Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass Charcoal Brown 888365338699

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With its thin five-piece SR4 maple/rosewood neck, the Ibanez SR400QM electric bass stands proudly in the wide line up of the SR family. The lightweight, balanced comfort-contoured mahogany body helps ... Click To Read More About This Product

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With its thin five-piece SR4 maple/rosewood neck, the Ibanez SR400QM electric bass stands proudly in the wide line up of the SR family. The lightweight, balanced comfort-contoured mahogany body helps make playing easy and comfortable, while the CAP EXF-N2 pickups provide well-balanced tone from each string. The gorgeous quilted maple top adds a killer look to a bass that does it all. 5 knobs control volume, blend, bass, mid and treble.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Mahogany body
  • 5-piece maple/rosewood SR4 neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with medium frets
  • CAP EXF-N2 neck/bridge humbuckers
  • EQB-IIID 3-band EQ
  • Accu-cast B20 bridge
  • Pearl dot inlays
  • Cosmo Black hardware
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • 34" scale
    Width at nut: 38mm
    Width last fret: 62mm
    Thickness 1st fret: 19.5mm
    Thickness 12th fret: 21.5mm
    Radius: 305mm
Warranty
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IbanezSR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid performance and sharp looks - Almost impossible to beat value

I bought one, expecting to occasionally use it to lay down tracks in a small home studio. God had other plans. I'm a guitarist, not a bass player, but the church I...Read complete review

I bought one, expecting to occasionally use it to lay down tracks in a small home studio. God had other plans. I'm a guitarist, not a bass player, but the church I go to needed another bassist. So now I'm a bassist. This was an awsome tool to launch into something I didn't really know. The tonal range is amazing, the active electronics are solid and very usable. You can cover almost anything you can imagine by making a couple adjustments. Frankly, I play mine set flat and balanced between both pickups. Currently using an Line 6 LD300, but I've played it through the LD110 and LD150 also and it's always produced great sounds. I pretty much stick with Slaptastic picked for slower stuff needing a fatter yet more subtle tone (Channel A default) and go for Channel C Rockit for more rock based tunes needing something more agressive. So, the sound of an Eden Travler or An Ampeg SVT. The thin profile neck might not be for "traditional" players, but for anyone with small hands, limited mobility, or just used to playing guitar it works wonderfully making it fast and easy to play. While the Cherry Sunburst seems more popular, I personally love my Lavender Burst. The subtle yet colorful purple over the figured maple is gorgeous. This is a solid instrument for the money. But, I've recently bought an Ibaneze SR505. It's another Sound Gear, but is Mahogony, and has the Bartolini elctronics and pickups. While not as eye catching, it's a better instrument in my opinion. It's also more expensive than this one... I don't expect the SR400QM to go away anytime soon. It's being kept along with the newer SR505. Play one. You'll be hard pressed to find a more competent instrument for the same money.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for finger bass players

For the money, I was really impressed with this bass when I got it. It felt good, nice design, sounded good and played good. Played my first gig with it recently and...Read complete review

For the money, I was really impressed with this bass when I got it. It felt good, nice design, sounded good and played good. Played my first gig with it recently and noticed a bad flaw. The bridge has open slots on it so the string can pop out of the bridge while you are playing. The E string on mine did just that. Maybe if you play with a pick and strum very lightly you might be ok but I can't trust the bass after having the E string pop out while playing live.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Ibanez

By TT694

from TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands

    Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

    I've been a bass player for 20 years. This thing has a great feel. Yes, it does have a slim neck--just like everything else Ibanez has ever made. This does not feel like a Fender. It does not feel like an old Gibson EB3. That's because it's not. It has a fast neck. Just like Ibanez guitars.
    The tones you can get from this bass go from warm and round to funky and dirty as hell with the twist of a knob.
    The EQ does have a bit of a learning curve, but once you get it down (less than an hour), you can completely change your sound in the middle of a song, on the fly.
    Highly recommended.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Bass!

    By Paul S.

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

      A great bass that's fun to play, with a wide range of tones that makes it perfect for recording. Everything from finger-style to slapping and popping sounds great. The thin neck makes it easy for guitarists like me to transition with no fatigue. Great service, too!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply Amazing!!!

      By MusicGirlie

      from Eau Claire, WI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Large Range Of Volume
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

        I have been playing bass for about 6 months..I'ts not that long BUT I have played alot of different kinds of basses. This bass is by far the best I have found around. No other one can match the really nice tone and just the feel of it. It's really sleek and really fun to just let loose and play.. It doesn't rattle or shake and it's not too heavy..I really like this bass, definately quality. The picture isn't exactly the right color, it's more a dark grape purple..wasn't what I was exspecting, it was better :)

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Bass at any price

        By Ljey

        from Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

            I bought this bass because I think Ibanez makes the best basses in the world for people with smaller hands. The soundgear basses always seem to have nice slender necks,great action, and all of the tonal options needed. I have owned the SR500 for 5 plus years now? I bought the 400 because it is lighter. It doesnt have the Bartolini setup but it still sounds great. I am confused with the tone knobs. Mine is a 4 knob setup with a stacked knob. Both the bass and the mid knob seem to work as a bass boost. I get great tone but not as user friendly as the 5 knob setup.I am not much for needing alot of tonal options. I basically need a standard deep tone with a little mids and highs to hear my attack. Then I like to be able to dump a little mid and boost the bass for slapping. My SR500 does this easy. My 4 knob 400 is giving me a little trouble figuring it out. I will play this 400 bass 90% of the time because of its weight. The biggest difference in overall feel between the 500 and 400 is the 400 feels much brighter all over. Must be the maple. I love it. The newer 400s advertise the 5 button tone control. I wish mine had that option.The pickups are rounded and dont leave much of a thumb rest but you could add one if needed. I find just enough of the edge to get by. If you want great tone,thin necks,great prices buy Ibanez soundgear basses.

            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not for finger bass players

            By Joseph Braddock

            from Melbourne, Florida

            Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

            For the money, I was really impressed with this bass when I got it. It felt good, nice design, sounded good and played good. Played my first gig with it recently and noticed a bad flaw. The bridge has open slots on it so the string can pop out of the bridge while you are playing. The E string on mine did just that. Maybe if you play with a pick and strum very lightly you might be ok but I can't trust the bass after having the E string pop out while playing live.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            amazing bass

            By mysteryskate2198

            from Upstate New York

            Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

            I've owned this bass for about six months now and i absolutely love it. the pictures do not do it justice in person the looks are stunning. it is very versatile and can easily handle any style of music you want to play with the right tweaking. the neck is comfortable and fast i have a small problem with fret buzz but just need to make a few adjustments to take care of that. the battery life is much better than every other bass I've owned. all in all its probably one of the best basses you could find with out spending a fortune.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            BEST BASS POSSBLE UNDER $700 AT LEAST!

            By bassplayerguy

            from WI

            Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

            This bass is awesome the onboard eq system offers sooooooo many possibilties with tone, the slap to finger style knob offers a huge variety of sounds and the pickup blender sounds good in all over. This bass also plays AWSOME! super thin neck and body ready to play right out of the box. The only downside is on mine the eq knobs can make some noise when youre turning them but NOT every one has this problem. In addition, the pickups are curved so the place where on might rest a thumb isnt very wide. I have no issue but if you like a nice big place to rest your thumb you might have to bring the pickup a little higher than normal. Easy fix tho no big deal. Overall amazing instrument and it loves effects so youre pedals will be satisfied as well :)

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A whole lotta bass...on the cheap

            By Contrabajo

            from Indiana

            Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

            I've owned my SR400QM for a couple of years now, and I have been very happy with it. It has a wide range of tones available, thanks to active circuitry and better than average controls. I have no trouble going from a nice heavy bottom end to a midrange growl to a bright tone that slaps better than most other basses I've tried. My only complaints about the bass were that it had Elixir strings put on at the factory, and its neck is a little unstable. The strings did sound pretty good for a long time, but within a couple of weeks the "space-age polymer" started to fray and they looked like they needed a shave. I eventually changed them out for a set of Rotosound FM66's (loosening the truss rod accordingly), which really sound great on the bass. The lower tension also helped stabilize the neck a bit.All in all I love this bass, and I think its a great value. It probably won't replace your P or J, but it has it's own cool vibe and is extremely versatile. The super thin neck and light weight make it effortless to play as well.

             
            5.0

            Dream bass

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

            I just got this bass today actually, and this bass looks way better in person than in the photo! i instantly fell in love. every other sweet bass i've ever seen and wanted to play, well this tops all of them. so if you are looking at this bass i'd get it. i haven't messed around with the EQ too much yet but so far it sounds way better than my Yamaha.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWESOME BASS!!!!!

            By axman79

            from albuquerque

            Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

            I just got this bass about a week ago and the first time i saw it i knew that its the one! i think thats its a lot better then the p-bass that i play but over all the quality is great. love it!

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