Ibanez SR 405

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  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    I would like some feedback on this bass. I local pawnshop has one for next to nothing. It was made in Korea, has a three piece maple neck, and soap bars of uncertain origin. I liked the way it played and sounded. I want to know in particular if it comes well shielded and is fairly buzz free?
     
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    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    Yesteryear's lower level Ibby that is probably above many of todays lower and mid level ibby's.
     
  3. decentbassbreh

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    love my ibanez sr 305, they are great man! o recommend you get one!
     
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    It's a good quality ibanez. Electronics and pups usually sound good in those, ibanez has a handle on that. They have been doing actives for years and aren't known for poor electronics.
     
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    Depends on just how cheap. The 405 is clearly one of Ibanez's lower end basses, but they are very well built. I think the SR505 is a substantial upgrade and it doesn't usually cost much more. Don't hesitate to jump on this one if it's super cheap, though.
     
  7. grendle

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    Actually the 405 is where the line starts to get good. It's not a prestige, but it's not a gio either. Also one of the only maple bodied SR's so it has a tone all it's own. Good thing is like most SR's resale is cheap. They usually go for about 250 used in good shape.
     
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    Agreed - I've owned and gigged both, and this is pretty much what I was going to post...


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  9. Dr. Cheese

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    The pawn shop is selling it for $149. That is why I am interested.
     
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    aproud1 I don't feel tardy? Gold Supporting Member

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    Solid basses. As with many Ibanez basses the electronics are a crap shoot. But are probably ok.

    For that price probably a solid backup bass. As others have pointed out a little more $ gets you a SR500 but if you like the maple the 405 has go for it.
     
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    As long as there's nothing wrong with it, you can't go wrong at that price - well worth that, IMO/IME...


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    agreed. Had an SR400 a few years back and it is a solid bass for the price point. at $150 how can you not buy it.
     
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    Excellent deal for an excellent bass. Go for it!
     
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    I have a MIK SR-405, and I couldn't sell it for what "I" think its worth. Plays great, it does get a little "buzz" if you crank up the treble boost.
     
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    If the buzz is not bad without the treble dimed, I don't mind.
     

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