Ibanez Soundgear SRH505F-NNF
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Ibanez Soundgear SRH505F-NNF

(14 Ratings)
  • Colour / Finish: Dragon Eye Burst Flat
  • Technology: Solid Body
  • Neck construction: Bolt on neck
  • Strings: 5-string
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale Length: 34" (86,36 cm)
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Neck: 5 piece Jatoba / Bubinga
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Inlays: Oval inlays
  • Pickup Selector Switch: Blend
  • Electronics: 3 band Equaliser
  • Hardware: Black
  • Country of Origin: Made in Indonesia
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Ibanez Soundgear SRH505F-NNF · Fretless Bass

Ibanez Soundgear SR505-BM

As Ibanez brought out the Soundgear Bass nearly twenty years ago their Motto was "Everything but Traditional" The whole philosophy of the Soundgear is a modern Bass with a lean neck for all types of players from Punk to Funk.

Ibanez Soundgear
The Ibanez Soundgear bass series shines through with above-average playability, well balanced body and slender neck for tireless playing also over a longer period. Available with various feature and price ranges.
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5 stars: (9)
4 stars: (5)
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(14 Ratings)
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Love it!!!!!

Cosmic Jester on 22.01.2018

I absolutely love this bass.

I could do without the fret lines, but I don't really mind fret lines in general, especially if they are wood. What I strongly dislike is that the fret lines are seemingly plastic. It's hard to tell, but they are definitely not wood. They seem to be black plastic, possibly nylon, definitely a polymer of some sort.

Having played this bass A TON, these plastic fret lines have caused an issue to arise. The rosewood wears down (and yes I'm using the recommended flat wound strings) at a much faster rate than the plastic fret lines. I am now able to feel the plastic fret lines as ridges in the fretboard as I play. I find that to be quite annoying. What's even worse is that the wood in an area up the neck under the g-string is worn quite a bit more than the rest of the neck, so the plastic fret lines in that area protrude from the fretboard even more. This is actually causing the fret lines to begin to perform the same function as an actual fret!!! I physically can no longer play the quarter tones in between the fret lines in that area of the neck on the g-string. Also, sliding up the g-string in that area doesn't sound like a smooth fretless slide, it sounds almost as if there are frets. Trying to play the notes on the protruding fret lines in that area of the neck results in buzzing, muted, unclear notes, as opposed to the nice, clear, specific notes that were produced when I first purchased this bass barely 7 months ago.

I am going to plane the entire neck with sandpaper and a 12" radius block. I am the going to seal the entire neck by coating it with multiple thin layers of thin cyanoacrylate (super glue). I'll sand the neck with finer levels of grit sandpaper, using the 12" radius block as I go. Finally, once it's all dried, cured and hard I'll give it a good buffing to make it shine like glass. I know this will result in a change in the sound of the instrument, but I am actually looking forward to that!

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Dark Abyss Salvation (metal project) said:

Dmytry Solovyev on 10.07.2017

Cool sound! Comfortable instrument!

This item was given an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. In total, 2 reviews were submitted. The comments are not the opinion of Musik Produktiv, they are the subjective opinions of our customers. 12 ratings exist without a text or these reviews are written in another language.
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Due back in stock on 28.02.2018

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07/2017
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Wood has been used for this product which is subject to the CITES Convention on Species Protection.
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