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Ibanez SR500E Bass


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Built for tone and comfort

The Soundgear series from Ibanez offers players a sleek alternative to the standard bass designs that have been around for half a century. The SR500E's contoured okoume body provides a warm, woody tone, and the fast neck is built to give players in any genre a comfortable playing experience. And the SR500E is lightweight, which means you'll enjoy the gig more, play better, and not have an aching shoulder afterward.

Fast neck for nimble runs

For the SR500E, Ibanez spec'd its supremely playable SR4-profile 5-piece jatoba/walnut neck. It feels great in your hand and offers effortless mobility up and down the fingerboard with great upper-fret access. The nut width is thinner than what you'll find on most bass necks, which further aids the comfort factor. And the jatoba fingerboard pairs beautifully both sonically and visually with the neck and body woods.

Flexible Bartolini electronics

The Ibanez SR500E doesn't just play great and look great, it sounds amazing as well. The Bartolini BH2 humbucking pickups are paired with the custom Ibanez electronics that feature 3-band EQ for easily dialing in your tone. This is great if you find yourself hopping from genre to genre, or when you just want to take total control of your signature sound. Sweetwater's take: All in, the SR500E is a killer bass and an excellent value. We love it; we're sure you will too.

Ibanez SR500E 4-string Electric Bass Guitar Features:

  • 4-string bass guitar designed for comfort and versatility
  • Sleekly sculpted okoume body with deep cutaways for easy access to higher frets
  • 5-piece bolt-on, SR4-profile jatoba/walnut neck
  • Jatoba fingerboard with 24 medium frets and abalone oval inlays
  • 2 Bartolini BH2 humbucking pickups
  • Custom Ibanez electronics with 3-band EQ
  • EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot), mid-frequency switch
  • ACCU-cast B500 bridge