To the newcomer, the Iron Label SRMS625EX Multi-Scale 5-String Bass concept may appear a bit unusual, but the biggest surprise may be how comfortable players become within a minute or two of playing the instrument. The different fret-to-bridge distances enhance tonality, creating a better sounding bass.
The Iron Label line was originally developed with metal and nothing but metal in mind. Ibanez modded and tweaked until we got to the heaviest-hitting metal axes we’ve ever built. They’re purposefully spartan, and you won’t find a feature here that doesn't contribute directly to a bone rattling, earth shattering tones these guitars pump out. Carrying forward that same philosophy, the next generation of Iron Label guitars take this raw metal energy to a completely new level. They sport totally blacked out looks, and their supercharged electronics amounting to some of the heaviest-swinging metal axes we’ve ever produced.
Ibanez Iron Label SRMS625EX Multi-Scale 5-String Bass Guitar Features
5-Piece Maple/Walnut Neck:
- SRMS5 for Multi Scale 5-piece Maple/Walnut neck
- 901.7mm/35.5" scale at 5th string, 864mm/34"scale at 1st string
- Okoume body
- Ebonol fretboard
- Medium frets
- Bartolini BH2 neck pickup
- Bartolini BH2 bridge pickup
- EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot)
- 3-way Mid frequency switch
- MR5 bridge
- Black hardware
The 5pc Maple/Walnut neck provides tonal clarity and superior attack.
Ebonol is a synthetic material which is made from layers of black paper and phenolic resin. An Ebonol fretboard provides tight and bright sound.
Medium sized frets enhance the accuracy of your notes.
The Okoume body provides a bright and solid sound.
Bartolini BH2 Pickups:
The Bartolini BH2 pickups provide a tight bottom-end, punchy mid-range, and smooth response. The dual-coil style configuration maximizes articulation and a long blade pole piece widens the magnetic field, providing balanced string-to-string pickup response.
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-Band EQ:
The Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ is our latest refinement on the concept of simple, straightforward, no-nonsense EQ control. The Boost and Cut for the Mid Control are each centered on slightly different frequencies, an innovation that delivers a preset range of the most favorable bass tones.
The Mono-Rail V is the ultimate bridge for bass string isolation. Each bridge is independently and securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer without interference.
EQ Bypass Switch (Passive Tone Control on Treble Pot) :
The EQ bypass control offers precision tonal adjustments, including a switch to choose passive-only operation. When the EQ bypass is activated, the treble tone control knob becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit.
3-Way Mid Frequency Switch:
The 3-way Mid frequency switch allow players to change the mid-tone between 250, 450, and 700 Hz.
Equalized tension helps to create a more ”alive”, open tone. But the design also improves player comfort. The multi scale construction ergonomically coordinates with the way a player's hand angles as it moves up and down the neck, facilitating quick, comfortable playing action.