Ibanez SRF700 Portamento Fretless Electric Bass

Get natural acoustic bass and rich electric bass tones in one elegant fretless bass, with transparent Bartolini MK1 pickups and the AeroSilk Piezo system.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Bartolini MK1 pickups Tight, rich bass tone with plenty of punch
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Neck-through-body construction Longer sustain; strong midrange; smooth feel
Fretless Delivers expressive upright-bass-like tone & feel

The Ibanez SRF700 Portamento fretless electric bass gives you greater control over the sonic dimensions of your output. The custom bridge is designed with an AeroSilk piezo pickup system that allows you to adjust the volume of each individual string, and two Bartolini MK-1 passive pickups utilize two-band EQ control, a master volume control, and a balance dial to hone in on the exact blend of each pickup. The fretless neck features an extended 30-fret panga panga fingerboard and a neck through body design for a smooth transfer of sound and a comfortable and stable feel.

Hear the full range of upright-like tones that the SRF700 bass delivers in this video from Ibanez:


Bartolini MK-1 Passive Pickups: Powerful Electric Bass Tone

At the SRF700's bridge and neck are a set of Bartolini MK-1 passive pickups. Both of these humbucking pickups feature ceramic magnets for powerful, dynamic output. With a master volume control, two-band EQ controls, and a blend dial, you'll be able to discover a wide reach of different sounds via a few simple tweaks.

AeroSilk Piezo Pickup System: Natural Acoustic Bass Tone

To really get the most out of your Ibanez SRF700 Portamento, be sure to take advantage of the AeroSilk Piezo pickup system built into the plastic saddle at the bridge. This system is designed to enhance the acoustic sound of each note to give your output an upright bass kind of timbre. You can adjust the volume of each string individually by tweaking recessed controls on the back read more of your SRF700 Portamento's body.

Five-Piece Maple/Walnut Neck

As tonewoods, maple and walnut work together to resonate an evenly balanced tone. Walnut is a slightly denser wood, exhibiting a similar sound to rosewood by pushing the mids and lows. Maple, on the other hand, brings in a rounded brightness that'll add a little snap to the mix. The neck runs the length of the body, and is topped by an extended "30-fret" panga panga fingerboard that lets you fingers travel all the way up to the neck pickup for even more tonal expression.

Mahogany Body with Loads of Sustain

Your output will boast plenty of warmth and depth, thanks to the Ibanez SRF700's mahogany body wings. Mahogany pushes the low and middle frequencies and generates a heavy dose of sustain, no matter where your fingers play on the neck. The winged SR body shape is curvy and comfy and features a deep cutaway that allows your fingers to slide to those higher notes with ease.

Features:

- Electric fretless bass guitar
- SR body shape
- Dark-sounding mahogany body
- Five piece maple/walnut neck -- fretless
- Scale length of 34"
- Neck-through-body design
- Extended 30-fret panga panga fingerboard for upper registry access
- Bartolini MK-1 passive pickup at the neck
- Bartolini MK-1 passive pickup at the bridge
- AeroSilk Piezo pickup system at bridge
- One master volume control for piezo pickup system
- One tone control for piezo pickup system
- One master volume control for your Bartolini MK-1 pickups
- One pickup balance control
- Two band EQ controls for your Bartolini MK-1 pickups
- Black chrome tuners

"Portamento" means a slide from one note to another, and that's exactly what this Ibanez fretless bass invites you to do.
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- Neck type: SRF4 5pc Maple/Walnut Neck-thru
- Body: Mahogany wing body
- Fretboard: Panga Panga fretboard
- Fret: Fretless
- Bridge Hardware: Custom bridge for AeroSilk Piezo system
- Pickups: Bartolini MK1-4 neck, Bartolini MK1-4 bridge, AeroSilk Piezo system
- EQ: 2-band eq for Bartolini MK1 pickups, Active tone control for AeroSilk Piezo system
- Factory tuning: G,D,A,E
- String Gauge:.045/.065/.080/.100 (Flat wound)
- Hardware: Cosmo black
- Scale: 34"
- Width at Nut: 38mm
- Width at Last Fret: 62mm
- Thickness at 1st: 21.5mm
- Thickness at 12th: 23.5mm
- Radius: 305mmR
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SRF700BBF

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262

Ibanez SRF700 Portamento Fretless Bass

If you're looking for a bass tool to enrich your creative palette, The Ibanez Bass Workshop may have built your next instrument. This product group focuses on combining unusual concepts with the bass-building virtuosity on which Ibanez has built its reputation.

For some players the electric bass is a compromise of convenience--a substitute for the upright bass they have to leave at home. To those players Ibanez says: "Compromise no longer!" The SR Portamento Fretless offers bassists the comfort of their legendary SR, combined with electronics that deliver a very near-to-upright sonic experience.

This cutting edge tonal flexibility is the product of two sets of extraordinary pickups: Bartolini MK1-4's play the role of "traditional" electric bass pickups, while the Portamento's Custom bridge contains the "magic" of AeroSilk Piezo system that work with flat wound strings to provide a sense of "air" to the ear that characterizes true upright sound.

A 5pc Maple/Walnut thru-neck design helps fortify the sense of an acoustic "body" for the player, and an extended fingerboard give plenty of playroom to complete the Portamento's overall upright acoustic sensibilities.

Features:

- Mahogany wing body
- 5pc Maple/Walnut thru-neck design
- Extended Panga Panga fingerboard
- Bartolini MK1-4 Pickups
- AeroSilk Piezo system

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (10 ratings)
Submitted August 12, 2018 by Anne W in Santa Barbara, CA
"Easy to play, perfect out of the box"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I think I'm in love! I finally purchase the SRF700 and it was perfect right out of the box. I only had to adjust the piezos a bit to balance the volume across the strings, but it's so easy to do instructions aren't even necessary. Having never laid hand on a fretless bass, i was really surprised how easy it is to play, and to play in tune. The fret markers on the side of the bass are more than enough to help you know where you are, and I like the classy, more traditional, look of the lineless fretboard. My family owns a music store (stringed instruments) and there were lots of oohs and ahhs about the look; everyone said it was 'really pretty'. I love the through-neck.. it's smooth and fast like all SRs, and has really nice sustain, which kinda goes against it ever sounding exactly like a string bass, but it has its own sound which is very nice. The bartolinis give you a really wide range of sounds, but the piezos are still my favorite. This is the bass I want to pick up and play all the time. I wonder if I'll even touch my SR800 again... a great value, great price to become my go-to bass. I doubt you'll regret the purchase if you've been jonesin' for a fretless. I really love Ibanez bass. It's really light-weight too like all their SRs.
Musical Background:
Amateur, learning bass as a way to expand my musical knowledge, especially theory.
Musical Style:
jazz, blues, classic rock, classical
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