For bassists who demand the best in feel, tone and looks, there is the Ibanez SR1605E Premium 5-String Electric Bass Guitar. This expertly crafted instrument features a tonewood compliment of a Poplar Burl top on a Mahogany body and an Atlas-5 5-piece Wenge/Bubinga neck for gorgeous looks and a fantastic foundation for great tone. The premium fret edges of the SR1605E are processed to be specially rounded for smooth play and comfortable neck grip.
Nordstrand Big Single pickups are extra meaty single coil in a soapbar style pickup, producing a full-bodied, powerful, aggressive tonal texture, while still retaining the clarity that's characteristic of single coil pickups. Ibanez also gives the bass an EQBIIISC customized 3-band EQ and a dedicated preamp for Nordstrand pickups for further pure and wider frequency response. This preamp system is equipped with an EQ bypass switch and a mid-frequency select switch(250Hz or 600Hz).