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Ibanez SR506 6-String Electric Bass, Brown Mahogany

The Ibanez SR506 is a serious rock bass. With a superfast SR7 Soundgear neck and Bartolini pickups, the Ibanez SR506 feels and sounds great. (145) Read 26 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ibanez SR506 6-String Brown Mahogany

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Bartolini MK1 pickups Tight, rich bass tone with plenty of punch
Bartolini MK1 3-band EQ Customizable top shaping for dialing in your sound
B106 bridge Sturdy and resonant for rich tone

Product Description

Since 1987, bassists who want the power and versatility of active electronics and the speed of the fastest neck available have made Soundgear standard equipment in every genre. As music evolves, so does the Soundgear concept. The SR500 family is one example of this evolution. The SR506 models feature a fast SR6 neck (bubinga/wenge), a mahogany body, and Bartolini MK1 pickups. Onboard Bartolini 3-band EQ provides precise tone control.

SR Series Features

- Thinner necks with thinner nuts than traditional basses.
- Sleek bodies that are lightweight, balanced and comfort contoured.
- Active EQ's perfectly matched with the right choice of passive or active pickups.

Sleek, sexy and sonically versatile are the reasons Soundgears can be found in every kind of music from gospel to goth to garage rock. Bassists who want the power and versatility of active electronics and fastest neck available have made the Soundgear standard equipment in the most controlled studio environments and the most out-of-control live performances.

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Neck type: SR6 5pc Jatoba/Bubinga neck
Body: Mahogany body
Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone oval inlay
Fret: 24 Medium frets
Bridge Accu-cast B306 bridge
Neck: Bartolini MK-1 neck, Passive
Bridge: Bartolini MK-1 bridge, Passive
Electronics: EQB-IIIS 3-band eq w/Mid frequency switch
Hardware color: Cosmo black
Scale: 864mm/34"
Width at Nut: 54mm
Width at Last Fret: 83mm
Thickness at 1st: 19.5mm
Thickness at 12th: 21.5mm
Radius: 400mmR
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Brown Mahogany
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 18 x 4 in
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
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "EXCELLENT BASS for 1st time 6 stringers!"
Sound: The sound of this bass is amazingly versatile! I had never played bartolinis before this bass yet alone the MK1 series but I am blown away by the sound. I tried many different brands of 6'ers (including Spector, and Warwicks) and I have to say that this bass stood out..even with the dead strings that it was equiped with (Elixirs yuck!!!). Just had the bass's action and intonation set up and its probably THE best bass Ive ever played now. My sound can vary from deep, nasty funk to straight ahead jazz (with nasty rock in between!) and this bass more that delivers. Feature: LOVED the electronics, VERY flexible palette of sounds! Quality: Love the oil finish on the bass, never had a bass with one before, although mine had some 'dry' spots under my neck pickup which were quickly rubbed out when I brought her in for a complete setup. There also was an imperfection in the back of the neck by the headstock (a pretty rough spot between the wenge seams!)..that also was taken care of at setup time. I would have to say that beyond its excellent sound palette, the smooth satin neck is amazingly playable...much better than some VERY expensive 6'ers I've played. Value: ABSOLUTELY the best value around, I don't think you can find a better bass (with all its features) for the money. The Wow Factor: I just LOVED the look of the hand rubbed oil stain, made the bass look so much more expensive than it is!!! Overall: This is by far the best bass that I've ever owned, the only improvement that I'd recommend is a neck-thru redesign...but that's my taste.
Style of Music: a little of everything, although I lean toward funk-related progressive rock
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "This bass will cause a ruckus in the house! I love it!"
Sound: The sound of this bass is likened to rolling thunder with a clarity from the heavens! I was so surprised when I first picked it up in the store. It was sort of an "I'll show you" thing - being that I am a small woman (5 ft tall) with small hands....but a bassist to the bone, and once I got hold of this baby (I named her 'Mudskipper") we were an uproarious team! I have it paired up with a Mesa/Boogie Big Block 750 with a 4x10 cab. She sounds outrageous with that, yet plugged into my little Peavey 112 practice amp, she is just as gutsy and mean! How could she sound any better? I doubt she could. The Bartolini's tell the tale. Feature: I have no complaint about the lack of accessories. It doesn't matter to me. The bass is the main ingredient and "accessories" don't make it play any better. Ease of Use: Again, I couldn't believe this thing. Little me, all of five feet with goofy little hands, and I could play her like nobody's business! It took a few hours to get back up to speed, as I am used to 4-strings and this is my first (and probably last ever) six string. Just picture (and it is kinda funny) this little lady playing this giant's neck of a bass. This bass is simple and sweet to handle! Quality: Quality?? Fabulous. Everything is professional down to the little plastic "map" around the control knobs. I am not worried about this thing "breaking". My husband is a gifted guitar tech, and he can spot sure quality at a glance...My Ibanez 6 string is TOTAL quality, especially for the price. I am more concerned about my tempermental Warwick giving me fits, and that thing was more than twice the price of this one! Value: Incredible value for the $$. Manufacturer Support: Not ever needed support with any of our Ibanez products. Just a great deal for the money spent. The Wow Factor: Well I wouldn't exactly describe a bass with a neck the size of a surfboard "sexy", but if you must use that term, then she is just that! It looks alot like my Warwick, which is kind of nice, but I am counting on her even more than the Warwick because I feel she is honestly made BETTER! Overall: I expect to own and use this product as long as I live, breath and thump! I own twelve (12) basses, and I am certain that she will always be at the top of my collection. The bass has enhanced my playing by leaps and bounds because of the 6 strings.
Style of Music: Original Rock, Funk, Classic Rock
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