NBD: After constantly telling myself to get one

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  1. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    ...I finally grabbed it. And apparently Ibanez discontinued the model year I've been told. :( So I'm glad I got the SRF505F.

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    I'm really appreciating all the guys at the Bass Workshop part of Ibanez. They're more adventurous and have churned out some interesting models. I remember when the 4 string version of this came out, I really wanted a 5 version. Lo and behold, they did. And with it's discontinuation and my upcoming sessions, I'm glad I got it right on time.

    Right off the bat it felt great to play (well, after a setup and some flatwounds strung on). The neck is your typical Soundgear affair, thin and comfy, but the body is made thicker to necessitate a chambered body. It was certainly loud for what it was, and the unfinished and natural burst adds to the classy look.

    As for it's sound plugged in, it's a bit of a one trick pony, but what a trick. The tone to get a deep bass and mid focused tone like an acoustic upright bass is convincing enough to get away with in any situation. I didn't get a chance to plug into my main amp rig, but I did do some crappy clips with the bass plugged into a Fishman Platinum Pro DI, right into a JBL speaker. I was trying to exploit how authentic I can get with the piezo bridge through the Fishman.

    I'll try to post clips with this through a full amp hopefully in a day or so. :)
     
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    A-Branger SS.org Regular

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    congrats and happy NBD, but why you are talking about like if these were in production from many years ago?, these only came out last year, did they already discontinued? I though ibanez released new colors this year?

    quick look show me the 5 string is gone here in Oz :/ oh well at least you got one
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    I knew the 4 strings were out for a while but held back thinking Ibanez will release a 5 string model. Then they did exactly that in August. Dunno how I sounded like it's been out for years, it may be my excitement and anticipation to get one, but ok.

    And yeah, the model was barely a year old and it's now discontinued in AU. Though there are still some in the wild.
     
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    yeh we always get the worse down here :(

    so many pretty SRs in the past that we never saw, plus gutiars. Farck even one acoustic I want now its the only one they dont sell here, and cant order online because stupid CITES and even stupider Ibanez for keep using rosewood
     
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    Congrats! That's a great score. It's a shame all the most interesting stuff only stays in stock for a year.

    If you want upright tone and haven't yet, grab yourself a some nylon tapewound strings. They are amazing. The black ones offered by Rotosound/D'addario/Labella. Closest thing to an upright you'll hear. I had em on my defretted AGB205
     
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    Dang, I didn't realize it was fretless until I saw the video. The piezo pickup only sounds pretty fitting for a fretless. Nice grab!
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Cheers guys. :yesway:

    And unfortunately I still haven't had the chance to plug this in the main rig yet... :ugh:
     
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    It looks like we still have them in the US. They certainly appear to have some very nice features. Congrats on the score! Looking forward to hearing some clips.
     
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    TemjinStrife Power Metal Cellist

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    Random-ass question, but here goes: Have you played a Rob Allen Mouse? Curious if this hits a similar vibe.
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Sadly no. Those things are hard to come by and cost an arm and a leg down this side of the hemisphere. I am curious now especially with that scale length.
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Well it took me long enough, but I finally did a short crappy clip on the gram with this bass plugged into an amp. Sure it's only a Fender Rumble, but an amp is an amp. :lol:

    Plugged in dry was tough to get the bass to sound remotely useable, especially with my harsh right hand, even a 10 band EQ isn't enough to tame the highs and the clicking from my fingers. I suppose I should just play softer... :lol: But since I recently just got the One Control Crimson Bass peamp, I just used that to cut out the high end clank.
     

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