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Ibanez SRH505F Bass Workshop Fretless 5-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Bass Guitar

 
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SKU: ISRH505FN-P

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A unique, semi-hollow, fretless, piezo-equipped take on the legendary SR design: the Ibanez SRH505F Bass Workshop Fretless 5-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Bass Guitar.

Just as all of the unique instruments coming out of the Ibanez Bass Workshop, the Ibanez SRH505F Bass Workshop Fretless 5-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Bass Guitar takes the iconic SR design to an entirely new level.

Featuring a semi-hollow construction with a spruce top and mahogany back, the SRH505F Bass Workshop produces a rich, resonant acoustic voice while the ergonomic forearm contour offers the perfect blend of elegance and comfort. Capped with a bound fretless rosewood fingerboard, the SRH5 5pc. jatoba/bubinga neck also sports a contoured neck heel that makes playing in the upper registers an absolute breeze. What really sets the SRH505F Bass Workshop apart is the AeroSilk Piezo-equipped custom bridge and D'Addario ECB81 flatwound strings, which together give this bass that distinctive, airy upright bass sound. Fine-tune your sound with ease thanks to the onboard active Volume and Tone controls, plus the trim pots on the back for adjusting piezo gain. Black matte hardware and a Natural Browned Burst flat finish round out the package. Case not included.

Get your Ibanez SRH505F Bass Workshop Fretless 5-String Semi-Hollow Body Electric Bass Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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3.0

Love it!!!!

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from Omaha, NE

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I absolutely love this bass.

I could do without the fret lines, but I don't really mind fret lines in general, especially if they are wood. What I strongly dislike is that the fret lines are seemingly plastic. It's hard to tell, but they are definitely not wood. They seem to be black plastic, possibly nylon, definitely a polymer of some sort.

Having played this bass A TON, these plastic fret lines have caused an issue to arise. The rosewood wears down (and yes I'm using the recommended flat wound strings) at a much faster rate than the plastic fret lines. I am now able to feel the plastic fret lines as ridges in the fretboard as I play. I find that to be quite annoying. What's even worse is that the wood in an area up the neck under the g-string is worn quite a bit more than the rest of the neck, so the plastic fret lines in that area protrude from the fretboard even more. This is actually causing the fret lines to begin to perform the same function as an actual fret!!! I physically can no longer play the quarter tones in between the fret lines in that area of the neck on the g-string. Also, sliding up the g-string in that area doesn't sound like a smooth fretless slide, it sounds almost as if there are frets. Trying to play the notes on the protruding fret lines in that area of the neck results in buzzing, muted, unclear notes, as opposed to the nice, clear, specific notes that were produced when I first purchased this bass barely 7 months ago.

I am going to plane the entire neck with sandpaper and a 12" radius block. I am the going to seal the entire neck by coating it with multiple thin layers of thin cyanoacrylate (super glue). I'll sand the neck with finer levels of grit sandpaper, using the 12" radius block as I go. Finally, once it's all dried, cured and hard I'll give it a good buffing to make it shine like glass. I know this will result in a change in the sound of the instrument, but I am actually looking forward to that!

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5.0

Upright sound from an affordable electric bass

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from Sarasota, FL

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Purchased this bass last week and received it the next day. This bass sounds amazing. For the price point I can't imagine a better instrument in terms of build and performance. I was looking for a bass that sounded as much like an upright as possible. It delivers that and more. Anytime I read a review that says a new bass showed up well set up from the factory I wince, but I have to admit this one did. great low action and intonation. The bass is very light. The pieso system sounds really good and has a nice range from woody boom to bright crisp treble. Very pleased with this purchase after a week of playing it.

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Number Of Frets Fretless
Scale Length 34"
Nut Width 45mm
Neck Shape SRH5
Fingerboard Radius 305mmR
Body Style SR Semi-Hollow
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood 5-Piece Jatoba/Bubinga
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Spruce
Pickup Configuration Other
Bridge Type Custom Bridge with AeroSilk Piezo System
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series SR Bass Workshop
Model SRH505FNNF
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.