Ibanez SRFF805 Multi-scale 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
5 String Electric Bass
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A boutique-quality bass equipped with Multi-scale frets and other high-end features at an unbelievable price.
To the newcomer, the multi-scale concept may appear a bit unusual, but the biggest surprise may be how comfortable players become within a minute or two of playing the instrument. The different fret-to-bridge distances enhance tonality, creating a better sounding bass. Previously, these instruments were only available from boutique bass builders, but now Ibanez is proud to introduce the SRFF805 Multi-Scale bass at an affordable price.
The goal of the multi-scale system is to give the better tension of each string. The tension helps to create a more alive, open tone. On the SRFF805, the scale length is 34 in. on the G-string side, expanding to 35.5 in. at the low B.
Although the multi-scale neck can appear intimidating and unnatural, nothing could be further from the truth. When looking down at the neck from the players perspective, the exaggerated fret layout seems to almost disappear and actually feels quite normal. The slant of the multi-scale-frets ergonomically coordinate with the way a players hand angles as it moves up and down the neck, facilitating quick, comfortable playing action.
The SRFF805 is a quality instrument designed for the experienced, seasoned musician. Its ash body is attached to a 5-piece jatoba/bubinga SRFF5 neck with a rosewood fretboard, medium frets and custom fanned inlays. The Mono-Rail V bridge is the perfect match for a multi-scale fret instrument, allowing for independent positioning of each strings mini-bridge section to providing excellent intonation and superior string vibration transference. Electronics include Bartolini BH1-5 pickups, for a full range warm punchy tone, and a 3-band EQ with Bypass switch and Mid-Frequency switch for complete sonic control.
- Neck: SRFF5 for Multi-Scale 5-piece Jatoba/Bubinga neck
- Body: Ash
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlay: Custom Position Inlays for SRFF
- Medium frets
- Pickups: Bartolini BH1 neck pu, Bartolini BH1 bridge pu
- EQ: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ with EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot) and Mid frequency switch
- Bridge: Mono-rail V bridge
- Hardware color: Cosmo black