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Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass   (Used)

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Well equipped yet affordably priced.

With its thin five-piece SR4 maple/rosewood neck, the Ibanez SR400QM electric bass stands proudly in the wide line up of the SR family. The lightweight, balanced comfort-contoured mahogany body helps make playing easy and comfortable, while the CAP EXF-N2 pickups provide well-balanced tone from each string. The gorgeous quilted maple top adds a killer look to a bass that does it all. 5 knobs control volume, blend, bass, mid and treble.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Mahogany body
  • 5-piece maple/rosewood SR4 neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with medium frets
  • CAP EXF-N2 neck/bridge humbuckers
  • EQB-IIID 3-band EQ
  • Accu-cast B20 bridge
  • Pearl dot inlays
  • Cosmo Black hardware
  • Case sold separately

A versatile and affordable go-to bass. Order now.

 

SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass Specifications:

  • 34" scale
  • Width at nut: 38mm
  • Width last fret: 62mm
  • Thickness 1st fret: 19.5mm
  • Thickness 12th fret: 21.5mm
  • Radius: 305mm
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IbanezSR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass
 
4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A whole lotta bass...on the cheap

      I've owned my SR400QM for a couple of years now, and I have been very happy with it. It has a wide range of tones available, thanks to active circuitry and better than...Read complete review

      I've owned my SR400QM for a couple of years now, and I have been very happy with it. It has a wide range of tones available, thanks to active circuitry and better than average controls. I have no trouble going from a nice heavy bottom end to a midrange growl to a bright tone that slaps better than most other basses I've tried. My only complaints about the bass were that it had Elixir strings put on at the factory, and its neck is a little unstable. The strings did sound pretty good for a long time, but within a couple of weeks the "space-age polymer" started to fray and they looked like they needed a shave. I eventually changed them out for a set of Rotosound FM66's (loosening the truss rod accordingly), which really sound great on the bass. The lower tension also helped stabilize the neck a bit.All in all I love this bass, and I think its a great value. It probably won't replace your P or J, but it has it's own cool vibe and is extremely versatile. The super thin neck and light weight make it effortless to play as well.

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      Not impressed...

      I bought this bass site unseen a few weeks ago. I was really unimpressed with this bass. I unpacked it and picked it up. The neck on this bass was puny, it felt...Read complete review

      I bought this bass site unseen a few weeks ago. I was really unimpressed with this bass. I unpacked it and picked it up. The neck on this bass was puny, it felt really light and overall felt like a child's toy. I bought this bass based on some of the reviews here but did not see what others see in this bass. I do a lot of recording at home and plugged this in and was not impressed buy the sound quality. What was annoying about this particular bass was that you had to fiddle with the eq settings, and choose between slap or fingered finger style settings. I found that each time I was recording a song, I had to waste time dialing in a very thin tone. I would not recommend buying this bass because it does not live up to the hype. Great for starting out or for people who don't get what good bass tone should sound like.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Bass!

      By Paul S.

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

        A great bass that's fun to play, with a wide range of tones that makes it perfect for recording. Everything from finger-style to slapping and popping sounds great. The thin neck makes it easy for guitarists like me to transition with no fatigue. Great service, too!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply Amazing!!!

        By MusicGirlie

        from Eau Claire, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Large Range Of Volume
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

          I have been playing bass for about 6 months..I'ts not that long BUT I have played alot of different kinds of basses. This bass is by far the best I have found around. No other one can match the really nice tone and just the feel of it. It's really sleek and really fun to just let loose and play.. It doesn't rattle or shake and it's not too heavy..I really like this bass, definately quality. The picture isn't exactly the right color, it's more a dark grape purple..wasn't what I was exspecting, it was better :)

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Bass at any price

          By Ljey

          from Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

              I bought this bass because I think Ibanez makes the best basses in the world for people with smaller hands. The soundgear basses always seem to have nice slender necks,great action, and all of the tonal options needed. I have owned the SR500 for 5 plus years now? I bought the 400 because it is lighter. It doesnt have the Bartolini setup but it still sounds great. I am confused with the tone knobs. Mine is a 4 knob setup with a stacked knob. Both the bass and the mid knob seem to work as a bass boost. I get great tone but not as user friendly as the 5 knob setup.I am not much for needing alot of tonal options. I basically need a standard deep tone with a little mids and highs to hear my attack. Then I like to be able to dump a little mid and boost the bass for slapping. My SR500 does this easy. My 4 knob 400 is giving me a little trouble figuring it out. I will play this 400 bass 90% of the time because of its weight. The biggest difference in overall feel between the 500 and 400 is the 400 feels much brighter all over. Must be the maple. I love it. The newer 400s advertise the 5 button tone control. I wish mine had that option.The pickups are rounded and dont leave much of a thumb rest but you could add one if needed. I find just enough of the edge to get by. If you want great tone,thin necks,great prices buy Ibanez soundgear basses.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              amazing bass

              By mysteryskate2198

              from Upstate New York

              Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

              I've owned this bass for about six months now and i absolutely love it. the pictures do not do it justice in person the looks are stunning. it is very versatile and can easily handle any style of music you want to play with the right tweaking. the neck is comfortable and fast i have a small problem with fret buzz but just need to make a few adjustments to take care of that. the battery life is much better than every other bass I've owned. all in all its probably one of the best basses you could find with out spending a fortune.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              BEST BASS POSSBLE UNDER $700 AT LEAST!

              Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

              This bass is awesome the onboard eq system offers sooooooo many possibilties with tone, the slap to finger style knob offers a huge variety of sounds and the pickup blender sounds good in all over. This bass also plays AWSOME! super thin neck and body ready to play right out of the box. The only downside is on mine the eq knobs can make some noise when youre turning them but NOT every one has this problem. In addition, the pickups are curved so the place where on might rest a thumb isnt very wide. I have no issue but if you like a nice big place to rest your thumb you might have to bring the pickup a little higher than normal. Easy fix tho no big deal. Overall amazing instrument and it loves effects so youre pedals will be satisfied as well :)

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              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A whole lotta bass...on the cheap

              By Contrabajo

              from Indiana

              Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

              I've owned my SR400QM for a couple of years now, and I have been very happy with it. It has a wide range of tones available, thanks to active circuitry and better than average controls. I have no trouble going from a nice heavy bottom end to a midrange growl to a bright tone that slaps better than most other basses I've tried. My only complaints about the bass were that it had Elixir strings put on at the factory, and its neck is a little unstable. The strings did sound pretty good for a long time, but within a couple of weeks the "space-age polymer" started to fray and they looked like they needed a shave. I eventually changed them out for a set of Rotosound FM66's (loosening the truss rod accordingly), which really sound great on the bass. The lower tension also helped stabilize the neck a bit.All in all I love this bass, and I think its a great value. It probably won't replace your P or J, but it has it's own cool vibe and is extremely versatile. The super thin neck and light weight make it effortless to play as well.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Dream bass

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

              I just got this bass today actually, and this bass looks way better in person than in the photo! i instantly fell in love. every other sweet bass i've ever seen and wanted to play, well this tops all of them. so if you are looking at this bass i'd get it. i haven't messed around with the EQ too much yet but so far it sounds way better than my Yamaha.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AWESOME BASS!!!!!

              By axman79

              from albuquerque

              Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

              I just got this bass about a week ago and the first time i saw it i knew that its the one! i think thats its a lot better then the p-bass that i play but over all the quality is great. love it!

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              5.0

              Beutiful and sounds VERY good.

              Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

              I bought this bass a year ago because my rogue bass fell apart (R.I.P). so far owning this bass has been a wonderful experience, the sound quality is unbeatable for this price range. And it looks absolutely beautiful. I play a lot live, and after show's people are always coming up to me to tell me that they love my bass.At first I was a little concerned that it would scratch very easily, BUT the finish on it is so good that it takes a lot to scratch it, the only scratch on it is on the back, while I was taking it out of the case it slipped out of my hand and fell on a sharp metal stand and I thought "oh no now theres going to be a big hole in the back" but when I looked in the back it was just a small dent that barely scraped the finish.MAGIC!

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              (1 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not impressed...

              By Lee O.

              from North Carolina

              Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

              I bought this bass site unseen a few weeks ago. I was really unimpressed with this bass. I unpacked it and picked it up. The neck on this bass was puny, it felt really light and overall felt like a child's toy. I bought this bass based on some of the reviews here but did not see what others see in this bass. I do a lot of recording at home and plugged this in and was not impressed buy the sound quality. What was annoying about this particular bass was that you had to fiddle with the eq settings, and choose between slap or fingered finger style settings. I found that each time I was recording a song, I had to waste time dialing in a very thin tone. I would not recommend buying this bass because it does not live up to the hype. Great for starting out or for people who don't get what good bass tone should sound like.

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