Summary: I just bought this bass and for the money it's perfect for me to practice my John Patitucci and Barry Harris licks. It does not compare in tone to other 6 string basses but at this price point i'm good with that. Fast neck, nice string spacing, lightweight and 34". Couldn't be happier.
Summary: This has been my main bass for about 2 years now and let me say, you can't beat it for the price. I love the neck on this bass. Its really comfortable to play and once its set up properly the action is like butter. The intonation is a little off like others have said before but it hasn't affected my playing too much. The tone is also pretty good but I do have a few gripes. The tonal range isn't quite as even as my Fender Jazz bass.
Pros: Lightweight, very comfortable neck, great action, nice tone
Summary: Good instrument for price. Seems like somthing to be afraid of but it is not. Happy as can be with it. ------------------------------ -Fretless Club# 405-Ergo Owners Club #28-Tall Club #55-Ohio Bassists #137-Fender Jazz bass club-Acoustic Bass Fetish Club #132-
Pros: sound quality, workmanship quality and a whole lot of other things
Cons: bottom horn (?) digs into my croch while sitting down and playing, weird stuff on bridge.
Summary: this bass is awsome. 6 months after getting it i riped the fretts out and made it a frettless and couldnt be happier. i would have gave it a 10 if it came frettless ------------------------------ Ibandez #613 Ampeg #710 Ampeg Portaflex Club #196
Summary: This is my first "true" bass after playing my mom's old vox But I have went back to several gc's, pawn shops, and sam ashes and I can't find a bass close to this price range with the same playability, weight distribution, or overall sound that can compare. My friend played it at church when I brought it up and ordered himself the Ibanez SDGR 706 that night!
Summary: So i just bought this bass, it's my first 6 string but this bass is so conforble playing and the sound you get stright out of the bass is so amazing. I'm so amazed at the quality that Ibanez put into this bass, I would recommend this bass for any one looking for a great bass at a low cost.
Pros: Great sound, Killer low end, and piano like high end!
Summary: I've had my Sr-506 a bit more than a year now. It was my first 6 after playing only a 4 for 25 years, off and on. It has since become my main bass, replacing my wonderful '79 Stingray for that distinction. It has a very modern, aggressive, warm tone. I've yet to play a better 6 in its price point. I definitely recommend it to someone looking for 6 that doesn't want to spend a lot of money.
Pros: Fast neck, good electronics, agressive tone, relatively inexpensive.
Summary: Overall, I really liked this bass when I owned it. However, what I found with this bass shortly after purchasing it was that the intonation was way off and could not be adjusted. I have been playing for many years and have worked on all of my instruments since day one. When I brought it back to return I even checked out another one and it had the same exact problem. The guitar tech at the store tried himself to adjust the intonation and was not able to do it as well.
Summary: I have owned my SR506 for 6 months now. It was my first 6-string. I am blown away with the quality of this instrument. The neck is solid as a rock and has 2 truss rods, an option I would not have expected from a Korean-made Ibanez. The standard Bart MK-1s sound better in this bass then in any other I've played. The tone is really even and usable.