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Ibanez SR305 5-String Electric Bass Guitar, Iron Pewter

Step up your range to 5 strings with the Ibanez SR305. The SR305 has a Maple/Rosewood neck and dual EXF-5 pickups for beefy rock tone. (37) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ibanez SR305 5-String Iron Pewter

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Product Description

The Ibanez SR305 is a no-nonsense bass offering buil quality and tone not often seen on basses in this price range. With a 5-piece Maple/Rosewood neck and a pair of EXF-N2 pickups, the SR305 is a real player's bass.

Since 1987, trends have come and gone. But the fast and versatile Soundgear basses continue to lay down the groove in every style imaginable in every venue possible. Now in 2008, Ibanez offers a vast array of different Soundgear models including neck-thru-body, fretless and left-handed. For 2008, all SR300 models have been upgraded with 3-band Style Sweeper EQs. The 2008 Soundgear narrow neck is perfect for 5- and 6-strings so extended range travel is as physically comfortable as it is musically exhilarating. Now, everyone who has ever desired a premier bass can afford an SR with pro features. Viva La Bass! Viva Ibanez!

Thinner necks with thinner nuts than traditional basses. Lightweight, balanced, comfort-contoured bodies. Versatile EXF angled pickups have equal spacing between pickup to string for balanced output levels. GSR models with high output pickups offer famous Soundgear pro comfort and playability at "entry-level" prices.

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- Neck type: SR5 5pc Maple/Rosewood neck
- Body: Agathis body
- Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay
- Fret: Medium frets
- Number of frets: 24
- Bridge: Accu-cast B125 bridge
- Neck pu: CAP EXF-N2 neck pu (Passive)
- Bridge pu: CAP EXF-N2 bridge pu (Passive)
- Equalizer: EQB-IIID 3-band eq
- Hardware color: Cosmo black

Neck Dimensions
Scale 864mm/34"
a : Width at Nut 45mm
b : Width at Last Fret 68mm
c : Thickness at 1st 19.5mm
d : Thickness at 12th 21.5mm
Radius 305mmR
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Iron Pewter
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SR305IPT
Rootbeer Metallic
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 19 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SR305RBM
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
Customer Reviews
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Sound: The overall sound on this bass is great. The style sweeper is mainly what I like to adjust depending on if I'm tapping, slapping or playing finger style. But with that said, it goes to show how versatile this bass can be for only $349. I play a lot of jazz, rock, and r&b. And anyone who has ever played an Ibanez knows how punchy the sound is. When the style sweeper is turned all the way left its perfect for jazz, rock and r&b. It's punchy with good amounts of bass. However when you turn it all the way right it's in "slap" mode. It sounds like the bass it cut down and too much high mid-range. I personally don't use it in this setting because I don't like the sound. But that's just me. I keep mine usually around 70 percent to the left. But you can get a lot of different sounds out of this bass. I play this bass through a Hartke HyDrive 210c 250-watt combo. So of course this bass sounds a lot better! I play a lot of Stu Hamms music so that tells ya right there!. Feature: To me honestly this bass is simple with no fuss electronics. You have your main volume, pickup pan knob, a stacked bass and treble pot, and style selector. And the stock pickups aren't bad for the price. Of course they aren't Bartolini's but they do the job! And Ibanez's thin neck makes playing a breeze. SR basses have a nice cutaway so you can access high frets easily. Ease of Use: Easy, easy and easy! This bass is great for beginners like me to intermediate players. It isn't heavy either so it's great on the shoulder. Now if you go from playing an MTD or Fender to ANY Ibanez 5 string you will have to get use to the narrow string spacing. But it works out great for tapping! Quality: Ok this is where it gets it's lowest rating. I have had this bass for 2 months now and there's one problem with the bridge. The more I slap on the A, the saddle keeps getting lower. So I have to get the alley key and raise it up almost 4 times a week. Weird thing is that these are the same bridges Ibanez puts on their 6 string models. So I'm not sure if this problem I'm having might be universal. Besides that the orange sparkle finish looks flashy and the hardware is great. Comes with D'Addarios! Value: Best 5 string bass out there for under $400! Manufacturer Support: Ibanezs support is usually always great! The Wow Factor: Ok sex appeal with the orange sparkle is damn fine! Overall: I expect to have this bass for a while. If I can get a new bridge on it the problems for the bass would be solved and it would be awesome. But other than that problem I'm having you should stop reading this review and go play one or buy one!
Style of Music: Jazz, Rock, R&B, Funk
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Sound: Very versatile sounds for almost and genre. From mellow jazz to gritty metallica. The style-sweeper knob is a good idea, but a mid control would have made this bass super. It's an 8 because of that. Feature: It comes with all you need to hit the ground running. The active pickups and controls are quite good for the price. Ease of Use: Just plug it in and hammer away. Quality: This bass was fully set up right out of the box. I didn't even need to tune it! The action was a little low for most people, but that's just how I like it. No dents or scratches or dead spots along the neck. The Low B is a little muddy. I dropped it and restrung the bass to EADGC. Perfection! Value: Great value for the money. This bass is great for starting out before moving on to high caliber instruments. Perfect as a backup too. Manufacturer Support: Never had to deal with them. The Wow Factor: Ibanez basses don't quite have that "I want it" factor. I bought it as an experiment (and because I was flat broke!) and was pleasantly surprised. Overall: If it were stolen, I'd replace it. There's no way this baby is going to break! It's built like a tank!
Style of Music: Jazz, Rock
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