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Ibanez SR500PB 4-String Electric Bass Guitar
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A comfortable and stylish bass with expanded tone adjustment.

Since 1987, musicians all over the world have come to know the playing comfort and unique sound of the Ibanez SR series bass. With 3-band EQ and its newly developed Mid-Frequency Select switch, the Ibanez SR500 bass can produce any sound you require.

The SR500 bass starts with a balanced, contoured mahogany body that's comfortable and resonates well for strong lows and low mids.

The SR500's sleek and strong 5-piece SR4 jatoba/bubinga neck is easy to play with just the right width and radius. The smooth curve and beveled styling of the neck joint will also be appreciated when reaching for high notes.

The SR500 features an easy-access 9V battery box, powering a Bartonlini MK1 3-band EQ. The 2 Bartolini MK1 pickups are split-coil designs that provide a very wide frequency range and enhanced definition for maximum accuracy. The neck and bridge pickups have equal response, like traditional single-coils, but without the hum and noise.

Ibanez SR500PB 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Features:

  • Lightweight, balanced comfort-contoured body
    Thinner neck than traditional basses for effortless fretwork
    Bartolini MK-1 pickups and EQB-3S 3 band EQ with mid-frequency switch deliver world-class sound and tone
    5-piece jatoba/bubinga neck offers even more durability and stability

Ibanez SR500PB 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Specifications:

  • Neck Material: 5pc Jatoba/ Bubinga
    Neck Type: SR4
    Body: Mahogany body
    Frets: Medium frets
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Inlay: Abalone oval inlay
    Bridge: Accu-Cast B20 bridge
    NeckPU: Bartolini MK1-4-F
    BridgePU: Bartolini MK1-4-R
    HW Color: CK
    Finishes: Brown burst

Ibanez SR500PB 4-String Electric Bass Guitar

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  • Unbeatable for the price

    As reviewed by Osirius Lee on 2/15/2011

    Was in GC checking out PA cabinets when I saw this beautiful bass from across the room and was drawn to walk over and pick it up. First off, it is extremely light. Lighter than any other bass I have tried to be honest. Secondly, before even plugging it in, I couldn't believe how responsive it was. The action is set for slap heaven, the neck strong and thin and fast, and everything is very bright. The electronics were the icing. Incredible variety of sound available with the Bartolinis with rich harmonics and nice rounded fat lows and clear punchy mids. Can really growl when cranked as well. Have not put it down for even one day since I brought it home. Proud owner since Oct. 2010 and it's just now appearing on the GC website. Was told it is a special GC exclusive from Ibanez. Made in Indonesia. Highly recommended. How's that for a Valentine's love story?!

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  • Another great Soundgear bass by Ibanez!

    As reviewed by Jason on 6/25/2011

    This is my 6th Ibanez Soundgear bass. I also still own 3 others and these basses just keep getting better with time. Each model Ibanez upgrades little things here and there to make these basses even better and they do it while keeping the price relatively low and reasonable. With this model, a few additions added over previous models are the mid selector switch which adds an entirely new dynamic to the bass, an easy to access 9 volt battery compartment whereas on other models you had to remove the back plate with several screws to get to the battery and a truss rod cover that has an access cover that simply slides open to access the truss rod where again, on previous models, you had to remove the cover by removing screws. As far as quality goes, this bass is top notch. I played other basses that were more expensive that had less quality. As far as sound goes, this bass sounds amazing while at the same time, offers a very balanced body that has no neck dive and it the lightest bass I have ever owned or played. Ibanez really did a lot of wonderful things in making this bass and have their work cut out to top this model. I opted for the Poplar Burl Brown Burst Flat SR 500 over the Brown Mahogany. Looks wise, the PBBBF looks one hundred times better in my opinion but both basses do sound the same so if looks don't matter to you, either bass you choose will sound good and have all of the features mentioned.

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  • this is the one that spoke to me!

    As reviewed by Wesley Lonnquist on 3/12/2013

    I bought this bass after looking at new ones for over a year. I had much more that could be spent, yet this machine just sent me. I have been playing bass since the summer of 1968, and owned many instruments. I tried many other Ibanez?s, 700?s. 800?s, 1200E?s and just simply fell in love with the SR500PB. Not to slam the others, yet this is the one that spoke to me. Was I a Round wound fan, certainly not! The Elixers that it came with may be changing my mind. Darned good strings. Did I have to have active electronics? Passive would have been fine, and was my first choice. All in all this has to be one fine instrument for me to fight my internal instincts that much. It came out of the box set up well, perfectly livable, and playable. The general finish is superior to most in its price range, the neck was/is excellent, and everything worked fine. The fret dress was equal better than most MIM Fenders and equal to some MIA?s I had recently checked out. I did have a lengthy discussion with the Luther at GC, he graduated from the school that I prefer my techs/Luther?s graduate from, and his work is supreme (I inspected some of his work), and he has a spectacular attitude. He did end up touching up the frets, and adjusting everything to my tastes. This was not necessary, yet since this may well be my last new bass, I really wanted it to be as excellent as it could get.

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