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Ibanez SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass  

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  • Mahogany body
  • 5-piece maple/rosewood SR4 neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with medium frets
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Versatile enough to handle any style of music or playing.

With its thin five-piece SR5 maple/rosewood neck, the Ibanez SR405QM 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.

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 B25 bridge
  • Pearl dot inlays
  • Cosmo Black hardware
  • Case sold separately

Order today and discover Ibanez playability.

 

SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass Specifications:

  • 34" scale
  • Width at nut: 45mm
  • Width last fret: 67mm
  • Thickness 1st fret: 19.5mm
  • Thickness 12th fret: 21.5mm
  • Radius: 305mm
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IbanezSR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass
 
4.8

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (30)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Small venues (6)
    • Jamming (5)
    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Got it Used

    I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for an upgrade," but not familiar with the possibilities of a 5 string.
    I'm an intermediate Bassist (3 yrs) and wanted to...Read complete review

    I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for an upgrade," but not familiar with the possibilities of a 5 string.
    I'm an intermediate Bassist (3 yrs) and wanted to upgrade to a 5 string with a low ""B"". I bought this bass used and have had it for a month now. I really dig the style sweeper knob that goes from finger to slap. I don't slap yet", however I found that option useful for dialing tones that I can't get out of my other basses. The pickup blend knob is pretty good and really enhances the tonal range from fat/low to bright and pingy. The best part of the bass for me is that really small neck radius (smaller than a jazz neck profile) because I have small hands. Currently I have GHS medium scale Bass Boomers (low B - .126) on this," run through a Boss Overdrive and Dunlap 10 band EQ pedal and plugged into either my Genz-Benz Shuttle 3.0 (12"") or my Ampeg Micro SVT. The only drawback is the height of the pickups are a little too close to the strings despite the standard height adjustment of the action. If you really want to play aggressive", you may find it a little difficult.
    The quilted maple top is a touch to the appearance along with the matching headstock makes this bass look high end, without the highend price.
    This is a great bass for the higher-ish end beginner or intermediate player with a ton of tonal options.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    4005qm

    The bridge had a few cracks couldn't even put the first new set of strings on it had to order a new bridge

    The bridge had a few cracks couldn't even put the first new set of strings on it had to order a new bridge

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    3.0

    4005qm

    By Lugnut

    from Newell iowa

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bad Bridge

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Ibanez SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass:

    The bridge had a few cracks couldn't even put the first new set of strings on it had to order a new bridge

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    5.0

    Outstanding Bass - Ibanez SR 405 QM

    By Drummerdad 77

    from Mt. Zion, Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Beautiful finish
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Outstanding Sound
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Ibanez SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass:

      I have the Dark Brown Charcoal Burst quilted maple finish and I can't say enough how much I love this Bass. Craftsmanship is outstanding. Electronics are very quiet and allow great tone shaping to suit just about any style of music. I also have a Peavey BXP 5AC in Tiger Eye finish that is set up with what I'll call "mellow" strings and I love the way it sounds. I heard the Ibanez and really liked the pickups and string combination for more attack and slap style. The style sweep control is really useful. It weighs about 2/3 as much as the Peavey. Can't go wrong with either one of these. Keeping them both forever ! Just remember to unplug when not in use to save the battery power for the active pickups. Enjoy !

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      4.0

      Excellent value

      By Old Man

      from Miami Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass:

      I'm transitioning from playing lead guitar to bass. I have a Washburn 4 shortscale, a Fender P-bass 4 and an Epi EB-3 4 string. I wanted a 5 string that was light weight and was a good fit for my hands. The Fender P and J basses in a 5 string were just way too wide near the body joint and the Pedulla's and Alembic's were out of my price range.

      The only thing I've had to do is raise the action a bit because I use .50-.130 heavy guage strings and the B was rattling a bit on the frets. After raising the action it plays like a charm. And I can play it all night without having to take any meds for shoulder pains.

      I use a SansAmp bass preamp, a Crown XTi-2000 power amp in bridge mode, and an Acoustic 8X10 cab and this little bass rocks the house! Now I might be going after it's big brother, the SR5005 Prestige as my next bass.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By Gene R

      from Laurel, MD

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass:

        I've played the mexican Fender Jazz for many years but decided to give Ibanez a try. Boy, was I glad I did. The SR405 is a great instrument. It's easy to play and the EQ gives a variety of different sounds. I would buy this instrument again.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Outstanding Instrument

        By BlueProg

        from Canada

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Awesome Tone Blends
        • Beautiful finish
        • Good Feel
        • Lightweight
        • Solid Electronics
        • Thin Super Fast Neck

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass:

        Been at this a long time. Older players, like me, often run into hand and shoulder issues. I've been searching for a thin fast neck for some time, always thinking the only way to get comfort would be a shorter scale. This bass maintains the 34" scale, while allowing outstanding comfort, and playability. Highly recommend this instrument for all level of players.

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        5.0

        NICE!!!!!!

        By Medmanwd

        from Rawlins, WY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Light Well Balanced
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Position Of Jack

        Best Uses

        • Solid For Any Use

        Comments about Ibanez SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass:

        I own the four string version of this bass. and had been looking for a five string this Bass fits the bill nice action stays in tune, and sounds great. I love how well its balanced and how light weight it is, very thin body and neck is awesome like all SR basses. I can see this becoming the only axe I use and I have 4 others. I run it through a Carvin RL 600,siezmic 3x10 cab and for that extra punch carvin 118cab very nice bass you wont be disappointed.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Solid bass all round

        By SaturdayNightSpecial

        from Petawawa, On

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass:

          I own 5 guitars, and this one is easily the best sounding and best playing one. Its a solid guitar for anyone. The guitar came set up and ready to play right off the shelf, just fiddle with the tone to your liking and your set. If your buying a 5 string for the first time, I would advise you to pick this up, she's a beaut!

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SR405QM

          By johny martin

          from Montana

          Comments about Ibanez SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass:

          They only thing i dont like about it is it looks TOO good!! I feel underdressed ever time I play it!
          There is nothing to complain about on this bass!
          I wish it was a nek through but thats not a quality issue, this bass plays and sounds great , love the narrow SR string spacing , and thin neck.
          Im giving this bass a ten Becuase it is so comfy to play , sounds great and feels great , love the narrow string spacing and its not a shoulder killer!

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sounds great!

          By Charlie McCauley

          from Downriver Michigan

          Comments about Ibanez SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass:

          All in all, I'd say a great instrument to have to your collection if you're on an intermediate level of play. Great for the metal scene or even punk if you like that extra low "B" in your music.
          I found this bass to be a great guitar with the neck radius and the lighter weight than most other basses I've played. Especially for a 5 string, this bass is EXTREMLEY lightweight. I'm a fan of all the tone/pickup knobs as well. The pickups don't really bother me all that much because I'm a "light" player anyway. The only feature I didn't really mind, but wasn't extremley fond of was the output jack. I prefer a top jack for "L" shaped cables, but the angled straight jack works for me I suppose
          The quality is fairly good on this bass, but that depends on what you'd be comparing it to. Gibson Thunderbird? I'd give it about a 5 or 6. B.C. Rich Warlock, I'd give it a 10. It has a great sound, especially if used with my Acoustic B100 amp.Sometimes I'll run it through a chorus pedal for that extra little sound tweak and it sounds beautiful...
          I'd say it's fairly priced. It's what I would expect for the type, brand, and materials of the bass.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What a Bass!!!

          By Sam-ENv-j

          from Iowa

          Comments about Ibanez SR405QM Soundgear 5-String Electric Bass:

          The style sweeper eq is amazing!! after a few short tweeks this bass is a shredder!!! untouched action, with amazing tonal range. and it just feels good!!

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