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Ibanez SR Premium 1205E 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural 

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Overview

  • Made in the Ibanez Premium factory
  • Mahogany body with ovangkol top
  • 5-piece SR5 wenge/bubinga neck with KTS titanium reinforcement rods
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      Designed with high-end features while maintaining affordability.

      Part of the SR Premium line and manufactured in the Ibanez Premium factory, the SR Premium 1205E 5-string electric bass is designed with high-end features while maintaining affordability, making it the new standard for the serious, professional musician.

      The SR Premium 1205E boasts a smoothly contoured ovangkol top on a large mahogany body for gorgeous looks and powerful, aggressive tone. Its five-piece SR5 wenge/bubinga neck is also bolstered with KTS titanium reinforcement rods inside, and finished with a rosewood fretboard. The Mono-Rail bridge is the ultimate in string isolation for bass. Each saddle is independently and securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer and no interference. One screw controls the height of each saddle for easy adjustment.

      Nordstrand Big Single pickups provide the clear sound characteristic of single-coil pickups with an aggressive edge. The EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ with mid-frequency and EQ-bypass switches gives you a world of tonal possibilities, making the SR Premium 1205E as versatile as it is good-looking.

      Includes gig bag.

      Features

      • Made in the Ibanez Premium factory
      • Mahogany body with ovangkol top
      • 5-piece SR5 wenge/bubinga neck with KTS titanium reinforcement rods
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Medium frets
      • Mono-Rail IV bridge
      • Nordstrand Big Single pickups
      • EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ with bypass and mid-frequency switches
      • Gotoh tuners
      • 34" scale
      • Gold hardware
      • Gig bag included
       

      SR Premium 1205E 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Specifications:

      • 34" scale
      • Width at nut: 45mm
      • Width last fret: 67mm
      • Thickness first fret: 19.5mm
      • Thickness 12th fret: 21.5mm
      • Radius: 305mm
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      IbanezSR Premium 1205E 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
       
      4.5

      (based on 4 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good feel (4)
      • Good pick up (4)
      • Good tone (4)
      • Fun to play (3)
      • Solid electronics (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (4)
        • Practicing (4)
        • Recording (4)
        • Rock concerts (4)
        • School bands (3)

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        4.0

        I bought it

        By jambone jones

        from Tulsa, OK

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Genre
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Ibanez SR Premium 1205E 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

          I bought this bass a few weeks ago. As a died in the wool Fender man, I have a P-bass and a Deluxe Jazz, both American made. They are great basses and I will continue to use them. That said, this Ibanez SR Premium 1205E 5 string truly surprised me. At a cost that is considerably less than the Deluxe Jazz, it allows me to dial in an unbelievable range of tones. From the lows of the P-bass to the crisp tones of the Jazz, it's all there. I play through a Peavey VB2 tube amp on high gain and a 2/15 cab. The power and range of tone of this bass is impressive. The neck is slim and fast. The frets are spaced more like the P bass, which was a little disappointing, but once you get down around the 3rd or 4th fret it plays like the Jazz. The strings are closer together than a normal bass. I don't know what the string distance is, but it's tighter than normal and for a short fingered guy like me, that is very helpful. If you have gorilla fingers this may not be the bass for you. It is light enough to use for an entire gig and not get fatigued. Be aware, though, that the finish is almost non-existent on the neck and body so it isn't going to take much to mar the wood, if you're into pristine aesthetics. On the other hand, the wood may age a little quicker and get that deeper, richer tone we all want that only time can provide. This is my first 5 string and my first venture into Ibanez basses and it has been a pleasant one. I have confidently added this bass to my stage set up. I am now using the Jazz bass for Drop D tunings and the Ibanez is set up for straight tuning (B-E-A-D-G, for bottom end and not walking on the guitar player). The P-bass has become a backup bass.

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          5.0

          Ibanez delivers. I love this bass!

          By greatwhitehype

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • High Quality Pickups
          • Lightweight
          • Premium Wood Work
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Battery Access
          • Battery Compartment

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Ibanez SR Premium 1205E 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

          This is a premium bass for a great value. The wood work is exquisite. It's lightweight which is great for long shows. The EQBIIISC system provides a wide range of options for the EQ. The Nordstrand pickups deliver a big, full sound! My only complaints with this bass are: there's no easy access to the battery; the battery compartment looks messy. I wish this was cleaned up a little more so the wires weren't so exposed; and finally, a few minor blemishes on the back of the neck. Not sure if this the natural state of the wood or a Quality Control issue but it's not a deal breaker.

          Overall, I highly recommend this bass!

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          4.0

          Good well rounded bass

          By BurnEmAll

          from Page Az

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Straches Pretty Easily

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Ibanez SR Premium 1205E 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

          I like the bass. It looks nice and plays well.The setup was spot on out of the box.The pick ups sound good. And the bass stays in tune very well.The bass does scratch pretty easy thou and the gig bag is not so good.I would buy the hard case for it.The strings are also alil tite on the spacing.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I Made The Right Choice

          By bass southern trouble

          from Southport, NC

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Perfectly Set Up
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Not A One

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Ibanez SR Premium 1205E 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

          I purchased my first Ibanez bass quite a few years ago and that sealed the deal. I have owned nothing since. This is my second 5 string, my other being a
          Prestige 1005(now the 4005). I wanted a second bass to use for practice and as a backup when I play out. It was a hard decision between the 4005 and the 1205. I truly love my 1005 but I decided to take a chance with the 1205. All I can say is it was the right choice. Set up was perfect right out of the box. It arrived at my house on Friday afternoon and I played it Friday night. All I did was tune it. I play in a modern country band so the low b is perfect to help fill the sound up. The on board eq is different than on the 1005, but gives me every tone I ask of it. I wasn't sure how the Nordstrom pickups would compare to the Bartaloni's but they are strong. Two things stand out the most. It is noticeably lighter than my other bass and I love the Elixer strings that come on it. I sat in with a group on New Years Eve and played a Sting Ray 4 string and while it does play well the neck is much thicker than any of my guitars. As for it becoming my backup, not now. I will be re-stringing the 1005 with Elixer strings and it will share the playing chores once again. If you are looking for a quality bass by all means look at this guitar. You can not go wrong. The only reason I didn't consider the 1405 was the different look of wood on the body. So the choice is yours. Ibanez makes great bass guitars that are easy to play not hard on the wallet. I know, I own 3.

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