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New 2017 Ibanez SRAS7-DEB Specs is Out...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aidil, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    The new Ibanez 2017 catalog has specs of new Ashula bass:

    Ibanez 2017 SRAS7 & SRH500.

    So now we know the factory tuning is A-D-G (fretless) - E-A-D-G (fretted). :bassist:

    Still not sure whether 'AS' in the name SRAS7-DEB stands for AShula or Aero Silk or...

    Anyone GASsing for this one?
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Very strange idea. I think I'd want the fretless portion on the other side though. Does anyone make a BEA (fretted) DGC (fretless) 6er?
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  3. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    That is what Ibanez did with the first edition of Ashula bass (SR2010ASC): the fretless is on the other side. It is a 6er but the factory tuning is E-A-D-G (fretted) - D-G (fretless).

    Few modifications have been reported with this old Ashula: changed the tuning to B-E-A-D (fretted) - G-C (fretless) or there was a guy who got rid the fretless part and made it fully fretted.

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  4. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    I heard they made some upgrades to the BTB singlecut model also as well as added Aguilar pickups to some lines
  5. Sid the Kid

    Sid the Kid Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    Have they released any of the other 2017 bass workshop models yet? I think I saw a hollowbody soundgear and a fanned fret 4 string in there.
  6. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Very nice 7 string and it has wider string spacing (16mm) than BTB7 (15 or 15,5mm?). But what is that semi hollow srh bass below the sr7? Can you post a better pic of that bass (with the specs)?
  7. CoarseBass


    Dec 28, 2002
    Where are you guys getting the catalog?
  8. CoarseBass


    Dec 28, 2002
  9. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    yes, few new models in the Bass Workshop lines together with the SRAS7: the 4 string fanned fret SRFF800, the semi-hollow body fretted and fretless SRH500 and SRH500F...

    I'll post better picture of the specs later on...
  10. If they decide to bring over a 5-string BTB Singlecut with the Deep Twilight satin finish...

    ...Well... let's just say I'm REALLY glad I finally found a better-paying job! drool
  11. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    The BTB7 isn't in the 2017 catalog anymore, so apparently it has been discontinued. Glad I've managed to buy one last year.

    The BTB7 has 15.5 mm string spacing and the SRAS7 has 16 mm string spacing, so we could expect that the neck of the SRAS7 will be slightly wider.

    Here is the specs of semi-hollow body SRH500 (sorry for the bad smartphone camera quality):
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  12. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    As far as what are in the catalog, only the new single cut 6 string BTB846SC gets the DTL finish. The 5 string BTB845SC gets the NTL finish.

    Mind you that I'm in the South East Asia region. There might be different color finish in different region part of the world.

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  13. Soooooo much brown!
  14. nyangsw


    Apr 26, 2012
    Do they offer fan fret bass of BTB series?
  15. bassebruno57


    Aug 17, 2008
    And in the Signature line ? The Thundercat bass ?
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  16. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    no fanned fret bass in the 2017 catalog other than the 2 previous released SRFF and the new 4 string SRFF.
  17. el_Bajo_Verde


    May 18, 2016
    Seems odd because there is no B-string.

    They would sell more if it was just a BEADGCF 7-string fretless.
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  18. jimmyb

    jimmyb An Avid Indoorsman Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Elkton, MD
    Any USA price points yet on this one?
  19. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    No Thundercat in the catalog... Pretty much still the same as previous in the Signature Models: Gary Willis, Gerald Veasley, Adam Nitti, Peter Iwers, Fieldy, Mike D'Antonio, and Sharlee D'Angelo
  20. LordHar


    Mar 31, 2003
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