The Ibanez SR300-IPT is a fantastic bass for those who demand a solidly constructed instrument that plays like a dream, and provides a robust yet highly versatile tonal output. Ibanez have been wowing musicians around the world since 1987 with the SR basses, and this model carries on that tradition in style.
The SR300-PW's body is built using solid agathis, a lightweight tonewood that shares similar tonal characteristics to the more expensive mahogany. Agathis delivers a wide-ranging tonal output, with a low to midrange rumble served with smooth high-end shimmer. The lightweight nature of agathis makes it much easier to wield, perfect for those who're developing their technical abilities, great for gigging musicians who want an easy to play bass. As in the name, the body – and matching headstock – are finished in a slick Iron Pewter.
Ibanez neck profiles are amongst the most coveted in the world of guitar manufacturing, and the 5-piece maple/rosewood creation on the SR300 is no exception. Built to deliver the most accessible and fast-playing profile possible - whilst ensuring that string resonance is given the perfect platform - this neck is a dream to play. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard opens up a world of creativity and exploration. The neck and fingerboard tonal characteristics balance out the overall tone of the bass by giving the mid to treble range more depth, as well as a fast attack when executing slap or picking techniques.
The SR300-IPT is fitted with the powerful active EXF-4F and EXF-4R pickups in the neck and bridge positions respectively. The enhanced Style Sweeper EQ section - with specific Bass, Mid and Treble EQ controls - gives you enormous control over the pickups, allowing you to craft your sound so that you can dip in and out of any musical style/genre you desire. Whether you’re looking to sharpen up your metal fingering, or create a tight funk slap sound, the SR300-IPT can do it all.
Sealed die-cast closed-back Ibanez tuners ensure that once you set the tuning you desire, the strings will remain held firmly in position throughout. The chrome B100 bridge ensures a firm connection between the strings and body, so that intonation is maintained accurately across the neck. Ibanez have gone to every effort to ensure that the playing feel of the SR300-IPT is as reliable and responsive as possible, allowing you to develop proper technique with the maximum enjoyment.
Whether you’re new to the bass, or have years of playing experience, the Ibanez SR300-IPT plays like an absolute dream. From a company who are widely celebrated for their innovative models and superb artist signature series instruments, they don’t skimp when it comes to their entry-level gear. The SR300 series basses offer incredible quality for their price, and this model is guaranteed to be with you for many years to come.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model SR300-IPT Bass Guitar Body Material Agathis Neck Material Rosewood Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 4 Pickup Configuration SS Active/Passive Passive Colour Iron Pewter Neck Profile SR4 Number of Frets 22 Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 12" Fretboard Inlays Dot Pickups (Neck/Bridge) EXF-4-F/EXF-4-R Bridge B100
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