Ibanez SRMS805 Bass Workshop Multi-Scale Electric Bass, 5-String

Tone chaser? Get all the benefits of a multi-scale design, and a 3-band EQ with bypass and 3-way mid frequency switch, with Ibanez's versatile SRMS805 bass.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body with poplar burl top Rich and resonant tone
Bartolini BH2 pickups Tight bottom-end, punchy mid-range, smooth respons
3-band EQ Control bass, midrange and treble individually
Mono-Rail V bridge Allows strings to vibrate fully; great stability
The Ibanez SRMS805 Bass Workshop Multi-Scale 5-String Electric Bass is a quality instrument designed for the experienced, seasoned musician. Its Poplar burl / Mahogany body is attached to a 5-piece Jatoba/Walnut SRMS4 neck with a Panga Panga fretboard, Medium frets and custom multi-scale inlays. The Mono-Rail VS Bridge is the perfect match for a fan-fret instrument, allowing for independent positioning of each strings “mini-bridge” section to providing excellent intonation and superior string vibration transference. Electronics include Bartolini® BH2-4 pickups, for a full range warm punchy tone, and a 3-band EQ w/ Bypass switch and Mid-Frequency switch for complete sonic control.

To the newcomer, the multi-scale concept may appear a bit unusual, but the biggest surprise may be how comfortable players become within a minute or two of playing the instrument. The different fret-to-bridge distances enhance tonality, creating a better sounding bass. Previously, these instruments were only available from boutique bass builders, but now Ibanez is proud to introduce the SRMS805 multi-scale bass at an affordable price.

The goal of the multi-scale system is to give the better tension of each string. The tension helps to create a more “alive”, open tone. On the SRMS800, the scale length is 33.5” on the G-string side, expanding to 34.5 at the E-string. Although the multi-scale neck can appear intimidating and unnatural, nothing could be further from the truth. When read more looking down at the neck from the players perspective, the exaggerated fret layout seems to almost disappear and actually feels quite normal. The slant of the multi-scale ergonomically coordinates with the way a player’s hand angles as it moves up and down the neck, facilitating quick, comfortable playing action.
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- Neck: SRMS5 for Multi Scale 5-Piece Jatoba/Walnut
- Fretboard: Panga Panga
- Frets: Medium
- Top: Poplar Burl
- Body: Mahogany
- Neck Pickup: Bartolini BH2
- Bridge Pickup: Bartolini BH2
- Electronics: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-Band EQ
- Switches: EQ Bypass Switch (Passive Tone Control on Treble Pot) / 3-Way Mid Frequency Switch
- Bridge: Mono-Rail VS
- Hardware: Black Matte
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Brown Topaz Burst Flat
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IBA SRMS805 BTT
Deep Twilight
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IBA SRMS805 DTW
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262
(2 ratings)
Submitted August 3, 2018 by Plunka B in Armstrong, BC
"Ibanez Fanned Frets & Bartolini's"
I love my 5-string SR fanned fret bass! The quality is 10/10 and the sound range is stupendous. And the feel is to be felt to be believed, the reduced tension on the longer scale (particularly the low B string) is God's gift to my index finger :-)
Musical Background:
40 years playing, played several years (1963 Gibson EB) in a R'n'R band.
Musical Style:
Funk it up!
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