Summary: I have the 2002 Model of the SR 400 which is slightly different than the newer models. I also bought it used for under $300. I took it home and put on Elixir strings and plugged it in and was simply amazed at how great it sounded. Doesn\'t weigh too much and action and string tension are nearly perfect. Highly recommend this bass as an upgrade from a starter bass.
Summary: I\'m normally a regular 6 string guitarist & I got this bass to write & record with a few years ago. It was ok for that, but the feel wasn\'t there. It sounds good and is bulletproof on stage & at band practises (i ended up playing bass in a few bands), but it lacks vibe. There\'s nothing unique about these basses, it was a bad choice for me because I mostly use it for practising unplugged at home so the extra electronic features aren\'t used too much.
Summary: I bought this because I didn't feel like waiting for the SR 500 to come in. The 400 though is beautiful. I got the Vintage Blue one. It's basically a metallic cobalt/gun metal blue. Very nice paint job and finish. The hardware is black chrome and works very good. Electronics are active 9vt with VOL, Bal, Bass, Treble, and a Mid sweep.
Summary: Bought a new model SR400QM, April 2011 build. Quilted Maple finish in brown. Great sound and easy to play. Especially like the fact that there is no neck dive--stays in place at the right angle. Neck is comfortable. I find that my right hands tends to drift toward the neck and have to concentrate on staying between the pups for the sound I like. Battery life seems quite good, better than I expected.
Pros: Fit and finish, tone, range of sound produced, black chrome fittings, and ease of play.
Cons: Sometimes hard to get a grip on the instrument cable to disconnect.
Summary: I bought an older fretless version two years ago and am amazed at how this bass plays. The ultra thin neck is great for fast passages. The fretless version is not a funk bass, nor does it sound like Jaco's Bass of Doom but it is highly versatile and the three band EQ allows you to go from jazz to hard rock very easily. The strap pegs are not great and more than once I dropped my bass; bent my treble EQ, but the bass sounds as good as it always did.
Summary: First of all, one the greatest aspects of this bass is the three band EQ. Three band EQs, at one\'s finger, tips are very useful; switching from playing blues to finger tapping has never been made easier. When I bought this bass it was equipped with Elixer strings. I\'m assuming this may have something to do with the sound quality, but strings aside this bass beats out any standard Fender hands down.
Summary: I picked up this bass at my local shop, played 4 notes, and told myself I was walking out with it. The price of this instrument does not reflect the quality of it, as Ibanez has put some quality parts together in this Korean-made bass. The tone is very versatile and the play is wonderfully smooth.
Pros: Great value, wonderfully-built, great tone, very versatile
Summary: I bought this new about 3 years ago. I had a beat up MIM Jazz and just couldn't afford to paid $1000 for a MIA Jazz so I thought why not give this baby a shot. I don't regret buying it at all. This bad boy has served me well and definitely did more than what I expected it to. It's not going to give you what a $1000 bass will give you but it gets the job done for roughly $400.
Pros: Durable, sounds good, & affordable.
Cons: Fretboard not too comfortable and preamp is a little weak.
Summary: Dentro de los normalitos de Ibanez es uno de los mejores bajos que te puedes pillar.sencillito pero muy efectivo y con mucha clase, pudiendo obtenerse en distinas gamas de colores. Un pequeño inconveniente es que es pasivo y tendras que pelear para sacarle buen jugo, pero eso se puede solucionar con un backline o siempre tienes la opcion de destriparlo y hacerlo activo aunque para eso te pillas el modelo inmediato superior que si que lo es.