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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... Read More

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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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  • 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

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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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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass

By Ariana (Scarlet)

from Kansas City, MO

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I did my research regarding on what type of bass did I want. Currently I am a music school student and this is my 5th instrument. I've played bass for a while and am currently in a growing local punk/post-hardcore band called Heart of Flesh as the bassist and second vocals. I settled on this bass, after all my research and trying out different basses and borrowing from my friends. This one felt right and had the tone and look I was after, as well as being a 5 string which was super important to me. When I received it, all was well. I changed the tuning (which I know is odd to do for a 5 string) but to accommodate it I got lighter strings and took it to a luthier to get the neck adjusted accordingly to accommodate the new setup. There has also been some random fret buzzing at certain spots so I also had the frets adjusted to line up properly. To those who those statements may have scared off. It is normal for there to be a need to slightly readjust your neck tension on a new guitar as well as getting your frets leveled properly. It is extremely rare for you to be able to take an instrument out of a box and just tune it up and jam out. All in all I really love this bass and think it was well worth the money.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing bass, how sweet the sound.

By Samantha

from Carson City, NV

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good looking
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Lightweight
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Temperature Sensitive

Best Uses

  • Performance
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I had owned an Ibanez BTB 5 string and started getting pain in my my shoulder due to the weight and the long gigs. So I went on a quest to find something just like it, but lighter. After trying out several other brands and models I finally strapped on the SR505. Not only did it feel like I had nothing hanging off my shoulder, but the fretboard was so easy to play! Plugging it in to a MarkBass amp at GC I was blown away by the sound quality. Given, I was playing through a MarkBass, but then I plugged it in to other amps and was still able to get the high sound quality I was used to from my BTB. It had it now for about a year and I think I could not have found a better bass. A couple of things that I have had to adjust to: 1- the narrow fretboard, as the strings are closer together slapping requires some adjustment. You have to be more precise with your thumb or you'll hit the wrong string. 2-Temperature sensitivity. By BTB would stay in tune, no matter what, rarely did I have to touch a tuning peg. The SR505 will tune up or down depending on the temperature, so if you start playing a gig and the instrument has not been acclimated to the hall's temperature, you better be checking the tuning every so often to make sure you're not off. Other than that, the instrument is amazing, easy to play, and has the best sound you can get out of any bass!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mr. Fantastic

By Robert

from Miami Gardens, Florida

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I just purchased this amazing instrument.It's like no other bass I played before.I've played it at my church never battle tested it at any of my other gigs. but I will soon.it plays with an an incredible sound.the bartolini pickups are awesome.Plus ! I like the power switch that's included with an extra punch. the adjustments are very good and it gives you the sound that you need. I will recommend this Ibanez 5 string bass to any bass player. who's thinking about playing some serious music.I promise you.you want be disappointed :-).

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

some issues

By COREY SCHNEIDER _

from Saginaw, Michigan

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I bought this bass brand new and just fell in love with how it played. Very lightweight and the neck is very player friendly, Great action and smooth playability. However, I wore the finish right off and even some of the wood too, where I place my thumb and palm (I play with my fingers exclusively). After visiting my local Guitar Center I noticed 2 other used basses (same model) that had the same wear marks. Most recently it has developed some very annoying high end "buzz" when I turn up the high knob, Guitar Center repair tech says that he could re-solder it but that it was probably a manufacturers defect. Overall I'm satisfied with how it plays but will not use it in a live show situation.

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5.0

Awesome versatile 5 string bass guitar!

By Johnny T.

from Long Beach, CA

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

This is my first 5 string bass guitar. I really love the pick ups and EQ on the bass. It is very versatile as you can get just about any kind of sound from it. I love that this bass is a 5 string but feels like a 4 string. I have only owned this bass for a day and already I am adjusting to the narrow string spacing. The finish is just simply beautiful and the abalone inlays are a nice complement to the bass! The best bass I have ever own hands down! Buy it now, you will not regret it!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This bass kicks it!

By Reece Jensen

from Carlsbad, CA

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I have been playing a laguna Ocean 5 string for 3 years and it's a great bass, but heavy. I bought the SR505 because I wanted a similar sound with the Bartolini pickups but with less weight. Playing 4 hour jazz/funk gigs with my laguna was killing my shoulder. I got my SR505 yesterday and played a full gig with it tonight and it was amazing! Fast neck, great action from the factory and smooth but punchy Elixer strings. Everyone was commenting on how good it looked & sounded! I play it through a Markbass Jeff Berlin and the mid boost switch was awesome to add punch during my solos's I was concerned that with a slim/lighter body, the balance would be off and the 5 string neck would hand forward. Not the case! It hangs perfectly and plays like a fricken dream! I couldn't be happier with this bass. It plays like much more expensive basses, looks great and doesn't weigh you down. NICE JOB IBANEZ!!! RJ - Bass player for Jerome Dawson & Wazabe Blue!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect really

By John Bennett

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

The pros: *Light weight. *Pretty, and looks good in any setting. *Very fast neck. *Quality wood. *Quality electronics. Especially the pickups. *Quality components. *Easy string swaps with the slotted bridge. I go back and forth between rounds to flats every so often, without much hassle or needing to get new strings. I just swap them in and out. *Lots and lots of tonal options. Using the 3 band eq + parametric switch (that switch causes the mid knob to either boost/cut your high mids (switch down) or low mids (switch up)) and the pickup blend knob this can do any tone I need from growly and aggressive, to deep and thumpy, to scooped mids for a nice slap sound. You can really play anything on this bass, it's very versatile. The cons: Purely subjective: The Elixirs that come stock on this bass take away from its character. If it sounds good to you in the store, it'll sound even better with regular rounds or flats on it. If it sounds a bit bland, its the Elixirs, the bass itself sounds amazing.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DREAM COME TRUE!!!

By Blair

from Washington, DC

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I've owned 13 high-end bass guitars. I have a back issue and need a light-weight bass with a heavy-weight sound. This is the answer. The neck is superbly fast and the Bartolini's sound almost as good as active EMG 40dc's WITH A LITTLE TONE TWEAKING. I needed to raise up the boost and the bass knobs on my GK MB210 combo amp and I also put the bottom guitar knob in the middle position with every other knob cranked. I get the active EMG natural growl especially with Dean Markley Blue Steels I use. The only issue with this beauty is the fragile outside paint job that chips very easily. I play metal music in a band using a pick so I don't rub the top layer too much, but I've seen others played hard with fingers creating a discoloration in spots. Man, I wish they made this bass in black.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

There is no better bass in this price range

By Anthony Sailer

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I have had this bass for over 7 years now and it has never failed to impress me in in any way. It has an incredibly fast neck, the electronics provide a (seemingly) endless variety of sounds and the body is so comfortable for long performances. The fit and finish on this bass was immaculate off the shelf and has required very little adjustment over the years. The finish on the mahogany body is so easy to care for (though you do need to use a little caution to avoid bumps and buises), just a few coats of good guality oil each year. I have Spector, Conklin, Steinbeger, Fender, Musicman....the list realy goes on but...I alway find myself falling back to this bass. Trust me....you will not regret buying this bass.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love Ibanez Bass Guitar Hear 24/7!!!!!.

By Fernandez S

from Chicago Illinois

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

A good-looking bass with a balanced, comfort-contoured mahogang body and a sweet Brown Mahogany finish! The SR505 offers one of the most playable necks in its class, with a thin 5-piece jatoba and bubinga combination. You won't believe how fast this neck plays and how effortlessly you can access the upper frets! When you need to deliver earthshaking lows and crystal-clear highs, the Bartolini MK1-4 pickups and EQB-35 3-band EQ really shine. This beauty is an amazing player and a great value!.

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