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Discussion in 'Bass Guitar Discussion' started by Carl Kolchak, Nov 2, 2014.
Can you tune these to E standard EADGBE w/o any intonation probs?
That's the standard tuning for the SRC6.
I'd imagine it'll do it no problem. People have been tuning short-scale bases to E0 for years.
I've also seen people tune their 30'' guitars to drop D a few time, sometimes even lower. I'd imagine you'll have no trouble.
My SRC6 was intonated nearly perfectly right out of the box.
I ask because Ibby's site says they come from the factory tuned to E,B,G,D,A,E. I'm looking to playing it as a 6 baritone guitar.
For some off-the-wall reason, Ibanez lists their stock tunings high-to-low instead of low-to-high. The SRC6 comes set up for the tuning you want.
In that case I'd imagine that there wouldn't be any issues since the only string that doesn't really intonate perfectly is E1.
I haven't gotten around to stringing mine up with baritone strings yet because I've been enjoying E1 standard too much, but I also bought this with the intention of playing it as a baritone.
Well it looks as though my search for a new baritone is over. Thanks to everyone who responded. Your input is much valued.
So, what do you think of the stock pups in these?
I think they sound pretty good. They're pretty hot when I play through anything high in gain, but they still have a good degree of clarity/definition.
I don't have many guitars with decent pickups to compare them too, but I don't really have a great ear for that kind of thing anyway.
I would tend to agree after listening to this. Am liking the sound of these more than most of the 8 string humbuckers I'm more used to listening to.
That video actually convinced me to buy an SRC6. It definitely does the bass justice, since it's not hard to get tones like that even out of pretty mediocre hardware like a micro cube or a Blackstar HT5.
Not a big fan of the tone, but yeah, I agree. I watched that and decided I needed one. Although I wonder how it compares to the Schecter Ultra IV. Planned on getting one and installing a bridge humbucker with some routing.
I'm wondering how those mini humbuckers in the Ultra VI would sound in comparison to the EMG passives in the Ibby in high-gain scenarios?
I'd imagine the Ibby would be better. The mini hums in the Schec are modeled after 'trons, which IMO aren't best for high gain or detuned sounds.
I beg to differ
My Ultra VI sounds great for high gain and detuned stuff, and also does a great job covering traditional bass duties.
The SRC6's EMG-HZ setup with active preamp is more "bass-like" and will have a very different kind of compressed, clear character than the Ultra VI's grindier mini-hums or the Hellcat VI's snappier Jaguar-style single-coils.
What's the opinion on the EMG passives in the Ibby?
They're clear, even-sounding, and modern. Great for bass work.
Do they use the EMG quick de-tach cables?
Not sure but +1 on the pickups, HZs are sweet and don't deserve some of the bad rep they get!