Ibanez SRMS806 Bass Workshop Multi-Scale Electric Bass, 6-String

A 6-string bass with multi-scale design and powerful on-board tone shaping controls, the Ibanez SRMS806 bass will take your playing wherever you want to go.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Fanned frets Enhanced tonality and string tension; ergonomic
Bartolini BH2 pickups Tight bottom-end, punchy mid-range, smooth respons
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
E6 3-band EQ with EQ bypass switch Control highs, midrange and lows independently
The Ibanez SRMS806 Bass Workshop Multi-Scale 6-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 SRMS6 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 BartoliniĀ® BH1-6 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 SRMS806 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 SRMS806, the scale length is 33.6" on the G-string side, expanding to 35.5 at the low B.

Although the multi-scale neck can appear intimidating and unnatural, nothing could be further from the truth. When looking down at read more 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: SRMS6 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
Shipping Weight: 14.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SRMS806BTT
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
(3 ratings)
Submitted October 2, 2018 by William A in Bogota, NJ
"Sweet axe!"
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My wife just bought this bass for me. I've been playing it for about a half an hour, and it's just amazing. The best tone from a bass that I've ever heard. Perfect for my style of playing. It's positively gorgeous, as well. It's darker than the pictures would make it seem, but that is probably just a variation each instrument, but it doesn't detract at all form it's beauty. I just did a bit of Roundabout on it, and it was perfect for that, without any adjustments. Also played a bit of "The Creature" by Bill Anderson's Giants of Colossus, and it was right in the sweet spot. Heavy, precise, with a whole lot of twang that I like in a bass guitar. I would recommend this to any professional bassist, as well as anyone not professional who's looking for something more.
Musical Background:
Professional musician and composer
Musical Style:
Rock, progressive rock, jazz, classical
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