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A comfortable and stylish bass with expanded tone adjustment.
Since 1987, musicians all over the world have come to know the playing comfort and unique sound of the Ibanez SR series bass. With 3-band EQ and its newly developed Mid-Frequency Select switch, the Ibanez SR500 bass can produce any sound you require.
The SR500 bass starts with a balanced, contoured mahogany body that's comfortable and resonates well for strong lows and low mids.
The SR500's sleek and strong 5-piece SR4 jatoba/bubinga neck is easy to play with just the right width and radius. The smooth curve and beveled styling of the neck joint will also be appreciated when reaching for high notes.
The SR500 features an easy-access 9V battery box, powering a Bartonlini® MK1 3-band EQ. The 2 Bartolini® MK1 pickups are split-coil designs that provide a very wide frequency range and enhanced definition for maximum accuracy. The neck and bridge pickups have equal response, like traditional single-coils, but without the hum and noise.
Get a bass that delivers comfort and a variety of tones. Order today.
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Comments about Ibanez SR500PB 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:
This is my 6th Ibanez Soundgear bass and I must say, they keep getting better with each additional model. I owned a 1993 SR 400, I still own a 1994 and a 1995 SR 500, as well as a 2007 20th Anniversary 20th5 Prestige and have owned a 1995 SR 800. I walked into Guitar Center last year, saw this one and fell in love. In my opinion, this one looks much better than the turd brown mahagony SR 500 and plays incredibly well. I absolutely love this bass. The addition of the mid frequency switch was a huge plus too. It really does add a whole other dynamic to the bass that previous models did not have. Some other features I like is the addition of the battery box that is easy to access as well as the truss rod cover plate the now has a plate that slides open and closed so you don't have to unscrew the truss rod cover to access it. I have had this bass for slightly over a year not and have not had a single problem with it yet. So far the quality has been up to par with my previous Ibanez basses that I either have owned or still do own.
Really impressed with the mid switch upgrade over previous model years. It adds an entirely new dynamic to the bass.
Ibanez has always put out quality stuf for a great price.
I played more expensive basses that the quality was no where near the quality of this bass.
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