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Ibanez SR400 Soundgear Bass   

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Features the SR-style body in light maple, hard maple 3-piece neck with rosewood fretboard, a split-coil Dynamix neck pickup, and single-coil Dynamix...Click To Read More About This Product

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Dynamic looks, fantastically fast feel, and tight tonal tyranny!

Features the SR-style body in light maple, hard maple 3-piece neck with rosewood fretboard, a split-coil Dynamix neck pickup, and single-coil Dynamix bridge pickup. Controls include volume and balance, plus 3 bands of cut/boost tone controls.

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4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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The best, most versatile bass in its price range.

In Layman's terms, this bass is more versatile than a Fender Jazz Bass or P-Bass, has better features than any Yamaha, has a much cleaner and brighter high-end than a Warwick or Musicman,...Read complete review

In Layman's terms, this bass is more versatile than a Fender Jazz Bass or P-Bass, has better features than any Yamaha, has a much cleaner and brighter high-end than a Warwick or Musicman, and costs this cheap! BRIDGE: AccuCast B20. I love this bridge. Each string is isolated in its own little section, which allows it to stay in tune amazingly. The action is extremely easy to alter because the height settings only use one screw, unlike the Standard two screw set-up. The only negative is that it's a little difficult to put on new strings, because they don't run completely through the bridge. They tend to fall off when initialy tightening. NOT a big deal, however.PICKUPS/EQ: Dynamix P Neck and Dynamix J Bridge. These are passive humbucking pickups that aren't exceptional, but definitely a step-up from lower models. The P/J combination is incredible in its versatility. You can literally model your sound to match ANY style with your guitar alone thanks to the P/J combo and the 3-Band ctive preamp (Bass, Mid, Treble).NECK: Standard SR Neck. Thin, VERY fast neck wiyth a smooth satin finish, not glossy. I'm an advocate of a thin neck, and if you agree, this will feel as good as anything you've played. Slightly thinner than a Fender Jazz neck but not as thin as the Ibanez Wizard Necks.OVERALL: Owned it for a year, and it's constantly traveling around. The finish (Vintage Blue) is still flawless, and I have had no hardware problems. I haven't even had to adjust the truss rod yet. It comes with Elixir strings already on it, and is priced reasonably. A simple pickup upgrade puts it, in my opinion, far ahead of expensive Musicmans, and its versatility is hardly contested by Fenders and Warwicks. No bass has cutting, popping high-end like Ibanez. You can play ANYTHING, from funk to metal, on this bass. Unless you're looking specifically for the growling low-end of a Warwick, or have alot of money you need to spend very soon, there is no bass that compares to the Ibanez SR400!

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Age the wood!

Since Ibanez does not age the wood on the neck correctly, it is always moving around. It gets really annoying after having to repair it five times.

Since Ibanez does not age the wood on the neck correctly, it is always moving around. It gets really annoying after having to repair it five times.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best, most versatile bass in its price range.

By Mike.

from Johnstown, OH

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In Layman's terms, this bass is more versatile than a Fender Jazz Bass or P-Bass, has better features than any Yamaha, has a much cleaner and brighter high-end than a Warwick or Musicman, and costs this cheap! BRIDGE: AccuCast B20. I love this bridge. Each string is isolated in its own little section, which allows it to stay in tune amazingly. The action is extremely easy to alter because the height settings only use one screw, unlike the Standard two screw set-up. The only negative is that it's a little difficult to put on new strings, because they don't run completely through the bridge. They tend to fall off when initialy tightening. NOT a big deal, however.PICKUPS/EQ: Dynamix P Neck and Dynamix J Bridge. These are passive humbucking pickups that aren't exceptional, but definitely a step-up from lower models. The P/J combination is incredible in its versatility. You can literally model your sound to match ANY style with your guitar alone thanks to the P/J combo and the 3-Band ctive preamp (Bass, Mid, Treble).NECK: Standard SR Neck. Thin, VERY fast neck wiyth a smooth satin finish, not glossy. I'm an advocate of a thin neck, and if you agree, this will feel as good as anything you've played. Slightly thinner than a Fender Jazz neck but not as thin as the Ibanez Wizard Necks.OVERALL: Owned it for a year, and it's constantly traveling around. The finish (Vintage Blue) is still flawless, and I have had no hardware problems. I haven't even had to adjust the truss rod yet. It comes with Elixir strings already on it, and is priced reasonably. A simple pickup upgrade puts it, in my opinion, far ahead of expensive Musicmans, and its versatility is hardly contested by Fenders and Warwicks. No bass has cutting, popping high-end like Ibanez. You can play ANYTHING, from funk to metal, on this bass. Unless you're looking specifically for the growling low-end of a Warwick, or have alot of money you need to spend very soon, there is no bass that compares to the Ibanez SR400!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Michael B-ndRWu

from Memphis, TN

This one is my second bass I've ever owned (first was a Squier), and I love it. Its controls offer the right sound for any situation, and it's a good sound at that, thanks to the active EQ. The neck is nice and slender, making it a breeze to play. I may not have 20 years of experience with 20 different basses, but for my ears, this bass is far and above the best, and I did shop around before buying it. I'd replace it with the same model in a heartbeat if I lost it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Soundgear SR400

By Nothing2GainLD50

from Chicago, IL

This is one of the best basses I have ever had the pleasure in owning. Its great size along with its effortless ability to play it make it a great bass for any player. This bass is great for a rock or metal band with its low sounds and the rumors about fret buzz on the 5th fret are false. I suggest owning this bass if you are just beginning or a gigging pro. A great deal!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Revived love for SR400

By SpiritofRadio

from Vancouver, BC

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Pros

  • 24 frets
  • Versatile And Durable

Cons

  • Made In Indonesia

Best Uses

  • Active Pickup 9v Battery
  • Rock And Metal

I was very close to selling this bass because it didn't fit my "style" of playing. I stopped last minute because I told myself, "Only Geddy Lee can make his sounds Geddy Lee". every bassist has their own unique sound and trying to imitate someone else's is just boring. I love the extra oompfh this SR400 gives me and if I wanted to play Rush songs, I'll save up for a Fender jazz bass. Why not have both?

Mine is made in Indonesia, so it has some faults. Like the fretboard gets mucked up relatively quickly. I received the gun metal greenish model from a friend as a gift. I wanted to sell it to get a five string, but decided against it. It's a really nice bass. I would definitely recommend it. The five knobs are amazing. I was so happy when I found out what they all did. I like active pickup basses, but the least favourite part is having to carry spare batteries.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This bass is awesome because you can get so many sounds out of it, and the tone is just awesome! I am playing this through my SWR LA15 and it sounds sweet!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's better than my Dean

By InnerBlind

from Chattanooga, TN

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It's awesome, the only thing I dislike about it is that it can't be de-tuned more than a whole step before it starts to rattle. Great intonation, great EQ, I like it better than my high-priced Dean!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the greatest bass ever

By cgjb314

from Clinton, CT

I love the SR400, it has so many features and it is great for a second bass!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez SR400 Review

By bassmaster-ce44l

from Stillwater, MN

This is a great bass, smooth feel, great sound.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This bass is by far the best I have ever played!

By PunkBassistAJS

from Ashtabula, OH

This bass sounds awesome, looks awesome and has killer features. I love mine and I will never get any other!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No matter what style

By The O.G.

from Columbia, SC

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I've played lots of different basses in different shops over the years and the only bass I've used that plays better for me than this one is a MM Stingray. This has the perfect sound for pops and slaps, as well as for rock or punk lines. So whether you play like Flea or Mark Hoppus, this is a great bass for you.

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