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Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass   

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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 lightweig...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

SPECIFICATIONS

SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass

  • 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
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST BASS POSSBLE UNDER $700 AT LEAST!

By bassplayerguy

from WI

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 :)

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass at any price

By Ljey

from Florida

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

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.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      amazing bass

      By mysteryskate2198

      from Upstate New York

      See all my reviews

      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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very Ibanez

      By TT694

      from TN

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

        I've been a bass player for 20 years. This thing has a great feel. Yes, it does have a slim neck--just like everything else Ibanez has ever made. This does not feel like a Fender. It does not feel like an old Gibson EB3. That's because it's not. It has a fast neck. Just like Ibanez guitars.
        The tones you can get from this bass go from warm and round to funky and dirty as hell with the twist of a knob.
        The EQ does have a bit of a learning curve, but once you get it down (less than an hour), you can completely change your sound in the middle of a song, on the fly.
        Highly recommended.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Bass!

        By Paul S.

        from Brookline, 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!

          (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 :)

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good bass

            By JimmyT

            from Detroit, MI

            Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

            I've had this bass for about a year (a little over), and I'm very happy with it. The model has a narrow neck, which is nice for fast passages. I'm a fan of the soapbar pick-ups; they sound good, and I like the feel (though I don't keep my thumb on the pick-up, I keep it on the E-string). The bass has a very nice range to it, and the bass and treble boost (and cuts) add to it to cater to your liking. You also have a pickup balancer... which is self-explanatory; it sounds well with your style. You have a master volume too, and then you have the Style-Sweeper EQ knob. It's a preset EQ for fingering vs. slapping, which both sound well. The slapping tone is a very deep, very round tone. It sounds really nice, can be a little muddy depending on your liking, but gives you the "good vibrations". The fingering EQ is also nice, though it can sound a little tinny, but tweaking the low/high boost will fix that up for you. It will give you a nice sound for the music your playing; I play for one guy who likes it all the way to the left, another to the right. You'll find a beuatiful tone that works for you. It's an active bass, and like I said, has a great range; very clear wherever you are on the neck.Sorry for not using paragraphs, but I highly recammend this bass.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Steal

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Ibanez SR400QM Soundgear Electric Bass:

            This bass has some of the most articulate pickups you'll ever hear. There is no sound this bass can't pull down. I went to my local store with intentions of picking up a Tobias that I had been drooling over for months, and while I was goofing around in the store, the quilted maple caught my eye, and I decided to give this guy a go. I hooked it up and was floored. I spent half what I had been planning on, and got a LOT of bass. An absolute steal.

            (1 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not impressed...

            By Lee O.

            from North Carolina

            See all my reviews

            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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