NBD: Ibanez SR500 Sunburst

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pica, Dec 15, 2012.


  1. pica

    pica

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    I got this used from GC. I was really looking for a used SR750 but was not able to find one. I saw this and it was love at first sight. I had never seen a sunburst Ibanez before. For a used bass it was in perfect condition. I didn't know how old the strings were so I decided to put some fresh D'addario round wounds on it and it plays and sounds great. Hope to keep this for many years to come. Thanks for looking. Note: I think it's actually a brownburst and not a sunburst.

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  2. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

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    Hot! How's the set up?
  3. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit Supporting Member

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    Congrats - that is really gorgeous! I've had my eye on a 5-string version of this myself. Hopefully I will have one in the near future. The burst is really beautiful on your particular instrument too. Enjoy! :)
  4. darkstorm

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    Nice find.
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  6. pica

    pica

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    Oh man, the set up is perfect. I thought for sure I'd have to adjust the neck or strings but it was already set up just how I like it.
  7. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

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    And it's a 500 series so it has Bartolini pickups, yes? Must be pretty amazing. Great find.
  8. pica

    pica

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    The Bartolinis are one of the reasons I got it. And yes, it is a great bass. Thanks for your comments.
  9. Spatial

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    Awesome Find:bassist:
  10. TolerancEJ

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    Congratulations!
  11. pica

    pica

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    Thanks.
  12. bassman64

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    Nice!

    I considered the plain brown version. loved the neck but didnt like the active p/u's and 3 of the ones I saw, the body scratched real easy to the point that the color came right off the body.

    good luck with yours
  13. pica

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    Yea, I do believe the older models had a problem with the finish coming off real easy. I haven't heard it happening with the newer models.
  14. IngerAlb

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    That's because it's a GC exclusive. Congratz, you've got an awesome bass :)
  15. pica

    pica

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    It must be because it's not shown on Ibanez's website. Thanks for your comments.
  16. Billy K

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355798320.637245.jpg SR500 in silver pearl
  17. Billy K

    Billy K

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1355798414.958041.jpg was natural burst but I got tired of it ....tired again...MK4 and pre inserted now it sounds nice not tired but just got a Lakland 5er I think I maybe a bass whore.
  18. Kmonk

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    I like it. Ibanez is making some great looking and great playing basses.
  19. pica

    pica

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    I'm liking that silver pearl Billy K.
  20. blipndub

    blipndub Supporting Member

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    Beautiful burst, great find, I've been scoping them out for a while now!
  21. pica

    pica

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    Thanks. I love it. If you can find one, I highly recommend it.

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