Ibanez SR505
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Ibanez SR505

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

Images And Words 06/01/2010

Ibanez SR505 : Images And Words's user review

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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.