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Featured Ibanez Announces 2nd Edition SR 30th Anniversary Basses

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Jul 18, 2017.


  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Bensalem, PA – For 2017, Ibanez is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the SR Series Bass. Earlier this year, to commemorate this milestone, Ibanez introduced four 30th Anniversary models —two from the esteemed Ibanez Premium line (SR30TH4PE & SR30TH5PE), and two standard series models (SR30TH4 & SR30TH5). To continue the celebration, this summer Ibanez is introducing three 2nd Edition SR Anniversary basses: 4 and 5-string versions of the SR30TH, (SR30TH4II & SR30TH5II) featuring Flamed Ash tops, and a Premium 5-string model (SR30TH5PII) featuring a Lacewood top. All of the 30th anniversary basses share a unique 3 sound-hole design that enhances the warm resonance of the semi-hollow construction. Other features include:


    SR30TH5PII 2nd Edition Anniversary Premium Bass

    • Lacewood top with ash/ mahogany back body
    • Atlas 5-pc wenge/bubinga neck w/ KTS™ TITANIUM rods – for the ultimate in neck stability
    • Mono-rail V bridge—for complete intonation adjustment, with each isolated saddle securely locked to the body for maximum vibration transfer and minimal sympathetic string interference
    • Nordstrand™ pickups— for a dynamic and responsive attack with well-developed overtones.
    • Hardshell case included

    SR30TH4II and SR30TH5II 2nd Edition Anniversary Basses

    • Flamed Ash top/ mahogany back body
    • SR4 5-pc jatoba/bubinga neck w/ KTS™ TITANIUM rods
    • Accuc-cast bridge—for complete intonation adjustment
    • Bartolini® MK-1 pickups— for a full, dynamic, punchy tone

    Over the past three decades the SR series has become one of the most popular and distinctive bass guitars in the world.



    Features


    SR30TH5PII Premium 2nd Edition Anniversary

    • Atlas-5 5pc Wenge/Bubinga neck w/KTS ™ TITANIUM rods
    • Lacewood top/Ash/Mahogany back semi-hollow body
    • Medium frets w/Premium fret edge treatment
    • Mono-rail V bridge
    • Nordstrand™ "Big Single" neck pickup
    • Nordstrand™ "Big Single" bridge pickup
    • Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot) & Mid frequency switch
    • Gold hardware
    • Hardshell case
    List: $1,999.99


    SR30TH4II 2nd Edition Anniversary

    • SR4 5pc Jatoba/Bubinga neck
    • Flamed Ash top/Mahogany semi-hollow body
    • Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone oval inlay
    • Medium frets
    • Bartolini® MK-1 neck pickup
    • Bartolini® MK-1 bridge pickup
    • Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch
    • Accu-cast B300 bridge
    • Cosmo black hardware
    • Finish: Dragon Eye Burst Flat (DEF)
    List: $933.32


    SR30TH5II 2nd Edition Anniversary

    • SR5 5pc Jatoba/Bubinga neck
    • Flamed Ash top/Mahogany semi-hollow body
    • Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone oval inlay
    • Medium frets
    • Bartolini® MK-1 neck pickup
    • Bartolini® MK-1 bridge pickup
    • Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch
    • Accu-cast B305 bridge
    • Cosmo black hardware
    • Finish: Dragon Eye Burst Flat (DEF)
    List: $999.99

    SR30TH4IIDEF.

    SR30TH4IIDEF_Back. SR30TH4IIDEF. SR30TH5IIDEF_Back. SR30TH5IIDEF. SR30TH5PII_Back. SR30TH5PII.
     
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  2. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    I approve of this message.
     
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  3. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
    Do they make a fretless one?
    That's what I would be asking.
    Not that I can afford one.
     
  4. What are those black, elliptical spots???
     
    lowendrachel and Obese Chess like this.
  5. Its a semi hollow bass, They don't look the part in pictures but they are sound holes

    Don't mind Captain Salty
     
    ThuzzleFump and JGbassman like this.
  6. Chrisk-K

    Chrisk-K

    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    Don't reinvent the wheel. An f-hole looks the best on a semi hollow.
     
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  7. Panda73

    Panda73

    Aug 29, 2014
    Mesa , AZ
    So apparently Talk Bass will delete any negative review of one of there advertisers !

    So here we go again !!!

    Truss rod froze up on an Ibanez bass I own !
    I called up Ibanez to get a replacement neck !
    They tell me they don't sell replacement necks !
    I ask why?
    They tell me if they sold replacement necks they may be counterfeited !

    So that is why you cant buy a replacement neck for an Ibanez!

    Funny how a company that got started by counterfeiting doesn't want to be counterfeited !!!!!!
     
  8. zontar

    zontar

    Feb 19, 2014
    J-5
    Well technically they weren't counterfeiters--they didn't slap Gibson or Fender on the headstock.
    they were copies--there is a difference--even if the copy breaks trademarks, etc...
     
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  9. It's not the company's fault they don't make something you want.
     
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  10. eban3

    eban3 Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    Palm Bay FL
    Moses graphite makes replacement necks for ibanez basses but the company does not support thier products either
     
  11. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    The basses are gorgeous, and even with the lighter body there's no neck dive (I tested them at NAMM in January).

    F-Holes are nice, but this is something different and I think it works. Plus, it's probably just for this anniversary model, and will likely not be seen again.
     
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  12. Big Hoss

    Big Hoss Up note, down note, blue note, brown note...

    For what it's worth, you COULD buy a matching Ibanez bass to the one you want the neck for, take it apart, counterfeit it, and there you go. So by the logic you were given, Ibanez shouldn't release anything to customers because it could be counterfeited...
     
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  13. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Understandable that you're upset. But really?