Ibanez Controls....

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by hopfreek, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. hopfreek


    Aug 21, 2013
    I need to know what the function is of each of the control knobs on an sra505....Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    It's the EQB-IIIC preamp.
  3. J-wall


    Sep 7, 2006
    Lawrenceburg, TN
    Big knobs are volume and blend. Small ones are bass (100hz shelving), midrange centered at 1K, and treble that is shelving starting at 1K and up. It is the preamp in the SR405's and 3XX series currently I believe.
  4. hopfreek


    Aug 21, 2013
    This bass is an sra505. Would that be the same as the sr you mentioned? Someone told me there is a pic of the controls on the internet with a description of each knob but I'm not finding it anywhere. Does anyone know where that might be?
  5. Toptube


    Feb 9, 2009
  6. Droopy


    Oct 18, 2009
    Are any stack knobs? How many knobs. Does matter in most casts Ibanez electronics stink and should be replace with the pu(s).
  7. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    Droopy, you are obviously not familiar with the SRA505, so why the recommendation to replace the EQ and pickups?

    EMG HZs are decent pickups. They (and the preamp voicing) might not be everyone's cuppa', but that doesn't mean they "stink".
  8. J-wall


    Sep 7, 2006
    Lawrenceburg, TN
    I own an SRA505. As the pic above your last post shows, there are 5 knobs, none are stacked, all frequencies are set, in other words, non-adjustable.

    People do tend to gut and replace Ibanez electronics. I still have my stock electronics but replaced my neck humbucker - the EMGHZ pups don't do it for me. I onlt replaced the neck because I don't like bridge pups, so I saved $100. The bass works fine, I usually leave it flat (no boost or cut) and eq at the amp.
  9. hopfreek


    Aug 21, 2013
    Thanks everybody. Especially Toptube for that diagram I was looking for. I'd love to buy you a beer....
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