SR basses are the most easily recognised of the Ibanez bass range with their uniquely accessible double cutaway shape. The SR range offers a modern alternative to traditional bass design, and the 2018 range features models from beginner, entry-level instruments all the way up to pro-level basses. They've got lightweight bodies, smooth fast neck and perfectly matched electronics to give you a bass that'll perform under any circumstances!
Body & Neck :
Ibanez have used mahogany for the body, as with many models in their 2018 SR range. This delivers a well-rounded, even tone with a healthy midrange projection, not to mention a cool organic appearance thanks to the ash top and dark finish. Combine this with the SR675-SKF's small, curved body design, and you've got an extremely ergonomic, easy-to-play bass at your disposal!
The neck uses a combination of jatoba and walnut in a 5-piece configuration, as with much of the SR range. This ensures stability and durability over a longer period of usage, not to mention a bright midrange response, with plenty of sustain thanks to the jatoba fretboard.
Electronics & Hardware :
The hugely popular Bartolini pickups deliver a rich tone that perfectly complements the combined resonance of the mahogany, jatoba and walnut. The tone that this pickup produces is perfectly suited to a number of modern styles thanks to its stunning clarity! These pickups are also perfectly suited to the extended range, bringing out the depth of the low string - well suited to a hard rock and metal context.
Again, Ibanez have made use of their 3-band EQ and an EQ bypass switch for this model. This gives you the ability to truly tame the full tonal capabilities offered by the electronics and wood combination, with a wide frequency range to play with. They've also emplyed a 3-way mid frequency switch, allowing you to carefully tweak the midrange to your specs!
Their Accu-Cast B505 Bridge uses extra-wide string slots, perfect for thicker gauge strings. It's also designed with superior intonation and tuning stability in mind, with excellent resonance to boot. All of these things point to an instrument that's aimed squarely at the modern player on a budget!
- Body Shape: SR
- Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
- Number of Strings: 5
- Color: Silver Wave Black
- Body Material: Ash top, Mahogany body
- Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Neck Material: 5-piece Jatoba/Walnut
- Neck Shape: SR5
- Radius: 12"
- Fingerboard Material: Jatoba
- Fingerboard Inlay: Abalone Oval
- Number of Frets: 24, Medium
- Scale Length: 34"
- Nut Width: 1.771"
- Nut Material: Plastic
- Bridge/Tailpiece: Accu-cast B505
- Tuners: Ibanez machine heads
- Neck Pickup: Bartolini BH2 Dual-coil Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: Bartolini BH2 Dual-coil Humbucker
- Controls: 1 x volume, 1 x balancer, 3-band boost/cut EQ, EQ bypass switch
Failed Quality Control. The side dots on the higher frets have a slight brown discolouration to them - still really easy to see though. Something and nothing! - see picture