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Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar  

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A bolt-on neck joint on the Ibanez SR505 5-string bass guitar allows superb access to the upper frets of its five-piece jatoba/bubinga neck. Only 4/5" thick at the first fret, the 34" scale neck provi... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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A bolt-on neck joint on the Ibanez SR505 5-string bass guitar allows superb access to the upper frets of its five-piece jatoba/bubinga neck. Only 4/5" thick at the first fret, the 34" scale neck provides more comfortable playing than standard 5-string necks.

Bartolini MK1 pickups and 3-band EQ deliver world-class tone, while the mahogany body provides naturally warm lows and sweet sustain. Rosewood fretboard offers a strong, bright sound and an attractive appearance with a long grain. Ultradurable Accu-Cast B25 bridge offers quick and easy string changes. Single-screw saddle height adjustment gives you better stability than standard double-screw designs.

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Features
  • 5-piece jatoba/bubinga neck
  • Mahogany body
  • 24 medium frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Accu-Cast B25 bridge
  • Bartolini MK1-5 neck pickup
  • Bartolini MK1-5 bridge pickup
  • Abalone oval inlay
  • Bartolini MK1 3-Band EQ
  • Case sold separately
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IbanezSR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can Penetrate The Earth's Core

The Ibanez sr505 is my favorite bass on the face of the earth. From the moment I picked it up, it is everything I have ever wanted in a bass. Everything about it...Read complete review

The Ibanez sr505 is my favorite bass on the face of the earth. From the moment I picked it up, it is everything I have ever wanted in a bass. Everything about it is flawless, finish, set up, action, workmanship. Ibanez got it right on this one, it's so comfortable to play, the bartolini pickups & eq, are incredible, the tone is incredible, so responsive, you can get incredible crisp clear highs while getting deep penetrating lows. I play through a gallien-krueger 1001rbii head and 2 410sbx cabs. You can get so low on this bass that you can cause an earthquake. You would have to kill me and pry it out of my cold dead hands to get this bass away from me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice sound, bad neck

I've owned a couple soundgears in the past and I loved the necks, the action and the fact that they stayed in tune while taking a beating. I was looking to add a new...Read complete review

I've owned a couple soundgears in the past and I loved the necks, the action and the fact that they stayed in tune while taking a beating. I was looking to add a new 5-string to my arsenal due to odd tuning in my new band. The bass off the rack was set up by someone with zero knowledge. The bridge was maxed out on height, the intonation was a joke and the neck had a slight bow in it. All easily adjustable so I took it home anyway. The sound is amazing, the action much better now, but I really don't like the neck. It leaves an oily feeling on my fingers. I would much rather have a glossy neck (for speed). The body dings with the slightest contact. The bass is too fragile to not have a hard shell case thrown in,I would rather pay more and have a hard shell case thrown in. I'm concerned about the longevity of the bass.

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(49 of 51 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can Penetrate The Earth's Core

By LA7

from Parma Heights,Ohio

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

The Ibanez sr505 is my favorite bass on the face of the earth. From the moment I picked it up, it is everything I have ever wanted in a bass. Everything about it is flawless, finish, set up, action, workmanship. Ibanez got it right on this one, it's so comfortable to play, the bartolini pickups & eq, are incredible, the tone is incredible, so responsive, you can get incredible crisp clear highs while getting deep penetrating lows. I play through a gallien-krueger 1001rbii head and 2 410sbx cabs. You can get so low on this bass that you can cause an earthquake. You would have to kill me and pry it out of my cold dead hands to get this bass away from me.

(29 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Bass

By TigerTimmy

from Upstate, NY

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I've owned this bass for about 6 months now, and I couldn't be happier. I'm fairly new to playing bass, but I've played guitar for almost 20 years. Therefore, I was instantly impressed with the nice low action this bass had. Also weight wise, it feels like a guitar. But the thing that got me most was how narrow the neck is for a 5 string. I picked up a Fender 5 string, and I could barely get to the B string in the upper frets, where with this one I could do it with ease. I'm starting to get into slapping and popping, and I'm finding this bass makes it easy. Not to mention, the active pickups have the ability to shape the sound any way you want it.

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Versatile Bass

By Rob

from Fort Collins, CO

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I purchased this bass (Ibanez SR505) 3 years ago and have never looked back. While to me it seems best suited to "heavy" type music, the versatile EQ section lets you tweak the bass to any beautiful sound you need. I have used this bass in college and professional level Jazz bands for classical and contemporary jazz only because it is so versatile. I also play in several "harder" bands, and this bass is a perfect fit. Everything from deep mind blowing bass and soaring highs to a crafted jazz sound, this bass has it. The neck is thin and smooth. Only "problem" is that the strings are very close together, sometimes good sometimes not. Sometimes it is a little hard to get it to really "growl" the way some passive pickups do, even through an Ampeg SVT4Pro. The body is thin and light, A+ to me. The bass is beautiful looking.

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So... I walk into Guitar ...

By Dee$4rmGodsend

from Rialto, CA

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

So... I walk into Guitar Center with my mind made up to buy a Music Man Sterling HH. I start looking around and I begin to mess with the Ibanez SR505. The sound quality was AMAZING! It has an awesome pop to it along with a great clean and clear sound. I played this bass right after playing the Pedulla and I seriously couldn't tell the difference. The Ibanez deffinitely held its own against the big brands. I'm a girl and the fact that the Ibanez is light was a HUGE plus for me. It's thin and very comfortable to play. Being a fan of the Warwick and Musicman I was definitely impressed that this bass is just as good for a way better price. I recomend it 100%!!

(15 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Fantastic Instrument

By DeathDaemon

from Frederick, MD

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I bought this Bass after I decided that I needed a 5 String for my Band. After trying many basses from many companies I fell in love with this one. It plays beautifully and maintains its tuning and Tone even now after some rough handling.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a bass players 1 choice,best choice, and only choice

By kyle k.

from seffener, florida

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I�ۡ���ve been playing bass for three years now and my friend mike sold me this one and I thought I was already impressed by Ibanez with the Ibanez IJXB190 4-String Electric Bass but I was way off it just blew me away how great the sound quality was. I thought that it was too good to be true. I�ۡ���ve been to five different guitar centers trying to find a better bass but with absolutely no luck this bass is perfect for anyone who plays bass or wants to play bass this is truly a bass players one and only choice. So if you�ۡ���re looking to buy a bass go no further and go buy one it is well worth the cost

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Old Dog, New Tricks

By K Gormley

from Southern New Jersey

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

Over the last twenty five years, I've owned Fender, G&L, Yamaha, and Peavey. I have a father and brother who both own an Ibanez bass. I purchased the SR505 with reservations. Once plugged in, I immediately fell in love with it. Action is the best "off the rack" without pro set ups. The Bartolini's are a gift to a well made bass. If you're a five string player, buy this bass. It's neck at the nut is smaller and it doesn't get too much wider at the 12th fret. It's a must for fast finger runs. Harmonics are dead on. Wide range of tone from slapping, heavy, and melow. It's B string has a sound you'll want to take a bath in.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice sound, bad neck

By 6stringfrenzy

from New London, Ct.

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I've owned a couple soundgears in the past and I loved the necks, the action and the fact that they stayed in tune while taking a beating. I was looking to add a new 5-string to my arsenal due to odd tuning in my new band. The bass off the rack was set up by someone with zero knowledge. The bridge was maxed out on height, the intonation was a joke and the neck had a slight bow in it. All easily adjustable so I took it home anyway. The sound is amazing, the action much better now, but I really don't like the neck. It leaves an oily feeling on my fingers. I would much rather have a glossy neck (for speed). The body dings with the slightest contact. The bass is too fragile to not have a hard shell case thrown in,I would rather pay more and have a hard shell case thrown in. I'm concerned about the longevity of the bass.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great bass

By Fuocoso

from Austin, Tx

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I used to have a rule that I would never buy an ibanez after some lousy experiences in bands with ibanez guitars always losing tune/tone and active wiring shorting out. But I decided I needed a new bass and I was going to try to be as un-bias as possible. I picked this bass up after searching 5 different guitar dealers and it played perfectly. Its got great action for a 5-stringer. The pickups alone are worth the price of the bass. But the pickups arn't the only great thing on it: the body is beautiful and gives a great sound and the bass feels very well constructed even though its very light. It sits well on the body when standing and is just as easy to play sitting down. Great tone, as well.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get up on nis!!!

By Bassmon

from Grand Rapids, Michigan

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I currently own two Peavey basses a four and a five string. I was in the market for a six string bass and was thinking about buying another Peavey until I stopped in the local music store and played the SR506 six string from Ibanez. This bass plays like a dream. Whether I'm playing Funk, Gospel, or Jazz this bass has done well for me. I was never an Ibanez fan, but I am now!! This is a great bass. Plays just as good as the more expensive basses. In the future though I suggest Ibanez think about a tougher finish on this bass; You can scratch it easy otherwise I have no complaints. Good job Ibenaz!

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