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Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass

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For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. Embraced by bassists over the decades, the iconic series continues to excite with it...Click To Read More About This Product

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Punch pickups, custom 3-band EQ, and highly playable neck make this a performer's dream.

For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. Embraced by bassists over the decades, the iconic series continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics.

The SR305E is a handsome 5-string bass designed for the experienced player. The bass starts with an immaculately finished mahogany body. Other features include a sturdy 5-piece maple/rosewood SR4 neck, a rosewood fretboard, and an Accu-cast B125 bridge for superior string vibration transfer and precise intonation. Cosmo black hardware adds a hint of stealth.

At the heart of the SR305E’s electronics are two PowerSpan Dual Coil pickups. Their stainless pole pieces offer higher output, clarity, and fullness than any in the SR305’s class. Accessed by the 3-way “Power Tap” switch, these proprietary pickups offer a choice of three tonal personalities: A rich humbucker sound, a pure single-coil sound, or an enhanced single coil sound— fattened by lows from the humbucker pickups. Add the ability to dial in precise tone preferences via the Ibanez Custom 3-band EQ, and the SR305E is a musical chameleon. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Neck
  • Shape: Not specified
  • Wood: Maple Rosewood
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Neck: PowerSpan Dual Coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: PowerSpan Dual Coil
  • Brand: Ibanez
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: Active 3-band EQ with 3-way Power Tap switch
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, balance, 3-band EQ
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Accu-cast B125 bridge
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

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IbanezSR305E 5-String Electric Bass
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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4.0

Plays Nice, finish work on the neck is marginal

By Luce Debris

from LA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

    Overall this is a very nice instrument one big disappointment is the finish work on the neck is less than what it should be. Specifically in a couple of places the Rosewood isn't sanded flush with the maple... I guess they left that detail to me to do...still, with with the black Friday discount I got, it's well worth the money

     
    5.0

    Sonic bliss

    By Troy roberts

    from Akron, ohio

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

      Got the Pearl one as open box for 350 searched for any imperfections. The only thing I found is the nut came unglued nice I'll fix that for 5 lol what a deal. Instrument is amazing. Tone feel playability. Just awesome 9 pickup settings and then the three band eq. Just wow not as a complaint. But the black Cosmo hardware is is much darker than pic like a gunmetal chrome glad it wasn't as silver as pic looks killer against the Pearl white (metallic ) pis do it no justice

       
      4.0

      Solid Bass at a Reasonable Price

      By None

      from Maui, HI

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

        I have used this bass on a few Latin gigs, indoor and outdoor, with a percussion section and horns covering salsa to timba to samba to bogaloo with solid results. The sound cuts through better than my P bass. The neck is sleek and no dead notes with multi-laminate neck! The B string is pretty tight for a 34" scale, not as tight as 35" scale though. The bass took a few days to set up to get the action a little higher and get rid of the buzzes with the low action from the factory. You get good pickups with a decent pre-amp and the pickup coil tap which is nice. I prefer the clean sound of the single coil setting, but rock and metal guys might like the humbucker/power tap settings which is louder and darker sounding. Overall a great bargain in this price range, solid craftsmanship.

         
        5.0

        I love my SR305S 5 string bass

        By Yambu

        from Caguas, PR

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gospel music

          Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

          I use this bass playing gospel music. Greate sound and nice design.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very good

          By Junny

          from Puerto Rico

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

            Good

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this bass over and over again

            By Oscar

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Ibanez SR305E 5-String Electric Bass:

            Killer bass! Looks great and it plays great for its price. Worth every penny!

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