What a beauty, and such monstrous tone! The Ibanez Premium SR2405W electric bass guitar starts with a mahogany body, topped with gloriously figured maple and panga panga. The fast 5-piece neck is then decked out with a smooth panga panga/maple fingerboard embellished with elegant abalone oval inlays. This is one great-looking, great-playing bass. Still, the Premium SR2405W's first priority is tone, and that's just what the two Aguilar Super Double pickups deliver: fat, punchy, beautifully balanced tone. And with the 3-band EQ, you'll have more than enough sound-shaping power to hit the stage or studio with any band. Music Experience's advice: When you're ready to step up your bass game, the Ibanez Premium SR2405W is an excellent choice.
Pro players and gear journalists alike have been singing the praises of the Ibanez SR Premium line since its introduction. Crafted by the company's elite Premium luthiers, SR2405W series basses share many of the high-end appointments of the renowned Prestige line. This singular attention to detail manifests itself in features like ultra-smooth hand-crimped frets and the Mono-rail bridge — an ingenious design that kills off undesirable sympathetic vibrations, while isolating and optimizing string harmonics. It all adds up to a boutique-quality bass that's an incredible value.
Ibanez makes some very fine instruments, and the Premium SR2405W bass is no exception. Ibanez chose a mahogany body for warmth, low-end impact, and rich sustain. It's topped with figured maple and panga panga, a striking look that also enhances your tone. And the 5-piece panga panga/purpleheart neck with KTS titanium rods doesn't just provide striking visual detail, but it's also incredibly strong to resist warping and twisting over the years. The neck is capped with a silky-smooth panga panga fingerboard, graced with abalone oval inlays. In spite of these impressively exotic materials, this Premium bass stays true to a foundational element of the SR concept: that of being delightfully lightweight — an ironic contrast to this instrument’s girthy sonic character.
Fingers, thumb, or pick — regardless of the musical genre, the Premium SR2405W's electronics have you covered. A pair of Aguilar Super Double pickups delivers huge, round bass tone with rich, solid character. You also have the powerful sound-shaping potential of Ibanez's Custom 3-band EQ, which gives you control over boost/cut for bass, mid, and high frequencies, a mid-frequency switch to fine-tune your midrange, and an EQ bypass. No matter what tonal texture your music calls for, this instrument's superb electronics will get you there fast.
At Ibanez, there's genius in the details, like the Premium SR2405W's innovative Mono-rail 5S bridge with locking saddles, which allows each string to fully vibrate without any interference from the other strings. That means that no matter how fast you play across the strings, each note will ring clear and true. Optimized note separation is but half the story. The Mono-rail bridge design also maximizes string vibration transfer to the body, which enhances sustain.
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. Ibanez Premium lines deliver high-end performance and road warrior dependability at middle-of-the-road pricing. Manufactured with select materials, dedicated skills of craftsmanship and care in details, and high-profile electronics and hardware, Ibanez Premium guitars and basses show you possibilities you could never have imagined and offer you "Performance Beyond Expectation."
The Atlas 5pc Panga Panga/Purpleheart neck provides tonal clarity, superior note attack and its slim grip shape permits superior playability.
Premium Fret Edge Treatment offer super smooth,comfortable performance.
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ is our latest refinement on the concept of simple, straightforward, no-nonsense EQ control. The Boost and Cut for the Mid Control are each centered on slightly different frequencies, an innovation that delivers a preset range of the most favorable bass tones.
Precision tonal control, including a switch to choose passive-only operation. When the EQ bypasses activated, the treble tone control knob becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit.
The saddles can be adjusted +/-1.5mm, to answer to the bassist's detailed demands and to help finding out the best string spacing for many playstyles.
|Body Shape||SR Premium|
|Number of Strings||5|
|Body Material||Figured Maple/Panga Panga (top), African Mahogany (body)|
|Body Finish||Satin Polyurethane|
|Color||Brown Topaz Burst Low Gloss|
|Neck Material||5-piece Panga Panga/Purpleheart|
|Fingerboard Material||Bound Panga Panga|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Abalone Oval|
|Number of Frets||24|
|Nut Material||Graph Tech|
|Tuners||Gotoh Machine Heads|
|Neck Pickup||Aguilar Super Double Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Aguilar Super Double Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x Volume, 1 x Balancer, 1 x Bass, 1 x Middle, 1 x Treble, 1 x EQ bypass switch, 1 x Mid-frequency switch|
|Strings||D'Addario .045, .065, .085, .105, .130|
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||SR2405WBTL|