanced, really fun to play.

SOUNDS

At this point, I'd be more reserved. The active electronics missing a lot of potatoes and the general trend of the bass is a sound way too bright for me. However, it is doing less with various settings.

OVERALL OPINION

A pretty low, very nice to play but is a little disappointing in terms of sound, at least for my taste. His absence the most annoying: the stack, which on the old version is housed in a plate and screw terminals connected to two ultra-sensitive.
Tanatos02/12/2008

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

Ibanez SR505
Low made in Korea.
the neck has 24 frets overcome string Elixir, 2 Bartolini MK-1 pickups and an electronic active Bartolini MK-1.
A bridge Accu-Cast B25 bridge with 16.5mm of thickness (which gives us a little cart between the rope just as well in order to go fast.)
The electronic has a volume, a balance and a legalization knob has 3 (severe, acute and mdium)
Channel 5 aims spices Jatoba / Bubinga and Mahogany body

UTILIZATION

The handle is trs enjoyable, very easy to ACCS Acute serious and that thanks to its handle end trs.
the shape is perfect, although balance and weight concerns is not GNER personne.Seul plate stack has the rear, c is the former but the new MODEL MODEL has changed, more practice.
the sound is achieved very easy thanks to the legalization three bands.

SOUNDS

It is suitable for any style, pushing yields a sharp slap his trs, increasing mdium trs punk sound and increasing the bass sound trs jazz, rock.
I play on a Hartke 3500a ha with a box VX 115, the sound is perfect. Thanks to the legalization of the IBAN and that of the Hartke sound j'apprcie I get the most, well a heavy, fatty, I push on my ibanez bass has the background and I push my amp too, perfect sound.
I love all the sounds of this bass, I play with all these sounds at different times and the song.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2 years now.
I love everything about this bass, the less will be the micro plate derrire 9v, c is the former MODEL plates with screws, but now Ibanez has changed the plate.
I try other models, a 5-string fame baphomet, she liked me too but I had the Ibanez for less then d in I enjoy: D.
qualitprix the report is EXCELLENT, that is a low gnial;) .
I will do it again without choice problem.