For players in the market for a pro-grade bass, the Ibanez SR1800 will far exceed the expectations you have at this price! Crafted in the Ibanez Premium facility in Indonesia, the SR1800 shares many of the high-end appointments of the Prestige line. Features like super-smooth hand-crimped frets, and the Ibanez Mono-Rail bridge, an ingeniously designed unit that kills off unwanted sympathetic vibrations while isolating and optimizing the vibration of the plucked string, really set this bass apart.
Atop the SR1800’s Mahogany body is an exhibition of excellence in woodcraft. Within the Rosewood ‘wings,’ a layer of Walnut emerges, complemented by center strips of flamed Maple and Wenge. The SR1800 bass has a silky, vintage, flat finish that brings out the quality of the wood, and the smooth, solid, easy playing feeling of a five-piece Wenge/Bubinga neck.
Big, bold, tonal personality is due largely to a pair of Nordstrand ‘Big Single’ pickups—the kind well acquainted with boutique instruments. No matter what musical texture is desired, the EQB IIISC 3-Band EQ, with EQ bypass and mid-frequency switch, will get there fast.