The Ibanez SR500E Electric Bass Guitar in Brown Mahogany is an incredible piece of equipment with a fast neck and lightweight body. Part of the SR family, a line that has been rocking stages around the world for over 25 years, this guitar will satisfy the needs of any bass player.
Streamlined SR Body
For a company who has a wealth of experience in crafting beautiful instruments for some of the world’s finest musicians, they put just as much effort into signature models as they do their lower priced models. Before you even pick up and play an SR500E bass, you can clearly see how much care and attention to detail has been afforded to the crafting of an impeccable instrument.
The SR500E has been built using okoume which gives you warm tone and fat low end. The clean curvature of the body profile gives it an unbelievably slick aesthetic, not to mention a heavenly playing feel. The double cutaway allows for fantastic higher fret access, ensuring you can get around without any obstruction.
Ibanez neck profiles are the stuff of dreams. The SR500E has been treated to 5-piece Jatoba/Walnut neck, which is shaped to the ludicrously thin SR4 neck profile. The combination of Jatoba and Walnut gives the neck a durability and strength that belies the slender profile, inspiring a great deal of confidence in the necks ability to handle anything and everything thrown at it. The extended neck joint ensures you can access those higher frets with ease.
Married to the neck is a gorgeous 24-fret jatoba fingerboard, adorned with Abalone oval position inlays. The neck and fingerboard tonal characteristics balance out the overall tone of the bass by giving the mid to treble range greater depth, as well as a fast attack when executing slap or picking techniques.
Perfectly Matched Electronics
The SR500E is fitted with the powerful Bartolini BH2 neck and bridge pickups. The dual coil pickups provide a huge frequency range, with enhanced definition for maximum accuracy, so that each and every nuance in your playing style and technique is translated with the utmost transparency.
The Ibanez Customer Electronics 3-band EQ has a 3-way mid-frequency switch which gives you pinpoint tonal control (250Hz, 450Hz and 750Hz) plus an EQ bypass switch for passive-only operation. When the bypass is activated the treble tone control know becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit.
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.
High Quality Hardware
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 B500 bridge with 19mm string spacing ensures a seamless connection between the strings and body so that intonation is maintained accurately across the neck. The bridge allows for adjustment +/-1.5mm so you can tailor the string spacing to your own taste, no matter what your playing style.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model SR500E Bass Guitar Body Material Okoume Neck Material Jatoba/Walnut Fingerboard Material Jatoba Number of Strings 4 Pickup Configuration HH Active/Passive Active with passive circuit Colour Brown Mahogany Neck Profile SR4 Number of Frets 24 Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 305mm Fretboard Inlays Abalone Oval Pickups (Neck/Bridge) Bartolini BH2 / Bartolini BH2 Bridge Accu-cast B500
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