Ibanez SRF705 Portamento Fretless Electric Bass, 5-String

The SRF705 Portamento fretless bass channels traditional upright bass tone, thanks to its pair of Bartolini MK1-5 pickups and AeroSilk Piezo system.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Bartolini MK1-5 pickups Tight, precise and focused 5-string bass tone
Fretless Delivers expressive upright-bass-like tone & feel
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain

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
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- Neck: SRF5 5pc Maple/Walnut neck-thru
- Body: Mahogany wing body
- Fingerboard: Panga Panga
- Frets: Fretless
- Pickups: Bartolini MK1-5 neck, Bartolini MK1-5 Bridge, AeroSilk Piezo system
- EQ: 2-band eq for Bartolini MK1 pus, Active tone control for AeroSilk Piezo system
- Bridge: Custom bridge for AeroSilk Piezo system
- Hardware: Cosmo black
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 14.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SRF705BBF

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. (8 ratings)
Submitted February 28, 2016 by Stephen D in Las Vegas, NV

"SRF705 Portamento Fretless 5"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I have the Portamento running thru a Core X2 cable into a Bugera Veyron Tube head, then into both a Hartke HyDrive 8x10 cab and Bugera VP1800S 18" Sub. The sound is soo incredible, silky smooth, deep, deep lows, mind yourself you have to use a light subtle pluck with piezo on this, or put a piece of foam under your stings. Exactly the sound I was looking for! Will change out the D'Addario Chome XL's for a set of Thomastik JF345 Flatwound 5-String Jazz Bass Strings very soon Thank You Zzounds for yet another very easy and professionally handled transaction! Bass came setup very low string position....just how I wanted it for jazz

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