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Ibanez SR700 Bass Guitar Charcoal Brown 

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  • 5-piece Jatoba/Bubinga neck
  • 4-string
  • Lightweight, balanced, comfort-countered body
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      Slim, gorgeous, and powerful!

      The thinner design of the SR700 bass guitar combined with it's convenient cutaway make it easy for those with smaller hands to access all the strings along its beautiful 5-piece Jatoba/Bubinga neck. Making it even more accessible to every bass player is it's lightweight, balanced, comfort-contoured mahogany body with figured maple top. Not only will this Ibanez bass feel right in your hands, but it gives you 2 Bartolini MK1-4 pickups and a Bartolini MK1 3 -band EQ to help you find that impeccable sound you've been hoping for.

      Case sold separately.

      Features

      • 5-piece Jatoba/Bubinga neck
      • 4-string
      • Lightweight, balanced, comfort-countered body
      • Mahogany body/Figured maple top
      • Medium frets
      • Accu-cast B20 bridge
      • Bartolini MK1-4 neck pu
      • Bartolini MK1-4 bridge pu
      • Bartolini MK1 3-band EQ
      • Thin neck
      • Case sold separately

      Get the electric bass that feels right in any hands at the right price, right now!

       
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      IbanezSR700 Bass Guitar
       
      4.7

      (based on 14 reviews)

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      • 5 Stars

         

        (13)

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      67%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (3)
      • Good feel (3)
      • Solid electronics (3)

      Cons

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          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Most bass for the money

          It's time to review this bass. I haven't felt the need to review any of my others because most people have made up their minds about most offerings from Rickenbacker and Fender. Ibanez,...Read complete review

          It's time to review this bass. I haven't felt the need to review any of my others because most people have made up their minds about most offerings from Rickenbacker and Fender. Ibanez, however, rarely gets a fair shake (from myself also). I'll say the SR700 is an AMAZING bass. It pulls me away from my Ric, which is saying something for a bass well under a grand.

          The neck: Slim and fast. I hope this point registers for would-be owners. It's not offputtingly slim for average sized hands. The natural wood feel on the back of the neck and the finish of the frets and fretboad make it a comfort to play. The low action (well set from the factory) only keeps the movements light and accurate.

          The body: Small, light, REALLY well contoured for sitting or standing. It's light and small but feels solid and maneuverable as opposed to cheap. The finish on my charcoal brown is a deep, rich wood with excellent binding and attention to detail. Clearcoat looks deep and flawless. Fit and finish of this instrument are similar to that of higher-end (read: more costly) basses. It's really a pleasure to hold / play. My girlfriend thinks it my "prittiest" bass.

          Strings: I didn't like the stock stings as the plastic coating frayed quickly on the E string and the sound was subdued a little (akin to flatwound strings maybe?) Some EB Slinky Hybrids on there make it much clearer and give me bright crisp highs to booming lows.

          Electronics: OK... I was under a false impression that this was equipped with active pickups. The are passive. The EQ is powered, thus, the battery. The EQ is AMAZING! I may insist that all future basses I own have at least a 3 band EQ built in! To sculpt sound this easily on the fly is a hard thing to give up. This combined with a pickup blending / balance knob allows you to produce a WIDE variety of sounds. Pickups sound good, providing a clear tone although an indistinctive one to me (which may be desirable). Take em or leave em, but they are more than sufficient and, again, for the price...

          The only(?) things that matter: How it sounds and plays:

          It plays like a dream (if you like slim-necked basses) and sounds really great in many different musical styles. The SR700 has almost as many tonal options as my '09 Fender Jaguar Bass (but MUCH clearer) and more fun than my '95 Rick 4003. The Ibby has a 24 fret scale, so it gets a tilt there. It's hands-down my favorite bass for slap so far. The EQ lets you dial in the sounds with little effort allowing you to slap one song, roll a knob or 3, then booming sultry lows pour from your digits. :)

          On a side note - I also owned the SR505 and just didn't care for the 5 string on such a thin neck, but if you want to save yourself some money, the SR500 is the same instrument sans clearcoat / wood veneer. Tone-boners might take issue (and that is certainly their right), but you can save nearly twenty percent on cost and sacrifice very little, the 500 is a great bass. The body will show wear quickly without clearcoat, but take care of your gear and it wont be an issue. Or beat it to death and let it show signs of roadwear and poor choices o_0

          I used to get frustrated that I like playing this bass as much as I do. For pure tone, I grab my modded Ric but this Ibanez SR700 is so playable, versatile and just FUN that for almost a year I find myself gravitating to it more and more... how can you be mad at that? This bass typifies what a modern electric bass should be. I highly recommend playing one.

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          JUNK

          Was totally disappointed , EVERY tuning key has broken while tuning during a show , I have basses 20 years old and the tuning keys are just fine.

          Was totally disappointed , EVERY tuning key has broken while tuning during a show , I have basses 20 years old and the tuning keys are just fine.

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          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          JUNK

          By stlbass

          from St Louis MO

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez SR700 Bass Guitar:

            Was totally disappointed , EVERY tuning key has broken while tuning during a show , I have basses 20 years old and the tuning keys are just fine.

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            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Most bass for the money

            By Jambu Jones

            from Stinktown USA

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez SR700 Bass Guitar:

              It's time to review this bass. I haven't felt the need to review any of my others because most people have made up their minds about most offerings from Rickenbacker and Fender. Ibanez, however, rarely gets a fair shake (from myself also). I'll say the SR700 is an AMAZING bass. It pulls me away from my Ric, which is saying something for a bass well under a grand.

              The neck: Slim and fast. I hope this point registers for would-be owners. It's not offputtingly slim for average sized hands. The natural wood feel on the back of the neck and the finish of the frets and fretboad make it a comfort to play. The low action (well set from the factory) only keeps the movements light and accurate.

              The body: Small, light, REALLY well contoured for sitting or standing. It's light and small but feels solid and maneuverable as opposed to cheap. The finish on my charcoal brown is a deep, rich wood with excellent binding and attention to detail. Clearcoat looks deep and flawless. Fit and finish of this instrument are similar to that of higher-end (read: more costly) basses. It's really a pleasure to hold / play. My girlfriend thinks it my "prittiest" bass.

              Strings: I didn't like the stock stings as the plastic coating frayed quickly on the E string and the sound was subdued a little (akin to flatwound strings maybe?) Some EB Slinky Hybrids on there make it much clearer and give me bright crisp highs to booming lows.

              Electronics: OK... I was under a false impression that this was equipped with active pickups. The are passive. The EQ is powered, thus, the battery. The EQ is AMAZING! I may insist that all future basses I own have at least a 3 band EQ built in! To sculpt sound this easily on the fly is a hard thing to give up. This combined with a pickup blending / balance knob allows you to produce a WIDE variety of sounds. Pickups sound good, providing a clear tone although an indistinctive one to me (which may be desirable). Take em or leave em, but they are more than sufficient and, again, for the price...

              The only(?) things that matter: How it sounds and plays:

              It plays like a dream (if you like slim-necked basses) and sounds really great in many different musical styles. The SR700 has almost as many tonal options as my '09 Fender Jaguar Bass (but MUCH clearer) and more fun than my '95 Rick 4003. The Ibby has a 24 fret scale, so it gets a tilt there. It's hands-down my favorite bass for slap so far. The EQ lets you dial in the sounds with little effort allowing you to slap one song, roll a knob or 3, then booming sultry lows pour from your digits. :)

              On a side note - I also owned the SR505 and just didn't care for the 5 string on such a thin neck, but if you want to save yourself some money, the SR500 is the same instrument sans clearcoat / wood veneer. Tone-boners might take issue (and that is certainly their right), but you can save nearly twenty percent on cost and sacrifice very little, the 500 is a great bass. The body will show wear quickly without clearcoat, but take care of your gear and it wont be an issue. Or beat it to death and let it show signs of roadwear and poor choices o_0

              I used to get frustrated that I like playing this bass as much as I do. For pure tone, I grab my modded Ric but this Ibanez SR700 is so playable, versatile and just FUN that for almost a year I find myself gravitating to it more and more... how can you be mad at that? This bass typifies what a modern electric bass should be. I highly recommend playing one.

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              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              the last bass you need

              By the hammer

              from gouverneur NY 13642

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • It Does Everything Great
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Ibanez SR700 Bass Guitar:

                I wanted a good all around guitat .So I asked my lead player to chech it out for me.A few day later he said I think it will be good for you .I was having problems with another bass an the guy at musicians friend told me how to fix it I think his mane was Atom.But I bought the ibanez SR700 love at first sight an it playes even better the guys in the band think I took some lessons. very nice for the money.I do own it

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                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                High quality bass at a low cost....for reals

                By Big Red

                from Cali

                Comments about Ibanez SR700 Bass Guitar:

                Very pleased with the SR700. It beat my expectations by a mile. I bought this bass for one purpose - to play metal and it kills. I use a heavy amount of distortion, which we all know can make your bass tone mush if you're not using the right gear and dialing in (or out) the right frequencies. The combination of the woods and Bartolini pickups handle distortion like a dream. Low end stays tight and the highs aren't shrill and brittle. You won't get lost in the mix with this bad boy.

                I would also recommend it for any type of music.....rock, funk, R&B, country, etc.
                With the active eq and Bartolini pickups, I can dial any tone imaginable. From the cleanest cleans to dirty grit, it's all there.

                Tons of features = Tons of tone
                Surprisingly, this is a high quality bass. I say surprisingly because this is a killer bass for under a grand! The woods are gorgeous, but what really counts is the tone it generates. Very resonant and punchy. Lows are thunderous, the mids growl and the highs are snappy and tight. No shrill or muddiness with this beast.
                Ibanez could easily charge more....I'm glad they don't. This is the epitome of a working musician's instrument. Low price, but with pro features. This isn't the best bass in the world. However, it is the best bass for the price, period.

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                (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Better than anticipated

                By t-string

                from chicago

                Comments about Ibanez SR700 Bass Guitar:

                Remarkable quality for the money.
                As everyone has written, the neck is very fast and comfy. Way smaller than a traditional bass. Love the natural wood feel in my hands.

                Now for things not spoken of... The SR700 in Amber finish. OMG, there isnt a picture on the internet, including the Ibanez site, that truly shows what this thing looks like in person. Its not YELLOW. Its way richer looking (in color) and the maple top grain pops through awesomely. Initially I wanted the charcoal brown model because of all the terrible pics of this thing.. I ended up with the Amber model.

                Also, this is not an active bass, as many here seem to believe. Ibanez even states that on their site. These are passive pickups. The battery is for the pre-amp section. Boost/gain. So make sure you use the passive input on your amps!!

                Being an old school guy and playing Fender basses all my life, this is a departure from that style of design. It took me a while to come to terms with the fact that a bass guitar doesnt need to weigh a ton to sound good. While this bass is new to me, I have already dialed in sounds that are warm and pleasing. I find running the tone controls flat and adding a pinch here and there is enough to achive quite a nice tonal palette... and Im very picky. Note articulation is incredible. Doesnt matter where you are on the neck, is sings/grows and sustains in a very natural way.

                I could go on about my SR700 but to my old school counterparts out there, this is a great bass for the money. It saves my back in weight loss, the tone's still there, it looks great, feels great. It really isnt just a bass for head banger types, as I once thought. For small dollars, this is a seriously well made and pleasing sounding instrument. I took my first musical step into the 21st century with this bass. Theres no looking back. I see a long lasting relationship with my SR700.
                The fit and finish on this bass is really quite remarkable. Great looking woods from top to bottom. Looks like its worth more money than I payed for it. I say this not becuase I own it, but because its true. Ibanez did a great job on the SR700.
                Like everyone else, I have tried out multiple lines of basses in the price range. The SR 700 appears to have better than average features, more tone controlability and nice looking wood finishes over its competitors.

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Small bass with huge sound

                By Sgtdawg17

                from Lafayette, LA

                Comments about Ibanez SR700 Bass Guitar:

                This is a small bass with HUGE sound and serious growl. I had an ESP F-414 neck thru with a 35" scale and EMG pickups. This SR 700 gets the same volume 1/4 of the way up as my ESP did when I had the volume turned all the way up. The members in my band couldn't believe the sound coming out of it. I got the charcoal brown one, and all I can say is the online photos don't do it justice. It's a lot glossier than it looks in the photos, and the wood grain is absolutely beautiful. The jatoba (brazilian cherry)/bubinga neck has to be seen in person. It is a very exotic dark red wood with lots of marbling. The action is low and with the Accucast bridge, intonation set-up is a breeze. I got it perfectly intonated by myself in about 30 minutes! If you are on a budget, but don't want a cheap beginner bass, this is the bass for you.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar

                By bassplayer61

                from Eastern Virginia

                Comments about Ibanez SR700 Bass Guitar:

                Have been playing an SR700 for a little over a year now and have been very pleased. The only adjustment I made was seting the harmonics which brought down the action tremendously. The thing just about plays itself now LOL Great sound, easy reach controls. It's a bit heavy and wouldn't recommend for someone with a bad back or for a youngster but other than that, it's a wonderful guitar and I hope to keep it for a very long time.

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                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                BEATS EM ALL

                Comments about Ibanez SR700 Bass Guitar:

                i have owned and played a variety of basses in my time. fender, ricks. the sr700 blows em out of the water. if i were to design a bass to my own specs, it would be the sr700. its top notch all the way across. KILLER B

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great bass @ great price!

                By Mister Old Port

                from NYC, NY

                Comments about Ibanez SR700 Bass Guitar:

                I've played them all, own the best. As an avid bassman, I like to try out basses that come out, because it's exceptionally fun honestly. I would typically rate Ibanez basses in the lower catagory, usually due to their QC and component/wood selection. Price, however, has always been a strong suit for them. This bass, I must say, makes me want to rethink my view of Ibanez products. Well-made, decent components, great design (light-weight, fast action, and above average tone. Recommend for bassists who want better tone, faster action and stage-worthy construction.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I have owned and Played many

                By Robb-.N.40

                from San Francisco, CA

                Comments about Ibanez SR700 Bass Guitar:

                Over the years of playing bass, i have gone through a range of different styles. I Started it out a heavy, clunky, Beefy bass, the Gibson T-bird (which i love the body), but over time and experience i have found that it did not have a wide range of ability. I have demo'ed many other basses on my journey and bought the SR700, over a year of playing with this bass, this is my #1 in my bass collection. the use of control and the wire arrange of styles you can make this bass produce is unheard of. By far the best Bass i have ever set my hands on, from the lightweight body to the thin, and very fast neck; this is one that has everything packed into 1.

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