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Ibanez SR300 Fretless Bass Guitar   

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Fast and versatile, the Ibanez SR300 fretless bass guitar lays down grooves in every style imaginable. Featuring a 3-band style sweeper EQ with a lig...Click To Read More About This Product

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Pro features at an entry price!

Fast and versatile, the Ibanez SR300 fretless bass guitar lays down grooves in every style imaginable. Featuring a 3-band style sweeper EQ with a lightweight balanced comfortable contoured body, you have pro features at an entry level price. The extended range travel on the bass guitar's narrow neck is as physically comfortable as it is musically exhilarating. Plus the EXF pickups have equal spacing between pickup to string for balanced output levels. To control your tone, the Ibanez bass has a volume and balance knob, style sweeper finger step knob, and a treble and bass boost/cut knob.

FEATURES
  • Neck Material: 5-piece Maple/Rosewood
  • Neck Type: SR4
  • Body: Agathis body
  • Frets: Fretless
  • Fingerboard: Ebonol
  • Inlay: Pearl dot inlay
  • Bridge: B100 bridge
  • Neck Pickup: EXF-4-F EX Full Range 4 passive humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: EXF-4-R EX Full Range 4 passive humbucker
  • EQ: Style Sweeper (SR)
  • Controls: Volume, Style Sweeper Finger-Slap, Balance, Treble/Bass Boost/Cut
  • Scale/Length : 34" (864mm)
  • Width at Nut: 38mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 62mm
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 19.5mm
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 21.5mm
  • Radius: 305mm

Get your groove on with this sleek fretless axe.

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5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More Bang For The $$$$$

By Duke

from Athens, Texas

Other than the fact that the Squier is a more traditional and recognizable instrument to most people,
this one has all the right "bells and whistles" for me.
If you're a "brand concious" individual buy the Squier (but if you have the $$$' get this one too!---I did and I guess you see my preference).
If you are looking for an entry level fretless, give this one a chance. IMHO it out-features the Squier fretless that comes in at the same price point.
1: 24 fret-lines vs 20 on the Squier (More Jaco-esue harmonics up there)
2:5 piece Laminated neck vs 1 piece (much stronger and stays true longer).
3: Humbucking pickups vs single coils (no hum here).
4: Blend control vs 2 volume knobs (easier to tweak on the fly)
5: A very usable tone shaper that can be used in conjuction with the treble/bass controls.
Aside from what is mentioned above they both have the same body wood (agathis) and Ebonol fingerboards.
There is probably a reason Jaco put coat after coat of epoxy on his fingerboard and it may have stemmed from his love of roundwound strings and seeing other basses with rosewood boards that had trenches cut into them from roundwounds.
I may be mistaken but I imagine Ebonol is a polymer that shares the same characteristics as epoxy and is a much more stable (and harder} material than wood.
As I stated above the Ibanez is a plug and play machine vs. it's competition.
To bring the Squier into the same category be prepared to spend as much money as the bass costs for improvements. (a set of Dimarzio humbuckers and a Tonestyler or Varitone assembly)

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass! No complaints!!!

By Community User

from mobile, AL

I was skeptical at first of buying this bass, mainly because it wasn't in stock anywhere for me to actually try out. I was very pleasantly surprised when musiciansfriend's free shipping got it to my door in 3 days!!!!! Right out of the box it was light as a feather compared to my other fretted bass. The electronics are pretty awesome, they allow for a wide range of sounds, which was also a nice surprise. The fretboard is great! Everyone thought it was a fretted bass until I started playing. The playability of this bass is amazing. Plain and simple. The factory strings are no let down either, but I opted for the D'addario chromes flatwounds, which took this bass to a whole other level! With just a small adjustment to the action, I was ready to go. All in all, this is a great instrument for the entry level price. Don't hesitate in getting it!!! It is an awesome fretless!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Another great bass from Ibanez

By Andy Belov

from Hoboken, NJ

I got this bass in addition to a fretted one, for another style of playing. It's of very high quality, easy to adjust and sounds good. Looks very nice too, a pleasure to hold. Well balanced too.

 
5.0

excellent

By primus13

from Waynesville, GA

this bass is sweet. i was kinda worried being this my first fretless bass but it hasnt let me down yet. i love ibanez and by far its the only brand i really play besides a fender jazz bass

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fretless Fun!

By Hans in the White Mountains

from Conway,NH

I love this bass! Years ago I had a fretless Fender P Bass but this axe is much more versatile. As far as build quality and sound quality go,this bass should hold it's own with much more expensive basses no problem.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By JeanLucPicard

from Charleston, SC

This bass is absolutely wonderful. I played it once in a local music store (not knowing it's price) and mistakenly valued it at twice it's actual price. The pickups are very hot for passive humbuckers! When the bridge pickup is fully activated, it sounds like Jaco's J Bass. When the neck pickup is turned on all the way it sounds like a P Bass with a modern twist. The middle pickup position is very well balanced. The stylesweeper feature is a nifty tool in your tonal arsenal, providing a clear and crisp sound with the knob turned one way, and a very deep, bassy sound in the opposite direction. The stylesweeper knob and pickup balance make the SR300F one of the most versatile basses I've ever owned/played. Also the treble/bass knobs are nice, but honestly, I turn them both all the way up for a scooped EQ. I would recommend buying either Elixirs or groundwound strings for the fretboard. The ebonol sounds excellent but shows white scratches if you bend the strings, so Rotosounds are probably a bad idea! Also, I find myself tuning quite a bit. I would recommend investing in Schallers or another brand of locking tuners, but it's nothing that should deter you from buying this bass. Seriously, it's the best bass I've ever owned and I've had some quite expensive toys. If you are on the fence about buying this bass, GO for it! You won't regret it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass, low price

By ultimabass

from Juneau, AK

I actually bought the SR305 (the five-string fretless version of this bass), but because they took off that bass from the site (thankfully, I bought one before they were taken out!!), I've decided to put a review on this page.1.) I love the playability. At first, I thought it was a bad choice because the amp I used didn't sound all that great, but when I plugged into our school's Behringer, I was able to obtain this unbelievably Jaco-esque tone out of my bass, which I had not expected. My main bass was out of commission because it was missing its sixth string, so I had to rely on my SR305 to do the job; and it did it well! I was able to squeeze that sexy Jaco tone out of it, and it sounded even better as we played "The Chicken" for our talent show (last night and tonight). Tonight was when my fretless did me proud, and I'm extremely satisfied with this bass. Just buy flatwounds, and your neck will be fine.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet and Light!

By Dove

from North Carolina

Both my husband and I play, and we both love this one! Super light, fast playing thinest neck I've played. Great brand. The tone variation knobs are excellent. It is basically simple to adjust the sound, and yet, gives a good amount of veriety, which is what I was looking for. We don't slap, but the knob just gives us more tone variation. we still use that knob.I'm less into the tech equiptment than my husband, so I wanted simplicity in the guitar, but some variety of sound. I loved the Ibanez Iceman, but it was heavy and the neck dropped but I was looking for a similar sound/versitility with simpliciy. This one has that. I personally like the pick up locations, but my husband feels they are a little close together. not enough to effect playability. They are tapered, so not in the way. My husband can't rest his larger thumbs on it, but I can. Ebonal fretboard was really scratched up like it was used ??? when we got ours new, and we are waiting for a replacement, on back order. Reviews say it is the same material as a bowling ball, and shouldn't do that...but we might have gotten a referb by mistake, but it showed scratches but not deep wear. Because of this, I might suggest flat wounds, if you want to keep it looking better, but the scratches weren't enough to have any effect on playability or sound. In the long run, I think it might get scratched up depending on how you play, but will hold up. People also say scratches can be buffed out. We did a simple microfiber rub, but these were visible enough that it would take more than that to get these out. It looked dull where the wear was, so you could definitely see where the black shiney surface was dull from wear. We would recommend this for it's lightness and ease to play, and simple yet versitle.

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