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Ibanez SR300DX: Painted Neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dstranathan, Jun 24, 2003.


  1. dstranathan

    dstranathan

    Jun 1, 2003
    Does the Ibanez SR300DX have a painted neck or do they have a natural finish with lacquer(sp)?
     
  2. kap'n kro

    kap'n kro

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    its natural finished

    heres a link to the moon shadow colored 5 string version (same as the 300DX just with an extra string and soapbars):
    Ibanez 305DX
     
  3. dstranathan

    dstranathan

    Jun 1, 2003
    Thanks!

    Could soapbars be added to the SR300DX (replace the P and J actives), or would there be holes in the wood body where the pickups dont line up (different sizes)?
     
  4. kap'n kro

    kap'n kro

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    It'd be really hard to do, lots of routing would be needed, and even then I believe that the split coil P is a bit thicker than a soap bar so the hole would be too wide in some places. Basically it really wouldn't be a good idea... not that theres anything majorly wrong with a P/J scheme.
     
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    the neck is not painted. i can plainly see the three laments of (flame) maple and the texture of the wood.

    i dont think soapbars are so important. the p/j provides a good tone range - except with this bass's DX electronics, which are very crappy... im planning on upgrading the electronics and defretting it after i get my Corvette. should be better with better electronics.
     
  6. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    oh i just broke the 100 posts barrier...
    YAY!! :D :D :)