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Ibanez SRX500 Bass

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Made for the heavy rock player, the SRX500 features strong-output PFR (passive full-range) pickups with 2-band EQ. Its low-profile, flat-surface, Acc...Click To Read More About This Product

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The perfect melding of advanced sound technology and breathtaking looks.

Made for the heavy rock player, the SRX500 features strong-output PFR (passive full-range) pickups with 2-band EQ. Its low-profile, flat-surface, Accu-Cast bridge makes for easy playing and easy string install. Basswood body with flamed maple top. 3-piece maple neck with rosewood fretboard, medium frets, and pearl dot markers.

FEATURES
  • High-output PFR passive full-range pickups
  • 2-band EQ
  • Accu-Cast bridge
  • Basswood body with flamed maple top
  • 3-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Medium frets
  • Pearl dot markers
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4.5

(based on 45 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A real review!

I got this bass mostly to use as a back-up. But, after a ton of messing with this bass I've grown fond of it. It looks pretty good. A little more metal looking...Read complete review

I got this bass mostly to use as a back-up. But, after a ton of messing with this bass I've grown fond of it. It looks pretty good. A little more metal looking than I would like but,... As far as tone, with the 2 humbuckers I can get any thing from a decent impression of a music man to just a good thick pocket filler. It does lack some in the low end punch dept. but, it can be overcome with the amp EQ. I will also have to say that it took alot of messing with the EQ on the bass to find this basses limits. It was at very first a disappointment. Then I continued to mess with the EQ and started to find out what makes it tick. You really need to get into the pick-up blending along with the boost/cutting adjustments to achieve all it can. After figuring it out I am real pleased. The two humbuckers will do what other basses do with the same set-up. Again be prepared to learn what makes it tick. That sai I'd buy it again. Wish they had more finish options and the neck is a little more c-shaped than the normal SR's, but if your willing it shouldn't disappoint if a bass without coiltaps and two humbuckers is what you are looking for. Also, you can blend down to single pick-ups neck or bridge. Wish it had just a switch or independent volumes.

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Very Disappointed

I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this bass because I have always had great experiences with Ibanez basses. I am sorry to say that this particular bass was a huge...Read complete review

I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this bass because I have always had great experiences with Ibanez basses. I am sorry to say that this particular bass was a huge letdown. The bridge on this thing looks very solid at first glance, but you soon realize that it's pretty weak. The saddles have only one screw to hold them up...so the side without the screw would constantly bend (yes...I said bend) from the pressure of the string tension leaving the saddles tilted. It also tarnishes very easily. The pickups also look like they would blow you away but are rather generic. And before you wonder what kind of amp I use...I have a Mesa Bass 400+ with an Aguilar cab, so that is not the problem. I don't have any major gripes aside from the issues with the bridge and the cheap pickups, but these are issues that greatly affect the playability of an instrument. The finish is actually decent and it has a great, fast-playing neck. However, with a cheap bridge that doesn't hold up and weak-sounding pickups it is difficult to really enjoy playing this bass. I would stay away.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's an Ibanez

By Derick

from Louisville, KY

This is an amazing bass guitar. I have always loved the sound Ibanez basses give. This bass has so much low-end its incredible. I tried out a lot of basses before I found this, but as soon as I played it I knew it was the one. The neck is smaller and makes for great playability espically since I have small hands. Overall I am very happy with this bass and I'm sure anyone else who tries it out will feel the same way.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent value.

By Snac

from Casper, WY

I am also primarily a guitarist wanting to round off with the bass. Excellent purchase. Pickups sound great, excellent sustain. Great sound overall. Runs through a Pod X3 Live, can't beat this bass for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A real review!

By Mikofeeliopus Bassasaurus

from Cincinnati,Oh

I got this bass mostly to use as a back-up. But, after a ton of messing with this bass I've grown fond of it. It looks pretty good. A little more metal looking than I would like but,... As far as tone, with the 2 humbuckers I can get any thing from a decent impression of a music man to just a good thick pocket filler. It does lack some in the low end punch dept. but, it can be overcome with the amp EQ. I will also have to say that it took alot of messing with the EQ on the bass to find this basses limits. It was at very first a disappointment. Then I continued to mess with the EQ and started to find out what makes it tick. You really need to get into the pick-up blending along with the boost/cutting adjustments to achieve all it can. After figuring it out I am real pleased. The two humbuckers will do what other basses do with the same set-up. Again be prepared to learn what makes it tick. That sai I'd buy it again. Wish they had more finish options and the neck is a little more c-shaped than the normal SR's, but if your willing it shouldn't disappoint if a bass without coiltaps and two humbuckers is what you are looking for. Also, you can blend down to single pick-ups neck or bridge. Wish it had just a switch or independent volumes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Truly Outstanding Bass

By J-Walker

from Middletown, MD

I saw this at my local music store and knew I had to try it out simply because of the looks. The dual humbuckers not only look, but sound awesome. Also, believe it or not, it can produce a good slap sound, too. It has a surprisingly fast neck, and the tone/volume controls are pretty effective. The only thing I would consider changing is the stock strings. They are a little rough and poorly made. Other than that, it is the best bass in its price range. If you are sitting on the fence, don't even consider another bass. BUY IT!

 
5.0

Great bass for the price.

By Joey-TyJzC

from NY

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This bass is an great value. It is great for rock music I love the humbuckers they have a nice low tone. The neck is a perfect. I am not to crazy about the look but the sound makes up for it. I dont realy like the battery b/c you can never tell when it's going too run out I am afraid it might run out on a gig. But other than that this is a great solid bass.

 
5.0

Great Tone

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I got this bass as an upgrade from a squier p bass and well there really isn't anything to compare. The Ibanez is amazing i could never get such a deep tone before i can really get it low the highs are very clear and well just look at it. Get it and you will be very pleased.

 
5.0

Jammin Bass

By Ace_of_Bass-BKCYd

from San Diego, CA

I have owned this bass for almost three years, and I've ripped up on this bass many times on stage. Perfect live bass guitar and quick moving. The neck is fast and buttery. I've tried a few other basses but prefer this one. I play reggae music and this bass delivers the tone I need to mash it down. I love this bass. buy one

 
5.0

A great bass

By basspunk3116

from Portland, OR

This bass has the perfect low end and rocks the house

 
5.0

An awesome bass for any style of music

By Spif the Mad Hatter

from Fayetteville, NC

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I got this bass for Christmas a couple years back. This was my first bass, and I love it. The pickups produce a fat, beafy tone which is awesome for metal and jazz. Buy this bass, it rocks!!!

 
5.0

Advanced guitar

By fleawannabe-OZJ1f

from NY, NY

Great pickups and tones that keep you rockin longer. Great for advanced guitarists.

 
5.0

This is one of the best basses I've ever owned!

By jamal

from Moultonboro, NH

This thing has everything that a bass player wants and needs. It is also beautifully designed. If you're looking for something for some hard rock, choose this bass! It can and will serve you well.

 
5.0

Awesome bass!!

By jmZM093En

from Seattle, WA

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I pretty much fell in love with this bass since the day I played it. It plays really well, and puts out a loud, rich, traditional Ibanez sound. The only problem I had is that when I bought it, it had a pretty noticable buzz in the strings. Not through the amp, but on the bass itself. I just had the bridge adjusted though and the problem went away. Overall, I have had nothing but good experiences with Ibanez before, and this bass is no different. I may seem a little pricey, but if you're looking for a middle of the road bass, it's probably one of the best buys out there.

 
4.0

SRX500

By AfroJesus90210

from St. Louis, MO

I've had this bass for about 3 years, and it hasn't failed me yet. It has a very very high output though...maybe to high. But the 3-band eq allow on-board switching to completly change the sound of the bass.

 
5.0

I like this bass

By crazybassfreak

from Orcutt, CA

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This was a fun bass. I really enjoyed playing this bass. The two humbuckers give this bass a sweet tone and an excellent output. It's an awesome bass for this price.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Cheap

By Fred-1ZNfP

from Los Angeles

I returned mine. I thought maybe I'd get a second bass, I don't know why strayed from my fender jazz. As for slippery strings, or a small neck, the fender jazz c neck is by far the best, and why on earth would you play a bass with stock strings ? As for versatility, this bass seems to be all or nothing. needs more adjust ability with an EQ, although, I imagine for heavy metal, it would work.

 
5.0

Great bass, absolutely worth its money. Loud!

By Think!

from Frankfurt, Germany

This bass is very versatile thanks to its two humbuckers, the front one is great for reggae/jazz and the rear one is for the heavier noise. You can freely mix them of course. The EQ is great and those pfrs are just really loud, they'll blow your amp to pieces. The neck is a very fast soundgear neck (just a little bit wider), the looks are breathtaking and it's built like any other Ibanez, it'll out-survive you!

 
5.0

This is a BEAST!

By TotallySweet

from WI

I was just browsing the bass section at a local guitar shop when I came across this bass. I had NO intention of getting rid of my P.O.S. that day but when I played this bass I was blown away, literally! It has tons of power, and will produce and sound you'd like out of it as long as you get a hang of the tone/volume knobs. My roomate asked if was much better than my old bass, so I slapped on it for 5 seconds, the funky-fresh tone of this thing answered the question for him.

 
5.0

best bass I've ever owned

By Nick-e3xIm

from Belvidere, Illinois

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I have owned 3 different basses total but have played many, this one is by far the best I have ever played. I own a peavey millenium ac-bxp plus and it doesn't amount to this one at all. The strings are really soft and slippery, makes it easy to play. I really suggest this for a new or experienced user.

 
5.0

What a Monster

By TheDude-dsC65

from Spearfish, SD

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You really have to tweak the sound to get a good one out of it, but if you let it it will overpower anything else in the band. The Neck is extremely fast, and after playing it everything else just seems to suck. The Humbuckers are perfect for heavy alternative music, and with the bass down and treble up, it turns into an awesome slap bass. The body is a little big for my taste, and the fact that it has to have a battery to run is a turnoff. This bass is not for jazz, and it's higher range is lacking.

 
5.0

Look into this one!

By Guy-with-a-band

from High Springs, Florida

All right, I bought this bass a couple of weeks ago, and tried it out before I posted a review.The bass itself kicks. It can go from low-end punch funky bass to treble filled insomnia.The pickups are great, and especially LOUD! I also like the bridge on this thing, it looks sleek and does an amazing job. The neck, the part I loved most, is amazing and plays like butter.Trust me folks, this bass is worth looking into and trying, you might just fall in love.Don't let the name fool you. I had enough money to buy an $800 bass, but come home with this one.Try it out!

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