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Open Box Ibanez SR1206E 6-String Electric Bass Flat Vintage Natural

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Ibanez combines their quality craftsmanship and signature Ibanez style in this top-of-the-line 6-string. This bass comes fully equipped with a Mono-Rail IV bridge, Nordstrand Big pickups and an EQB-II... Click To Read More About This Product

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Ibanez combines their quality craftsmanship and signature Ibanez style in this top-of-the-line 6-string. This bass comes fully equipped with a Mono-Rail IV bridge, Nordstrand Big pickups and an EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ with mid frequency & EQ bypass switch giving you full tonal range. The SR1206E is perfect for any genre ranging from jazz fusion to metal. It has a stylish natural flat finish, rosewood fingerboard with abalone oval inlays and Mahogany top/Ovangkol bottom giving the SR1206E an understated beauty.

Includes deluxe gig bag.

Features
  • Vintage Natural Flat finish
  • 5pc Wenge/Bubinga SR6 neck
  • Mahogany body/Ovangkol top
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Abalone oval inlay
  • Mono-Rail IV bridge
  • Nordstrand Big Single neck pickup
  • Nordstrand Big Single bridge pickup
  • EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ with mid frequency & EQ bypass switch
  • Includes deluxe gig bag
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IbanezSR1206E 6-String Electric Bass
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

Well worth your time and money!

By Damian

from Houston, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Lacking easy access battery compartment

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Ibanez SR1206E 6-String Electric Bass:

I use this bass all the time and the battery still has not given out on me yet, going on a year. Sounds great, not too heavy, looks great, definitely a keeper!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful bass, light with a solid feel, plays like a dream

By Son of Roy

from Michigan

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Cumbersome jack location

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Praise and Worship band
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez SR1206E 6-String Electric Bass:

I have a four string bass, 2 fives and this 6 string. I thought I would put this bass in rotation with my other
basses, but haven't yet. For our church praise band, the sound, play-ability, and versatility is all there with the Ibanez.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely Top Notch 6-String

By Matt Thompson

from Danbury, CT

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Above Average Fretwork
  • Excellent quality
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Solid feel
  • Well Balanced Tone

Cons

  • Minor Details Missing

Best Uses

  • Solo
  • Stage
  • Studio

Comments about Ibanez SR1206E 6-String Electric Bass:

This is my first six-string, and the most I have ever spent on a single instrument. The quality is second-to-none, other than perhaps the Prestige models which I have yet to try. The body is smooth, well balanced, and comfortable. The neck is straight, solid, and soft to the touch. And the fretwork... I cannot say enough about the fretwork. Ibanez tends to use "extra jumbo" style frets, and each one is finished individually by hand to a soft smooth finish.

A guitarist friend of mine picked it up and said he's never felt a bass so solid and playable, with low action and no dead spots. "It plays like a guitar" he says, and honestly I think this even nicer than most guitars I've tried. With the neck as sturdy as it is, you'd be surprised just how low the action can be kept, even as thin as it is. All six strings ring like a piano too, even without taperwound 0.130 or 0.105 on the low end.

If I wanted one thing different, it would be the installation of a cup inside the jack cutout. That would really finish off the looks of this perfectly, and can potentially protect it from chipping. But otherwise, with its gold hardware and choice woods, this looks as good as it sounds and it sounds amazing.

 
5.0

Amazing sixer for the price

By MATTHEW THOMPSON

from Danbury, NY

Comments about Ibanez SR1206E 6-String Electric Bass:

I saw one of these used in the Danbury store on a Friday, and never expected to buy it. But after two days of thinking about it, I called up Lou come Monday afternoon and picked it up immediately. Even with the wrong strings (taper-wound B string doesn't work so well) it felt and played amazing. After changing the strings out with factory-correct gauging, the instrument is brutally smooth. Very smooth and melodic, not too bright but not too mellow. Easy on the fingers with immaculate fretwork. It didn't come with a case, and someone else mentioned that the new ones come it a cheap gig bag. This bass is certainly worth ordering the correct case for (Ibanez P/N MB100C, pictured). It's absolutely beautiful in every respect. Now, one reviewer mentioned that the control cavity looked like a birds nest of wiring... I am afraid to open mine up. As a NASA-certified assembly technician, I never like the factory electronics. But as far as the controls go, the pots are dead silent and smooth as silk. This is also the priciest bass I have ever owned, so now you know what I'm used to. Nonetheless, for this price you can't beat it. And yes, even though I bought it used, I would still pay GC's retail price for a new one now that I've had mine for a few weeks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent well made bass

By bearjew2120

from Tucson, az

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Ibanez SR1206E 6-String Electric Bass:

    a great bass all around. my first 6 string and the primary instrument I use for recording and playing. the weight is surprisingly light considering the woods used are on the heavier scale. the nordstrand pickups are better than the emgdc's I used to use on my old basses and produce great clarity and tone. I play hard rock and melodic death metal, with some dabbling in jazz and fusion. sustain is excellent for bolt on and I only have to tune up once a week. overall great buy for the money and definitely the best bass i've owned and played from ibanez. did I mention this thing is striking to look at and that photos don't do it justice.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    suprise

    By TIM SHIPMAN

    from toledo ohio

    Comments about Ibanez SR1206E 6-String Electric Bass:

    Can I just say don't waste your money on anything else buy this bass,and then order a hardshell case for it. You won't regret it.This bass is more bass for the price than you would get from the competitors. In every department, sound looks, weight.Try this bass before you throw away your money. Then order up a case for it because the gigbag it comes with is nothing to write about.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    You'll be hard pressed to find another 6 string for this price that is as good.

    By Gregg Henderson

    from Chciago, IL

    Comments about Ibanez SR1206E 6-String Electric Bass:

    I purchased the 1206e along with a Ibanez SR5006e Prestige to compare and eventually keep one. Though I haven't made my decision yet, I'm actually leaning toward the 1206e. Why? Well, first it's $1000 less. Craftsmanship is on par with the Prestige though it does have a simpler layout. The single coils produce an in your face thick and aggressive sound with very good, diverse tonal quality while maintaining very good clarity. Plus, this thing is a slap monster! The Prestige has a more subdued, refined sound with extreme clarity. Perfect for Jazz. Playability is right with the Prestige as well. Something I also like is it's lighter than the Prestige. The Prestige however just looks awesome. The 1206e, though a beautiful instrument, when compared to the Prestige looks more ordinary. But again I'm comparing it against the Prestige that has a serious dark Wenge / Mahogany combination going on. Not many production basses look as cool. But like I said in my title, you will have a difficult time finding another Six string for the same price as the 1206e that will be as nice and offer the same overall package. The one thing Ibanez should do is offer a case. The gig bag is average at best and really doesn't offer any serious protection. That's really the only negative thing I can think of. If your looking for a 6 string, you have to check out the 1206e. Don't be surprised if it's your next instrument.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A triple that could easily have been a home run.

    By BILL SAMMON

    from Omaha, Ne

    Comments about Ibanez SR1206E 6-String Electric Bass:

    The Ibanez Premier SR1206E bass would be a completely awesome package were it not for a few annoying flaws. First, the good stuff. Literally, right out of the box, the bass was playable with a respectably good setup and was only slightly out of tune. The tuners move like butter. The single truss rod had been loosened for shipping and it turned properly without complaint. The adjustment was made possible by a very handy & thoughtful multi-tool included with the instrument. Once adjusted, the bass played great with no dead spots, fret buzz or other malfunctions. Very comfortable playing weight for those of us with neck & shoulder issues. The single best feature of this bass is that the fretwork is absolutely first rate! All are well crowned & edged with nary a burr to be found. Nice job. The abalone inlay work on the fingerboard is also very good. The bass is strung with Elixir strings, which may or may not be to your preference. They sound & feel very good to me. String tension is very good. String spacing is also surprisingly good for a 6-er. The neck is not too narrow or too wide. It?s very comfortable for fingerstyle, slap, tap & chording. The Nordstrand pickups are single coils and will hum a bit when soloed or off the center detent far enough, depending on your position relative to the amp. Otherwise, they have a clear, strong voice with as much zing as there is beef. Notes are clean & defined at all points on the neck. The EQ is a bit sensitive, but that?s good, as you need not turn any knob too far to get the desired result. Sounds from reggae fat to jazzy growl are easily dialed up. I found that turning your pre-amp up a bit will produce a terrific woody growl when plucking over the rear pickup. This bass should make any soundman happy. Now, for the not so good stuff. Any bass in this price range should have a decent quality gig bag or preferably, a case. There is a bag provided, but it is more like a glorified raincoat. There is precious little padding on the most needed points, no neck support, the handle grips are flimsy and the largest pocket isn?t big enough for 8.5 x 11 sheet music. It?s almost as if Ibanez is disrespecting their own allegedly ?Premier? product with this poor excuse for a bag. They should have included the MB100C case. Very disappointing. The ovankol top, while very nice looking, has a tiny chip on the upper horn where the layers meet. Certainly a QC issue. The wenge neck, although bare wood, has a slightly sticky feel from the sealant, which can be made smoother using very fine gauge paper (progressively 200-400-600). There also should definitely be a separate battery box. Opening the control cavity cover to access the battery exposes a bird nest of excess wiring. Sloppy and attracts noise. Not cool. Shielding job is average. I would imagine that some of these issues get addressed when you step up to the Ibanez Prestige line. I would hope so anyway, as it?s about a $1000 price jump. For that, at least you get a nicer top and a proper case. I would hope the control cavity work is improved as well. Overall, you could do much worse than to enjoy one of these very, very good instruments. If you want excellence from Ibanez, get a Prestige. The Premium line will do as a runner-up.

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