Good Beginner bass
By: Big Will from Blacklick Ohio
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
It is a good starter bass. It's a little heavier than the Ibanez 305. It is made very well. Don't know about dependability.
Your general opinion of this product.
I was disappointed,I am a big fan of the Ibanez sound gear series. I own the 505 and the 305. although it is a beautiful bass, it lacks the power of the other series I mentioned earlier. When I was playong it Live, I would loose Volume. It did not have that punchy sound as others.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The pick ups were ok. Did not have the power, Had to turn the amp up for a decent sound and tone.
How did the stain or paint job look?
It was ok.