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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tfer, Nov 4, 2018.
Went shopping for studio monitors, and walked out with this...! I’ll upgrade my monitors later.
Wished I could upgrade my SRFF806 to this... drool
I’m not sure what the differences are, but this bass is nice - spent the morning setting it up.
One thing the Bartolini BH2 pickups on yours are the latest result of Bill Bartolini and Ibanez Top Engineers collaborations, which sound-wise seems to have gathered much more praises here than the older BH1 pickups.
Then they've changed the Monorail bridges on the SRMS. These new ones have sideways adjustment (though I doubt much users would utilize it).
And of course the SRMS has gorgeous finish...
I’ve actually considered tightening the spacing a bit.
The strings spacing on the new MR5S bridge has ±1.5 mm sideways adjustment. But on a 6er, if you were to equalize the spacing, the sideway movements could only be within 0.6 mm. Thus from standard 16.5 mm string spacing, they could be set to 15.9 ~ 17.1 mm.
I’m happy with standard Ibanez spacing, and I’m not sure I have the patience to ensure that everything is perfectly even. That’s the only thing that is stopping me.
It is something that I might experiment with in the future.
My only concern is adjusting to a tighter spacing than my Portamento.
Portamento bridge doesn't have the same sideways string spacing adjustment, thus the string spacing is fixed at 16.5 mm.
And that’s why I’m reluctant to play with the string spacings.
On the occasions that I pick up my 4 string Ibanez SRX, the spacing seems uncomfortably wide. I want to maintain a consistency.
Beautiful! I played a similar sixer a few months ago and thought it felt and sounded amazing...
I GAS'd over this model for quite some time, but could never find one in a store to try out. Gorgeous basses, and supposedly a really great fanned fret option.
Ditto my srff805 to an srms805, these look and sound so much better.
I had a schaller high mass steel bridge on a bass I owned in the late 90s. It had sideways adjustment, which I originally thought was slick, but did not lock-down in any way. It would stay put once you got your strings on, but was very easy to move out of place while changing strings, which was a big pita. No idea what Ibby did on theirs, but thought i would share just in case its the same deal.
Apparently, I’m lucky that I waited!
This bridge has a locking mechanism using Allen screws.
who needs studio monitors? i'm sure you did the right thing --- beautiful bass you've got there! congratulations on your new instrument!