Hey guys, was killing time at a couple of GCs waiting for our guitar player (looking for a Casino or similar).
Anyway, just wandering around when an Ibanez SR370F (brownburst with fretlines, no actual frets) caught my eye. Liked that it was attractive but not flashy so I sat down with it and was surprisingly impressed. Comfortable fast neck, weight not excessive...felt really good in my hands (once I found one that both pickups worked on).
I gather it's not one of their higher-end models (I haven't played any Ibanez gear since the early 80s, so I'm not familiar with their line anymore).
My question is this: anyone here own/play this particular model for any length of time? I have no interest in the 5-string models or the 500 & up series. Something about this bass just really connects (tried 4 of 'em in 3 different stores). My concern is durability & reliability.I'm a pretty regularly working musician and I'm envisioning using it as my number 1 in a Beatles cover band. Yeah, I know it would take some fiddling with the active cicuitry to get it to sit properly in the mix (the versatility might actually be a plus in my instance), and I wouldn't mind putting in the time to find the settings that would best serve the band since it feels "right" to me.
I don't actually need another bass, but the price ain't much more than pocket change ($249 used/$399 new) and I really liked the ones I tried.
So for anyone that owns/plays one, can you tell me if it would be likely to stand up to heavy use without intonation problems (any neck stability issues)? Is the active circuitry reliable? At this price point, I'm not looking for miracles, just a solid bass with the value for the dollar the old Ibanezes I was familiar with were known for.
I'd appreciate any honest feedback before I pull the trigger. Thanks...
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