Looking for quality and value? The Ibanez SR300 is the right choice with uncompromised features and unmatched affordability. It features the same-SR smooth and fast neck, reinforced with 5pc Maple/Ros... Read More
Looking for quality and value? The Ibanez SR300 is the right choice with uncompromised features and unmatched affordability. It features the same-SR smooth and fast neck, reinforced with 5pc Maple/Rosewood woods, of much more expensive basses. The sleek arched lightweight Agathis body gives you excellent playing comfort. The CAP EXF-N2 pickups lend some serious growl that, with the combination with EQB-IIID 3-band eq, will get any sound you want.
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I ordered a Metallic Gray SR-300 Ibanez Bass. The neck quality is atrocious. The neck has two rosewood strips between three maple sections, one rosewood strip has what looks like bottom teeth bite marks at the 6th fret with another gouge at the 9th. The neck is supposed to be smooth, but you can feel dust-like bumps all along the neck. The initial action is higher than expected, compared to a previous bass of the same model. After two weeks, in the middle of a song, a bridge screw for the E string released, significantly affecting it. I was not impressed, nor were the band members; fortunately I had the Allen wrench that came with it. The band wants me to bring back the cheap knock off P-Bass I had been using. Not sure this is for a beginner. As far as play-ability goes it is fairly unforgiving, with frets buzzing if one is not careful on the fret and with the pluck. The pickups need to have a fairly powerful amplifier. Playing through a practice amp (20w) with volume knob maxed, sounds iffy, with a clicking every time a note is fretted. Playing through a PA system sounded good with the volume knob at about 75% and the soundboard fixed. However the volume and clarity seemed to vary depending on string and fret, I am suspicious. The QC people at Ibanez did not even bother to stamp the Electronic Function of the Quality Assurance card. Rocksmith 2014 constantly says volume is low when maxed. If this worked like it is supposed to, the thin neck would be fantastic, along the easy accessibility to the 20th or so fret. It looks good, and is very light. You do not feel the vibrations and sustain of a more solid bass (which would be nice), but the sound seems to work. Unless Ibanez improves the quality control I would not recommend this. Two out of two have been unsatisfactory. I am a guitar player drafted into bass, but ? this bass is not right. I have one more on order to replace this one.. I still have some hope.
This experience has been a complete disappointment. The earlier models were rated very well, with the only complaints seeming to be the bridge (now changed to the B-120) and some comments about mid section tone, they have changed the pickups and the equalizer, with it now having 5 knob vice 4. I figured the new model would be great. However, Guitar Center shipped it the wrong way. This was ordered 02 December as a Christmas present, but Guitar Center did not ship it via Priority Mail, as the website states if shipping overseas to an APO address. Instead it went 4th class and came by container ship over the North Atlantic, after a month in New Jersey, in the winter, arriving 09 January and was unplayable in public. The time in the cold might have effected it. The guitar looks great but there are some significant Quality Control issues. The ?smooth? neck could benefit by more sanding and the feel was not consistent along the neck. It feels like there is dust imbedded in the lacquer. The set up was too low (QC by Wahyu in July) with the first fret on the G sting not even producing a discernible note, just a buzz. The E String has a fret buzz up to the 6th fret. Interestingly, it buzzes differently depending on the angle the bass is held, making me question the Ibanez set up method, and Quality Control. I cannot comment on the pickups and sound as I did not bother to take the plastic covering off the pickups, since I was going to return it. The set up should be perfect on arrival, one should not have to pay additional money to get it right since the company should know best. Since it usually takes over two months for 4th class mail to arrive and having a gig, I ordered another on 06 Jan, but the Deep Violet Metallic was out of stock, which they did not tell me on the phone, so the next day I ordered a Metallic Grey. The replacement neck was even less smooth, with the same dusty neck feel, but in its case the set up (QC by Suyono in July) is too high. It is being reviewed separately.