Ibanez SRF700 Bass Workshop Fretless, Brown Burst Flat
For 25 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 SR Portamento features an extended 30-fret Rosewood fretboard for playing in upper registers usually only accessible on an upright. The SR Portamento features 5-piece Maple/ Bubinga thru-neck for increased sustain and superior tone.
On the back of the SR Portamento are recessed controls assigned to each individual string to control the volume of the Ibanez-exclusive AeroSilk Piezo pickup. Perfect string balance and response can be achieved by adjusting the volume to accommodate different string gauges.
The Custom bridge is created specifically for the optimum performance of the AeroSilk Piezo pickup system. Unique plastic saddles were designed to work in concert with the piezo pickups and enhance the acoustic "stand-up" quality of the sound.
The MK-1 pickups are a split coil design that provides a very wide frequency range and enhanced definition for maximum accuracy. The Neck and bridge pickups have equal response, like traditional single coils, but without the hum and noise. The EQ section incorporates the controls of the Bartolini pickups with the AeroSilk Piezo system. Controls include a Master volume, balance and bass & treble controls for the Bartolini MK-1 pickups and a Master volume and a tone control for the Piezo system.
Available as a fretless for a limited time!
- Neck type: SRF4 5pc Maple/Bubinga neck-thru
- Body: Mahogany wing body
- Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard
- Frets: Fretless
- Bridge: Custom bridge for AeroSilk Piezo system
- Neck pickup: Bartolini® MK-1 neck pu (Passive)
- Bridge pickup: Bartolini® MK-1 bridge pu (Passive)
- Equaliser: Ibanez 2-band eq
- Factory tuning: G,D,A,E
- Hardware colour: Cosmo black
Very, very happy with it. It was smaller and lighter than I was expecting, though the neck itself was quite long which is good. I have now got used to the size and weight though. I tried first of all to get an upright bass sound, and once you adjust how you actually play to imitate an upright it is very appealing how close it gets in sound. That is the main reason I bought it, but then found the sound of the other pickups is so good that I can't stop playing with those too. It is a very responsive and articulate instrument, I really am very pleased with it and would thoroughly recommend it. I have 2 other basses (Ibanez fretted Talman and a fretless by Harley Benton with roundwound strings) and this is in a totally different league to them. It really is a very 'musical' instrument. I play jazz mostly.
Amazing bass guitar. Never played fretless before and not sure if I want to go back now. :-)