Product Ref: 104652
The Ibanez SRMS805 Multi Scale 5 String Bass features a mahogany body, topped with eye-catching poplar burl, and finished in a translucent deep twilight. This combination of premium tonewoods provides stunning aesthetics, and also adds warmth and resonance to the overall tone. A double cutaway is also incorporated into the Ibanez SRMS805's design and allows easier access to the higher frets.
The eye-catching body is coupled with a 5-piece jatoba/walnut neck, which offers comfort and stability, and will not not warp or twist over time. Unlike other Ibanez basses, the SRMS805 Multi Scale 5 String Bass features a panga panga fingerboard, which is a more sustainable tonewood than the commonly used rosewood. Panga panga is very similar to wenge and rosewood in both looks and tone. This substitute tonewood adds warmth and resonance to the overall tone, and provides a smooth platform for the left hand.
Available in 5-string and 6-string models, the Ibanez SRMS805 features an innovative fingerboard design, including angled frets for a versatile tone choice. The ergonomic construction coordinates with the player's hand angle, providing a quick and smooth playing function. This versatile fingerboard offers the playability of a 35.5" scale bass, along with the comfort, and punchy tone of a 34" scale. By incorporating both scales, players can achieve a variety of tones in one model.
The 2018 Ibanez SRMS805 Multi Scale 5 String Bass is equipped with a duo of Bartolini BH2 dual-coil pickups that deliver a warm, balanced response with a tight bottom end and a full midrange. Players can easily achieve the perfect tone, with the three-band EQ and three-way mid frequency switch with 250 Hz, 450 Hz and 700 Hz output options.
Over the past 30 years, Ibanez have always been at the forefront of developing the right tools for Electric Guitar and Bass 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. Although Ibanez guitars and basses have been made since 1908, it wasn't until the late 1980’s that they began to form an identity for themselves when artists such as Steve Vai and Frank Zappa began using their instruments. Now with a huge artist clientele across the globe Ibanez are a leading manufacturer of electric guitars and basses and a first choice for many dedicated musicians.