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Ibanez SRFF805 Multi-scale 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Satin Black

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To the newcomer, the multi-scale concept may appear a bit unusual, but the biggest surprise may be how comfortable players become within a minute or two of playing the instrument. The different fret-t... 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.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

To the newcomer, the multi-scale concept may appear a bit unusual, but the biggest surprise may be how comfortable players become within a minute or two of playing the instrument. The different fret-to-bridge distances enhance tonality, creating a better sounding bass. Previously, these instruments were only available from boutique bass builders, but now Ibanez is proud to introduce the SRFF805 Multi-Scale bass at an affordable price.

The goal of the multi-scale system is to give the better tension of each string. The tension helps to create a more alive, open tone. On the SRFF805, the scale length is 34 in. on the G-string side, expanding to 35.5 in. at the low B.

Although the multi-scale neck can appear intimidating and unnatural, nothing could be further from the truth. When looking down at the neck from the players perspective, the exaggerated fret layout seems to almost disappear and actually feels quite normal. The slant of the multi-scale-frets ergonomically coordinate with the way a players hand angles as it moves up and down the neck, facilitating quick, comfortable playing action.

The SRFF805 is a quality instrument designed for the experienced, seasoned musician. Its ash body is attached to a 5-piece jatoba/bubinga SRFF5 neck with a rosewood fretboard, medium frets and custom fanned inlays. The Mono-Rail V bridge is the perfect match for a multi-scale fret instrument, allowing for independent positioning of each strings mini-bridge section to providing excellent intonation and superior string vibration transference. Electronics include Bartolini BH1-5 pickups, for a full range warm punchy tone, and a 3-band EQ with Bypass switch and Mid-Frequency switch for complete sonic control.

Features
  • Neck: SRFF5 for Multi-Scale 5-piece Jatoba/Bubinga neck
  • Body: Ash
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlay: Custom Position Inlays for SRFF
  • Medium frets
  • Pickups: Bartolini BH1 neck pu, Bartolini BH1 bridge pu
  • EQ: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ with EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot) and Mid frequency switch
  • Bridge: Mono-rail V bridge
  • Hardware color: Cosmo black
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IbanezSRFF805 Multi-scale 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bass for a lifetime

By ADNREW

from Vancouver, Washington

Site Member

Comments about Ibanez SRFF805 Multi-scale 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

This is a phenomenal bass guitar. This is bass number four for me, but I'll never want another. The tone, clarity and playability of this bass are unmatched. I love the sustained low notes on the longer B and E strings. Adapting to fan-fretting from traditional bass: no problem at all. No dull spots or bad tones through any of the EQ settings. Easy to play and sounds great in any venue!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Phenominal Bass in every respect

By Nighttrain

from Worcester

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy to get used to Fanned Frets
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Ibanez SRFF805 Multi-scale 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    This bass sounds very good (much better than the online videos) the active/Passive switch was a nice touch. It is not cheaply made at all fit and finish were very good. The neck was smooth and fast . The Jack can be a pain to get unplugged but I never had any Issue plugging it in. The Preamp is very responsive and tone can go from Vintage Motownish to brite modern depending on if you have it in active or passive.
    I found it very comfortable overall to play and a much more natural position than most normal Basses I have played.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Bass and Easy to Play

    By Paul

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about SRFF805 Fanned Fret 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

    Bought as a gift but owner said it was a fantastic sounding easy to play bass. He said he likes it much better than his Fender.

    (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not bad for an Indonesian.

    By Babs

    from Colora

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Ibanez SRFF805 Multi-scale 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      I purchased the bass as a backup five string. I was interested in the fanned frets and Bartolini pickups. The bass sounds okay and is fun to play, but it is still cheaply made. The input jack has a terrible recessed design which is hard to plug in.

       
      5.0

      Awesome bass.

      By Big Sexy

      from Dallas Tx

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez SRFF805 Multi-scale 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

        This thing is killer. I bought two. The walnut stain and the black stained version. Got them set up to different tunings. This handles the low A and B perfectly with zero mud. The fan is perfect and not to extreme makes easy to pick up and play. not really a learning or get to used to like on some other fanned fret basses.

         
        5.0

        Very even tone across entire range of instrument

        By John

        from Indiana

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • String Spacing is Close at Bridge

        Best Uses

        • Jazz
        • Recording

        Comments about Ibanez SRFF805 Multi-scale 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

        Very even tone. The low B string speaks cleanly without being boomy, which makes it considerably more useable than most other low B strings. Notes come out clear and articulate across the neck. It's a lot of bass for the money and holds up well against more expensive instruments. It's also very light, which makes it great for long gigs.

         
        5.0

        Eye popping and killer sound!

        By WC

        from Vancouver

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Ibanez SRFF805 Multi-scale 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

          Electronics are well built, Frets are easy to get used to, Looks amazing and the sound is unbeleivable... many many different tones to switch from. Great job ibanez!!

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