The Ibanez Limited Edition SR505 Electric Bass Guitar in Sapphire Blue Flat offers the awesome five-string bass in a unique finish alongside exceptional appointments at an affordable price. Having led the way for over 25 years, the SR is a coveted model for those who want a solid workhorse that plays like a dream and sounds fantastic. The limited edition SR505 would make a welcome addition to any bassist's arsenal.
Sleek SR body shape
The SR505 is shaped to a delightfully curvy profile that is designed to be as accommodating as possible. The super slender depth comprises an arched top that tapers off to bevelled edges. The contoured lower bout and deep double-cutaways establish a figure-hugging feel whilst allowing the highest frets to be reached in comfort. The SR505 is built using mahogany to lay a tonal foundation steeped in depth and warmth. The perfectly executed curves of the body are accentuated by the stunning Sapphire Blue Flat finish, which is in turn complemented by cosmo black. The mid-range character of the mahogany breathes life into every pick/pluck/slap.
Sturdy five-piece neck
Connected to the body is a solid yet supple five-piece jatoba/walnut neck. The SR5 profile ensures that although there is an additional string, the neck still retains a delightfully comfortable feel in the hand. The extended range is manageable for both experienced bassists and those who're making the step up from a four-string model. Paired with the neck is a cool jatoba fingerboard, which is home to 24 frets that are decorated with abalone oval position inlays to guide your way in style. The neck and fingerboard tonal characteristics balance out the overall tone of the bass by giving the mid to treble range greater presence, as well as a fast attack when executing slap or picking techniques.
The SR505 is fitted with the powerful Bartolini MK-1 neck and bridge pickups. The MK-1 pickups are split-coil passive designs that provide a huge frequency range, with enhanced definition for maximum accuracy, so that each and every nuance in your playing style/technique is translated with the utmost transparency.
The Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-Band EQ with mid-frequency switch, enables you to craft and shape your output as you wish, giving you total control over your sound. From fat and funky to tight and articulate, you can easily tackle any and every musical style. The rear of the body has an easy access panel for the 9V battery box that powers the active EQ circuitry, whilst the placement of the cable input has been designed to be as unobtrusive as possible.
Sealed die-cast closed-back Ibanez tuners ensure that once you set the tuning you desire; the strings will remain firmly in position throughout. The Accu-cast B305 bridge ensures a seamless connection between the strings and body, so that intonation is maintained accurately across the neck.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model Limited Edition SR505 Electric Bass Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Five-Piece Jatoba/Walnut Fingerboard Material Jatoba Number of Strings 5 Pickup Configuration SS Active/Passive Passive Colour Sapphire Blue Flat Neck Profile SR5 Number of Frets 24 Scale Length 34-inches Fretboard Radius 305mm Fretboard Inlays Abalone Oval Pickups Neck/Bridge: Bartolini MK-1 Electronics Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-Band EQ with Mid Frequency Switch Bridge Accu-cast B305 Hardware Colour Cosmo Black
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