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Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass Pearl White

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For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. Embraced by bassists over the decades, the iconic series continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics.The SR305E is a handsome 5-string bass designed for the experienced player. The bass starts with an immaculately finished mahogan...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. Embraced by bassists over the decades, the iconic series continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics.

The SR305E is a handsome 5-string bass designed for the experienced player. The bass starts with an immaculately finished mahogany body. Other features include a sturdy 5-piece maple/rosewood SR4 neck, a rosewood fretboard, and an Accu-cast B125 bridge for superior string vibration transfer and precise intonation. Cosmo black hardware adds a hint of stealth.

At the heart of the SR305E’s electronics are two PowerSpan Dual Coil pickups. Their stainless pole pieces offer higher output, clarity, and fullness than any in the SR305’s class. Accessed by the 3-way “Power Tap” switch, these proprietary pickups offer a choice of three tonal personalities: A rich humbucker sound, a pure single-coil sound, or an enhanced single coil sound— fattened by lows from the humbucker pickups. Add the ability to dial in precise tone preferences via the Ibanez Custom 3-band EQ, and the SR305E is a musical chameleon. Case sold separately.

Features

Neck
  • Shape: Not specified
  • Wood: Maple Rosewood
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Neck: PowerSpan Dual Coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: PowerSpan Dual Coil
  • Brand: Ibanez
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: Active 3-band EQ with 3-way Power Tap switch
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, balance, 3-band EQ
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Accu-cast B125 bridge
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
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IbanezSR305E 5-String Electric Bass
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Guitar

I have played christian music and in worship bands since the late 60's and have used many different guitars and this is the easiest and best sounding guitar I have ever used.

I have played christian music and in worship bands since the late 60's and have used many different guitars and this is the easiest and best sounding guitar I have ever used.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I am a bit baffled...

I have really been looking forward to this bass, and was able to pick it up from the store just a few days before I left out of town. When I played it...Read complete review

I have really been looking forward to this bass, and was able to pick it up from the store just a few days before I left out of town. When I played it (without plugging it in), the feel was awesome. Then I realized it was tuned a full step low, and once I tuned it to standard tuning, the action completely changed - like the fretboard warped and that awesome action was no longer. Then, I plugged it into my current system, and the sound was distorted, played around and could not get the thing to sound good at all. I then A/B'ed my current bass in the same system, and it sounded fine. I was scratching my head... then needed to fly out on a business trip (which is where I'm at now). I think I'll need to bring it into the store, and see if I'm missing something - hope so. I really liked the look and feel of this bass, just hoping I can get the feel and sound the way I was expecting.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this bass can handle any situation

By Martin

from undisclosed

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Comments about SR305E 5-String Bass:

great playability, tone control and Ibanez punch at an awesome price

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great bass. worth more than price paid

By Martin

from undisclosed

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • entire neck pitch perfect right out of the box
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • no doubt this bass can handle any situation

    Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

    great tone control. really suits my needs playing in a worship team in a good sized church. I have played enough instruments and plenty of other gigs in my life to know the sr305e is an excellent choice.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Turtle

    from Carmichaels

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

      You would think that if you spent 1000 dollars on an instrument you would get what you pay for. Wrong. I bought a 5 string made by a popular company that starts with W and ends with a K a few years ago for a grand couldn't even get the B string to intonate. Last year picked up an Ibanez SR 4 string and was amazed at how good it sounded. So I traded in the W for this model and could not be happier.
      Effortless playability.
      Not as heavy.
      Intonated out of the box.
      Endless sound possibilities

      Now I feel like playing all time again and that's exactly what I'm gonna do right now.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Perfect Bass

      By Metal McGyver

      from Baton Rouge, LA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

        This bass is a "Swiss Army Knife"... It is perfect for virtually any application. Deep lows, fat mids, crisp highs..(all of which are easily EQ-ed via the preamp quite nicely), clear and responsive slap and pop, smooth finger plucks, clear picking tone, smooth sounding slide playing, fast neck, great sustain, full 24 fret fretboard... I could go on forever about how good this bass is, but trust me, you won't regret buying this bass. I mainly play this bass through my multi-effects pedal (Digitech GNX4) which sounds great, but it also sounds great straight into my Peavey Basic 40, as well as sounding great through my headphones. I use this bass practicing and recording mainly, but trust me, this bass will be perfect for any situation. Get this bass now!!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Really nice first bass for me

        By DJ

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

        Bass looks and feels great to me, but this is my first bass so I cannot say to much regarding it's tone quality relative to other bands or models. I also have not changed the strings on it, yet, but it is a very satisfying instrument so far.

        The one star loss for me is in the electronics.

        First, while I'm new to bass, I'm not new to filters and amplifiers. The 3-band EQ does not seem to be designed for the frequency range of the bass guitar. Adjusting the Bass Cut/Boost has a somewhat extreme effect on the output, while the Treble Cut/Boost has little if any effect. To me, this suggests that the EQ is a generic module that could also be found on regular guitars and might even be better suited for them. Now, this is basically the entry level model for the SR family basses, as I understand, but I still would have been more impressed if the effect of the EQ had been more evenly distributed between Bass/Mid/Treble.

        The second point of slight disappointment is with the Balance control. When the Balance control is adjusted to favor either pickup, some high frequency noise appears. However, since the Treble knob doesn't do much to the sound of the bass overall, the good news is that you can use it to cut the noise without having to worry about completely changing your tone.

        So, in summary, I've found two minor flaws, but being able to use the first one to manage the second one is good enough for me. I don't regret my purchase at all, and I think I could still recommend this as a nice bass under $500. (for whatever the word of a novice may be worth)

        (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        I am a bit baffled...

        By Ted

        from Reno, NV

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

          I have really been looking forward to this bass, and was able to pick it up from the store just a few days before I left out of town. When I played it (without plugging it in), the feel was awesome. Then I realized it was tuned a full step low, and once I tuned it to standard tuning, the action completely changed - like the fretboard warped and that awesome action was no longer. Then, I plugged it into my current system, and the sound was distorted, played around and could not get the thing to sound good at all. I then A/B'ed my current bass in the same system, and it sounded fine. I was scratching my head... then needed to fly out on a business trip (which is where I'm at now). I think I'll need to bring it into the store, and see if I'm missing something - hope so. I really liked the look and feel of this bass, just hoping I can get the feel and sound the way I was expecting.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar

          By ChrisN

          from Littleton CO

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

          I have played christian music and in worship bands since the late 60's and have used many different guitars and this is the easiest and best sounding guitar I have ever used.

           
          5.0

          Nice Bass !!!

          By TonyBass

          from Old Bridge NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

            Great bass for the price,I owned an Ibanez bass about 17 yrs ago,but never owned a Soundgear bass.I tried a couple of them and I got hooked !!! I'm definitely satisfied !!!

             
            5.0

            i own serveral basses this one is my favorite by far

            By none

            from danville al

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

              great bass

               
              4.0

              Very Nice for the Price!

              By I Don't Know

              from Colorado

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands

              Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

              This Bass sounds and looks great! It works perfectly for My band and for everything I need it for!

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