Ibanez SR300 Bass Guitar  

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The SR300 4-string electric bass is priced like a beginner's instrument, but it has features that make it anything but a cut-rate starter axe. First off, it has a 5-piece SR4 maple/rosewood neck and l... Click To Read More About This Product

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The SR300 4-string electric bass is priced like a beginner's instrument, but it has features that make it anything but a cut-rate starter axe. First off, it has a 5-piece SR4 maple/rosewood neck and light, agathis body with smooth rounded edges and a deep, lower cutaway for better access to the upper frets. The dual EXF-4 pickups and an upgraded 3-band Style Sweeper EQ deliver improved overall sound whether you're grooving on the low-end for some crunchy classic rock, or working the full fretboard for a more pop sound.

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Features
  • 4 string
  • 5-piece SR4 maple/rosewood neck
  • Agathis body
  • Medium frets
  • B100 bridge
  • EXF-4 neck pu
  • EXF-4 bridge pu
  • 3-band Style Sweeper EQ
  • Case sold separately
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IbanezSR300 Bass Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 44 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't Beat It

I simply cannot figure out how Ibanez puts out a bass of this quality for such a low price. A little fiddling right out of the box got the action low and smooth. The...Read complete review

I simply cannot figure out how Ibanez puts out a bass of this quality for such a low price. A little fiddling right out of the box got the action low and smooth. The shape of the neck makes playing effortless. The 3 band onboard eq dials in almost any sound you need without having to go back and fiddle with the amp. The Roadster Orange finish is so much better in person than in the photos, the active pickups sound wonderful, and, a boon to all us gigging musicians, it's light. I started playing bass in High School. I'm 51 now, and have owned almost every type of bass at one point or another. P bass, couple of Jazz Basses, Yamahas, Peaveys, A Gibson, couple other Ibanez's, and this is the one I'm sticking with. For years the Jazz Bass was my main stage axe, and I used to carry a phony Hofner as a backup. I'd usually pick it up somewhere in the second set to give my shoulder a break. I am seriously considering buying another one of these for my backup and leaving everything else at home. For us working class players who simply can't afford a Ric 4003 or the Alembic of their dreams, this bass will fill the bill. At this price, you simply can't go wrong.

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Looks and feels good, but bridge needs constant adjusting

This bass is nice to play and looks great. I only had the bass for a couple days and the action does not stay put. The action drops and needs to be adjusted...Read complete review

This bass is nice to play and looks great. I only had the bass for a couple days and the action does not stay put. The action drops and needs to be adjusted daily. I don't need a bass that needs constant adjusting. I read that dropping action can be an issue with the SR300 because of the low quality bridge. Some folks fix it by putting clear fingernail polish on the bridge screws to keep them from dropping or they buy a new bridge. I'm a big Ibanez fan and have had my '83 Roadster since I bought it new. It's a fantatic bass. I wanted something lighter and the SR300 felt great and sounded great in the store. I'm sad to take this bass back, but will keep looking.

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(57 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't Beat It

By Paul Sabre

from Midwest

Comments about Ibanez SR300 Bass Guitar:

I simply cannot figure out how Ibanez puts out a bass of this quality for such a low price. A little fiddling right out of the box got the action low and smooth. The shape of the neck makes playing effortless. The 3 band onboard eq dials in almost any sound you need without having to go back and fiddle with the amp. The Roadster Orange finish is so much better in person than in the photos, the active pickups sound wonderful, and, a boon to all us gigging musicians, it's light. I started playing bass in High School. I'm 51 now, and have owned almost every type of bass at one point or another. P bass, couple of Jazz Basses, Yamahas, Peaveys, A Gibson, couple other Ibanez's, and this is the one I'm sticking with. For years the Jazz Bass was my main stage axe, and I used to carry a phony Hofner as a backup. I'd usually pick it up somewhere in the second set to give my shoulder a break. I am seriously considering buying another one of these for my backup and leaving everything else at home. For us working class players who simply can't afford a Ric 4003 or the Alembic of their dreams, this bass will fill the bill. At this price, you simply can't go wrong.

(39 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

pretty frickin' sweet!

By Zepphead55

from NJ

Comments about Ibanez SR300 Bass Guitar:

i like this bass because it is lightweight, affordable, has eq built right in the bass, and it has active pickups that add a great sound. i'd say im still a beginner, and this bass is perfect for me.

(36 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth The $

By TDWP-Rulez-dOOd

from PA

Comments about Ibanez SR300 Bass Guitar:

great bass, i got it for christmas, i got it in the orange, the sound is great, the punch is clean, and the finger snap knob is usefull. its very light in thin. not much to adjust after pulling out of the box, though after having it for a few months, my bridge never stays, goes out every week and have to raise it, maybe i just got a bad one, overall awsome on the money and the is amazing.

(32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

quite fantastic

By Alec

from Rochester, NY

Comments about Ibanez SR300 Bass Guitar:

I've been playing bass for little over 6 months. this bass was the first i ever owned and i must say that its fantastic. ive played it in all three shows that my band has put on and it works everywhere. it has a good low range, mid and high. i can go from rock to funk without more than a little knob twist. i bought it at my local music store and i could not be happier with it. plus the roadster orange metallic is amazing. the 24 fretts give this bass a massive range.

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass, Great Price

By Jim

from East Hampton, CT

Comments about Ibanez SR300 Bass Guitar:

I've been a drummer for 10 years and I picked up bass last year and figured it was time to upgrade from my started kit.I love this bass, its so light and easy on the back, the Starlight Blue finish is awesome, it has a built in 3-band EQ (and the style sweeper is really handy too) which gives a lot of tone options right on the bass itself. I went with Ibanez because of the thin necks, fast and easy play. The action is also really nice on this, its low without causing fret buzz. I ordered mine online and just had to adjust the neck a little, but otherwise it was set up good from the factory. Also, the active pickups give it a really nice resonating tone. I play with my church's worship band, and we have a lot of songs that require a lot of low end sustain, as well as filling mid-range and this bass provides that. At the same time you can jump into some slap bass and it sounds just as great. The one downside to it, which hasn't been a problem yet but I can see being a problem at some point, is that the bass and treble EQ pots are stacked on top of each other, and it seems like the treble pot could get smacked by something (since its raised up high) and get knocked off. Just means I'll have to be careful with it. Overall, a really nice base, for an incredible price.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Bass for anyone

By Sparky Heretic

from Hobbs. NM

Comments about Ibanez SR300 Bass Guitar:

I have played many, many basses over the years. Fender, Washburn, Ibanez BC Rich and even Traben. This bass and this series is the best, hands down. You can't find a better bass for a better price no matter the style you play. The weight for a bass guitar is unbelievable, and the variable sounds you can get from the active pickups is certain to please anyone's ear. So go to a Guitar Center, play it, love it, and then get this bass.

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Bass!!!!

By sumdude

from Annville, Pa

Comments about Ibanez SR300 Bass Guitar:

I picked this bass up 3 months ago. It is my fourth bass I've owned. It ROCKS!! I love the look, and the sound. You won't believe the the neck. It is so slim and quick, it feel like you are cheating. One of my other basses is another Ibenez. They rock.. Keep up the good work.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Bass

By Mike

from Chicago Illinois

Comments about Ibanez SR300 Bass Guitar:

This bass is amazing, i loved it, the starlight blue just looks amazing, has a nice sound and i cant stop playing it i reccomend this to anybody

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best bang for your buck

By Flea wannabee

from Shelton, CT

Comments about Ibanez SR300 Bass Guitar:

I went to my local GC looking for a new bass, while still trying to keep it cheap. The one i had in mind looked great, but sounded terrible. The frets buzzed too much and the entire bass sounded shaky. I tried out at least 7 others, then this beauty caught my eye and i never looked back. There are no problems with this bass at all. The pickups are powerful and versatile. The 3 band EQ is a great feature as well. I recommend this bass to ANYONE who is looking for a great bass for a cheap price.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SIMPLY AMAZING!!

By Jordan

from Rowlett, TX

Comments about Ibanez SR300 Bass Guitar:

This bass is almost perfect. It's simple enough for a beginer, Yet snappy enough for an experienced player. I've been playing bass for 3 years and this is the second Ibanez i've owned. And all I can say is this is a great bass! I highly recommend it.

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