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Ibanez SR505PB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Flat Brown Burst

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Product Price $649.99
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This one is identical to the SR505 but with a Poplar Burl top. The bolt-on neck joint on the Ibanez SR505PB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar allows supe...Click To Read More About This Product

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A sleek and versatile design with a beautiful Poplar Burl top.

This one is identical to the SR505 but with a Poplar Burl top. The bolt-on neck joint on the Ibanez SR505PB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar allows superb access to the upper frets of its five-piece jatoba/bubinga neck. Only 4/5" thick at the first fret, the 34" scale neck provides more comfortable playing than standard 5-string necks.

Bartolini MK1 pickups and 3-band EQ deliver world-class tone, while the mahogany body and eye-catching Poplar Burl top provide naturally warm lows and sweet sustain. A rosewood fretboard offers a strong, bright sound and an attractive appearance with a long grain. Ultradurable Accu-Cast B25 bridge offers quick and easy string changes. Single-screw saddle height adjustment gives you better stability than standard double-screw designs.

FEATURES
  • 5-piece jatoba/bubinga neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Poplar Burl top
  • 24 medium frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Accu-Cast B25 bridge
  • Bartolini MK1-5 neck pickup
  • Bartolini MK1-5 bridge pickup
  • Abalone oval inlay
  • Bartolini MK1 3-Band EQ

Make this beautiful-looking and great-sounding bass your own. Order today.

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IbanezSR505PB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Professional musician (3)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Own it, Perform on it, Love it!!!

By Nate S.

from Anderson, IN

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez SR505PB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      I have used it for a couple years now and had zero problems. It's a great feel for those who don't want a giant Fender 5-string neck. Very playable.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great bass

      By Josh The Bassist

      from Greensboro, NC

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez SR505PB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

        I purchased this bass from a refurbished instrument dealer on eBay about 2 weeks ago. I performed an initial setup, including truss rod/neck relief, string height/action, and intonation. The bass comes with Bartolini MK1 pickups with a split coil design (similar to a reverse P-bass in the design, but not in the tone). These are not American Bartolini pickups, but don't let this deter you from this bass. The pickups sound amazing. The onboard preamp is centered on good frequencies to get deep lows and crisp highs. The mid switch allows 250 or 600 Hz, so you can shape your tone to the room very easily. The poplar burl top is gorgeous! The neck is stiff and solid, as it should be. This bass is lightweight and very comfortable. I really like this bass a lot. I can honestly say that I have never purchased this much bass for as little money as I spent on the bass - excellent value.

        As far as performance of the bass, it has performed very well. I have played a variety of gigs with this bass, including country, rock, R&B, funk, and a jazzy/neo-soul jam night at a club I frequent. The tone of the bass is easily modified with the onboard preamp to fit all of these styles. Great slap, harmonics, tap, fingerstyle, and pick tones. I played for about 2 hours straight on one gig, and my back and shoulders were not fatigued nearly as much as with my 4-string traditional J bass. I have owned basses that cost more than double what this bass retails for, and they did not have the diversity and playability of this bass.

        Bottom line: Working, gigging bassists will love the low price and high quality in this big value bass. Works well for either primary axe or backup. I definitely recommend this bass.

         
        5.0

        My main player

        By Hattrick Bassist

        from Grand Rapids, M.I.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performing

          Comments about Ibanez SR505PB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

          I got my first SR505(used) in 2009. I traded that in for a new one in 2011. My wife bought me a SR1205E in 2014 with the Nordstrand pickups. I found I preferred the Bartolini pickups, but wanted something with better looks and caught one of these (2016) on sale (MF). I own 6 basses, but this is the one I play. You can't beat it for looks, playability, and sound for the buck. Get one!

           
          2.0

          NO! I would not buy this item again.

          By exakman

          from Ben Wheeler, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flat Sound
            • Fret Buzz
            • Poor Pick Up
            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez SR505PB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

              I was excited about receiving this bass, I had played one briefly at Guitar Center and loved the thin neck and
              how light weight it was. From the minute I opened the box and plugged it in there was something wrong with
              it. A short in the electronics, two or three frets were high, the "A" string was dull and dead sounding, the strings buzzed and rattled. I took it to a Luthier thinking maybe it could be a quick fix, he did not want to mess with it and suggested I return it.. Trying to get return paper work from MF was nightmare.
              No, I would not recommend this bass to anyone else, however, you might get a good one. I was not that lucky.

               
              4.0

              Good buy

              By Dozer

              from Loveland CO

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Ibanez SR505PB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

                Nice neck and it looks good. Fantastic sound

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