Couldn't be More Metal than These...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aidil, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    ... two latest IronLabel series from Ibanez:



    They don't have anything new other than bringing back the controversial ebonol fretboard, which most likely to get that really black finish to go with the all black flat theme.

    The specs are the usual for each series:

    The BTB has that wide 19mm string spacing at bridge, beefier neck-thru construction, and 35 inch scale, whereas the SRMS has that tight 16.5mm spacing, slimmer bolt-on neck, with Ibanez signature multi-scale of 34-35.5 inches.

    The pickups are Ibanez proprietary Bartolini BH2's on both basses, with Ibanez own Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ 3-way Mid frequency switch, and additional EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot) only on the SRMS.

    Nothing quite new other than emphasizing the metal theme... :bassist::bassist:

    So, any more inquiry on the best bass for metal? :D
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2021
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  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    None more black....
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  3. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Why do they call it metal in the first place? Why black? And what's with the matt finish? Shouldn't the metal natural color be something like grey, silver, chrome, or something shiny...?:D
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  4. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    You'd think they'd put black strings on them.
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  5. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Actually, the thought crossed my mind, they'd be complete had they'd put black strings on.
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    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

  7. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Looking at the pics on these two Wikipedia pages, those IronLabel basses most likely to be included on this page:
    Nu metal - Wikipedia

    rather than on this page:
    Nu metal - Wikipedia

  8. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    I noticed the SR last night whilst looking for something else, but just glanced at it and didn't look any further. Looking now, it's an SR405MS painted black. I hope it's priced appropriately.
  9. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    I think you mean SRMS805 painted black
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  10. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Nope. It shares the same construction as the SR405. Shouldn't have added the MS to the end as it's obviously been misleading.
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  11. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Maybe it could...

  12. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
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  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    there's a fretless version of that ax, too. pretty cool/interesting concept --- they sound great on the youtube demos!

    per the OP: i think both of those axes are attractive. i also think they'd look killer as fretless. :D
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  14. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Don't need to, I worked with item using it for my entire engineering career.
  15. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS

    (It was directed at no one in particular, of course...)
  16. lizardking837


    Jan 28, 2009
    Have they announced prices yet? I'm in the market for multiscale.
  17. Snaxster


    Nov 29, 2008
    It's always Gittler for me.

    Gittler 4-string bass.jpg

    Gittler 5-string bass guitar.jpg
  18. Katoosie


    Jun 12, 2020
    What is ebonol and what the hell is that metal thing just above? Does it work as a bass?
  19. r_bnks

    r_bnks Supporting Member

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  20. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Ebonol (material) - Wikipedia

    No idea about the second half of your query.
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