Ibanez SR405EPBDX Electric Bass Guitar, 5-String

Built to impress in both sound and style, this five-string Ibanez bass features a gorgeous poplar burl top and a set of muscular PowerSpan Dual Coil pickups.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Jatoba fretboard Strong midrange presence and punch
Nyatoh body Warm tone similar to mahogany
Poplar burl top Beautiful wood grain, produces bright tones
PowerSpan Dual Coil pickups High output, clarity, and fullness; Coil-tappable.

For 30 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. With its continued popularity, Ibanez is constantly endeavoring to answer the wider needs of a variety of players, at a variety of budgets. But no matter what the specs, the heart is the same-SR continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body, and perfectly matched electronics.

- 5pc Maple/Walnut Neck:
The 5pc Maple/Walnut neck provides tonal clarity and superior attack.

- Jatoba Fretboard:
Jatoba has a reddish brown color and produces a rich mid range with a crisp high end.

- Medium Frets:
Medium sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes.

- Poplar Burl Top / Nyatoh Body:
The Poplar Burl top features an exotic wood grain and the Nyatoh body provides a rich mid-low end.

- PowerSpan Dual Coil Pickups:
Developed by Ibanez, the exposed pole pieces of the PowerSpan Dual Coil pickups produce a stronger signal and increase the response of the higher frequencies without sacrificing low end. The result is a tone rich in harmonic detail and dynamic expression.

- Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-Band EQ:
The Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ is the latest refinement on the concept of simple, straightforward, no-nonsense EQ control. The Boost and Cut for the Mid Control are each centered on slightly different frequencies, an innovation that delivers a preset range of the most favorable bass tones.

- Accu-Cast B500 Series Bridge:
The Accu-cast B500 bridge has adjustable saddles for variable string spacing read more by +/- 1.5mm, answering every bassist's specific string spacing needs.

- 3-way Power Tap Switch:
Accessed by the 3-way Power Tap switch, the pickups offer a choice of three tonal personalities: A rich humbucker sound, a pure single-coil sound, or an enhanced single coil sound fattened by lows from the humbucker pickups.
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Neck: SR5 5pc Maple/Walnut neck
Body: Poplar Burl top/Nyatoh body
Fretboard: Jatoba fretboard with White dot inlay
Frets: Medium frets
Neck Pickup: PowerSpan Dual Coil neck pickup
Bridge Pickup: PowerSpan Dual Coil bridge pickup
Electronics: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ, 3-way Power Tap switch
Bridge: Accu-cast B505 bridge
Hardware: Gold hardware
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Gold Metallic Burst
Shipping Weight: 11.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 19 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SR405EPBDXMGU
Tropical Seafloor Burst
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 19 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SR405EPBDXTSU

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 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted May 26, 2024 by Kevin A in Smyrna, GA

"Blown Away"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I was amazed at this bass. I was looking for a sub-$800 5-string flexible bass for recording and some church playing and small gigs. First think that caught my eye was the finish, I saw the 4-string in my local music store and I loved it, I know it's not for everyone, the sparkle from the metallic finish bleeds on the clear coat on the poplar burl, my particular bass has some flaming on the top which fades into the gold burst. There are 2-3 little imperfections with the finish, but that's it and I really looked. When it comes to playability, the bass was set up perfectly out of the box, the spacing between strings is really close which is is great for me, I just find myself putting too much pressure in the B string when resting my thumb and it ends up hitting the pickup, I got to get used to that. Besides that it has a really fast neck, great action, and the bass let's you try a lot of different techniques. another imperfection that I found is that the pick up blend knob was not as sturdy as I would like, besides this, all of the controls in this bass manage to let it be really flexible. As I came to understand there is no really passive switch on this, it's just humbuckers, single coil and a boosted single coil, so all of your options are active, I personally love the single coil and the boosted single coil. I love the mid boost and cut which is less aggressive than the bass and treble. I can emulate a P-bass sound, really good J-bass sound, but playing with the versatility read more of the modern active bass sound is just what I was looking for. I tried, several bases even from better tiers in Ibanez, and I stuck with this one, the fact that the Mars Gold Burst is a Yearly color, makes it more special. I was not disappointed with this purchase on the slightest.

Musical Background:
15 years as a Bass Player and Producer

Musical Style:
Pop, Indie Rock, Contry, Gospel, Some Jazz.
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