Since 1987, musicians all over the world have come to know the playing comfort and unique sound of the Ibanez SR series bass. With 3-band EQ and its newly developed Mid-Frequency Select switch, the Ib... Read More
Since 1987, musicians all over the world have come to know the playing comfort and unique sound of the Ibanez SR series bass. With 3-band EQ and its newly developed Mid-Frequency Select switch, the Ibanez SR500 bass can produce any sound you require.
The SR500 bass starts with a balanced, contoured mahogany body that's comfortable and resonates well for strong lows and low mids.
The SR500's sleek and strong 5-piece SR4 jatoba/bubinga neck is easy to play with just the right width and radius. The smooth curve and beveled styling of the neck joint will also be appreciated when reaching for high notes.
The SR500 features an easy-access 9V battery box, powering a Bartonlini MK1 3-band EQ. The 2 Bartolini MK1 pickups are split-coil designs that provide a very wide frequency range and enhanced definition for maximum accuracy. The neck and bridge pickups have equal response, like traditional single-coils, but without the hum and noise.
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I bought this bass after looking at new ones for over a year. I had much more that could be spent, yet this machine just sent me. I have been playing bass since the summer of 1968, and owned many instruments. I tried many other Ibanez?s, 700?s. 800?s, 1200E?s and just simply fell in love with the SR500PB. Not to slam the others, yet this is the one that spoke to me. Was I a Round wound fan, certainly not! The Elixers that it came with may be changing my mind. Darned good strings. Did I have to have active electronics? Passive would have been fine, and was my first choice. All in all this has to be one fine instrument for me to fight my internal instincts that much. It came out of the box set up well, perfectly livable, and playable. The general finish is superior to most in its price range, the neck was/is excellent, and everything worked fine. The fret dress was equal better than most MIM Fenders and equal to some MIA?s I had recently checked out. I did have a lengthy discussion with the Luther at GC, he graduated from the school that I prefer my techs/Luther?s graduate from, and his work is supreme (I inspected some of his work), and he has a spectacular attitude. He did end up touching up the frets, and adjusting everything to my tastes. This was not necessary, yet since this may well be my last new bass, I really wanted it to be as excellent as it could get.
Was in GC checking out PA cabinets when I saw this beautiful bass from across the room and was drawn to walk over and pick it up. First off, it is extremely light. Lighter than any other bass I have tried to be honest. Secondly, before even plugging it in, I couldn't believe how responsive it was. The action is set for slap heaven, the neck strong and thin and fast, and everything is very bright. The electronics were the icing. Incredible variety of sound available with the Bartolinis with rich harmonics and nice rounded fat lows and clear punchy mids. Can really growl when cranked as well. Have not put it down for even one day since I brought it home. Proud owner since Oct. 2010 and it's just now appearing on the GC website. Was told it is a special GC exclusive from Ibanez. Made in Indonesia. Highly recommended. How's that for a Valentine's love story?!
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