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Ibanez SR500
7.5 out of 10

Ibanez SR500

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Overall 10
10

User Review

Wetstra, TalkBass.com
18 August 2013
  • Summary: This bass looks, sounds, and feels awesome. You can get any tone you want, and it would look good playing any genre or style. ------------------------------ Answer for the question why tune lower? Why NOT tune lower?
  • Pros: Fast neck, lots of controls, looks awesome
  • Cons: High action out of the box
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Overall 8
8.0

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GlacierBass, TalkBass.com
15 March 2012
  • Summary: I feel like this bass is the ultimate beginner bass that will last well into any professional career. A huge problem with beginners or people who are "trying out" bass wind up buying the POS starter pack with a 10 watt amp and the $50 bass.
  • Pros: Warm tone, great price
  • Cons: Slapping digs away at the finish.
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Overall 9
9.0

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Mr_Sore_Fingerz, TalkBass.com
15 March 2012
  • Summary: First off, let me say that for a while I avoided this bass because I figured my liking it at that time was due to my lack of experience as a bass player. But after a few years of playing and seriously GASing for a warwick, I decided to pick this up going "Well, p-ups are active on it too..
  • Pros: Weight, Intonation, Tone, and Overall Feel
  • Cons: a little more finish protection
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Overall 9
9.0

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ravenhawk82, TalkBass.com
15 March 2012
  • Summary: This is the first bass I've ever owned, all though I've played a fair few before buying this. So far, this is my favorite fretted bass that I've played on, mostly because of it's fast and comfortable neck.
  • Pros: Versatile, Fast neck, Light, Clear sound
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

philtoler, TalkBass.com
15 March 2012
  • Summary: I have owned quite a few different basses, mostly with 20 or 21 frets, and due to recent new songs in our play list was looking for a bass with 24 frets and, very importantly, a neck which would give easy and fast access to them. The SR500 gives me all this and more. It really is a delight to play.
  • Pros: Light weight, slim fast neck, 24 frets with good access
  • Cons: Active only - no passive switch
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Overall 10
10

User Review

whanbury, TalkBass.com
15 March 2012
  • Summary: I have my Ibanez Roadstar "Ric" sunburst 1981 bass that now mostly lives in a very nice plush hard case. I love to run out with bass bag and jam. I've owned a few Ibanez basses, mostly the lower end ones, because if I lose one or if some drunk equipment guy runs over it no great loss.
  • Pros: Excellent build quality, beautiful finish, Ibanez sound and reputation
  • Cons: Active electronics, tuners need occasional tightening
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jbirdfl, TalkBass.com
15 March 2012
  • Summary: This is me re-entry into bass playing after a 30 year (or so) absence. I got the 5-string and it is very "user-friendly" with its flat neck, nicely spaced strings, and fairly fast action.
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Overall 9
9.0

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K9Jay79, TalkBass.com
15 March 2012
  • Summary: This is also my first bass. I have the 5 string version as well. I love this bass. I thought the sound was great at the store, and still do now. I think the looks of it are great as well. The only negative I have is that I get a rattle out of 2 frets on the low B and the E strings.
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Overall 9
9.0

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IngerAlb, TalkBass.com
15 March 2012
  • Summary: It's a VERY GOOD bass, made of high quality wood (well balanced and light), with a super fast thin neck and a killer sound (those bartolinis really make the difference). The sound is crystal clear & very strong, reach in harmonics (with a powerful low end and strong - almost agrresive sounding...
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Overall 9
9.0

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melodically, TalkBass.com
15 March 2012
  • Summary: I have the five string version of this bass and have been very happy with it. In my search for a better cab/amp I have picked many of these basses up in the store and every one is very differant. Some are very light while mine is quite heavy.
  • Pros: versatile, comfertable, good looking
  • Cons: some manufacturing issues
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