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How to mod my SR 305?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fl4tliner, Jul 18, 2003.


  1. Hi Dudes!
    I played my SR 305 for a long period of time now, and I think it's time for a 'small' upgrade. I really like this instrument, and I really want to keep it in use. I heard about changing the bridge and pickups, so I ask:
    What parts may I use, and what have I got to do to make this an instrument from hell (yeah, I know, sounds freakish, but I REALLY like this thing). I'm full of thanks for every kind of help.
    Cya!

    Fl4t
     
  2. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    With a log splitter?

    Seriously man, don't waste a bunch of money upgrading something that you will end up with a ton in, and still no resale. If you want something different, sell it and pick something else.

    You will thank me in the long run.
     
  3. raised_fist

    raised_fist Guest

    Dec 16, 2002
    I actually have this bass as well, and decided that I was going to upgrade it. I was just about to slam on a badass bridge, and throw in a couple of EMG's when I realised I didn't actually enjoy playing it that much. Obviously, that was just me, so if you really like it, then go for it. I however, found the string spacing just too tight and the sound way to dead.
    I have always said that one day, when I have unlimited cash and time, I will take one of my old basses and do it up extreme... the problem is, even after I have done all of that, I will still reach for my standard Spector:)
    Different tastes though, so if you like it that much, then go for it.
     
  4. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    ANB nailed it. I would upgrade to a newax rather than spend money on the one you have. Look into an 800 series or Ergodyne if you are serious about moving up in the Ibanez line.

    BTW I used to live in Hessen too. Butzbach to be exact. Went to school in Giessen.


    Mike
     
  5. Thanx for the replies dudes! Hm, maybe I really should invest some $ in a new piece of wood. I really enjoyed playing Ergodyne basses or BTB, maybe they are a good choice. I just felt comfortable on the 305, but it really sounds kinda dead sometimes. However, thanks! :)
     
  6. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Sand the neck, and defret it yourself. No cash involved, and if you do a good enough job, it'll be nice. Sanding the neck does ALOT on its own, makes the bass feel 1000 times better.

    _Ray_
     
  7. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    Try not to splinter the fretboard if you do a home defret. Its easy to do with pliers, and hard to cover up with paint. It kills value. I agree with ANB, stick with Ibanez if you like the feel, and upgrade models.
     
  8. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Good mod suggestion #2: sell it now, don't do anything. Get the cash for it, save up more, but a good fiver. Go Peavey gear!

    _Ray_