Ibanez SR505 5-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 SR505 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-25 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 B25 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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IbanezSR505 5 String Bass (Brown Mahogany)
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (10)
  • Good pick up (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (12)
    • Practicing (10)
    • Small venues (8)
    • Recording (7)
    • School bands (4)
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    5.0

    Excellent Bass

    By jcrobso

    from Chicago, Il

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • This is my favorite bass

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez SR505 5 String Bass (Brown Mahogany):

      When I can only take one bass, this is the one I take!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Bass

      By soulforge

      from Parma, Ohio

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Ibanez SR505 5 String Bass (Brown Mahogany):

        I have four basses total and this is the one I just can't put down, its so much lighter then my other Ibanez and BC Rich Basses. Its fast and it just sounds Great!!!

         
        5.0

        great freaking bass

        By patyjam

        from buenos aires,argentina

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great b string
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Ibanez SR505 5 String Bass (Brown Mahogany):

          I USE THIS BASS TO PLAY WITH MY BAND

           
          5.0

          perfect

          By harreloco

          from bs as,argentina

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Ibanez SR505 5 String Bass (Brown Mahogany):

            veryvery good

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Bass and sounds good

            By KJ

            from Orlando Fl

            About Me Novice

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to read n play
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Light
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • But Im a beginner
            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Ibanez SR505 5 String Bass (Brown Mahogany):

            I am actually teaching myself, and it seems easy and playing around with it is really cool. I also brought it to make my brother jealous bc he plays the bass way before me but im learning quickly. beautiful color pick up is great. just kinda scared to scratch it. and fret buzzes but then again i am a beginner. for the price its def a good buy. and beginner. Via Victor Wooten lol

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Outstanding Tone, Fun to Play

            By Cedric Sr

            from Central Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Amazing Bartolini Pickups
            • Comfortable feel
            • Fun To Play
            • Outstanding Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Case not included

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Large Venues
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez SR505 5 String Bass (Brown Mahogany):

            I've been playing my Ibanez SR505 for 6 months now, and it's truly an outstanding instrument, I'm very happy with it. I've been playing bass since I was 15 and now I'm 42. I've played everything from Pop to Funk to Metal to Jazz Fusion to Praise and worship. The Bartolini pickups have an amazing sound for any type of music, and the radius from the low end of the neck to the high end is perfect. You can easily customize your tone in so many different ways, its like having a built in effects box inside of the bass.

            And to make everything complete, the beautiful craftsmanship with the mahogany body and rosewood fingerboard will really make you stand out on stage or anywhere. I use my fingers, thumb, and I tap all over the neck, and I get outstanding tone all the way up to the 24th fret. The SR505 is nice and light, I can peform for hours without having to stop and have shoulder therapy...I love my Ibanez SR505 it's just plain fun to play, you can't go wrong...

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            its ok for now...

            By matt

            from woodland hills

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz
            • Some dead notes

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez SR505 5 String Bass (Brown Mahogany):

            I've had this bass about 1 year and a half now its an ok bass i play it in the jazz band at my school and I've noticed when i take solos sometimes ill hit some dead notes which obviously bad when on a gig. VERY durable I've taken this to school every day since the beginning of the scool year and its now march. so pretty durable. gets a nice finger sound but not a great "slap" sound. again dead notes in the second octave but what do you expect?

             
            5.0

            Awsome Bass!

            By Panda

            from Inglewood

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Kinda easy to scratch

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Ibanez SR505 5 String Bass (Brown Mahogany):

            This bass is great it can practically be used for anything. I personally use it for death metal and the deep tones it is capable of are perfect for it.

             
            4.0

            A Really SWEET bass

            By Sam I Am

            from Floyd, Va

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez SR505 5 String Bass (Brown Mahogany):

              Other than this bass needing a slight neck adjustment, this bass is sweet! Great feeling neck and sweet sounding pickups.You can get some great tones out of this bass. Well worth the money.BUY IT!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              This bass speaks for itself!

              By Showtoon

              from Deltona, Fl

              About Me Music Teacher, Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Scratches easily

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez SR505 5 String Bass (Brown Mahogany):

              I've been looking forward to getting an affordable five-string that not only sounds good, but that's easy to play as well. This baby is all that and more! Low action, Great feel, Bartolini pickups, Good spacing, and a thinner neck to make it bass friendly for anyone! Ibanez did a very good job, I'm pleased.

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