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Item Reviews for: Ibanez SR1605E Premium 5-String Electric Bass Guitar wGigbag  -  IBA SR1605E LIST

Great Bass
By: Alex B from Hickory, NC USA, akbnt@yahoo.com      Submitted: 12/16/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Great quality! I replaced an American 5 string that was $400.00 more than the 1605 and everything on that other bass had to constantly be re-adjusted. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Totally impressed with the quality! Strap locks seem warranted, but I'll get past that. Features Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features? The 3band EQ's so easy and accurate. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? It's very playable. the neck is fast and comfortable and it is very light. I played a gig with it the same day that it arrived. The action was a little low so it had a little fret buzz but the intonation was good. tone controls are really easy, much nicer than the push pull controls on my American. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? The Nordstrands are ridiculous!!! After this it will be tough to get me to use any other pick up. The lows are warm and full, mids are nice and round not in your face, the highs cut through beautifully and it is consistant volume from low B to the G. Not the case on my American, espesially if you are using the active setting, which I never did but I love it on the 1605 Finish How did the stain or paint job look? This looks like a high end piece of furniture, but still sleek and has a nice rock guitar look. Classic and modern all rolled up into one stylish guitar Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? It is a $2500.00 bass that they sell for $1350.00 as opposed to my American that was more like a $700.00 bass that they sell for $1800.00 Playability How was the action out of the box? It was a little low and had some fret buzzz!!! Intonation was fine and the neck was straight!
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