If you're looking for that 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 SRF705 Portamento Fretless bass 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 MK1-5'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 flatwound 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.
- Mahogany wing body
- 5pc Maple/Walnut neck-thru
- Extended panga panga fingerboard
- Bartolini MK1-5 pickups