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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

caramasov76's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ibanez SR905
Made in Korea, handle driver (great) and rather narrow (16.5mm between the strings), 24 frets, Bartolini MK1 pickups and active EQ with knobs Barto volume, balance, bass and mid trebble, accu-castB25 easel. I do not know for wood, but he seems ok, it is curved and very comfortable and very lightweight, great!
For my part, I had natural wood color, which apparently was produced until 2005. The top is made, everyone told me, it casts serious! But should see her too.
Overall, that's good! We feel the quality, I would say the average premium (see premium only).

RQ: oddly my easel was oxidized (??!!), I end up with an easel half black and chrome. A check on other models of over two years.
RQ2: too bad the battery cover does not open with a screwdriver.

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I forgot to mention, but you guessed it, it's a 5 string


Ah the handle, the handle ... what about ... it is good? Nah, I think more than that, it glides on its own, it's pretty small for a 5c, but it is no longer a problem after adaptation. Acute attack my faith is almost complete: I have a little trouble reaching the 24th case of so serious, but so good lol ... and sutain ... great, I think it's due to neck-and shape of the bass is ... hmm
With a good strap, I think we can be any lower. With a strap at L * dl, I think we can easily hold a concert with babane sr905.
Well, use, features, ok, let's just sound. I play everything from soft more than Bourin (death metal, metal, rock, red hot, rythm'n soul, blues, jazz). So guess I was looking for a versatile bass. I think I was served.


We discover the beast, one is "ok ... it's not a trick fagot."
And say "Hey, I'm going to see the plug."
One mug of coffee and there: "Oh my God, it's light!"
We take the shielded jack, one branch, we notice that there is no locking Neutrik, shame about the price of the low (€ 933 I think). Tac, you turn the amp. I play so bad. HUHU, error, I was thrown against the wall (lol). I try to get up. Ok, we'll feast.
I turn the knobs. I type the walking bass (hoho the pun! Sacred me). "Woh ...", it's round, it is rather hot (it is perhaps not the warmth of a Fender, but it's good).
I return the knobs, I start the SOAD is so good.
I'm starting to turn the knob trebble. Too bad, his breath a lot.
I tried the slap, and there is almost cata: the spacing is rather low, in fact, it takes time to adapt. And finally passes his own, very present bass, treble it right.
In short, a range of impressive.
I have yet to find any sound, but my favorite type of music (red hot), it's perfect. Let's groOove.
For accuracy, I'm not Bill Gates, so I have an amp Warrior (lol) 65w, I play with no effect (but I need a compressor now). Certe not worth the ampeg. But I wait a Peavey TNT160 (it's not like a Trace Elliot). I also tested this on a fender bass and there BXR300 Croy me is excellent and it breath away (especially if the grave).


My opinion is not yet final and can not serve as a reference because it is one week (received 16/02/07) she is home, anyway, all I said is true. For features, I can not lie, but for the sound, I may reissue me later.

But for now, room for more:
Bon big sound
And the least:
New price-perhaps
-No neutrik

I raised a babane SR300 (my first bass). I quickly made the rounds. Must say after 1ans1 / 2 ... but it is a great bass to learn, she has concerts, jazz has had (lol) and red hot metal and of course. I also tested a fender mex Jazzbass dlx (active) and I admit it is very good. But it was not mine so it was very bad.
The value for money for myself is excellent as OCCAZ purchased at € 530. However, at nine, I think the ratio Q / P is pretty good. This is my 2nd bass and probably my first real low to me.
It must be admitted that it was very beautiful and a good big sound, so I would do this choice. However, I will seek more in the nine occasions since, is that even a ti cheap (well for me anyway).
Go try it, it's better than me.
Bon bah me, I go back.
Thank you for taking the time to read.

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


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).


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.


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.

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

Ibanez SR905
24 cases.
5-string (if G)
2 active pickups Bartoloni MK1 (Mmmiiaaammm!).
knob Grave Mdium, Treble, Balance between the mics, Volume gnral.
Elexis strings.
Channel driver (Re Mmmiiaaammm!).
Manufacturing Coren.
Table cot bomb mics and indoor curved face (absolutely gnial) 3 pices adhesives.


The neck is thin for a 5 string, trs particulirement enjoyable and fast.
The varnish visibly trs good quality is not very thick and suggests the wood grain on the neck as on the table. This finish is simple and quite natural.
The color may seem dull at first, but the result is spectacular with scne by and flash!

This low, due to its ergonomic tudie trs, provides playing comfort and is indniable particulirement lgre for a 5 string. CHARACTERISTICS This is not to lgert pnalisante for sound, because the neck-and micro Bartoloni make a great instrument rac and nervous.

A large range of sounds on this instrument is less important than the vari-mid Systm, but practitioner.


I use this bass live in RPET and recording.

- On a set B2R Ampeg SVT-410HE Classic + + SVT-15E. The sound is deep, powerful, and slamming pchu. He sometimes lacks a bit of mdiums, but to play death metal ...

In RPET according to the studios:
- On a Hartke HA5500 and HCV410.
- On a Bassman 400.

- For the pop, to rock sometimes, between a direct C1. The sound is fairly middle this time, Dfine particulirement well, the bottom is enjoyable, not too intrusive, with soft attack ...
- For the heavy, black and death metal, in between a direct DMCL. The sound is slamming, sliced ​​pais. There are the CHARACTERISTICS of the "& mm" of DMCL, with further attacks, dynamic, and especially Submitted CONTRL ...

MJ 20/12/2006: With all the knobs in the middle position, the rope does not sound hardly compared to the other?? Even with rglages DIFFERENT ... Bartoloni my MK1 they have a problem?? (-> It's not the battery that sucks, Obviously !...)


I use this low since 2006.

+ Indniablement the neck-and electronic Bartoloni, for sound.
+ The lgret and enjoyable form trs.
+ The nervosa of the instrument.

The -:
- The output jack "classic". I prfr neutrik with a blockage.
Sometimes I play other basses, so I compare the last with these other instruments:
- Ibanez BTB 405
- Ibanez SG 800
- Tune
- Cort A5
- Epiphone (which I do not use the more ...)

The report is my opinion qualitprix trs good.

In conclusion, this bass is a little nervous big sound.

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


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.


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.


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.

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

Ibanez SR905




SUITABLE TO metalheads