NBD - Ibanez SR706 CL find

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by scuzzy, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    I went with the family for vacation across the state and found this bass on the local CL. It was a great price, and the seller met me and I made the buy. very nice guy on some hard times. He is a drummer who dabbled in bass, but needed cash more than a bass. Unemployment is crappy. (silver lining, he was thankful to get cash, and he started a new job that day!)

    Upon inspection, I noticed the neck had a TON of relief, way more than I'm typically comfortable with. He said he never touched the truss so I went ahead and bought it hopeful that a hefty adjustment was all that was needed. I paid asking price, as it was more than fair. I immediately loosened all strings and noticed the neck straightening out. I let it ride home with no tension.

    Once home, I disassembled, cleaned, adjusted the properly working truss nuts, and got it all set up and rocking. sounds like your typical bart MK1 ibby. I believe it has the original elixir strings, and they sound really good still. Even has plastic on the truss cover and electronics plate. Ibby has the only 6-string neck I like that I've tried. It's quite light due to it's extensive body sculpting. eager to play it out a bit! enjoy!

    Anyone know how many models of the SR706 Ibanez released? I believe this was the one prior to the latest. Made in Korea, neck says Cort on the heel where it bolts to the body.

    Last edited: Jun 25, 2019
  2. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    No idea how many or what variants were made, but I have a similar-ish 2008 model I picked up recently whilst recovering from a long illness. It's flamed maple top/headstock, mahogany body wings with a maple centre and finished black so the flaming is quite subtle. I paid slightly more than you did taking into account currency rates, so about the same as a new SR206 on discount. Mine is as heavy as hell though, more than the T40's. Only 6-er neck I like in a full scale. After the next lot of surgeries, I'll get to spend some more time playing it.

    Good buy, enjoy.
  3. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO

    It weighs several pounds less than the T-40 I owned, and a fair bit less than the Bongo 6 I had. This one doesn't have a flame top to match the headstock, unfortunately. Not sure if it's the unfortunate one, but the body top is straight grained, a bit boring. I know the latter version seemed to have better figuring overall.