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NBD: 1996 Korean Ibanez SR500!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BullHorn, Jan 26, 2013.


  1. BullHorn

    BullHorn

    Nov 23, 2006
    Israel
    I've had 2 SR500 which I loved but ended up selling because they always sounded like a strange version of a Stingray to my ears.

    This time, this SR500 was modified, with the Bartolini pups and pre-amp gone and a pair of DiMarzios and just vol+vol+tone+tone and a set of Thomastik Jazz Flats JF344 this Ibby sounds better than both my Precisions at the whole "P with flats" gig.:hyper:

    One issue is... I'm allergic to nickle and will have to replace the strings sooner rather than later. :(

    Oh, almost forgot pics!

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  2. 123321

    123321 Am Comfortably Dumb...

    Feb 1, 2004
    Virginia
    Once again, passive electronics and Thomastik Jazz Flats work their MAGIC!!
     
  3. Bass1965

    Bass1965

    May 3, 2012
    Richmond, VA
    Looks like a player!
     
  4. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Why?

    Well, my best bassplayin' friend/modster of choice ever is allergic to nickel as well (I don't) and you display same taste in what's hot n'true in a bass sound! Enjoy!

    Congrats my friend

    Beautiful (and solid) bass you now got;)

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  5. Bigfoot92

    Bigfoot92

    Apr 23, 2011
    Nice bass, congrats. This makes me wish ibanez still made higher level SRs with the flat top and p/j pickups (just a personal cosmetic preference, they look sleek with that configuration IMO!).
     
  6. BullHorn

    BullHorn

    Nov 23, 2006
    Israel
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    The previous owner replaced one of the tuners but used a "top" side rather than a "bottom".

    I need to find a fitting replacement, I don't like the way the string is sitting. Help? :)

    -EDIT: will a Gotoh GB7 (14mm or 9/16") fit?
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  7. pica

    pica

    Nov 26, 2009
    Michigan
    Mazel Tov... Looks like a great bass. Enjoy.
     
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