Ibanez Premium SR1605B Bass, 5-String (with Gig Bag)

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Rich resonance and warm tone in one feature-rich bass! The Ibanez Premium SR1605B boasts a 5-piece panga-panga/pupleheart neck for tonal clarity and sustain.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Nordstrand Big Single pickups Crisp and clear bass tone
MR5S bridge 16.5mm string spacing, bold tone
Panga Panga fretboard Snappy response, mid-forward tone
African mahogany body Bright tone with clear midrange and treble

The SR line continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body, and perfectly matched electronics. Premium lines deliver high-end performance and road warrior dependability at middle-of-the-road pricing. Manufactured with select materials by dedicated skilled craftsmen, Ibanez Premium lines show you possibilities you could never have imagined, offering you "Performance Beyond Expectation."
The SR1605B features a Poplar Burl body top, creating an exotic and boutique feel on the SR's arched body. The African Mahogany body delivers a warm tone with rich resonance. The Atlas-5 pc Panga Panga/Purpleheart neck provides tonal clarity and superior note attack with the Panga Panga fretboard. Its slim grip shape permits superior playability with the meticulous Premium fret edge treatment. The neck is constructed with KTS TITANIUM reinforcement rods, increasing its stability and adding sustain. The neck end adjustment allows you to adjust the neck easily. The MR5S bridge is the ultimate bridge for bass string isolation with a wide intonation range. Each individual bridge is independently and securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer without interference. The Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ, EQ bypass switch, and 3-way midfrequency switch allow for precise tonal control (250 Hz, 450 Hz, and 700 Hz). When the EQ bypass is activated, the treble-tone control knob acts as a passive tone control for the instrument's output. The single-coil Nordstrand "Big read more Single" pickup produces a full-bodied, powerful and aggressive tonal texture, while still retaining the clarity that's characteristic of single-coil pickups. Other features include the BLACK TUSQ XL nut and the Gotoh machine heads. read less

Neck: Atlas-5 5pc Panga Panga/Purpleheart neck with KTS TITANIUM rods
Body: Poplar Burl top/African Mahogany body
Fretboard: Bound Panga Panga fretboard with Abalone oval inlay
Frets: Medium frets with Premium fret edge treatment
Nut: Graph Tech BLACK TUSQ XL nut
Neck Pickup: Nordstrand Big Single
Bridge Pickup: Nordstrand Big Single
EQ: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ
Controls: 3-way Mid frequency switch
Bridge: MR5S bridge (16.5mm string spacing)
Hardware: Black
Gig Bag: Included

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262
Web: https://www.ibanez.com/usa/support/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted October 17, 2022 by Daniel R in Walla Walla, WA

"Good sound and versatility"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The pickups sound great. The onboard electronics really bring a lot of useful tonal options and are easy to use. Good quality pots: totally soundless and smooth. Tuners hold well. Very comfortable weight for live performances; comfortable body shape for long rec sessions too. My other basses are a Marcus Miller J Bass and a modified Peavey Grind 6. I play live music and record regularly.
The mid frequency selector is very useful for live situations. It lets me easily weave my bass into the mix regardless of the venue.
The diverse tones available from the electronics is favorite feature. The build quality is immaculate and the woods are good.
Ease of Use
It's hard to make this bass sound bad.
I expect a very long life from this bass. Everything seems very durable.
It's a fair trade for the price. You can always spend less and get pretty much the same bass if you don't want the special wood and finish.
The Wow Factor
This bass is hot 'n sexy! I asked more than 20 women and a couple men which bass they preferred (just aesthetically) and all but one of them chose this bass.

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