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SR905, 5+ string bass guitar from Ibanez in the SR Standard series.


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  • Manufacturer:Ibanez
  • Model:SR905
  • Series:SR Standard
  • Category:5+ string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 06/23/2006

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Ibanez SR905 user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 6 reviews )
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MGR/Not Empty\'s Bass Player02/24/2007

MGR/Not Empty\'s Bass Player's review"Ibanez SR905"

Ibanez SR905
I play bass in a Christian Rock band known as Not Empty. We started writing music about 8 months ago, and at the time play a couple shows a month. I have played bass guitar for 5 years.

I bought the SR 905 from Musician's Friend as a much needed upgrade for a price of $849.99. (I also bought the hardshell case made specifically for this bass- $109 or so. Well worth it!)

There is so much good to say about this bass. It can play anything from rock to funk to jazz- you name it. I play diffrent types of rock in my band, and this guitar rocks thru them all. It gives all these awesome sounds thru the active on-board Bartolini MK-1 3-band EQ. This EQ is amazing. With a 9-Volt Battery,(Which I haven't changed since I got the bass a year ago; and its still going, and going, and going...) you can boost your bass, mids, highs, and overall volume individually.
Also complementing this EQ are the two Bartolini MK1-5 Neck and Bridge Pickups. I love Bartolini's. After playing a bunch of basses (Warwick, MusicMan, Pedulla, etc) before choosing this one for best quality, sound, and price, I knew that my final choice would have Bart's equiped. But enough about electronics.
The wood- Bubinga/Maple. That says enough there. Great sound, and don't get me started on the sustain. Just like the battery, it keeps going, and going... at the end of a song, I have to stop the string or it will ring for a minute!
Tuning- this baby will hold a tune for a long time. My old bass (a samick) didnt hold a tune for very long, so I was tuning it between every song. But now with the SR 905, I often forget to tune for an entire show. And you couldn't tell.
Looks- Wow. This is a STUNNING guitar. the charcoal brown flat (cherry-ish) finish on the Bubinga/Maple is beautiful. And the finish is natural. It isn't a Gloss finish where the guitar feels like plastic. You can feel the grain of the wood. Some people wouldn't like this because you have to wipe it down often to keep the oils of your hands from marring the finish, but I think it is worth it.
Action and Playability- Very close to perfect. Easy to play and a great action setup. The fingerboard is Rosewood- I didn't think I would like it as much as my faithful maple fingerboard on my samich, but I like it better. Very smooth playing.
As you can see by all the above, this is a great guitar. (my fingers hurt from typing...but I just cant't stop! this bass rocks!)

Well, not too much not to like. The only thing is the action if you play something smooth, like jazz. It rattles a little at certain spots, but with a little tweaking with the truss and bridge, this could be fixed. (but for rock, this is OK)
I think that is the only thing.

Top of the line. It sports Neck-Thru-Body construction. The best way you can build a guitar. If you don't know what this is, check out ibanez.com
Quality- Accu-Cast B25 Bridge. This bridge gives you the option of putting your strings thru the back of the body, or thru the bottom of the bridge. Nice option to have. I put mine thru the body for best sustain, but putting them thru the bridge might fix the rattle. The bridge and tuners are an aged metal-ish material. Rock solid.
This axe will stand up to anything.

Bottom line, Great bass. and for the price, you can't top it. It well excedes my needs in a guitar, and it will yours as well.
On a side note, I would purchace this from a dealer where you can personaly play and see the guitar before buying. When I recived this from MF, there was a big dent in the back. Now, I called them and got sixety bucks back and don't think much of a dent in the back, but some peeps might.

If you are looking for an awesome rocking bass, you've found the one!

Rock On!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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Noizewasted10/15/2002

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

Ibanez SR905
IBANEZ 4 CORDES

USE

GOOD ATTACK

SONORITS

SUITABLE TO metalheads

NOTICE GLOBAL

NEW USED 3 TIMES IN 1 YEAR
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Bassbreaker10/07/2004

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

Ibanez SR905
Manufacturing Coren, 24 frets, 2 Bartolini pickups, bridge battery-castB25, qualizer Bartolini MK1: 1 volume, 1 balance, 3 qualizers treble, middle, bass, stick in the body of the guitar

UTILIZATION

I bought this bass because the neck SPECIFICATIONS taient identical those of the gsr205, so adjust my fingers, that said, feel and ease of play have nothing in common, in Contents of ergonomics, it suits me perfectly, but it is subjective, and when the sounds, it's sublime, all the sounds are clear thanks qualizer, but it takes a ttonner little beginners.

SOUNDS

The sound of the bass agree the music we play, know the rock from the 70/80, I use a Behringer Ultrabass now 120, enough for rpeter, IDAL and for s' train home (headphone, auxiliary) + a Zoom 607 effects pedals.
The amp sounds a bit light, but with the qualizer bass, you get all the sounds DSIR.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this bass for 1 month, she should except that it is slightly heavier than the gsr 205; other APRS test a large area low in Cologne, Germany (or the choice is plthorique) and requests for quotes on the net, I finally bought in Belgium Deinze, where the choice of the month guitars are the same, but there is no picture on the price (779.13 made home - 1059 899 the other. I would do without hsiter the same purchase.
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MetallicRiffer01/12/2007

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

Ibanez SR905
5 string active bass upscale Coren (just before the Prestige SERIES)
Neck-rosewood fingerboard 24 frets
Bridge piece with the possibility to climb the ropes Travis body or not
Micros / Electronic Bartolini MK1 (entry-level brand), 1 volume, 1 balance, EQ (bass-midrange-treble), 2 soapbar pickups
Round and pretty flat strait (for a 5 string means) 16.5 mm string spacing.
The body is curved in order to lock onto the good bassist.
Trs weight is reasonable, even over long PERIOD
The finish is excellent, say anything, everything is adjusted to millipoil and lightweight satin varnish is sublime

UTILIZATION

The handle is a rgal. I am based guitarist and I had a 4-string before it needs to change to a 5. I did not want to end up with a handle that's too broad and only I turned ves The series Ibanez SR from home.
Everything on this bass is that ergonomics is a MODEL comfort.
The cool thing is that the sound is at once the corrections are only to make up for the shot when needed.
The bridge is a dual position as I go over the ropes and the Si Mi on the bridge to gain a little in attack and the strings of R and G crossing to earn a little sustain.
As for the slap against the spacing of the strings and the neck Reduces crossing is not the IDAL. Must say that I am also a slap in trs big quiche (it was mostly the problem I think).

SOUNDS

This bass is versatile and adapts trs in many styles. Personal I use it in the context of live rock sound again and it does in any case.
It sounds even when privilgiera more modern (which is not JB).
By looking back against the electronic MK1 Barto is the weak point of this bass is not always enough to pierce mix and the preamp is not the best.
Too bad because the violin this lower ecxellente MRIT an upgrade of the electronics.

OVERALL OPINION

I have 3 years, I love its comfort and quality of his violin (TRS Ibanez is strong) and I love the handle.
It MRIT even better when electronic distribution in the range but does require just the MK1.
This is an excellent low (it can be found for € 800 new) but if c'tait again I will take the same version but in Prestige.
The series DEFINITIONS convinced me SR.
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