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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.... Read More

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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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  • Fast neck
  • 24-Fret access
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IbanezSR250 Electric Bass
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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4.0

Great starter bass

By J. B.

from New Britain CT.

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass:

    Nice starter bass

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Surprising! It'll do for the intended purpose.

    By Chromaflage

    from Boring, OR

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No documentation or instructions came with it.

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass:

    I'm a guitar player who wants to learn basic bass - enough to speak the language and understand the concepts and even jam a bit. This bass suits that purpose. As a guitarist I own high quality gear. I've even plunked around on really nice bass guitars. I bought this to learn on. I'm always leery about "budget" instruments. But this one surprised me. I really like the feel, the neck, the weight and the sound. I just wish they would have included the documentation and instructions on the controls. It'll do for what I need.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great, comfortable bass.

    By Shawn

    from Palm Bay, Florida

    Site Member

    Comments about Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass:

    I bought this bass in person at the Guitar Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Normally, I wouldn't choose a white guitar, but it was the only one they had in stock. The white color is actually beautiful and you can't really tell from the pictures. When it's in the light you can see it actually has sparkles in the finish. So this is not just a "white" guitar. Playability is incredibly comfortable and easy. I am predominately an acoustic guitar player and I hadn't picked up a bass in ten years, but I needed to lay down some bass tracks for a new album and didn't have a bass player so I figured I would wing it...and winging it turned out to be SUPER easy with this easy-to-play bass. The tone is fantastic for a bass in this low price range and you have several EQ knobs so you can really shape the sound you are looking for. This bass also has a "bass boost" knob to really fatten it up. I was really surprised with the quality and playability of this instrument. And Guitar Center had actually changed out the stock strings AND did a set-up on it before they even put it out on the floor which saved me $50 right there! The only small complaint I have is that the nine-volt battery died after only a month of playing. On the other hand, I have no idea how many people played this bass before I found it. Great bass for the money.

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    5.0

    Great, comfortable bass.

    By Shawn

    from Palm Bay, Florida

    Site Member

    Comments about Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass:

    I bought this bass in person at the Guitar Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Normally, I wouldn't choose a white guitar, but it was the only one they had in stock. The white color is actually beautiful and you can't really tell from the pictures. When it's in the light you can see it actually has sparkles in the finish. So this is not just a ""white"" guitar. Playability is incredibly comfortable and easy. I am predominately an acoustic guitar player and I hadn't picked up a bass in ten years, but I needed to lay down some bass tracks for a new album and didn't have a bass player so I figured I would wing it...and winging it turned out to be SUPER easy with this easy-to-play bass. The tone is fantastic for a bass in this low price range and you have several EQ knobs so you can really shape the sound you are looking for. This bass also has a ""bass boost"" knob to really fatten it up. I was really surprised with the quality and playability of this instrument. And Guitar Center had actually changed out the stock strings AND did a set-up on it before they even put it out on the floor which saved me $50 right there! The only small complaint I have is that the nine-volt battery died after only a month of playing. On the other hand, I have no idea how many people played this bass before I found it. Great bass for the money.

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    4.0

    Nice Entry Level Bass

    By William

    from Owasso OK

    Comments about Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass:

    I picked up a gently used one at my local Guitar Center for 100 less than a new one. It was a lucky find on my part. This bass is pretty nice. I hadn't picked up a bass guitar in probably 15 years. This has a nice feel and the variety of tones is great too. I'm running mine thru my Zoom Effects unit directly into my PC (DAW). I needed something to lay down some bass tracks and this easily does the job. The neck is smooth and tapered and the body is solid. Ibanez did a good job making an inexpensive bass without an inexpensive feel.

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    4.0

    Versatile entry-level bass

    By MATTHEW THOMPSON

    from Danbury, CT

    Comments about Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass:

    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.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Quality Bass

    By Greg Slease

    from Washington State

    Comments about Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass:

    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.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Really good for the price! Great for Intermediates and recording!

    By John Kovalsky

    from Brentwood, NY

    Comments about Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass:

    I just bought this Bass today and it sounds amazing! I recently broke my old Bass and I picked this one up. This Bass is cheaper and by far better then my other one. It has a thin neck so it's more comfortable playing. Great sound the pickups are amazing for stock pickups! As I start playing more shows I'll probably replace them. It holds Drop B+C really well for all of you Slipknot, The Devil Wears Prada, and Suicide Silence fans. And for the Metal fans like myself who enjoy playing Metallica, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, and more... Will love the action and sound you will get out of it! Not much more I can say about it but excellent Bass for the price! This is the Bass for all you intermediates out there with the skill but not the cash.

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    (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Bass

    By Jose Lopez Blanco

    from Rio Grande City, Texas

    Comments about Ibanez SR250 Electric Bass:

    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

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