The update: My first bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RookieBassist, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. is the final update. You wanted to know what I would get..and here it is. I got an Ibanez SR505 (ok ok, no Ibanex bashing, heh). My dad (seeing as I am 15) has total control of I had to get what I could, he found a used one so we checked it out.
    Maple Body, w/ Black Finish
    24 Fret Rosewood Fretboard
    2 Active Humbucking PUs
    4 Knobs (Volume, Balancer, Treble , Bass Boost)

    I got it for 400 with case, cord, strap, tuner, extra strings, and cheap 10 w amp. Next I think Id get an SWR 4004 and a 4x10 cab...oh well, thats if I play a lot.

    Thanks for all of your help.
    Ibanez SR-505

    Ibanez SR-505 #2
  2. stingray96191


    Jul 27, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Unofficially Endorsing Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars
    At least you are making an attempt to learn.
    Good Luck
    Stick with it.
    But still???

    An Ibanez???

    Erin:) :)
  3. that is a really nice bass!

    if i still had my SR-506, i would have a Bartolini preamp and pickups put it...DARN...why did i sell it!?!?!:mad:

    when you get better, have Barts put in them...they'll make it sound a whole lot better.

    remember, even Gary Willis uses a Soundgear.:)

    (his has Barts in them)
  4. man for a first bass a soundgear isn't a good choice and esp. a 5-er. me personally think a short scale bass is best for begginers and 5-er's should mostly be fretless. but its all opinion. hope you don't suck and stop listening to korn. and yea bart's are good but to me EMG's give a crisper cleaner sound i like barts for a fretless
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    That's why I still have mine, Rafterman. The bass itself is nice, I just need to replace the crappy electronics. I like the SR500 series much better than the SR400 or SR800.
  6. the SR-506 with Bartolinis would've been great!

    :mad: MAN!!! :mad:
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I'm considering EMG's for mine, so that it would sound different than any of my other basses. That might buy it a little playing time.
  8. I actually happen to think that it is a good bass to learn on. It aint a really cheap and nasty bass, and like a few people have already stated, you can modify it if you decide to keep it.

    The only problem I found when getting a new bass (i learnt on a SR405) was I had to adjust to the wider spaced necks on other basses.
  9. I think an Ibanez soundgear is a decent enough beginner bass.I still have my GSR190(don`t play it though),it has a nice thin neck which,for me,was important in the beginning.Sound could be better but for starting out....heck you`ll sound crappy no matter what you play.:p

    Congrats on the bass dude.:)
  10. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    My first bass was an Ibanez Blazer (the shame of it). I took a peek and that's a nice bass. I always like black basses and thats very black.

    Ignore everyone else its your bass. Love it. Play it (a lot).
  11. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

    God i'm so sick 'n tired of that Ibanez bashing.
    You don't hear me bashing Americans all day, now do you ?

    if you don't like it, the just ignore it goddamned.. no need to rub it in at every chance you get.
    Respect the people that do like them, and jist shut up.

    grmbl !

    b.t.w. rookie.. nice bass, hope you'll enjoy it a lot :)
  12. *AHEM* I don't like Korn at all... I listen to Incubus and Dream Theater a lot. I didn't get the Ibanez because certain artists play them (I dont even really know man who do off the top of my head), I got it because it was a good deal, sounded decent, and had what I wanted.

    I will practice a lot, and TalkBass shall be my new home...ahhh....:)
  13. bman


    Dec 4, 2000
    Sandown, N.H., USA
    I think that's a great first bass. Heck, it's a great
    bass, period.
    When I look back at my first bass - a short scale Sears model - I'm retroactively envious of your acquisition! :)
    Have a blast with it.
    Arguing that x-bass is great and y-bass sucks is stupid. It's like arguing about colors: blue rules, green sucks.
    Congrats, you may now distribute the funk to one and all.
    You must use this power only for good. :D
  14. Si-bob


    Jun 30, 2001
    High Wycombe, UK
    Focusrite / Novation
    hmmmmmmm, well, if u like it, thats cool, blacks not my fave colour fer a bass, and IMO the lower range ibanez get beat by some other budget range basses. But like i said, if u like it and it gets u to improve that all the power to u :)
    just look forward to a better bass in a few years! ;)
    now thats fun to buy :)

    good luck

  15. David-Adler


    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    Another DT fan, thats great ;).

    Yep, the 505 is a pretty cool bass, and with upgrading it a little bit (maybe later) you´ll have a workhorse that will be with you ever day and every night.

    So, when will you be getting your RBX6 JM ?

  16. I'm sure that Ibanez is much better than my first bass, which was a Sears bass straight from the catalog!