Ibanez SR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar

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4.7

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Bassists who want the power and versatility of active electronics and the speed of the fastest neck available have made the Ibanez Soundgear SR506 bass standard equipment in every genre. The Bartolini MK1-5 pickups and 3-band EQ offers just about every tone you could ask for; from the smoothest of jazz to downright dirty and aggressive rock! SR basses offer thinner necks with thinner nuts than traditional basses for easier playability and the mahogany bodies are lightweight, balanced and comfort contoured. The 5-piece Wenge/bubinga neck and rosewood fingerboard is standard, as is the Accu-cast B-26 bridge and Cosmo black hardware. Case not included.

Features:

•  Mahogany body
•  5-piece SR4 Wenge/Bubinga neck
•  Rosewood fingerboard
•  24 medium frets
•  Abalone oval inlays
•  Bartolini MK1-5 pickups
•  Bartolini MK1 3-band active EQ
•  Accu Cast B26 bridge
•  Die cast tuners
•  Cosmo Black hardware
•  34" scale

Things You Will Get:

  • Bass Guitar
Series SR Series
Model SR500 4 String Bass

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IbanezSR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Recording (6)
    • Small venues (6)
    • School bands (5)
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    5.0

    Best bass for the money

    By 

    from NW Georgia

    About Me Experienced

    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 SR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      I traded down from a Modulus Quantum 6 bass for the Ibanez and have never regretted it. The 506 was much easier on my hands, has a better tone, and has every bit as much stability and sustain as my old bass for 1/8 the price. I play everything from church gigs to big band, rock, jazz, country, funk, r&b, and shows, and this bass can handle them all. The neck is extremely stable, and the bass has plenty of sustain. The neck is thin and comfortable, and I can play for hours without wearing out my hands. The low, low action is great for technical playing; it's not the best bass for slap, though. It does go through a fair number of batteries, but it's not a real problem. For versatility and remarkable construction in an inexpensive 6-string, this bass is unbeatable.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      You get what you pay for.

      By 

      from Emporia, KS

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Beautiful finish
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Bad output jack
      • Flat Sound
      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez SR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar:

      I bought this bass in December 2008. I've not been completely satisfied with it yet. The first time I plugged it in the output jack was making popping sounds when my cable would move slightly. Replaced the jack - problem solved. The tone of the bass was kind of dead, so I replaced the factory strings with a set of Thomastik-Infeld's. It helped a little bit, but this is the second Ibanez SR I have owned with these Bartolini soap bar pick-ups and I just don't like their tones. I have a '94-'95 Ibanez SR 4-string bass that I have owned since '94-'95. It has EMG pick-ups and they sound great. That is one bass I will never part with. As far as this 6-string goes, I can't get the tone to be what I want. Ibanez makes good products for low prices. But I've learned over the years that the more expensive basses are more expensive for a reason. You get what you pay for.

       
      5.0

      best purchase ive evr made

      By 

      from london

      About Me Experienced

      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 SR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar:

        i bought this bass approx. 2-3 yrs ago now. I tried a few 6 string basses before i purchased this, and none was so complete: its light weight, great tones, slim neck, easy adjustable bridge, frets are nice at close if you like to ru up an down the bass but not to close, bodies not big and bulky, delivers any choice of tone. I play live and practice weekly and its perfect for all musical situations. It amaizes all other bass players and everytime someone has a go on it they never want to put it down. p.s. my string formation - B e a d g C

         
        5.0

        A great buy for great players

        By 

        from Bradenton, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Loose Low B String

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez SR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar:

        I have recently gotten time to sit down and try out a few basses at my local Sam Ash. I was looking for a bit and saw this beauty. I must have been playing her a good solid hour, exploring every aspect and trying every possible tone possible. This bass is an extraordinary bass for it's price. The only problem I encountered was the low B string would hit the board if plucked to hard, easily fixed if you buy a higher gauge string.

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Instrument, Great Versatility!

        By 

        from Michigan

        About Me Experienced

        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 SR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar:

          This is my first six-string bass, and with this quality, I'm thinking it will be my last as well! I made the transition from 4 to 6-strings on this bass, and love the feel of the slim neck. Very good choice for the beginner bassist who is looking for an inexpensive 6-string, but really wants quality too. The electronics are wonderful, give beautiful tone, great versatility. I play things from classical to rock to metal on this bass, it does it all well. I have owned this bass a little over a year and still love it. This bass couldn't be better for the price.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Buy! Do It

          By 

          from Brooklyn, Ny

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • everything

          Comments about Ibanez SR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar:

          This bass is great in all ways, forms and possibilities! It plays and looks beautiful

           
          5.0

          AWESOME

          By 

          from Chattanooga.TN

          About Me Experienced

          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 SR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar:

            This bass is amazing.You can get any genre of sound out of this bass.

            (10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I bought it for a backup for my Tobias.

            By 

            from Lynchburg, Virginia

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Lighter than my Tobias
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • n/a

            Best Uses

            • Advanced Players
            • Jamming
            • Performance

            Comments about Ibanez SR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar:

            I bought the SR506 as a backup for my Tobias 6 string and now I find myself not being able to put it down. I have dialed in so many tones from Ken Smith to other high end basses that it is unreal that a $[...] bass has such feel and output. It just doesn't have a high gloss or finish. It doesn't need it because sound output is what serious bassists want and this bass gives just that. Go out to a dealer or music store and try one. The rest is history because you will be writing a review also. Read all the reviews on this bass on several sites and determine for yourself if you are willing to try one.[...]Why spend $1500 to $5,000 for other high end basses when this will get the job done.

             
            5.0

            Gr8 BAss!!!

            By 

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Ibanez SR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar:

            I've owned this bass since July of 2004. I love the sound and everything about this bass. I tune beginning with A and it holds every bit off bottom that I give it. This is a perfect buy for a reasonable price!!!!!

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            SR506 6-String Electric Bass Guitar

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