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Ibanez SRFF806 Fanned-Fret Six-String Electric Bass Guitar
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To the newcomer, the fanned-fret concept may appear a bit unusual, but the biggest surprise may be how comfortable players become within a minute or ...Read More
A uniquely designed 6-string featuring fanned frets and incredible tone.
To the newcomer, the fanned-fret concept may appear a bit unusual, but the biggest surprise may be how comfortable players become within a minute or two of playing the instrument. The different fret-to-bridge distances enhance tonality, creating a better sounding bass. Previously, these instruments were only available from boutique bass builders, but now Ibanez is proud to introduce the SRFF806: fanned-fret bass at an affordable price.
The goal of the fanned-fret system is to give the better tension of each string. The tension helps to create a more œalive, open tone. On the SRFF806, the scale length is 33.6 on the C-string side, expanding to 35.5 at the low B.
Although the fanned fret neck can appear intimidating and unnatural, nothing could be further from the truth. When looking down at the neck from the players perspective, the exaggerated fret layout seems to almost disappear and actually feels quite normal. Its fanned-frets ergonomically complement the angle of a player's hand as it moves up and down the neck, facilitating quick, comfortable playing.
The SRFF806 is a quality instrument designed for the experienced, seasoned musician. Its Ash body is attached to a 5-piece jatoba/bubinga SRFF6 neck with a rosewood fretboard, medium frets and custom fanned inlays. The Mono-Rail V bridge is the perfect match for a fan-fret instrument, allowing for independent positioning of each strings œmini-bridge section to providing excellent intonation and superior string vibration transference. Electronics include Bartolini BH1-5 pickups, for a full range warm punchy tone, and a 3-band EQ w/ bypass switch and mid-frequency switch for complete sonic control.
- Neck: SRFF6 for Fanned 5-piece Jatoba/Bubinga neck
- Body: Ash
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlay: Custom Position Inlays for SRFF
- Medium frets
- Pickups: Bartolini BH1 neck and bridge pu
- EQ: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ
- with EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot) and Mid frequency switch
- Bridge: Mono-rail V bridge
- Hardware color: Cosmo black
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- Awesome Tone Range
- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Good Tone
- Great clarity
- Solid Electronics
- Large and small venues
Comments about Ibanez SRFF806 Fanned-Fret Six-String Electric Bass Guitar:
I'm glad I waited for the six-string version of this bass to come out. With the 35.5-inch low B scale, the B is as clear and well defined as any other string on the instrument, no muddiness at all. I had NO issues or concerns getting used to the fanned frets and the multiple scales, none at all. it just came naturally to me. Don't anyone be afraid to try this bass. You will not be disappointed. Mine has great craftwork and attention to detail. The strings are a bit farther apart than I expected, but I'm also used to a Conklin GT-7. Playability is top-notch for me. I highly recommend trying out one of these big babies.