A 5-string with a Stunning Ash Top and Bartolini Pickups
Pick up the Ibanez SR675 electric bass and you’ll quickly discover that Ibanez packed this modestly priced instrument with serious upgrades. The first thing you’ll notice is the lightweight, sleekly contoured arched mahogany body and eye-popping black-and-silver figured ash top. Wrap your hand around the slim 5-piece jatoba/walnut neck and play a few notes: you’ll notice your fingers are a blur as they fly across the jatoba fingerboard and abalone inlays. Plug in: two Bartolini BH2 dual-coil pickups pack a phenomenal punch with massive sustain courtesy of the Accu-cast B500 bridge, while active 3-band electronics deliver a vast array of sound-shaping possibilities for any gig or session. Ibanez put their considerable know-how into the SR675, and it shows. The Ibanez SR675 is an outstanding value.
Acclaimed SR feel
Ibanez’s SR line of electric bass guitars have long been considered one of the most comfortable instruments for players who appreciate sleek lines and fast playability. The SR675’s body boasts that iconic, sculpted shape that seems to naturally hug your body without ever getting in the way of your performance. Combined with its extended neck joint, the SR675’s thin, ultra-stable jatoba/walnut neck offers superior playability and upper-fret accessibility. The truss rod adjustment at the neck pocket lets you easily fine-tune the neck without having to loosen the strings.
Sonically versatile electronics
The electronics onboard the SR675 offer a huge palette of bass tone. Ibanez outfitted this electric bass with Bartolini pickups and Custom 3-band electronics. The electronics harness the power of the bass’s dual-coil neck and bridge pickups while adding plenty of tone-shifting options. The Ibanez Custom 3-band electronics and 3-way mid-frequency switch provide precise tonal control with EQ points at 250Hz, 450Hz, and 700Hz. With their lower resonant frequency, the Bartolini BH2 dual-coil pickups deliver a warm, balanced response, tight low end, and a full midrange. Bassists at Sweetwater love these pickups. You will, too.
Accu-cast B500 bridge
The SR675 features Ibanez’s Accu-cast B500 bridge. Developed to meet the needs of bassists who prefer various string spacings, the B500 bridge saddles can be easily adjusted to widen or tighten the string spacing by ±1.5mm. Of course, it also allows for precise intonation and provides excellent string-to-body vibration transfer.
Ibanez: a brief history
Ibanez began its life in 1908 as the Hoshino Gakki company in Nagoya, Japan. However, the company didn’t get into the guitar business until 1929, when they started importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain. In 1935, Hoshino Gakki began building Spanish acoustic guitars under the “Ibanez Salvador” name, which was later shortened to “Ibanez.” Although Ibanez began manufacturing electric guitars in 1957, the company was relatively unknown in the West until the 1960s, when they started producing guitars based on American designs. By the late 1970s, Ibanez had stopped producing derivative guitars and had begun manufacturing the original designs that the company is now known for. Ibanez is also famous for their effect pedals (most notably the Tube Screamer) and guitar amplifiers.
Ibanez SR675 SR Standard 5-string Electric Bass Features:
- A value-packed instrument with fast playability and broad tonal range
- Sleekly contoured mahogany body with ash top
- SR-profile 5-piece jatoba/walnut neck
- Jatoba fingerboard with 24 medium frets and abalone inlays
- Bartolini BH-2 neck and bridge pickups
- Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ; 3-way Mid frequency switch
- Accu-cast B500 bridge provides solid intonation and sustain
- Black matte hardware