Ibanez's SR505E is the company's answer to players seeking a 5-string bass that sounds great, plays fast, and looks stunning. With its versatile Bartolini pickups, this axe can cop any sound, from a warm Motown thump to a gutsy rock 'n' roll growl. And thanks to its thin and speedy SR5 neck, the SR505E is a great choice for players looking to build speed and perform blistering bass runs.
The SR505E starts with an Okoume body that sets a strong foundation for its tone - it's deep, rich, and has plenty of midrange punch. Great sound isn't all this bass has to offer, though - it plays remarkably well, too, courtesy of its comfortable SR5 neck and thin 45mm nut width that allows players to perform at break-neck speeds. And thanks to the neck's 5-piece walnut and jatoba construction, it's exceptionally sturdy and stable.
Powering the SR505E is a pair of Bartolini BH2 humbuckers that cover an extensive tonal range. While these pickups excel at churning out thick, midsy tones, they can be tailored to suit any setting, thanks to the 3-band EQ, 3-way mid-frequency switch, and EQ bypass switch on board. Rock, metal, pop, jazz, you name it - the SR505E can be dialed in to ace any sound you're after.
Complete with an Accu-cast B505 bridge and a rosewood fretboard, the Ibanez SR505E is perfect for players seeking a reliable, well-rounded 5-string bass with an incredibly versatile sound.
Neck Type: SR5
Neck Material: 5-piece Jatoba/Walnut
Body Material: Okoume
Inlays: Abalone Oval
Number of Frets: 24
Bridge: Accu-cast B505
String Spacing: 16.5mm
Neck Pickup: Bartolini® BH2 Neck Pickup (Passive)
Bridge Pickup: Bartolini® BH2 Bridge Pickup (Passive)
Controls: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot), 3-way Mid frequency switch
Hardware Color: Black
Nut Width: 45mm