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Ibanez SR535 5-String Bass Guitar
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The SR535 Bass Guitar has a 5-piece maple/rosewood neck, a mahogany body to give it tonal depth and a consistently warm sound. Bartonlini MIK1 picku...Click To Read More About This Product
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A deep, solid groove and warm sound.
The SR535 Bass Guitar has a 5-piece maple/rosewood neck, a mahogany body to give it tonal depth and a consistently warm sound. Bartonlini MIK1 pickups and and MK1 3-band EQ give it a wide sonic range. Whether your style is funk, gospel, classic rock, or fusion, this is a bass that will deliver the groove. Gold hardware provides a final class touch.
- 5-piece maple/rosewood neck
- Thin neck
- Mahogany body
- Medium frets
- Accu-Cast B25 bridge
- Bartolini MK1-5 neck pu
- Bartolini MK1-5 bridge pu
- Bartolini MK1 3-band EQ
- Gold hardware
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This bass is class. Pearl white, gold gardware, Bartolini pickups... It don't get much better than this at any price and in the 30 years that I've been playing bass, I think I've played enough of them to know, right? Anyway, upon plugging her in, I was particualrly impressed by the wide range of tones I was able to dial up. Even the stock strings were very good! 2 problems though... I purposely bought this bass because it boasts a playabilty unrivaled at any price. (i.e. slim tapered neck, very low action, etc.) Well the neck was slim, I'll give you that, but the action was pretty high. Even after lowering the bridge, I was still working harder than I thought I should. I took a closer look at her. I flipped her over and noticed a pretty large gap between the neck and the body. I then noticed that a shim had been pressed into the gap. I brought it to my local guitar store and was advised to return it immediately. "A brand new Ibanez Bass should not look like this!" So... as I write this, I'm waiting for its replacement to arrive and am "hopeful" that this one will be all that I've read it should be. I'll keep you posted.
Now forget the fact that I am not in Parliment, I look nothing like Bootsy Collins, and I would look silly in an afro. When I slap away on this puppie I feel every bit of Funkadellic!The Mahog body and Maple neck pair together to give a gravy tone. I threw Flat Wounds on myself, and it did not give up any of the growl on the low end. The Pups and Barts do the job nicely, and you can get a wide range of sound without any other effects. Of course, the SR series is all about the cut and neck, and this delivers. Great for smaller fingered folks like myself, especially when you talk about a 5'er. Well worth the extra dough over the 505, mainly due to the neck resonence and durability as this one is finished. This thing is pimp!
I've owned this bass for a few months now and it still sounds fantastic. It's got a solid feel (unlike a lot of the Ibanez basses I've played in the past), has rich, warm, beautiful tone, and is beyond a great value. Awesome bass all around. Fits all genres and has a classy finish to boot. Don't hesitate on this one of a kind beauty. Love it.
Well, my new bass arrived and as promised, here's my assessment of her: The neck joint... nice and tight! The action... nice and low! The tone... a little different at the exact same settings as the defected one, but with a few slight adjustments, I was able to get all the tones I've come to love! I haven't played it in a band situation yet, but at home, this bass is everything I've read and then some. Great value, beautiful instrument, versatile tone... How can you go wrong! Buy it. I love it!
I used to be a huge Ibanez bass supporter, owning 7 SR800 Soundgears and an SR885. When Ibanez quit making them in Japan, I quit buying them. I tried out this bass in a local music store, and the look and feel of the bass is very close to that of a MIJ SR885. The neck is thinner than the SR's have been in recent years, and the back of the neck is painted like the SR800 series. The acoustic tone of the bass is very nice - and I didnt even plug it in. I'm sure that with Bartolinis it will sound great amplified. Glad to see Ibanez moving the quality back in the right direction with this unit.
Ibanez SR535 is a great bass!I bought this bass a few months back. And it has fit in perfect for my band. my only real complaint would be the input jack is at an odd angle, so it it is little hard to find until you get use to it. And it should come with a gigbag at least...I have been playing bass for about 18 years now. Have 1000+ gigs under my belt. And I needed a 5 string for my new band. Over all, it sounds and plays amazing! A LOT OF BASS for the money! And the pups and electronics are great for this price point!One little tip, start the EQ on the bass at 0 then add or subtract from there. It is WAY easy to add TOO much of the 3 active EQs and overdrive your amp!
This bass will deliver all of the goods for any style of music that you like to play. Incredible action, great neck, and awesome tone. Personally, I don't think that I'll ever outgrow this bass...it amazes me every time that I pick it up.. You won't regret buying this bass!
This isn't a bad bass for the money. The slim neck makes it easy to fret, the tone is bright and well rounded. However use caution when using the 3 band EQ as a little goes a very long way. Very good for a back up or first bass.