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Ibanez SR500 Electric Bass Guitar


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Bassists who want the power and versatility of active electronics and the speed of the fastest neck available have made Soundgear basses standard equipment in every genre. SR basses offer thinner necks with thinner nuts than traditional basses. The sleek bodies are lightweight, balanced and comfort contoured. Brown Mahogany. Case not included.

•  Mahogany body

•  5-piece SR4 Wenge/Bubinga neck

•  Rosewood fingerboard

•  24 medium frets

•  Abalone oval inlays

•  Bartolini MK1-4 pickups

•  Bartolini MK1 3-band active EQ

•  Accu Cast B20 bridge

•  Die cast tuners

•  Cosmo Black hardware

•  34" scale

•  Case not included

Ibanez basses are protected by a one year warranty.

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Great bass


Tried this bass out at Sam Ash on Orlando, FL. Sounded great and was comfortable to play.




Annoying But Good


It's a superb sounding bass but if you can spare the extra 150 bucks for the sr700, do it. The bare mahogany on this bass is very easily chipped either by popping the strings with the slap technique or just plugging in a cable. The finish also allows sweat stains to be very apparent in the right lighting. The bridge is annoying, since the strings rest on top of it rather than being pulled through it, as like a Stringray, making it harder to keep the strings taught when putting them on the instrument. Measuring the strings is also a pain in the neck, but I've never been a very good measurer.Everything else though is outstanding: pick ups, pre-amp, neck, all fantastic. But if you do have the extra money for the 700 with the nice glossy mahogany finish, get it, because my 500 already looks horrid and I literally just got it about a month ago.


Columbus, OH




When I went to buy a bass i immediatly picked up a Fender. The tone was rather tinny and the neck was kinda fat. I tried to talk myself into it but, then I played this bass. I didn't love the look cause i wanted a classic 60's look but nothing could compare to this bass. It plays beautifully, it sounds great, the humbuckers are great, not a problem with it. Just remember to unplug it so as NOT to kill the battery.


phx, AZ


Great for Old Rockers too!


Forty years ago I played rock. Didn't everyone? Had a couple good bands, lots of clunkers, but a lot of fun. Four years ago I decided to get back into it. I had always missed playing but there was always something more important to do with my money and my time. Walked in to Sam Ash to purchase a Fender Jazz, just like in the 60's. Sales guy tells me to try the SR500 before I decide. Never even heard of Ibanez! There was Fender, there was Gibson. This guitar is a sweet ride and runs through old pop, rock and blues like it was made just for that purpose. The electronics, wow, wish I had those forty years ago. From soft and mellow walks to clear and crisp slaps. For four years I have not had one single complaint. I own two now and am looking at the SR5000E as an upgrade. Am I also looking at Fender? What's a Fender?


Bradenton, FL




i only got to jam at samash but this bass is [*] awsome im def gonna be getting it soon


philadelphia, pa




this is one of the best basses i have ever played, sounds great plays great. all around great bass

carl the bassist



Best buy for the money


What a great buy! For the money, you get the quality and sound of much more expensive rigs. The built in active electronics make this versitile... but I play mostly flat anyway. It's nice to play around with the sound variations available. Thin, fast neck is a dream to play. Mine came with Elixer strings, which I wouldn't have bought until I got to play them... they are awesome and durable. The only cons... 1. no "off" switch... the battery will die unexpecteldy... replace regularly so you don't die in the middle of that battle of the bands 2. mine has a couple frets on the D string that just have no sustain (9-11th frets). Notes sound ok, but just die off with no ring... not the strings or intonation??!? Overall - go for it! You will not find this quality for this price anywhere!


Mentor, OH


SR500 makes me sound like Chris Squire


The SR500 meets and then exceeds my expectations. It plays/sounds as good as any bass I've ever played.


Tampa Bay Area

sounds great even tough it may not look like much


"I had the chance to play one of these at samash the other day and it sounded great. the front pickup lies lower to give more clearance, and the neck makes it easy to quickly get to all the notes, even the high ones in which the body would usualy get in the way. it may not look like much, but a lot of the body styles that look cool ( like an ESP F bass ) are also less comfterable to play. so overall this is a great bass if you are used to the P style body. [...]."



SR500 Electric Bass Guitar

4.8 9


Series SR Series
Model SR500 4 String Bass
Warranty Info:

SR500 Electric Bass Guitar

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.