IBANEZ SR500

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1993

As part of the SoundGear series the Ibanez SR500 is still a popular bass over 20 years after its introduction in 1993. The bolt-on Jatoba and Bubinga neck is thin and has an extended joint into the body which is visible from the top of the guitar and gives good access to the upper frets. The pickups on the current model are hum cancelling Bartolini MK1 split coils.

The 1993-1996 Ibanez SR500 had different specifications to the current model. The body and neck were maple and the pickups were Precision & Jazz bass style active Ibanez units.

Specifications (20)

Body

Body materialmahogany body, maple body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway

Hardware

BridgeIbanez B300 bridge
Hardware colorblack hardware

Controls

EQ or mix controlsmix control
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls1 volume control

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, green finish, natural finish
Finish effectstransparent finish
Number of strings4 strings

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialjatoba/bubinga neck, maple neck
Number of frets24 fret
Tuner layouttwo-each-side

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelBartolini MK-1 pickup(s), Ibanez pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 split single coil pickups, precision style/jazz bass style pickups
Preampactive preamp

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