The Ibanez Prestige Series embodies over 40 years of dedication to building high-quality electric guitars and basses for the discriminating musician. Instruments bearing the Prestige moniker represent... Read More
The Ibanez Prestige Series embodies over 40 years of dedication to building high-quality electric guitars and basses for the discriminating musician. Instruments bearing the Prestige moniker represent the pinnacle of Japanese luthiery and are proudly played by some of the most respected musicians in the world.
Designed for the pro musician, the SR5006OL is a stunning 6-string bass from the acclaimed Prestige Series. The body consists of a Mahogany core with Oil finish Wenge front and back caps. Wenge is an excellent tonewood with qualities. It delivers excellent punch and projection with a response that is immediate and balanced. The SR5006OL neck is a 5-pc Wenge/Bubinga Atlas-6 HP neck with KTS TITANIUM rod for the ultimate in stability and reliability. A Wenge fretboard, embedded with elegant Abalone & Pearl oval inlays, makes a striking, chic impression. The Mono-Rail V bridge system provides superior string isolation with maximum vibration transfer and is designed for quick, precise intonation adjustments.
For electronics, the SR5006OL features Bartolini custom pickups, specifically designed for Ibanez to have a deeper tone in the neck position while retaining a bright timbre in the bridge. By adjusting the Blend control, a wide range of sounds are accessible before any EQ is applied. Equalization controls include a 3-band Active EQ with a bypass switch and a mid frequency switch for the ultimate in tone management.
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Comments about Ibanez Prestige SR5006 6-String Electric Bass Guitar:
I'll preface by saying this - Ibanez aren't a custom shop and because of that even the nice basses or guitars you'll buy from them will be hit or miss. I've experienced this myself with a few of their top of the line Prestige basses being sent out with small faults and issues, or needing an urgent set up right away. With all that being said, here's my experience with the 5006:
I've been playing for many years and I have come across all the boutique basses you can imagine. I currently own Sadowsky's and Lull's, Wyn's and MTD's so I have a very good reference point to compare to.
The Ibanez SR5006 - Oh my goodness, what a bass.
This instrument is still expensive but it cost a FRACTION of what all these other botique basses cost and the quality is just is good. Instrument feels solid, craftsmanship is top notch and the tone on this baby is crystal clear thanks to the custom Barts.
I am so impressed with this instrument, so easy to play with the 16.5mm spacing especially for a 6 string.
I will agree that the bass is SLIGHTLY low output, perhaps due to the preamp but that is by no means an issue for me personally. That's what the volume knob on my amp is for.
The only cons for me are the delicate finish which will definitely blemish if you're an aggressive player, and the gold hardware which is just something personal I don't like.
Aside from that, it's a great bass, definitely recommend.