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The poplar burl top gives this high performance bass exquisite looks courtesy of Mother Nature.
A lot of things have happened in the 20 years since the Soundgear series of basses were first introduced by Ibanez. Over the years, many things have changed, but the Soundgear has remained true to its roots as a versatile, alluring bass. The limited-run SR655PB has a 5-piece SR5 wenge/bubinga neck topped with a rosewood fingerboard that features classy abalone oval inlays. Its mahogany body has a poplar burl top and glossy finish for an incredibly attractive piece of natural artwork. Providing its impeccable low-end sound are two MK1-5 pickups, a MK1 3-band EQ, and an Accu-cast B20 bridge for easier string changes.
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This is a great playing and sounding bass. The action is perfect and it's a beautiful bass. It is a little darker then the pictures but it looks better in person of course.
I have the SR655PB which is the 5 string model in blue. i absolutely love this bass! The bartolinis with the EQ can do anything from low tone back grooves to high tone bass leads, combined with the EQ on my Hartke VX 3500 and this bass can do just about anything. The finish is simply stunning and the fretboard has the best action of any bass ive ever played. EXCELLENT piece of craftsmanship. definetely worth the retail price.
A good value for what you get especialy if you get a sale and but it for 650 like I did. Needed setup and strings. PUs OK and quiet and EQ not has wide range of action on sound. Overall a good value for the money.
Great sounding and extremely comfortable to play. Sounds as good and in some better than my Marcus Miller J bass. Way easier to play than the J bass with much better balance when standing or sitting. EQ really allows many sounds to be dialed in, active pick ups wail. On top of that it is a beautiful thing to look at.
Great bass. Actually sounds better than it looks. Just got mine in a week ago today and am still drooling over it. Talk about RESONANCE. This bass sings. I also own a sr490, the model before they put bartolinis in it, and was concerned that I would be getting almost the same bass, just a little prettier. Not the case at all. This is the highest quality bass I've ever owned, and one of the finest I've ever played.
This bass sounds amazing with the Bartonlini pickups in it, and the action is awesome I played a quit of few basses in the store and none of them played as nice and sounded as good for the PRICE* For the price of the bass you get almost the same as a really expensive bass nice sound 5 different sound selections bartolini pickups a great craftmanship with the wood. The only thing I would have liked is a neck through bass but you will not be disappointed it is an outstanding bass.
I have not played on an Ibanez instrument since the 1980's.I recently sold an american made Fender P-Bass.Went to a local music store with the intention of checking out an American J-Bass.I own a Geddy Lee Jazz,which is a fine instrument.Must have played 10 basses that day.Warwick,Fender,Lakland,and several Ibanez models.I kept coming back to this SR650PB.It is a very unique looking bass and plays quite well.I was blown away by the workmanship of this bass,and kept trying to view it in a brighter light to try and find some flaw or imperfection but i found nothing bad at all.I purchased this bass for a price that is more than fair,and can honestly say that it impressed me more than any warwick or Fender I played that day.My bandmates complemented me on my "bass tone" ,sound is warmer/richer than the Geddy Lee,and really it is.I don't know why I have practically ignored Ibanez Basses for the past 20 plus years,but if you want a great looking/sounding bass, check out the SR650PB.