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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ebonalley, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. ebonalley


    May 17, 2010
    Did you hear about the new Ibanez medium scale SR 5'r? Me neither, but I'm hoping with this thread I can stir the pot enough for someone at Ibby to take notice.

    Maybe you've seen their 28" model...

    PS- Go Pats!
  2. progrmr


    Sep 3, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    I have now - Ibanez has some pretty compelling basses - I bet the price is right too.
  3. ebonalley


    May 17, 2010
    The truth of the matter is that I am lucky enough to already have a gorgeous 32" 5'r from www.Bradybass.com

    However, I'm now looking for a reliable back up.


    Although Warwick has really stepped up to the plate with their 2013 Rockbass offering, I have an appreciation for SR's from prior experience.


    So what do you say? Would you be interested in a 32" SR series?

  4. Trayster2


    Aug 13, 2012
    Palm Coast, FL
    I would love it in a four-string. Do these exist?
  5. ebonalley


    May 17, 2010
    No, just the Wick currently.
  6. waidada


    Feb 1, 2013
    You got my hopes realllllly high and bait me into here. I have to register to express how sad I am that this is not a real deal.. :bawl:

    I play the SR300 in worship band that i am happy with and keep a Yamaha at home. My pinky is significantly shorter (ppl giggle when I show them). I've been searching high and low for an affordable medium scale P bass, it's unbelievably hard. Most of the non-custom made medium scale are a thing in history (like the Ibanez's GAXB). Ibanez Mikro has J P pickup which is very appealing, but a 28.5 neck seems too big of a change. SX at the moment only have medium J bass.

    Epiphone's EB-0 is 30" scale, and it only has a single pick up. Fender Mustang is 30" and in the expensive range, and the Squier... I would just prefer a Ibanez over Squier... Yamaha motion is also disontinued, these are all short scaled. I felt 32" medium scale willl be best of both world. I am so surprise that there aren't much affordable choice for this happy medium. This market compose of many beginner's like me who can't afford custom like songbird or getting the Warwick's (<which is a dream for me)

    Ibanez 32" 5 strings will be cool if the B works out, but why not launching a 4 strings first? It might have a bigger market because many player who already play 5 strings are use to 34 or even 35?

    If Ibanez would stretch those neck of mikro to 32" inch (ideally replace those plastic tuner), I will be totally falling for it.

    sigh! :(
  7. waidada


    Feb 1, 2013
    Oh~ and if anybody can point me to medium scale P bass, it will be much appreciated! I am also keeping an eye out for ebay and craigslist but I am a bit hesitant as I am not confident in discovering if there are anything wrong with the used bass. :)
  8. ebonalley


    May 17, 2010
    This is an adequate bass after setup and possible new electronics. You can find it in black from time to time. Sorry thread title was so deceptive. Just thought it would be fun to bring attention to it.

  9. waidada


    Feb 1, 2013
    :) Don't be sorry, I was just a bit disappointed.

    I saw the gypsy rose too, but I would like something that's good to go out of the box, again I am pretty ignorant about what to change etc.. :rollno: It doesn't sound too good here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksW9ivN53vo

    I would hope this thread will catch the attention of the Ibanez folks that yes, there is a market out there for middle scale bass~ pleaseee :hyper:
  10. Try Landing Bass for a medium scale five P-based (see what I did?) instrument.

    There is a guy on this forum (Basses) asking the value of a MIJ Fender P medium scale right now:


    As for this thread, I'd rather have a medium scale five string ATK. I've never had any luck with Ibby SR necks staying in one place but I don't think the ATK would be as wimpy. Yes, wimpy.
  11. mcblahflooper94


    Aug 31, 2011
  12. ebonalley


    May 17, 2010
    Since this is my thread, I'll take the opportunity to cross it with another. I'm selling my perfect medium scale gypsy rose. See here:
  13. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    I have a 32" scale acoustic 5 string and the low B is surprisingly good. I have no idea what brand of strings they are but I got an extra set from the place where I bought the bass. I realize an electric bass wouldn't use phosphor bronze strings, but it showed me a med scale 5 string could have a decent low B.
  14. Avalon


    Feb 28, 2009
    I know that these entry level models are no longer manufactured, but I was just in a store yesterday and saw an Ibanez GAXB150 in black. It's not like a need another entry level bass, but for some reason, this one has always kind of called to me - especially when I learned that it was a medium scale.

  15. neo 7

    neo 7 The bass player doesn't get a sandwich

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    this thread needs a bump
  16. ebonalley


    May 17, 2010
    Wow Agent77 you're right, this thread does deserve a bump.
  17. randyripoff


    Jul 12, 2008
  18. ebonalley


    May 17, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  19. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    Is there a market for a 32" 18mm 5-string?

    That's something I have been very curious about recently.
  20. Hey Avalon

    I really liked the Gibson kind of body shape on this. I found one of the last ones they had at Sam Ash a couple of years ago, they were blowing it out at under $200 - I got the last one they had which was a rather ridiculous gaudy silver metalflake. I took it to my neighborhood body shop and had them spray the body in Mercedes Pearl White for me, with a couple coats of clear.

    One day one of the local kids was asking me if I knew of any cheap entry level basses. He came over to check it out - and I could see that he had talent and a great sense of rhythm so I ended up giving it to him. It had a couple of really nice tones and was very playable.

    I saw him recently and he is still thumping away on it - so it was a good investment.

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