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Ibanez SR706 6-String Bass Guitar
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The 2008 model of the Ibanez SR706 6-string electric bass is 1mm thinner in the neck and has a deep cutaway on the low end to make it easier to move ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A thinner, faster neck with easier upper fret access!
The 2008 model of the Ibanez SR706 6-string electric bass is 1mm thinner in the neck and has a deep cutaway on the low end to make it easier to move around the frets for players of all hand sizes. The neck itself is a 5-piece, made of jatoba and bubinga woods making it more durable and stable. Lightweight and nicely balanced, its contoured mahogany body is extremely comfortable. 2 MK1-6 pickups have high output, while the Bartolini MK1 3-band active EQ give you of freedom to experiment with your sound.
- 5-piece SR6 jatoba/bubinga neck
- Mahogany body
- Figured maple top
- Medium frets
- B106 bridge
- Bartolini MK1-6 neck pickup
- Bartolini MK1-6 bridge pickup
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SR706 6-String Bass Guitar
- Scale/Length: 864mm/34"
- Width at Nut: 54mm
- Width Last Fret: 83mm
- Thickness 1st Fret: 19.5mm
- Thickness 12th Fret: 21.5mm
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This past tuesday, I stopped in at the local guitar shop to fiddle around with some basses for a while. After experimenting with a viola bass and a MusicMan Bongo, I discovered this gem. PLugged into an Acoustic 50 watt head and a 4x8 cab, I was VERY pleased with the playability and tone of this instrument. Surprisingly lightweight for a 6-stringer (and a mahogany body, no less), my hand immediately felt at home on the razor-thin neck. High-end soloing was a breeze, while low-end groove laying was fliud and comfortable. The appointments on this bass were spectacular- the finish was breathtaking, the wood tones on the neck and board were beautiful and the inlays were sparklingly stellar. The hardware was solid and responsive to tuning, and the controls took only a minute to learn. The blend controls are fluid, the EQ responsive (although a little more bass dial-in would be nice), and you can get an impressive amount of volume out of the bass even if the cab is set low. I got some very good thumb thump with some fiddling, and a wonderful Rickenbacker-like jangle in he higher register. Chords are particularly beautiful and easy to execute, and the pick tone of a fingernail or plectrum is sharp and filled with harmonic beauty. The B-string was easily tuned, and offered an excellent grind for more distorted tones. The other wonderful aspect of this instrument is the price. Comparable instruments by boutique makers would easily run 3K+, but this was a VERY savvy 799. Although at present I do NOT have 799, I am VERY excited at the prospect of adding this to my meager collection. Although it might not have the boom of my Flatwound-strung Thunderbird, the punch of a P-bass or the sizzle of my Geddy J, It offers something incredibly more promising for jazz musicians who follow in the modern tradition; it offers a sentivity to higher-register playing that can embody a harmonic and melodic sensitivity that can move a musician to new levels of productivity. In the short time I played it, i had found an incredible weapon to be used to make incredible music. I hope you consider it; it will do you well
I play in a metal band and we go down all the way to drop A tuning. This was the originally the reason why I was looking to buy a 5 or 6 string. I went with a 6 cause I couldnt say no to more high range too. I was going to go with a cheaper model but when I saw this I just couldn't say no. I havn't had a 6 string before so I was skeptical but when I got it home and got used to the size of the neck I couldn't put it down! It is amazing!!!The one thing you may want to do if you drop your B string to an A is get a higher gauge on it. It just wobbles too much and the tone is unclear open. But mine had Elixirs on it and it was an Ibanez so nothing was wrong with it you just need bigger strings so there's absolutly nothing wrong with this instrument at all! Just keep an extra 9v battery in your case cause of the active pickups.NOTHING BUT EXCEPTIONAL!
Amazing piece of wood and steel!!
Man this thang is sexxxy!!! Came to me on a cold winter day but perfectly in tune and action like butter! The transparent top and flame maple? To die for!! The bartolinis sing and growl when ya want em too. This is the coolest bass I've owned, and I have a 12 string chaparral
The 2008 Ibanez SR706 6-string bass is AWESOME! The 'playability' of this patricular guitar is incredible! I'm a 5-stringer and the first thing I noticed is how it is so much easier to move around the frets. The neck itself is a 5-piece, made of jatoba and bubinga woods making it more durable, stable, and comfortable to move around on. It is very lightweight and balanced. The Bartolini MK1 3-band active EQ allows you to adjust your sound to a variety of different tones. If you haven't had a chance to play one of these, do so. Take your wallet with you.....you won't come home alone!
I just got this bass about 3 months ago was very nervous at first goin from a 4 to a 6 sting. but once you get use to it you wont put this one down. Have been jamming about 2 months now with my new band and last week tried to go back to my 4 string ESP Ltd B4E and just could not. By far the easist playing 6 string i have played. I tried all of the 6 string esp and afew other brands but this is the best for under a g.
This instrument is phenomenal. Smooth, easy play,crisph, balanced and powerful tone. This bass is one of the finest I have ever played, even over some that cost double its price. I highly reccomend it to anyone wanting a six string bass.
I've been gigging with this for over a year and I love it. Great overall feel and tone up and down the neck. The only issue i hear is that it's an active pick up and it can run a little hot. Sounds like a madman on an AMPEG SVT classic and 8x10 cabHolds it tune very well.
I bought this bass about 2 months ago. I had a little problem with one fret, it was buzzing a bit. I really enjoy the neck, it smooth, thin and really fast. By the way, the bass itself is very light compared to others. Overall tone is good, I am not very much excited about high and mid frequencies, but low freq. sounds very distinctively.
i bought this bass about 3 months ago and it's been nothing but exceptional. the tone is unbeatable, from the rock solid growling lows to the bell-like high register, this bass is incredible. definitely not a beginner's instrument.
If you think this bass is purley an entry level 6 string, think again! This bass is light weight! Very sonic modern high-end tone, and the thin neck plays fast like butter! If you play a 4 or a 5 string, it's time to step up to this 6 string. Forget about the expensive highend basses, this bass rocks, slaps, grooves! You wont want to put it down but you will retire your 5 string! Would be nice if it was 18v...a little more output.