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.
Pros: Value, looks, light weight, slender neck
Cons: Not great for slap, neck is a bit flexible, needs a fret dress
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.
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.
Pros: lightweight, great pickups, narrow neck for 5-String
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.
Pros: Love the action, like the string action, like the tone controls
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).
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