Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

(Brown Mahogany Rosewood Fretboard)  Sku #517942000203003

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Sleek, sexy, and sonically versatile.

A bolt-on neck joint on the Ibanez SR505 5-string 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 provides naturally warm lows and sweet sustain. 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.

Case sold separately.


Features

  • 5-piece jatoba/bubinga neck
  • Mahogany body
  • 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
  • Case sold separately
 
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IbanezSR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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5.0

A truly superb bass guitar and much better than I expected at this price.

By David LaBuda

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

After being away from music for several years, I recently bought this inexpensive Ibanez bass thinking that I would try to get back into it and if I did, I could always pick up a better bass along the way. Well, after plugging this baby in and playing it extensively, I am so overwhelmed at the quality and the sound and the ease of play, that I'm not sure I need a more expensive bass guitar. Instead, after looking extensively for an adequate bass amplifier to handle the low end Hertz of a of 5-string, I decided to put the money into a pair of powered 400 watt JBL subwoofers instead. I discovered that most bass amplifiers only provide a low end frequency response of around 45 Hz to 50 Hz. The low E string on the 4-string bass vibrates at 41.2 Hz and the low B string on the 5-string is right at 30.87 Hz. So, even though you will still hear those two strings you are really testing your speakers and the sound you get will be more like a thud than a clearly distinguishable note. No wonder it's hard to tell when those 2 strings are in tune. But, my JBL ES250P subwoofers are providing a frequency response of 25 Hz allowing me to tune that B string down to an A (27.5 Hz) and still have adequate head room (or bottom room as the case may be) which results in one of those bass sounds that you feel and that seems to just spill out into and suround the people on the dance floor. And I can clearly hear all those beautiful sounding low notes coming out by my Ibanez bass and I can tell that it's still in perfect tune. If you select this bass, and support it with adequate amplification, you are going to get a lot of comments on the great sound your putting out from the other bass players in the crowd.

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5.0

Heaven Sent

By Albatross

from Ottawa, ON

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I needed desperately to upgrade from my old 4 string bass to something with more punch and hotter looks. This beast has it all. The tone you can grab from this is face melting. The active pickups allow for so much control, you can bring down the roof with the beefiest lows and pierce the sky with the highest highs. For the price, there is no compare. It plays like warm butter, absolutely NO buzz. Very solid and heavy, the way I like it. The wood looks fantastic. I am still drooling over this thing weeks later.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply the best

By Steve-73R4d

from Greenwood, SC

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I have had a SR505 for years and it is simply the best bass you can find for the price. Easy to play and very comfortable.

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5.0

Very Nice Bass!

By Tonya

from Portland, OR

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I was looking for a 5-string that was easy to play for someone with smaller hands. The SR505 is the easiest 5-string I've played! The pick-ups are great. I love having the 3-band EQ. Very versatile. This bass is also lighter than a lot of basses. In addition, it stays in tune very well. I can pick it up day after day and find that it's still in tune, unlike my previous bass.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A most excellent 5-string bass!

By Seßn

from Temperance, MI / Adrian, MI

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I bought my first Ibanez 5-string about three years ago, and I moved up to the SR505 a little over a year ago. I never go a day without playing this bass. The overall tone is just awesome. The only improvement I can think of for this bass would be to include midrange sweep control, but that's it. Rotosound strings make it sound even better.

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(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This is The Only Bass Id Own

By Eric H.

from Mendocino

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I love the Mahogany wooded body and how rich the tone is.

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(6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Grate jazz bass guitar...

By Dine

from USA

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

Great jazz bass sound is very directly and soft a little bit like double bass...

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(124 of 179 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME BASS!

By jrock!

from Lorain,Oh USA

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I had my eyes on this bass for awhile.I checked out others, but always came back to this one because of it's easy playability (even for a 5 string!), great looking mahogany wood grain finish, and the Bartolini pickups,which give it a mind blowing sound!only downside is my amp(15 watts),doesn't do this bass any justice! but I will be getting a better amp! GET THIS BASS! I REPEAT,GET THIS BASS!

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(65 of 109 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy

By Alex-udiay

from Peoria

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I used to have an old soundgear sr405 I think it was, and I loved it but it lacked a bit in the electronics. This bass does not have that problem, the bartolinis are amazing. Definitely worth the money.

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(27 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

REALLY GOOD

By juan carlos-sJULD

from Antofagasta, chile

Comments about Ibanez SR505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I have a 6 string Ibanez sr 406, and there is no match with this one. the sound of the Bartolini pick ups is just outstanding, the neck is really fast, and the with and balance is very comfortable. his versatility is very good. for any kind of music.

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