The Ibanez SR655 2018 Spot Run 5 String Bass Guitar in Natural Flat is a bassist's dream come true, marrying an elegant and comfortable to play design with a versatile tone-shaping system and stripped-back aesthetic. This limited-edition spot run model would make a welcome addition to any setup and is ideal for those who want a high-quality performer without breaking the bank.
Sophisticated SR design
The SR655 benefits from over 30 years of experience, with a design that has been finely crafted following countless hours of road-tested performance. The super slim body depth combines a slight arched to the top that tapers off to smooth bevelled edges. The shapely curves of the body create a figure-hugging feel and allows the SR to sit just right whether you prefer to wear it high or swing it low. The unfussy natural flat finish allows the natural grain of the ash to be displayed in all its glory.
The use of ash as the sole tonewood gives the SR655 a mighty energy that brings together a resounding mid to low-end punchiness with warmth by the bucket load. If it is a tasty all-rounder that you're looking for, then this is it.
Supportive 5-string neck
Ibanez are masters when it comes to crafting comfortable necks, especially across their extended range instruments. Though the SR655 may be a 5-string model, thanks to the wizards at Ibanez it feels as free and easy to perform with, even for those who are new to playing with the additional string. The neck is built from a five-piece combination of jatoba and walnut and shaped to the SR5 profile to deliver an uncompromising partnership of power and precision. The extended neck joint and double-cutaway body profile makes it incredibly comfortable to reach the highest frets with ease.
Paired with the neck is a jatoba fingerboard, which bears 24 medium frets that are decorated with ornate abalone oval position inlays. The luxurious feel offered by jatoba makes it a joy to perform on, whilst the 305mm radius ensures your technique can be laid down effortlessly.
The Ibanez SR655 2018 Spot Run is equipped with a pair of Nordstrand CND passive pickups with a P split single-coil in the neck position and a J single-coil in the bridge position. The pickup pairing is designed to get the most out of the tonewoods and extended tonal range thanks to the additional string. Ibanez have installed their Custom Electronics system with 3-band EQ bypass switch with bass boost/cut, mid boost/cut and treble boost/cut at your disposal to shape and tailor your tone to suit any musical style. Whether you're running through hardcore punk riffs or laying down some funky slap bass, the SR655 has everything on hand to meet your demands.
Rock solid hardware
The SR655 is home to the Accu-cast B305 bridge, which anchors each string securely to promote steadfast intonation and impressive sustain. The headstock is home to Ibanez tuning machines that firmly uphold tuning integrity throughout the most enthusiastic of performances. The black matte finish complements the natural finish coolly.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model SR655 2018 Spot Run 5 String Bass Guitar Body Material Ash Neck Material Jatoba/Walnut Scale Length 864mm/34 inches Number of Strings 5 Fingerboard Material Jatoba Number of Frets 24 Pickup Configuration SS Active/Passive Passive Bridge Accu-cast B305 Pickups Neck: Nordstrand CND P pickup
Bridge: Nordstrand CND J pickup
Controls Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ, EQ bypass switch, passive tone control on treble pot
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