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NBD - Pretty, and surprisingly good Ibanez.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by datasmog, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. I had no real need for anything other than my old Jazz, but this just looked so nice on Facebook Marketplace I couldn’t resist going for a look. I played it and I bought it.
    It is totally unmarked.
    I put some TI Jazz flats on it to replace the rounds, tweaked the truss rod to put a tiny bit of relief into the neck and lowered the action to within a gnats whisker of the frets. Correctly set the intonation, and Got no fret buzz or rattles.
    It plays beautifully and sounds amazing for what is really a not very expensive bass. And the build quality really puts my old Fender to shame.
    I shall use this quite a bit I think.

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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Cool, nice bass. I didn't realize there were any neck-through Soundgears, thought they were all bolt-on.
  3. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
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  4. getbent


    Aug 20, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    I've been playing a Fender Jazz for 30+ years, but picked up a fretless Ibanez SR370 a few years ago and they're just super nice instruments. Not expensive, lightweight and well balanced, easy playing bolt-on neck, solid construction, variable and useful tone, what's not to like? (unfortunately I didn't cotton to fretless like I hoped, so it's getting listed ASAP so I can buy a P) zg48i5n3bbfhspsdmqm2.jpg
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  5. ruju


    Dec 9, 2017
    Damn...I had an sr900 in flames maple too.. I still kick myself for selling it years ago .
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  6. I saw comments like this about the bass before I bought it and took the view that if it was that bad it was fixable.
    After new good quality flats, most reviews were using rounds, and a good setup it plays and sounds very nice to me. I’ve just used it on a recording project and the result is totally acceptable without any pre or post production buggering about.
    Playing live, whenever that happens, amp settings and a Sansamp will knock it into shape if needed.
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  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    looks like a substantial ax, OP! and it looks good, too --- and if it plays good and sounds good = you're the big winner! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
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  8. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    there are a lot of neck through soundgears.
    Here’s a list of all the 4 string 34” scale fretted neck through soundgear models that I know of

    1988-1989 SR2000E
    1988-1989 SR2040E

    1988-1991 SR924
    1988 SR924PD
    1988-1989 SR924QM
    1991-1992 SR924S

    1992-1994,1996 SR2000

    1994-1997 SR1200

    2004-2007 SR900
    2004-2007 SR900FM

    2005-2008 SR1000EFM
    2005 SR1000EZW
    2006 SR1000EBG
    2007 SR1000EWN

    2008 SR950EFM

    2010-2011 SRT670
    2010-2011 SRT800DX
    2010 SRT900DX
    2012 SRT700DX

    2012-2013 SR500T

    2015-2016 SR1400TE


    i left SRX models out
    Anyone else think Ibanez should change their SR body?
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  9. psyline


    Jun 8, 2016
    I love all my Ibanez basses. Currently sporting three different models. All stunning players. The 500 and 700 series with Bartolini’s are off the hook. My Pbass is phenomenal, but these really are exceptional for the price point. Nice post.

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  10. Manuel Bass

    Manuel Bass Commercial User

    Jun 23, 2017
    No disclosures
    Have this since January sr675 and I’m absolutely happy with it sound and play like a dream for 724 bucks C78A2E93-48CF-437B-83AB-865B82C1A8E6.jpeg
  11. Gwyn ap Nudd

    Gwyn ap Nudd Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    Still my favorite out of all the basses I own.
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  12. If it plays as well as it looks, you've got a winner!!!
  13. Artwerk Orange

    Artwerk Orange

    Feb 2, 2020
    I would love to see how you got the action so low. I am currently struggling with the rapidly changing humidity in FL. All my stringed instruments are being wonky right now.
  14. Whitebeard


    Sep 20, 2010
    "I had no real need for it, but this just looked so nice on ebay I couldn’t resist buying it. Kept it for a couple years and sold it on ebay. Spector USA Custom NSJH5FM - Solid one piece maple body.

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  15. massXvelocity


    Jul 20, 2020
    Everyone should have at least one Ibanez.
    1991 FujiGen 885 LE 20210419_174524.jpg
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  16. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    IIRC, the neck through soundgear basses had a more substantial neck profile also, not the well known pencil thin shape
  17. Mcr Red

    Mcr Red

    Aug 11, 2016
    Tis a thing of beauty, that. Which model is it?
    I've decided my next, and last, bass will be a fretless and probably ibanez
  18. Gwyn ap Nudd

    Gwyn ap Nudd Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    Ibanez Bass Workshop SRF700 Portamento
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