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Ibanez players unite.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bigfeet, Sep 18, 2001.


  1. I'm either going to find out how many people play and support Ibanez basses or I'll be burnt by flames.

    ::clears throat::
    I play Ibanez for the feel, sound, their durability onstage is amaizing (though they don't seem to be cat proof) and Its just better for me. My basses are well check my profile (ah to have no financial responsablities and a good job :D ).

    please no flames.
     
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    Sorry.. just couldn't resist :D

    I'm an Ibanez player / lover / endorser :)
     
  3. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    I play an Ibanez, in fact it is my first "real" bass, before this I had a "real crap" Washburn (don´t waste your money on´em) and when I bougth my SR400 I was like: "at last, a bass I can trust". I admit it, it is not flawless, perfect, noisless etc etc, but for $500, What the heck do you want???!!!.
    Hey, don´t missunderstand me, I want a MM Stingray5 really bad..... and I don´t want to sell my Ibanez when I finally get the MM......

    Ok, now its your turn to put that bullet inside my head:cool:
     
  4. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    My BTB406 is flawless, perfect, and noiseless :D

    But I doubt my next bass will be Ibanez - I'm designing a 6 string to (hopefully) be built by DPCustom.com.
     
  5. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    I had an Ibanez Blazer bass in 1984. Nice P-style bass. Had a ding in the bridge that cause me to break amny strings though.
     
  6. yeah, my first bass was a Ibanes gsr100 !!
    now i got an EDC705 and I dont regret!
    Ibanez kick ass!
     
  7. I have had 3 Ibanez basses and 2 guitars. I dont' have a problem with them. I dont' like the Soundgear series but I like their other products.
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Not a big fan of Soundgears(I own an SR506) but the old Musician and the BTB series are good basses for the $$$.

    They make really good guitars.
     
  9. foolfighter24

    foolfighter24 Guest

    Apr 22, 2000
    Arizona
    I am currently looking at the EDB 5/600 as my next bass/first "real bass." I didn't want active electronics, but, the feel was great, I can get all of the sounds I want from fingers to pick to slap, and the price better than right. So I definetely understand why people enjoy these basses. One is certainly in my short list of basses to buy.
     
  10. SR485 SOL 5-string. It's mine, it's nice, check one out.
     
  11. I jus bought the SR300 and i think its awsome for the money and im plannin on upgradin to the sr3000 prestige model when i get all that money saved up.
     
  12. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
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    I played an SR506 defretted 6 - it was a good bass for a good price. I miss that bass. Heavy, but sounded sweet.
     
  13. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I play Ibanez. I like the BTB series, the EDC series, and my GRS200. Other than that, I'm not to much of a fan. But hey, I play the 'banez!
     
  14. Why is this even an issue? Why do Ibanez owners always have to suffer this? Why the flaming? Why would anyone think an Ibanez is inferiour? Why don't they take good hard look at my Soundgear Custom 6 string? Why can't they respect people who want to be different and sound different? Why are musicians so biased towards modern day developments? Why would Ibanez sell so many basses? Why are a lot of them in the midrange? Why.........
     
  15. i own an ibanez GAX70 guitar, it kicks ass. probably the best entry-level electric guitar out there.
     
  16. T-birdfan

    T-birdfan

    Jan 29, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    My first bass was an axstar, and i've had a few roadstar and soundgears, and my newest purchase was an atk (one of my best buys ever). I always liked Ibanez product s and will always buy them . As far as flames go, if you don't like the basses , don't play 'em.
     
  17. Bigfeet said...

    I'm either going to find out how many people play and support Ibanez basses or I'll be burnt by flames.

    I own an SR406 - and chose it for a couple of reasons -

    First, I'm getting back into the groove after a more-than-20 year break. I wanted something solid and resonably inexpen$ive for starters.

    Second, I've modified every bass I've ever owned. Back when I was 19 I took a year-old '75 p-bass, wired it for stereo, ground the frets down so all there was in the slots was the fret wire I used for position markers and played it fretless for more than a year - two strings out of one channel, two out of the other (we took lotsa recreational pharmaceuticals back then - and I was heavily into effects).

    We eventually wired it so you could toggle back and forth between stereo and mono but it was an interesting beast. I also removed the finish from the neck and left it that way, stripped the body and oiled the bare wood.As a matter of fact, there are a pair of Bartolinis enroute right now for the spiffy new SR406. I'm still looking for a decent bridge for it.

    I have small hands - and Soundgears have pretty okay necks. The tonal combinations I'm looking for were easy to get with the 406 but the beast is a little noisy with treble EQ boosted - hence the Bartolini experiment. With stock pickups and the Nemesis 410P I bought the setup works just fine and is completely capable of waking the neighbors :)

    Actually, the neighbors on one side are a bit hard of hearing and there's a band on the other side so there really are no problems.

    Anyway, IM often less than HO the SR406 is competent - it's not amazing, but it is competent. My next bass will probably have a little more conventional string spacing but for now the Soundgear and I are working just fine.

    cheers,

    allan
     
  18. alx564

    alx564

    Jul 31, 2000
    Emmaus, PA
    I play my SR405 cuz its pretty.....:D

    No just kidding. I liked the SR405 because #1 it was cheap and #2 I wanted a five string. I played some other basses in that price range and decided that I liked the Ibanez the best.

    After owning it for a while I still like it although I like my Curbow better. the only downside to it is that I have to change the strings a lot for the B to sound good.:mad:

    The preamp is also really noisy on that thing so I'm gonna get a new one once I actually have money.
     
  19. I play an sr400... I like it a lot... it is a funky bass... My buddy uses an sr485 for his hard metal band, and his school band. So I guess you have 2 votes there, but he does not come on here... wither way the 500 canadian i payed was worth it...

    later


    Mikey
     
  20. mjw

    mjw

    Jun 12, 2001
    Spring, TX USA
    Personally, I love em' (well, most of them, anyway!)

    I missed an opportunity to pick up a BTB515 at a ridiculous price (no, don't ask) and really regret it.

    IMHO, that was a great bass for the price. Ibanez *really* has their act together in the electronics arena. I later bought a Carvin which I don't regret at all, but if anyone asked me a "yes or no" question about whether or not I'd recommend Ibanez, I would definately answer "yes".

    One of my sons plays guitar, and part of his "inventory" includes an Ibanez 6-string. He couldn't be happier. That's by far his favorite guitar.

    Regards,

    Mike