Summary: Great bass for great price. With the active electronics available you can shape your tone to your liking. The bartolini pickups are great, and the neck is narrower which helps my tiny hands. The B string sounds great and is a vast improvement to my previous bass that had a dull low B. I would recomend this to anybody who wants a great bass with an ibanez shape for a low price. ------------------------------ I consider myself to be an acquired taste!!
Pros: lightweight, great pickups, narrow neck for 5-String
Summary: I picked this up as my "main" bass a little over 2 years ago. I needed a decent axe to gig with and this fit the bill (and my price range) nicely. Loved the look of the dark body with the rosewood fretboard, as well as the wenge/bubinga neck/headstock. The tone was great, and it was incredibly easy to play due to the narrow string spacing. It came with elixirs, which I hated. I left them on for a while to give them a shot, but quickly grew tired of their feel.
Summary: I have the maple neck version of this bass, the SR505M. The contrast doesn't appeal to everyone but I think of it as my pale skinned redhead.... Uhm, anyway it makes the bass tone slightly brighter when I A/Bed it against its rosewood boarded sister on a GK MB115 at GC. It does seem slightly more flexible. The neck material isn't the same as on the rosewood boarded ones and it seems to allow more movement.
Pros: Value, looks, light weight, slender neck
Cons: Not great for slap, neck is a bit flexible, needs a fret dress
Summary: Keep two things in mind while reading: one, that I am not accustomed to 5 strings entirely, and two, that I am playing this bass through a Peavey Microbass right now (though I did try it through a 500 watt hartke rig w/4x10 cab). I\'ve had this bass a month or so and I\'m just really starting to appreciate it. Being a 4 string player, it took me a bit of patience to get into the fiver. When I got this bass it had Elixer strings on it, which I didn\'t like very much.
Pros: Looks great, excellent sound and tone shaping for different styles, fast neck and plays very well
Cons: Some may not like narrow string spacing or thin neck
Summary: I am going to write a review from the G string up you might say. After playing a 4 string Fender P-Standard for 10 year (yeah what I can I say I got use to it and too broke to buy another) I decided to take the leap into 5 string-dom. I never intended on REALLY buying a bass, the weekend of an out of town show, but after playing the 505 for about an hour I was hooked!
Pros: Love the action, like the string action, like the tone controls
Summary: I bought this as my second bass, afer I retired my newbie bass. The electronics are amazing, there is almost unlimited posibilities with the mixture of knobs - Low/Mid/High/Volume/Balance. The strings have good tension, and the strings that come with the bass new are amazing(prev owner didnt play it much). The neck is very thin, the body is a good weight, and... did I mention that the electronics are amazing quality?
Um excelente instrumento, mas com custo-benefício duvidoso.
COMPRE FACIL RJ, MercadoLibre
17 May 2013
Summary: É indiscutível que é um ótimo instrumento. O ponto forte dele são as 3 bandas de equalização que são uma mão na roda para quem tem dificuldades em "timbrar" seu instrumento. Porém seu alto custo pode o tornar uma compra não tão vantajosa em alguns casos.
Pros: Peso do corpo bem equilibrado ao braço do instrumento., As 3 bandas de equalização são muito úteis e dão uma ampla gama de opções de som;, Design moderno
Cons: O preço elevado do instrumento no Brasil;, Captação apresenta um pouco de ruído, que é muito desagradável principalmente em gravações;, Relação custo benefício pode não ser das melhores.