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SRFF805: Ibanez Hit It Out the Park!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Apr 4, 2015.


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  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    image. image. i think I am going to kick that Sadowsky UV 70 V to the curb because I played an Ibanez SRFF805, and it is perfection. The neck is a thin typical SR variety, but I had no problem getting around it at all. The tone is very Bartolini, modern and mid heavy, it works well with what I play. The fanned frets feel totally natural, especially if you do not look at them.

    The B string is supernatural! This is the best B I have ever heard, although my Peavey Forum V is very, very close. It has the Sadowsky beat out right. At $999 street, this bass is an incredible
    value. This bad boy will be keeping my Peaveys and P5 company before the summer is over.
     

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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I was wondering how much benefit they'd get out of that 1.5" of fanning, as opposed to the longer Novax / Dingwall version. Glad to hear it sounds good! What strings?
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think the strings are D'Addarios.
     
  4. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    I don't like fanned frets but that is just personal preference and that bass looks great.

    I am super impressed with what Ibanez is doing in the $800-1000 price range. My BTB Terra Firma 6er is an incredible bass for under $1k.
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    +1 Ibanez is truly stepping up their game in the area of affordable, but high quality basses. Their $1k basses can hang with basses that twice their price.
     
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  6. justbass57

    justbass57 Supporting Member

    I've been keeping an ear out for the 5 string (lightweight) Ibanez basses for some time, I just have to find some in my area to check out in the PJ realm
     
  7. AngelCrusher

    AngelCrusher Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    Awesome. I want to check out the 6. Wonder if the string spacing is super tight or if it's workable.

    Can you compare the tone and neck to the Peavey Cirrus?
     
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    The tone is more like a Tobias than a Cirrus. On the five, I thought the spacing was comfortable. It felt like 17mm to me.
     
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  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    I did not realize that the B was only extended to 35.5" instead of 37.5" like a Dingwall. I still think the B sounded incredible.
     
  10. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    The SRFF805-BKS are suppose to ship from the factory with Elixir's on them (so my dealer told me). Clearly the one's on Doc's bass are D'Addario's.

    Doc, you need a better camera, those photos are brutal.

    TD
     
  11. Zodion

    Zodion

    Aug 9, 2014
    New York
    My Ibanez Sr1400e vnf cost $1,100 but it's damn worth it
     
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Taking pictures is not my gift.
     
  13. Cool bass. When it comes to ibanez though...
    I. Want. Colors.
     
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  14. Argassab

    Argassab

    Dec 16, 2014
    Cayman Islands
    Haven't tried fanned frets but interested, how does it differ from the usual?

    Thanks!
     
  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Once you stop thinking about it, you won't notice a difference.
     
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  16. I like the finish on that, never tried a fanned fret bass before. I just wonder how it doesn't throw the intonation off.
     
  17. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    It does not throw off the intonation because each string has its own optimized scale length, notice the bridge arrangement.
    Very interesting that you find the Ibanez preferable to a Sadowsky Doc! But I have noticed that the top line Ibanez basses seem to have really blown the bell curve.
    Congrats on your new bass!
     
  18. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    The Sadowsky is the best at what it does, which is the active Jazz thing. The SRFF805 sounds like a Tobias or some other Bart loaded modern bass, so it is not like the Ibanez is beating the Sadowsky at its game, it's just that I would be happy a modern bass instead of an active Jazz.
     
  19. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Bremerton, WA
    Nice. Any sound samples of it? My phone won't let me download mp3s or anything of that nature...
     
  20. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Read that sticky thread on pics. It's not the camera, it's holding it steady - I just can't do that anymore, especially after my morning cup of coffee! Had some luck yesterday sitting on a reversed chair, and steadying my phone on top of the chair back to get pics. Without some sort of tripod or stick or something solid for stability, all of my cell phone pics come out like those. Strange, not true with my good digital camera (if I could only remember what drawer it's in).
     

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