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Ibanez SRF705 Portamento 5-String Fretless Electric Bass Flat Brown Burst Rosewood Fretboard

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Over 25 years ago, the SR established Ibanez as the leader in innovative bass building. Throughout the years, Ibanez made fretless versions of this classic for a limited number of esteemed Ibanez arti... 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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Overview

Over 25 years ago, the SR established Ibanez as the leader in innovative bass building. Throughout the years, Ibanez made fretless versions of this classic for a limited number of esteemed Ibanez artists. Now, the Ibanez Bass Workshop makes this much sought after option available to SR players everywhere with the introduction of the SR Portamento.

The SR Portamento offers a Rosewood fingerboard that extends the length of the standard SR neck to a hefty 30-fret length. Several years in the making, the SR Portamento's new AeroSilk piezo system delivers an uncanny touch of hollow-bodied openness, and realizes the innovative Upright Double Bass sound to blend into the mix that both inspires and redefines the role of the solid body bass.

30 Fret Neck
The SR Portamento features an extended 30-fret Rosewood fretboard for playing in upper registers usually only accessible on an upright.

5pc SR Maple/Bubinga Thru-Neck
The SR Portamento features 5-piece Maple/ Bubinga thru-neck for increased sustain and superior tone.

Piezo Level Control
On the back of the SR Portamento are recessed controls assigned to each individual string to control the volume of the Ibanez-exclusive AeroSilk Piezo pickup. Perfect string balance and response can be achieved by adjusting the volume to accommodate different string gauges.

Custom bridge for AeroSilk Piezo System
The Custom bridge is created specifically for the optimum performance of the AeroSilk Piezo pickup system. Unique plastic saddles were designed to work in concert with the piezo pickups and enhance the acoustic "stand-up" quality of the sound.

Bartolini MK-1 Pickups
The MK-1 pickups are a split coil design that provides 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.

AeroSilk Piezo system w/Active tone control
The EQ section incorporates the controls of the Bartolini pickups with the AeroSilk Piezo system. Controls include a neck volume, bridge volume and bass & treble controls for the Bartolini MK-1 pickups and a Master volume and a tone control for the Piezo system.

FEATURES

  • Solidbody bass
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 30-fret length
  • AeroSilk piezo system for realistic acoustic tones
  • Case sold separately
SPECIFICATIONS
  • neck type: SRF5 5pc Maple/Bubinga neck-thru
  • body: Mahogany wing body
  • fretboard: Rosewood fretboard
  • fret: Fretless
  • bridge: Custom bridge for AeroSilk Piezo system
  • neck pu: Bartolini MK-1 neck pu (Passive)
  • bridge pu: Bartolini MK-1 bridge pu (Passive)
  • equaliser: Ibanez 2-band eq
  • hardware color: Cosmo black
  • Neck Dimensions
    • Scale: 864mm/34"
    • Width at Nut 38mm
    • Width at Last Fret 62mm
    • Thickness at 1st 21.5mm
    • Thickness at 12th 23.5mm
    • Radius 305mmR
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    IbanezSRF705 Portamento 5-String Fretless Electric Bass
     
    4.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Fun to play (3)
    • Good feel (3)
    • Good tone (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
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    5.0

    Why didn't I buy this sooner...

    By BassJuju

    from Louisville, KY

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Ibanez SRF705 Portamento 5-String Fretless Electric Bass:

      I became fascinated with fretless basses when I started playing a few songs that had a one on the original recording. I looked at several models and picked this one for a few reasons. I have another Ibanez 5 that I love playing so this one made sense as many things would be the same. I also liked the extra long fretboard and clean appearance. The piezo pickups where also a big consideration. Someone asked me "Why would you buy a fretless bass?" I said, "Why did I wait so long." I love playing this bass and I have a hard time putting it down. The action is sweet and the sound is smooth. If you have any curiosity about playing a fretless, buy this and don't wait!

       
      4.0

      SRF705 Portamento 5-strings fretless bass

      By fretless heart

      from Baltimore Maryland

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Short String spacing at the bridge

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez SRF705 Portamento 5-String Fretless Electric Bass:

      It is sad to return this instrument due to not having the standards setup.

       
      4.0

      Improving the bass

      By Top Gig

      from Baltimore, Maryland.

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      Pros

      • Best jazz sound ever
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
      • String space at bridge short

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Jazz gigs
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Ibanez SRF705 Portamento 5-String Fretless Electric Bass:

      This is the best sound on a fretless bass ever however the space string at the bridge is too short.

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