Ibanez SR505
Ibanez SR505

SR505, 5+ string bass guitar from Ibanez in the SR Standard series.

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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).


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 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 ...


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.
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


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 ...


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.


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.