The 2008 model of the Ibanez SR706 6-string electric bass is 1mm thinner in the neck and has a deep cutaway on the low end to make it easier to move around the frets for players of all hand sizes. The... Read More
The 2008 model of the Ibanez SR706 6-string electric bass is 1mm thinner in the neck and has a deep cutaway on the low end to make it easier to move around the frets for players of all hand sizes. The neck itself is a 5-piece, made of jatoba and bubinga woods making it more durable and stable. Lightweight and nicely balanced, its contoured mahogany body is extremely comfortable. 2 MK1-6 pickups have high output, while the Bartolini MK1 3-band active EQ give you of freedom to experiment with your sound.
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If your reading this, then I was you about a month ago. I was lookin for an upgrade and figured might as well go 6 string as well. I shopped online for new and used and researched for weeks, trying to find something I could afford that wasn't of cheep quality and sound. Spending $800 is definitely worth the time to do your research and if you have the option, play before you buy, ALWAYS! I recently purchased the Ibanez SR706TK at my local GC, and I have to say I've never been more pleased with this investment. I used to play the chincy 305 model and lemme tell you, if your looking for a great upgrade without breakin your bank too much, this is your bass! The neck is a little wider (naturally expected) then the 5 stringers, but its slim and smooth and allows for quick fret work. It took only a matter of minutes to get used to this bad boy and I haven't set it down since. I like that the tone knobs have a notch at the medium or middle setting. This allows for more options to help find that great tone without having to worry about bumping and loosing your knobs position. (Mines at: Bass full, Mids mid, Treble mid). I never understood the theory, "you have to have your knobs all the way up and adjust tone through your amp." The knobs are there for a reason, if it was always supposed to be at its fullest, then why even have the knobs, but I digress.. These Bartolini's are to kill for. If you've ever had a hard time cutting through the mix, that problem will now be a thing of the past. These pick-ups are a great addition to developing that tone you've been questing for. I use a SansAmp Bass Driver DI, Ampeg B2-Re (450w), GK 4x10 goldline (400w), and a Mesa 1x15 (400w) and with these pick-ups I have no problem cuttin through both guitar players and it doesn't get mudded with the kicks. Very important in metal.. The only negative remark I have is that the B and E string saddles loosen after a week or so of play. It's not a hard fix and probably isn't an Ibanez recall type of problem. It very well just might have been the one that I bought. However, this flaw is covered under the Pro Coverage Warranty so I don't have to pay it to get fixed. BUY THE WARRANTY!! It's a little bit more money overall, but for that piece of mind that your new bass will be fully covered for 3 years is completely worth it. All-in-all, if you've read this much into it like I did, then just buy it already. I PROMISE you won't be disappointed with the SR706TK!
I've had this bass for about 2 years now, and it's probably my favorite bass i've ever played. It has a really nice low-growl tone and attack. Even though it's a 6 string, due to the spacing of the strings it feels more like a 5 string bass when i play it. The ultra-thin neck also helps when you're playing past the 14th fret. If you're looking for a bass with a nice attack and low-end growl, this is the bass for you.
i got this bass about a year and a half ago from a guitar center store that got it 2 days before. this bass is amazing! it feels great, plays great, and sounds great. the pickus that come with it are wonderful and give you the perfect sound for any style. i play this thing at least 3 hours a day and love it! the paint job is beautiful and looks awsome. the only downside to this bass is that it is a little heavy, but that is to be expected with a 6 string. it is also a little bit hard to slap on because of the string spacing, but you can get used to it. Overall, it is an awsome bass and i wouldnt trade it for any other one in the world. i plan on keeping it forever
I always say that this bass is my work of art that I can play. I upgraded from my SR505 and it was a quick transition. Sweep Arpeggios are easy even for my little hands. The EQ lets me dial in any tone that I can hear in my head. The action was pristine out of the box. I personally like coated strings, but If you don't then you wil want to change the strings immediately. Elixir comes stock. the Bartolini's are simply the best pickups Ive ever played. Only gripe is a buzzing 14th fret on my C string. That and the spacing between the neck pick up and the neck is a little to narrow for slap and pop. Its a little tough at first but, I got used to it. Also, I wouldn't really call it see through black. its more a see through gray. Its still awesome with the flame maple. All in all, this is an amazing bass. I recommend this instrument to anyone and everyone looking for a high quality instrument.
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