What are the differences in sound? Ibanez SR500 and SR300DX

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nubian1, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. nubian1

    nubian1 Guest

    Oct 11, 2007
    Well I almost had a great deal on a SR500 but missed out, so now I am considering this one on ebay. This will be my first bass. I know that these bases have different electronics but how do they compare as far as sound? This is the bass I originally wanted to get, the only thing is I don't like the color.


    Im also considering this one, what are you opinions as far as sound and any other comparisons.

  2. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I have a 300DX and it's nowhere near the 500's I've tried in the store. I'd hold out for a 500, or get that SRX 500.
  3. doctorjazz

    doctorjazz Guest

    Oct 22, 2006
    Wilmington, NC
    The 500 is definitely quite a step up. I'd hold out for one, they're definitely worth it.
  4. I had an SR500 for a while last year. Great bass for the price - I'm still convinced that you would have had to pay over $1000 for a bass of this quality 10-12 years ago. The only reason I sold it was because I bought Pedulla Thunderbass and didn't need another modern, active 2 soapbar bass.... (and as much as I liked the SR500, the Pedulla is a better bass).

    I think the SRX is supposed to be more of "rock" bass....
  5. nubian1

    nubian1 Guest

    Oct 11, 2007
    I think I'll just wait to see what happens with the one deal, hopefully it will fall through and I can buy it. If not I'll save up for one. Thanks peeps!