NBD! Ibanez SR605

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  1. Dan

    Dan Senior Member

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    Lets get the good stuff out the way first then shall we?! :agreed:

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    Firstly can I just start by saying in all my years of buying guitars not once have I purchased an instrument from a store that has arrived with a decent setup. That is till today :lol:. I don't know whether the guys from Thomann actually set these up before shipping but to get from Germany to the UK in a cardboard box in playable condition is nothing short of a miracle :shred:

    Ok, so I've been on the lookout for a new bass for a while, and with the Pound at such a good rate against the Euro it seemed logical for me to jump on this. Retail in the UK is roughly £450-599 on this bass but I managed to snag it for £384 :cool:

    Beautifully light, I've played the SR505 before and was expecting something of a similar weight but this is great. I have back problems from a car accident a few years back and this is super comfortable to play, no issues with any neck dive either.

    Pickups have a great response and handle the low end very well. There's a set of Bartolini Mk1's already loaded in this and I don't think I'll be swapping them out for a while. The string setup is a little light for me, so I'm going to get my tech set it up with a .145 on the low B for that little extra bite.

    All in all a great little player, I'm going to take her out on the road later this year and see how she fares, but for the money I'm far from complaining at the quality.
     
  2. Skyblue

    Skyblue SS.org Regular

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    Natural wood basses are god's way of telling us he likes us.

    Beautiful bass man! HNBD!
     
  3. Hankey

    Hankey SS.org Regular

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    Nice! Is that a three piece body? I have the same bass, but the grain on yours looks much nicer. Great playing and sounding basses :shred:.
     
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    Good lookin' bass!!

    HNBD:metal:
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Senior Member

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    Yeah same 3 piece body but the grain is so good its difficult to tell :D Been tracking some parts today with it, definitely needs a heavier set of strings but its performing well.
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