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Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
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Sleek, sexy, and sonically versatile.

A bolt-on neck joint on the Ibanez SR505 5-string bass guitar allows superb access to the upper frets of its five-piece jatoba/bubinga neck. Only 4/5" thick at the first fret, the 34" scale neck provides more comfortable playing than standard 5-string necks.

Bartolini MK1 pickups and 3-band EQ deliver world-class tone, while the mahogany body provides naturally warm lows and sweet sustain. Rosewood fretboard offers a strong, bright sound and an attractive appearance with a long grain. Ultradurable Accu-Cast B25 bridge offers quick and easy string changes. Single-screw saddle height adjustment gives you better stability than standard double-screw designs.

Case sold separately.


Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Features:

  • 5-piece jatoba/bubinga neck
    Mahogany body
    24 medium frets
    Rosewood fingerboard
    Accu-Cast B25 bridge
    Bartolini MK1-5 neck pickup
    Bartolini MK1-5 bridge pickup
    Abalone oval inlay
    Bartolini MK1 3-Band EQ
    Case sold separately




Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

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  • The best $579.00 I've ever spent!

    As reviewed by Scott Johnson on 9/24/2010

    I currently own one and am going to be in the market for a second one soon ... Honestly speaking, I don't know how she works in a live setting but for recording she sings like a bird! Just a touch of parametric EQ and she's good to go! I've been playing since '76 and have played ALOT of different basses and this one DELIVERS!! :D

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  • ...so I was wrong about Ibanez...

    As reviewed by Dr. GRUV on 4/9/2007

    I used to own an Ibanez SR406 6-string with a soft maple body, maple neck, and bright tone. It was... ok, at best. Based on that bass, I really didn't think a lot of Ibanez, and didn't give them much of a chance. Then, I played this bass at my local Guitar Center in Greensboro, NC. I have to say that I am SO impressed with this guitar. The mahogany body, wenge/bubinga neck, and Bartolini pickups and electronics give an outstanding, full tone with miles of sustain. Good slap tone, great fingerstyle tone, good pick tone. This is a really diverse bass with a wide variety of tones to choose from. Being a fan of the "Warwick growl," I didn't know what to think when this bass reproduced it almost identically! The high's sing, the lows roar, and the mids articulate clearly. I have to say that I am now an Ibanez fan once again, and I will probably get the 6-string version of this bass to replace the SR406 that I got rid of years ago... With love, THE dr. GRUV...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • great bass, great quality, wallet saving price.

    As reviewed by chuck d. on 3/5/2011

    I'm a 25 year veteren guitarist who started playing bass in '03. I started using shecter and specter basses, then i went to ibanez. This is my second sr505 and this upgraded model has a feature i absolutely love!.....the mid switch. I unfortunately haven't quite developed my finger technique for fast precision metal that I play, so i use pick and finger techniques. the mid switch allows me to change my midrange to accomodate my tone nicely when i switch from fingers, to a pick...all without having to adjusting my mid knob. I played my sr505 through an ampeg svt classic and an ampeg 810. needless to day to all of you ampeg fans, i can get that "low mid biting growl" i look for with my style of finger play. I then plugged into a small mark bass 112 combo. (i also love and respect markbass for a fine quality line of amplifiers as well). I had to crank the mids on my sr505 a bit, but I STILL found my low mid "biting growl" i like for my style of finger play. I have had absolutely NO problem finding that "high end piano type tone" on ANY amp wit my sr505 when i switch to using a pick. (thanks in part to the mid range switch now featured on the newer lines of ibanez sr's and btb's.) Many things have been said about the mk1 and it's pre amp. No it's not a higher end type of pickup and pre amp, but i'm here to tell you, the mk1 pickups AND pre amp does NORE than what I need, more than adequately, recording wise and live. I would love to own a lakland, mtd, warwick, or any fender american.....but i just can't afford them on my budget.....ibanez to the rescue! I'll play my sr505 anywhere, anytime, in any size venue, and in any situation...live, recording, amped or direct...my ibanez sr 505 gets the job done. I get more than enough tone, sexy sleek looks, and extreme playability (seeing as i'm very active on stage). oh yeah...and as a guitarist, i play the rg and s series guitars as well. ibanez, you the only one for me. period. eveyone has different tastes and needs for there particular sound and style. for me and what i do, the sr505 is plenty. but don't take my word for it..... check it out for yourself...you won't be sorry.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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