Product Ref: 105211
The SRF705 from Ibanez’s Bass Workshop features a lightweight mahogany body, elegant contours, and a smooth design, creating an incredibly comfortable instrument with sweet, warm tonal characteristics. As well as appearance, the Ibanez also features a smooth cutaway body shape which allows easier access to the higher frets to deliver incredible flexibility across the entire fingerboard.
This stunning Ibanez Bass also features a 5-piece maple and walnut neck, creating an incredibly bright, smooth tone with excellent sustain and stability. Using two tonewoods together provides players with a combination of stunning tonal qualities and sonic enhancements, as well as an amazing aesthetic quality. The bound panga panga fingebroard provides an excellent response with extra layers of brightness and warmth, while its bound edges allow for a smooth play and fluid hand flexibility across the whole neck. The neck-through-body construction optimises the maximum contact between the neck and body joint, enhancing the natural resonance for an advanced sustain.
The Ibanez SR’s fretless design provides a unique tone that fretted versions can’t achieve. By removing the frets, the strings can vibrate more freely and interact directly with the panga panga fingerboard. This setup also offers players a naturally smooth slide and a double-bass style vibrato and microtonal intonations. While the fretless bass is used mainly in jazz and funk since it offers a similar feel and tone as an acoustic double bass, it can work well in a wide variety of musical styles.
The Ibanez SRF705 is equipped with a set of Bartolini MK-1 pickups, which feature a split coil design to deliver a wide frequency range with excellent definition and superb accuracy. Both pickups offer an incredible response, like traditional single-coils, but without any unwanted hum and noise for the ultimate performance. The independent volume controls and 2-band EQ lets you mould every nuance of your sound, offering an incredibly wide range of tonal possibilities as you shape and craft the bass’ sound.
A unique feature of this Bass Workshop instrument is its AeroSilk piezo system, featuring a custom bridge which houses a piezo pickup for a truly acoustic sound. Designed to work with flatwound strings, the piezo system provides the SRF705 with sense of "air" that is characteristic of an acoustic upright bass. Equipped with volume and tone controls for excellent tone shaping, the pickup also features independent string volume adjustments to ensure players can find the perfect balance across the whole instrument.
Over the past 30 years, Ibanez have always been at the forefront of developing the right tools for players pushing the boundaries of music. For decades, Ibanez designers and luthiers have been the embodiment of this ideology, pushing their skills to the edge of imagination, consistently creating some of the most versatile and unique instruments ever. Ibanez basses have been used on some of modern rock's most poignant albums of recent years. The preferred instruments of many awe-inspiring bass players, amongst them Fieldy from Korn, Paul Gray from Slipknot and Peter Iwers of In Flames, Ibanez Basses continue to be the first stop for learners and professionals alike, no matter what musical genre they exist in.