Item # H79293 | Customer Ratings: ( 5 Based on 6 reviews)

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Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass
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An affordable bass with a smooth, fast neck and great-sounding electronics.

The Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass packs the essential qualities of upper-end SR basses. With the same-SR smooth and fast neck reinforced with 3pc Maple woods, you'll never feel playing bass is difficult. It also features 24 frets that allow you to access 2-octaves of notes easily thanks to the smooth All Access Neck Joint. The compact Nato body is lightweight and extremely comfortable for both sitting down and standing up. And, the CAP EXF-N2 pickups give you some serious growl that along with the combination of the EQB-IIID 3-band EQ will give you any sound you want.

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Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass Features:

  • Fast neck
    24-Fret access
    High output
    Case sold separately

Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass

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  • Versatile entry-level bass

    As reviewed by MATTHEW THOMPSON on 9/26/2013

    I don't want to sound like an elitist, because I'm still really a beginner even after 18+ years of playing bass. But I do want to explain that this is really still an entry level bass. Having said that, here's my thoughts. I picked up one in Candy Apple Red, mainly because I love the black and red color scheme... so much that I also bought a set of DR Black Beauties (BKB-45 set is perfect for Ibanez four-strings) and installed them as soon as I got back from the store. Being an entry level instrument, especially one built in China, there are some minor quality issues to attend to. First off: When you change the strings for the first time, make sure you have a #1 Philips screwdriver and a 15mm socket wrench available. As you remove each string, tighten the wood screw to each tuning machine on the back of the headstock before tightening the nut on the top side. You will definitely notice that these are not tight once you take the string off, if they've never been changed before. After changing each string one at a time, clean away the bits of plastic that the strings file away from the nut. The nut is made of soft ABS plastic, and you may not want it for very long. Your local Guitar Center tech will surely have a good replacement nut for it. The bridge is better looking than your typical barrel-and-bent-plate, but it isn't a huge improvement other than aesthetics. Not completely sold on the neck joint, but hey... it should do the trick for a while. Also, if you're a picker or a plucker rather than a slapper, you're probably going to want to increase the neck relief (loosen the truss rod) to get rid of any fret buzz. Since I'm using mine mainly for slapping, it's almost non-existent. The neck relief on mine measured out to about 0.35mm at the 8th fret, a bit on the low side but within Ibanez's specs, tuned EADG, with factory recommended gauges. Overall, these SR Soundgear basses feel amazing and generally have a great tone to them. For the price, most any SR above a Gio series is a great alternative to a Squier jazz bass. They're all well balanced with a slender, smooth neck, and comfortable to play for hours. This SR250 also has upgraded active electronics. The preamp gives you a much cleaner, quieter tone than the SR200s and lower (Gio) and having a mid cut/boost is especially nice to dial in a good slap tone. I've also grown very fond of having a volume and pickup balance style control, over two volumes or a switch. This lets you capture or avoid the richest harmonics, no matter what key you're playing in.. especially important for capo users. Overall, I'd say that it's a great starter point if you like upgrading things. The tuning machines are not very solid, the nut is garbage, and the bridge is pretty standard issue. But the overall package is worth it if you're prepared to take Quality Control into your own hands. Like I said before, it's Chinese so don't expect a miracle at this price right out of the box.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Amazing Bass

    As reviewed by Jose Lopez Blanco on 2/21/2012

    I walked into guitar center a few weeks ago and i saw this bass in orange. so i picked it up and that fretboard is just amazing. easy for moving around and has a nice tone, even unplugged. i loved it

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Quality Bass

    As reviewed by Greg Slease on 3/22/2013

    I've owned this bass for about a month now, and I'm really enjoying it. It has a great tone. I also really enjoy the neck. It's very thin and very comfortable. I highly reccomend this bass to any bassist seaking an affordable and excellent quality bass.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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