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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 5 reviews )
 1 user review20 %
 4 reviews80 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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heads on fire11/22/2011

heads on fire's review"Great 5 string bass."

Ibanez SR605
SPECS
Neck Material: 5pc Jatoba/ Bubinga
Neck Type: SR5
Body: Light Ash body
Frets: Medium frets
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlay: Abalone oval inlay
Bridge: Accu-Cast B25 bridge
NeckPU: Bartolini® MK1-5-F
BridgePU: Bartolini® MK1-5-R
EQ: EQB-IIIS
HW Color: Black Flat
Finishes: NTF, WNF

Scale/Length 864mm/34"
a: Width at Nut 45mm
b: Width Last Fret 67mm
c: Thickness 1st Fret 19.5mm
d: Thickness 12th Fret 21.5mm
Radius 305mm
PICKUPS
Bridge Pickup
Name: BARTOLINI® MK1
Model No: MK1-5-R
Construction: Humbucking/Passive
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Five string version of MK1-4-R. High output with well balanced tone.

Neck Pickup
Name: BARTOLINI® MK1
Model No: MK1-5-F
Construction: Humbucking/Passive
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Five string version of MK1-4-F. High output with well balanced tone.

UTILIZATION

I really cannot rave enough about Ibanez Soundgear series basses. This model in particular is a great example of a 5 string that won't break the bank, yet offers a lot of high pro-grade features. The playability, balance, and feel of the bass is top-notch. I can do whatever slap, pick, finger, or tapping techniques I need to do. The workmanship is also excellent for this price range.

SOUNDS

The Bartolinis, mixed with the electronics, offer a huge variety of tones to choose from. I cannot imagine needing any kind of raw bass tone that this particular bass could not provide - it'll do anything, from metal to country, jazz to hip-hop, and everything in between. The 3 band EQ plus mid-frequency switch allows me to make this bass sound like whatever I hear in my head.

OVERALL OPINION

I'm giving this perfect tens for the price point. No matter what style one plays, this bass could be a perfect addition to the bass rig. The low B is very tight and doesn't sound flabby, and the SR605 overall looks fantastic, feels fantastic, plays fantastic, and sounds fantastic. It IS fantastic! Enough said!
Fredglass11/10/2013

Fredglass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good bass!"

Ibanez SR605
For me, a 5-string bass = perfect symmetry. When you're on the A string you can choose to go nab a full range higher octave or full range on the lower octave. Similarly, the handle 24 cases of this SR605 provides access to two full octaves.

The SR605 is my first "clean" low. Previously I have a Cort Action, a real shovel and a short scale in the Custom 77, unplayable. In comparison, the SR 605 provides a very comfortable game even if it is for a five-string.

The equalizer on the body of the guitar can sound good to vary at will. We can go from jazz to hard upset. In short, it is a versatile bass.

UTILIZATION

Nice wish to handle. I quickly moved to the five-string bass and the SR605 has made me forget my 4 string that I had before. As a former beginner (!), I wanted to go to the 5 strings because it seemed more logical to me. With SR 605 to the handle end, it does not seem to me + complicated. Better have a damn good 5-string 4 strings that difficult to handle. Access to acute is easy.

SOUNDS

Anything is possible, I think. The downside is that with this kind of instrument general, as good as it is, the sound is pretty much boilerplate and typed. I play with a lot of mediums and here does. In sum, this instrument has good sound no surprises but pleasant surprise either. The sound is "just" good, so 7/10.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this bass for a year and a half. I only had two low before (see above) and since then I've tried two others. The first word that comes to mind to describe this bass is "comfort" because the bass is light, ergonomic (and I have very small hands) and the handle is fine. I like the approach of the 5 strings and I think the SR 605 allows anyone (novice or not) to tackle it.

The feature I like least: the body of the instrument is made with quality wood that is very, very tender. I am very careful with my instrumentals but even if you take care of the SR605 as your first girlfriend or your last car (or vice versa for the most romantic), the body of the instrument is forced to suffer the vagaries of time : micro scratches and other small SOFC.

Bought 300 euros OCCAZ (I said it sagit a lefty model, so a little less discoverable in OCCAZ) in a more respectable status, I would do without this choice problem. This is a very good bass for beginners to 5 strings (or low in general for that matter). A little lacking in personality, yes, but a versatile instrument with which there are no surprises and that fits all styles of play
BoboFLo05/07/2012

BoboFLo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super low!"

Ibanez SR605
see the features here: http://www.ibanez.com/BassGuitars/model-SR605

UTILIZATION

Channel pleasant, typical of the thin SR series, but a little too late for me.
This bass is super lightweight and easy to play.
access to acute is easy. The sound is versatile we get what we want quickly by tampering with the knobs

SOUNDS

Great for slap through microphones (Barto MK-1), however the gap between the strings is quite small.
The sound is rather round and warm.
I mainly play on ampeg BA-108 and the top is made.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since January, this is my first 5 string.
I like this bass but I will not repeat this choice because I'm not fan of 5 strings.
What I like most about this bass is the handling and electronics. The value for money is very good, you do not pay the mark but only the bass.
Gib*5110/02/2011

Gib*51's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SR605
- Electric Bass active (9v) IBANEZ
- 5 Strings
- SR Series
- 2 pickups Bartolini MK1
- Equalizer Bartolini MK1
- Black hardware
- Ash body
- Bolt-SR4 jatoba and bubinga (5 parts).
- Rosewood
- Bridge Accu-Cast B20
- Strings Elixir (I ride Ernie Ball Regular 45/130)

USE

- Easy bewildering game I have small hands and plays ieurs + hours without fatigue rehearsals and concerts.
- The string spacing at the bridge is 16.5 mm only.
- Access to acute (24 frets) is very easy: the body of the bass is well studied.
- Ash is a light wood compared to mahogany.
- With Bartolini preamp, the sound palette is very broad: Personally, I like the round pêchus sounds but is accessed treble and midrange sounds for + "modern Pb free.

SOUNDS

I absolutely hate anything about Ibanez.
Here, I think, about its qualities:

- Amazing game Comfort: Ibanez .... like guitars.
- Low weight: you can play for hours without fatigue.
- The sound palette: Barto preamp and pickups.
- It is well constructed (never spent with the Luthier).
- She is beautiful ash, the wood grain, I love.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I play with this low since March 2010. (20 concerts and repetition fortnightly)
I had in my younger years a Fender Precision Bass US (1971) which I separated because I was playing more music Because family, job, etc.
Yes I know, I made a huge crap !!!!
I had since then not tested many instruments knowing that in the problem of sound research there is not the instrument used, far from it: Amps, Effects and incidentally the musician himself .. .lol.
In fact even if we recommend trying the instrument before buying it, is not so obvious in the end.

SR 605 is well worth a visit for the quality price ratio.
Gib*5110/02/2011

Gib*51's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" EXCELLENT QUALITY / PRICE"

Ibanez SR605
- Electric Bass active (9v) IBANEZ
- 5 Strings
- SR Series
- 2 pickups Bartolini MK1
- Equalizer Bartolini MK1
- Black hardware
- Ash body
- Bolt-SR4 jatoba and bubinga (5 parts).
- Rosewood
- Bridge Accu-Cast B20
- Strings Elixir (I ride Ernie Ball Regular 45/130)

USE

- Easy bewildering game I have small hands and plays ieurs + hours without fatigue rehearsals and concerts.
- The string spacing at the bridge is 16.5 mm only.
- Access to acute (24 frets) is very easy: the body of the bass is well studied.
- Ash is a light wood compared to mahogany.
- With Bartolini preamp, the sound palette is very broad: Personally, I like the round pêchus sounds but is accessed treble and midrange sounds for + "modern Pb free.

SOUNDS

I absolutely hate anything about Ibanez.
Here, I think, about its qualities:

- Amazing game Comfort: Ibanez .... like guitars.
- Low weight: you can play for hours without fatigue.
- The sound palette: Barto preamp and pickups.
- It is well constructed (never spent with the Luthier).
- She is beautiful ash, the wood grain, I love.

NOTICE GLOBAL

I play with this low since March 2010. (20 concerts and repetition fortnightly)
I had in my younger years a Fender Precision Bass US (1971) which I separated because I was playing more music Because family, job, etc.
Yes I know, I made a huge crap !!!!
I had since then not tested many instruments knowing that in the problem of sound research there is not the instrument used, far from it: Amps, Effects and incidentally the musician himself .. .lol.
In fact even if we recommend trying the instrument before buying it, is not so obvious in the end.

SR 605 is well worth a visit for the quality price ratio.