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Ibanez SR905 Soundgear 5-String Bass
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The Ibanez SR905 bass is an incredibly well-crafted and equipped bass for its price. The slim, fast SR5 neck extends through the figured maple body f...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Ibanez SR905 bass is an incredibly well-crafted and equipped bass for its price. The slim, fast SR5 neck extends through the figured maple body for enhanced sustain. Its rosewood fretboard is fitted with medium frets and has oval abalone markers. The Accu-Cast B25 bridge provides easier string changes, single-screw saddle and height adjustment, and improved stability. For pickups, it sports 2 Bartonlini MK1s which integrate perfectly with the active Bartolini MK1 3-band EQ. It's a bass that will excel in any style of music.
- SR5 thru-body neck
- 5-piece maple and bubinga neck construction
- Figured maple body
- Rosewood fretboard with 24 medium frets and oval abalone markers
- Accu-Cast B25 bridge
- Bartolini MK1-5 neck pickup
- Bartolini MK1-5 bridge pickup
- Black chrome hardware with black pickups
- Bartonini MK1 active 3-band EQ
Reviewed by 11 customers
I have owned this bass for about a year and a half now. This bass is a keeper!! I have owned 5-string MM Sting-Rays, Yamaha TRB's, Rickenbacher 4001 (big $$$), and Ken Smith . The Ken Smith custom was the best, but it is also more than double the price. I would say you cannot find a better value than this instrument. It is similar to the Yamaha TRB series 5-string, but less expensive and a better neck. First of all the pics do not do it justice, it is a beautiful bass. Everyone has commented on what a beautiful bass I have. The neck is very easy to play - thin but not too thin. The neck is perfect for a 5 string - not too wide - not too thin. The playability is exceptional, I feel like I can be very flexible in styles and expression. The pick-ups are very powerful, punchy, and have a wide variety of tonal ranges. It is not as good as my custom Ken Smith, but is very similar to the Yamaha. The bass is very light-weight and balanced. Much lighter than a Fender or Musicman, but still solid. The workmanship is detailed and exceptional for a bass in this price range. The only minor down side is there is not much tonal difference between the front pup vs the back pup. If you are looking to step-up to the next level, but cannot afford a custom, for versatility of sounds, fast/smooth playability, good active pick-ups, for the $$$, this is the best I have tried in the range.
I've had this bass for a little over a year now, and I have to say this is probably one of the best basses you could ever buy. The neck through design gives great intonation and sustain. The worst problem I've had with this bass was trying to change the battery when I couldnt find a screwdriver. Amazing sound, amazing eq on it. Amazing bass definitely one of the best.
I have owned this bass for about 1 year now. I noticed that from the day I got it I could play better! The Sound Gear necks are the best. I guarantee that this is the best bass for the money and is even better than some basses costing 2 or 3 times as much. I played a Tobias that I felt was not as playable as the SR905. And yes...it was setup by a pro luthier before I played it. Buy the SR905 and you will not regret it!!! Make sure that you have a luthier set it up for you. I have mine set up with the neck at .002" releif and the strings are set down as low as they can go without alot of buzz. It plays like butter!
Ibanez SR905CNF: beautiful sound range and tones, very musical, comfortable/fast neck, high quality woods and components, excellent workmanship, rich wood finish much nicer than official photo, one of the greatest values available, though not for long! Ibanez has discontinued this model, which is mostly an Ibanez SR Prestige Series equivalent product at an SR Series price, so take advantage and buy quickly!
well I actually bought this bass for 600 dollars but that's cuz I got connections but this is definitely a great bass guitar, as far as bass pickups bartolinis are the best, trust me I've tried them all. This has excellent tone, sustain, playability and great for jazz and blues. The bridge sounds awesome. However, with everything their are the pros and cons. I play rock and jazz and blues, for the jazz and blues its the perfect guitar, but for rock, its a 50/50 chance its going to be the sound you want depending on the style for fast hardcore rock I would stick to something with an alder body and a maple neck, just gives you that bright tight end unlike this bass, but for slower alternative or acoustic rock its really good almost perfect. Another thing is the fifth string, its too slinky, it doesn't have enough tension and unless you know how to work with bartolinis you will have a hard time getting the perfect tone out of them, but once you learn how to work bartolinis you'll love em so much they'll make you wet. oh and its kinda heavy.
I have had this bass for 6 mos now. With the pre-amp the low end is huge and the highs will part anybody's hair. It has mids that will cut through any mix. The neck is fast and thin. To me its a perfect neck. The only draw back is...If you have the treble cranked up on the pre-amp I get the dreaded sizzle/hiss sound while idle. So if I crank the highs I turn them down when its not needed. There should be no reason to crank them anyway unless your just messing around. Over all you get great punch, growl or warm tones with this bass. You get more than what you pay for.
My 3rd soundgear 5 string and My first neck thru body. Light weight and balanced it's a good fit for me. The traditional thin Soundgear neck ia the first selling point for my tastes. The sustain is incredibly rich, thick and linear and that's before I compress it! Frets are dressed smooth on both sides. The EQ is responsive and the separate mid control adds a nice quick punch to the "break thru the mix" lead frequency. Rear String mounting is cool and creates a new responsive tension that I'm learning to enjoy. True tone and intonation at every fret. This is the bass for two hand touch (tap)playing with very fast action. With or with out my Boss GT-6B, this bass sounds good through large bi-amp systems, vintage tube amps, aluminum cone bass combos and direct to mixer PA for small room gigs. It came wearing Elixir strings. I'll never go back! Ibanez has done it again. I could play any bass but I choose Ibanez.For the $$$$$ it's a 10 all the way.
I own this bass in february of 2007. Is not a heavy bass. Great body. The MK1 Bartolini Electronic make the bass sound like a man. If you like good sound and don't like broke your arms, this is the bass. Great buy!!!!
I recently purchased the 905 and loved it from the start. I like the overall body shape and the thin neck is great for my small hands. The sound is perfect for my playing. The other musicians at church can't believe how well it sounds or plays. I have never been able to get a neck with action as low as this. If you are looking for a great bass for this price, you better check out the 905.
I have owned my Sr905 for close to 2 years now, and each day i discover new tones by just turning the control knob's a little. The bass has excellent pick-ups, tone wise & quality wise, its got a very good bartolini active pre-amp this in itself is a powerfull tool, and comes in handy when shaping your own unique sound. The bass is crafted from the finnest woods available, flame maple, bubinga & rosewood. This bass has the feel, looks & quality of ones priced twice as much ie (spector).I am very satisfied with the product.