With its thin five-piece SR5 maple/rosewood neck, the Ibanez SR405QM electric bass stands proudly in the wide line up of the SR family. The lightweight, balanced comfort-contoured mahogany body helps ... Read More
With its thin five-piece SR5 maple/rosewood neck, the Ibanez SR405QM 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.
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Most Liked Positive Review
Understand, I'm a guitarist, not a bassist. As far as I can tell, this thing is sweet. The Built in EQ and pickup mix make getting the tone your after as simple...Read complete review
Understand, I'm a guitarist, not a bassist. As far as I can tell, this thing is sweet. The Built in EQ and pickup mix make getting the tone your after as simple as can be. Playability is superb. This thing will slap out funk, beat out metal, and play some blues as good as or better than any other bass I've heard. Wonderful feel on the neck and the instrument as a whole is well balanced and fairly light. An absolute joy to play. If you're looking for a great sounding and feeling bass that looks sweet too, don't even hesitate. Get it.
Most Liked Negative Review
needs better electronics
The body and neck are great. The neck pickup has good sound. The bridge pickup is weak and sounds very thin. The EQ and boost do not allow for adjustment of the midrange...Read complete review
The body and neck are great. The neck pickup has good sound. The bridge pickup is weak and sounds very thin. The EQ and boost do not allow for adjustment of the midrange sounds. This is a great bass for someone that needs a lower priced 5 string bass for customizing. Quality pickups and EQ are needed to make this bass perfect.
Reviewed by 21 customers
THIS PICTURE DOES NOT DO ITS JUSTICE. Not only its nice it sounds great... If you are looking for that nice deep clean tone get this at no hesitation.
Prior to 2011, this model had a body that was made with basswood instead of mahogany like it currently is. For those unaware, mahogany is a darker sounding wood compared to basswood, and in some cases that's ok, just not with these pickups. I tried my friend's newer mahogany version, and I'm thankful I bought this 4 years ago in 2008 when it was made with basswood. I love Ibanez, but they need to make more bass guitars that use something brighter than mahogany, like ash, basswood, or alder. Aside from that, this baby is built like a tank and will provide years of reliable gigging. But be prepared to change out to brighter sounding pickups with this newer version, like the Bartolini's off the SR500 and above.
The Ibanez SR405QM right around the middle of the Soundgear line. Its not at the bottom of the line, but isn't as appointed as the "top shelf" SR stuff. The 405 isn't loaded with Bartolini's and sweepable mids in the preamp. Even taking all of this into consideration, the SR405QM could EASILY be the "top shelf" bass of any other bass guitar producer. Mahogany body, GORGEOUS quilted maple top on body, 5-piece laminated maple/rosewood neck, rosewood fingerboard, 3-band preamp with USABLE centered frequencies for bass, mid, and treble... I think my favorite feature on this bass has got to be the radiused pickups. Yes, these are the "stock" Ibanez pups; hear me out on this one. First of all, the pups are dead quiet. No 60 cycle hum. These pickups sound good; really good! Because the pickups have a radiused case, the outer case matches the radius of the fingerboard. String action is setup based on the height from the fingerboard, and is therefore radiused. These pickups give very even string to string dynamics, so you don't lose any gain on the A or D string. Very, very cool feature; one that I never thought would be all that important before owning this bass. This bass absolutely rocks, and it is extremely versitile. I play this bass in a country band, but I've played studio sessions with this bass for rock, jazz, blues, R&B, country... The tone just fits. The 3-band preamp is powerful and versitile. String spacing is 16.5 mm at the bridge, which is pretty standard for 5-string basses. I have have big, thick fingers, and the spacing is comfortable for me. The neck feels amazing -- thin, fast, effortless, but strong. The 405 is lightweight, so if you have back problems, this may be a great option for you. It is well balanced when standing or sitting; no diving neck for me.
Just bought it yesterday looking for a intermediate bass. And this far exceeded any expectation. Just played for eh. 40 people? and i got like 15 complements on the finish. Its absolutely stunning in person. It plays beautifully. The low B has an amazing tone and it offers glossy highs. The 5 knobs make not getting a specific sound almost impossible! You can completely make your sound amazing with a volume tone Bass Treble and mid all on your guitar! Amazingly light. I played from 1 to 630 with an hour break in there no problem! Anyways. Get this if you want a bass and your done messing around. Best bass ive ever played (I honestly choose this beast over a fender jazz and its loads cheaper!) Only complaint is its gives a quite a bit of feedback depending on how your bass is Equalized. Amazing.
I bought this bass in place of a yamaha 4-string what happened was that I really wanted to get a 5 or 6-string so I got this. Ever scince I joined my brother's band it never let me down, great low B and lots of highs. Overall the only problem is that the band I'm doesn't require its use but it blew Alex away the first time saw it. I hit the jackpot biznich...
im a prog metal player and this bass does everything. i use a peavey 1x15 tnt combo amp and it makes the bass sound awesome. the treble/bass stacked knob gives great control to the tone. the only thing i would say is bad about this bass is what they call the "slap/finger" knob. i dont see why anyone would keep it on finger, it cuts out most of the bass frequencies. other than that this bass is perfect. GO BUY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This bass surpassed my expectations, in just about every way possible. The neck is fantastic, slim quick, and not thickly lacquered like 95% of basses on the market. The pickups are actually great stock Ibanez pickups. This bass is an all around 10 hands down, and the finish is much better in person than in photos. If you are looking for a great bass at a good price, this is the way to go.
I got this bass the other day and it is AMAZING! Plays well, looks beautiful, sounds perfect. The controls are amazing for switching tones without changing the amp settings. The only bad thing about this bass is that the Bass boost is so powerful that if I barely turn it up my 45 watt Behringer sounds like it'll explode! It's awesome! I'm getting a new amp soon, hopefully 200w or more because I play with my brother that has a 160w Line 6
This bass is simply amazing. The low end i get out of it is ashtonishing. Active pickups bring this baby to life! For normal playing, I use the neck pickup to get that low end that I love, and for slapping and popping, I use the bridge pick up to get those crisp highs,and an amazing slap-pop sound. The thin neck makes playability a problem of the past, and the overall lightweight makes playing those long gigs a lot easier. I love this bass! I reccomend for anyone who is looking for a quallity versitile five string for a reasonable price.
I was looking for a Thunderbird 5 string but i found this one and i'm very happy with it. The sound quality is great, the look of it is awesome, and it's easy to play. I recommend this one to anyone who's looking for a 5 string bass.
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