Main Menu

Ibanez SR505 5-String - Brown Mahogany

Departments > Guitars > Bass Guitars > Bass 5 String Fretted > Ibanez > SR505 5-String - Brown Mahogany
Add to Wish List
SKU: # 202432
Model: #

SR505 BM

Your Price: $879.99 CDN

Online

In-Store

Brown Mahogany

Neck type :5pc SR5 Jatoba/Bubinga neck
Body :Mahogany body
Fret :Medium frets
Bridge: Accu-Cast B25 bridge (16.5mm string spacing)
Neck pu: Bartolini MK1 neck pu
Bridge pu: Bartolini MK1 bridge pu
Equaliser: Bartolini MK1 3-band eq
String: Elixir strings
Hardware color: Cosmo Black
Neck Dimension
Scale 864mm/34"
a : Width at Nut 45mm
b : Width at Last Fret 67mm
c: Thickness at 1st 19.5mm
d : Thickness at 12th 21.5mm
Radius 305mmR

Ibanez SR5053 of 3 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreLaval, Quebec
I've had this bass for about 3 and half years and it is my main bass (I also have an Ibanez SR755). This was also my first 5 string and it was extremely easy to get used to. It has a very thin neck which makes playing fast and technical riffs a breeze (playing in death metal bands, this is key). I like a very low action as i tap a lot, and there's never any fret buzz. Very light-weight so you can play for hours, either live or while practicing without aches/back or shoulder pain. Great for recording as well, not much tweaking to do. I would recommend this bass for anyone from beginners to pros. Extremely versatile and simple. The only downfall is the finish scratches very easily. I have 3 huge chunks missing from the front because of my nails hitting the body as I play, but that's nothing, I find it only gives it more character. Extremely happy with this bass!
Posted by Stephen Thomson on Mar 13, 2017
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Love this bass.....1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
Got mine, this past January, and I was hesitant to get it, as it's my first 5-string. Man, am I glad I picked it up. The tone is awesome, and the overall feel of the guitar is just really comfortable. It's light, but not too light and the body design makes for great playability. I've always played Ibanez, and I wouldn't stop, for anything.
Posted by Bucky Hate on Nov 10, 2015
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Only worth the tone5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI've tried it
Closest StoreStratford, Ontario
I know tone is the main thing people care about, and this bass delivers....but...There are other things you should consider. I rented one for a month before I bought it and I'm glad I did. After tax this thing costs almost 800$. For me, that is a big investment. The biggest problem is there is no protective finish on the wood. It dents and scratches incredibly easy. Your fingernails alone can dent and scratch the surface. It looks pretty when new, but over time if will look rough. The rental already had some deep indents and in some places the "stain" was removed showing a much lighter wood underneath. Secondly the fret wires were not filed at all. I own a Squier VM Jazz bass which is by all account a cheap bass and it's "fit and finish" were much better. Like I said the tone on this thing is incredible, but the rough/sharp fret wires, and easily damageable materials make this a bass I was not willing to part with 800$ for.
Posted by Josh on Feb 24, 2014
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Great Bass, Great Price!4 of 5 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
I've had this bass for 6 months and have really enjoyed playing fretless again. Electronics are very good for the money. Playability and tonal options are excellent. Recommended.
Posted by hams4mwich on Oct 17, 2013
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Ibanez SR5052 of 2 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
Fantastic bass. Played it for about 20 minutes before taking it home. Feels like an instrument several times its monetary superior.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2013
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Ibanez - SR505 5-String - Brown Mahogany0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
Bought it from Pat Flynn, great bass, lots of flexibility and playability, can't say enough about it, love it...studio or gigging,its now the main go to, simple as that!!
Posted by BassMeister on Sep 14, 2013
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Well worth the money1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
I have been a long time fan of Ibanez guitars and have played them since the late 70's, and have always gotten a great deal of quality for the money. This bass is no exception. The neck is sleek and fast, the body is light, the active electronics give near endless tone options, and the instrument is solidly built. I was really debating whether the fifth string would really be of any use, but as it turns out the low 'B' gives a good and full deep bottom end with almost no 'rumble', definitely a nice option to have. Though not the cheapest bass on the market, it is a remarkably good value for the options you get, (everything from full, dull lows with minimal resonance to crisp, sharp highs which are great for the 'slap and pop'. An excellent bass for all styles of music, and with a action that can be set extremely low which works nice for any 'tapping' style. Also saves a lot of time in the studio being able to set a great tone right from the guitar without smothering it in effects. I highly recommend.
Posted by Uncle Jackie on Sep 9, 2013
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Great gig workhorse0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I have had this bass now for almost a year. Starting to show a little wear but I play it lots. Great neck! I don't have huge fingers so the spacing and radius are perfect. My only complaint with it is if you record with it you may have to tweak a few things as the A and D just don't seem to carry as good as the others. Great bass for live playing and jamming. For the price you can't touch it. I am looking at the Sr5005e to replace it. The low end growl is amazing for a bass in this price range.
Posted by Corpsey on Apr 4, 2013
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Great Bass0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
I recently moved from a 4 String Schecter (Precision copy). In my opinion The SR500 series is the minimum you can go for studio capable electronics in a pro-level bass. This bass does it all with ease. The neck is fantastic and the playing ergonomics can't be beat due to position and weight, and I can play this one much longer because of it. The tone pots are centre-notched so you can tell where they are by feel. It came perfectly set up out of the box. A few finish glitches if you are picky and look close, but in reality the only thing more expensive models offer over this one is fancy paint and gilded metal. No trouble transitioning to playing 5 strings, don't know if it's the 505 or just me.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2013
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Love it!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
Quality goes up when you are willing to spend more. Having only played a couple years, I was hesitant to spend a lot of money. It was well worth it. Still not a boutique item by any means, but the quality is very good. A couple nicks and blemishes in the woodwork, but sounds great. The picture isn't completely accurate as the bass also has a 200hz/650hz mid boost/cut toggle switch.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2012
Was this review helpful?    flag review