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Ibanez SR1405TE 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

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Part of the SR Premium line and manufactured in the Ibanez Premium factory, the SR Premium 1405E 5-string electric bass is designed with high-end fea...Click To Read More About This Product

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Designed with high-end features while maintaining affordability.

Part of the SR Premium line and manufactured in the Ibanez Premium factory, the SR Premium 1405E 5-string electric bass is designed with high-end features while maintaining affordability, making it the new standard for the serious, professional musician.

The SR Premium 1405E boasts a smoothly contoured exotic & beautiful Flame maple top on a large mahogany body for gorgeous looks and powerful, aggressive tone. Its 5pc SR5 wenge/bubinga neck is also bolstered with KTS titanium reinforcement rods inside, and finished with a rosewood fretboard. The Mono-Rail IV bridge is the ultimate in string isolation for bass. Each saddle is independently and securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer and no interference. One screw controls the height of each saddle for easy adjustment.

Nordstrand Big Single pickups provide the clear sound characteristic of single coil pickups with an aggressive edge. The EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ with mid-frequency select (250Hz or 600Hz) and EQ-bypass switches gives you a world of tonal possibilities, making the SR Premium 1405E as versatile as it is good-looking.

Shape: Atlas-5
Wood: Wenge/bubinga
Neck joint: 5-Bolt
Scale length: 34"
Truss rod: Yes
Finish: Info not available
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Pickup configuration: SS
Neck: Big Single 5
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Big Single 5
Brand: Nordstrand
Series or parallel: Parallel
Active preamp: Not applicable
Special electronics: EQB-IIID 3-band eq
Material: Rosewood
Radius: Info not available
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 24
Inlays: Abalone oval
Nut material: Info not available
Nut width: 1.77" (45mm)
Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Cutaway: Double cutaway
Construction: Solidbody
Body wood: Mahogany
Top wood: Flamed maple
Body finish: Urethane
Orientation: Right handed
Control layout: Balancer, volume, treble boost/cut, mid boost/cut, bass boost/cut
Pickup switch: No
Coil tap or split: Info not available
Tone switching: Yes
Special switching: Two-way mid freq. selector
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 4-Saddle adjustable
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Color: Gold
Number of strings: 5
Pickguard: No
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Gig bag
Accessories: Info not available
Country of origin: Japan

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IbanezSR1405TE 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

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Awesome... after upgrading to Bartolini pickups

By Pete

from San Luis Obispo, CA

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone


  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez SR1405TE 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I love the way this bass plays, but unfortunately, I didn't like the Nordstrand pickups from the factory. They were extremely noisy (very hot single coils) and too bright in my opinion. The only way to get rid of the noise was to set the blend to dead center (two pickups cancel the noise), but to work around the brightness, I wanted the blend toward the neck. So, I upgraded the pickups to Bartolini P252J5-B (neck) and P252J5-T (bridge) with a coil tap switch. Now, I absolutely, love this bass. The Bartolinis with the coil tap result in noiseless single coil tone, which have the clarity that the Nordstrands are known for, but a richer, less bright tone, with lots of punch (great for percussive techniques). Without the coil tap, the Bartolinis provide a smooth, fat, dual coil tone. The bass plays great and looks great. Now, with the Bartolini pickups, it also sounds great and I can take advantage of a broader range of tones without the noise.



By C_Necro

from Austin, TX

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Comments about SR1405TE 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

The bass is a 5, condition it arrived in was a 4. (loose hardware, and a tone knob didn't work) Anyways, the bass just sounds amazing. Even across all tones, plays easy, just a joy to jam on.


Won me over, over several compared models.

By Dayton

from Colorado Spring CO

About Me Professional Musician


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


  • Should include HSC.

Best Uses

  • Recording
  • Worship and Praise

Comments about Ibanez SR1405TE 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

A gift from my awesome sons.

Went in looking for a Fender Jazz to go with my 87 American Standard Strat. Demo'd all the major brands at a big box store in the 1K to 2K range. This 5 String was up higher on the wall but within 30 seconds of comparing it was clear that for me, the SR1405TE 5-String Electric Bass Guitar was simply better in all measurable categories. Nostalgia may have been pulling for a Fender, but my ears, hands, and brain went with this Ibanez.

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