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NBD!! Ibanez SRSC Content...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rashrader, Apr 12, 2019.


  1. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    I’ve been heavily contemplating this purchase for months.... There are lots of great options in this price range. Here’s hoping I made a good decision.

    Initial impressions are good. It definitely needs some setup work, but it is very playable out of the box. The finish is beautiful and it feels quite nice! There are lots of tonal options. It’ll take a bit of tweaking to find my happy place, but I know it’s there to be found.

    Ibanez SRSC 806. My first Ibanez purchase since my long gone late 80’s purchase of a brand new SR800.

    My second 6 String Bass. Good times ahead!!!

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    C673260B-7979-42EC-A78C-2FBD4902E2A5.
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  2. bearfoot

    bearfoot

    Jan 27, 2005
    schenectady, ny
    That's a purdy one. I have the base 506 which I think is the same ergonomics. I love the feel of it. Never thought I could handle a 6-string bass but the SR neck is amazingly thin, flat, and yet stable.

    May the Bass be With You
     
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  3. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Congrats rashrader..!!! Wished could get one...

    This 6 string SR Single Cut might be different in terms of ergonomics.

    It is a beast in terms of its neck cause it doesn't follow the typical Ibanez SR series slim neck design and tight string spacing. The neck is even more behemoth than a 6 string BTB. It is wider and thicker as it has to accommodate wide 18mm string spacing (vs. 17mm on the 6 string BTB series and 16.5mm on most other 6 string SR series, including your SR506).
     
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  4. Sid the Kid

    Sid the Kid Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    Illinois
    Oh wow! That looks awesome. Congrats and have fun.
     
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  5. bearfoot

    bearfoot

    Jan 27, 2005
    schenectady, ny
    ah yes i see that now. The inlays are similar in shape, which made me think it was the same neck design.

    I'm not sure I'd like 18mm on 6-string, though it would certainly help with thumb slap. :bassist: I particularly like chording on my 506 which is beastly enough @ 16.5mm for my medium sized hands.

    that double "skunk stripe" makes your bass' neck super strong, I believe.
     
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  6. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Thanks!! The 506E was on the short list as well, but I really wanted the 18mm Spacing. I can palm a basketball... My hands are pretty big. It’s very comfy for me.
     
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  7. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    The neck is definitely a solid Five Ply construction. No graphite or titanium bars and only one truss rod, but it’s pretty responsive and very solid.
     
  8. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    I can’t wait to get some lighter strings on it... These gauges are tight!!! Lol.
     
  9. CLMSHQ

    CLMSHQ

    Apr 17, 2007
    Danielson, CT
    Nice Bass.

    Even though you are wearing a Capitals jersey...

    Sorry, Cane's fan here.
     
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  10. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Here’s to a good series! Cheers!
     
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  11. Aidil

    Aidil

    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    What strings did it come with, D'Addarios (color-coded ball ends) or Elixirs (all brass ball ends w/ taperwound low-B)?

    Ibanez webpage shows they are Elixirs, but your pictures seem to reveal they are D'Addarios (the low-B isn't tapered at bridge side and slight color appears on one of the ball ends).

    I imagined putting on some Dunlop Super Brights which feel quite more flexible than D'Addario EXL had I could have the bass.
     
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  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That bass is a beauty OP. Ibanez created an impressive looking bass.
     
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  13. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    It has D’Addario strings on it right now, but they are definitely heavier (32-45-65-85-105-130) than I prefer. I ordered a balanced set of 28w-40-55-70-95-135t. Each string weighs in at around 34lbs tension, which is right about where I like them.
     
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  14. Kubicki Fan

    Kubicki Fan

    Oct 3, 2014
    Canada
    Enjoy your new bass! Looks fantastic :drool:
     
  15. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
    Oooooh. I’ve messed around a bit with the 4 and 5 string versions at my local GC. Surprised how much midrange character there was. Beautiful bass good sir. Enjoy!
     
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  16. sludgetail

    sludgetail Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2018
    Orange, CA
    Nice brotha, def a looker!

    Play her in great health :)
     
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  17. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Thanks!! I will definitely keep her healthy. :D
     
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  18. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Stunning! I once briefly owned a 5-string version when they first came out. These are fun basses and very comfortable! They sound excellent as well! Congratulations and enjoy!
     
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  19. Low84

    Low84 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    I haven't been a fan of Ibanez's newer stuff in many years... but that looks nice.

    Interesting place for the battery compartment... no?
     
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  20. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    beautiful ax! i'm not sure how you'd get a better looking bass --- and i'm sure it will play well for you, too. congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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