Ibanez SR500E Electric Bass Guitar - Surreal Black Dual Fade

Ibanez

Exotic woods, sleek looks and active electronics for the discerning bassist.

For 30 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. With its continued popularity, Ibanez is constantly endeavoring to answer the wider needs of a variety of players, at a variety of budgets. But no matter what the specs, the heart is the same-SR continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body, and perfectly matched electronics.

The thin, sturdy and stable Jatoba/Walnut neck offers superior playability when combined with the extended neck joint, making the upper frets easily accessible. This SR500E series are equipped with Bartolini BH2 pickups in a dual-coil style configuration with a lower resonant frequency, providing a balanced, warm response with a tighter bottom end and a fuller midrange. 

The Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ features a 3-way mid-frequency switch, allowing for precise tonal control (250 Hz, 450 Hz, and 700 Hz) and an EQ bypass switch for passive-only operation. When the EQ bypass is activated, the treble tone control knob becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit. 

The B500 bridge has adjustable saddles for string spacing adjustments, answering every bassist’s individual string spacing demands, no matter what playing style. The saddles can be adjusted +/-1.5mm. The neck-end adjustment allows you to tweak the neck easily without loosening the strings. The SR Series continues to satisfy the vast needs of bass players, exciting them with the SR’s smooth and fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics.

SPECIFICATIONS
Neck
  • Shape: Thin U
  • Wood: Jatoba/Walnut
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Satin
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Neck: BH2 dual-coils 
  • Bridge: BH2 dual-coils
  • Brand: Bartolini
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: 3-band EQ
Fretboard
  • Material: Jatoba
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Oval
  • Nut material: Synthetic bone
  • Nut width: 1.5 in. (38.1 mm)
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, blend, 3-band EQ
  • Tone switching: Yes
  • Special switching: Preamp on/off
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 4-Saddle adjustable
Tailpiece
  • :
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

Collections: Electric Basses

Category: Electric Bass, Ibanez

Type: Bass