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Jaguar baritone custom (bass VI) vs Ibanez src6

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EitherOr, Jul 14, 2017.


  1. EitherOr

    EitherOr

    Jul 14, 2017
    I currently have a jaguar baritone custom (28" scale bass VI-ish). Have had this since theu originally came out in the early 2000s. Have been reading /youtubing about 30"scale options a the 28" of this bass and differences in sound and playability.

    How does the Ibanez Src6 compare in sound and build quality? The EQ and 30" scale are appealing, but I am not familiar with ibanez quality vs Japanese fenders.
     
  2. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    The SRC6 is part of the Ibanez Bass Workshop series. These are being made here in Indonesia. Although it's not as high standard as the Japanese Prestige series or the Indonesian Premium series, but still the Bass Workshop series have a top notch build quality. I own 5 of them, including the SRC6.

    Sound wise, if you care to read some of the SRC6 reviews, here on TB or on other online forums, you'll notice that most of them are praises. Minor complaint is mostly concerning the low E string which should be made in heavier gauge.
     
  3. EitherOr

    EitherOr

    Jul 14, 2017
    I have tried a few of the ibanez 4 string basses in the store and they definitely feel well made for the price point.

    The jaguar has similar E string problems (I think they both use the same gauge of E string).

    I also ordered some flats for the jaguar (my preference on regular basses and guitar) to see if it improves things.
     
  4. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Same here, I also ordered flatwound strings which have thicker gauges from BSO and I've received them sometime this week, but I just haven't had time to install them.
     
  5. Mustang Surly

    Mustang Surly

    Jul 10, 2013
    Ibanez customer service informs me that none of their HSCs, including the MB300C (which fits other "SR" basses) will work for the SRC6: they only offer a gig bag. No big loss, since I'm no fan of molded cases anyway.

    I have read elsewhere that the SCR6 fits well in a Gator GW-JAB. Can either of you confirm or debunk this notion based on first-hand experience?

    Thanks.