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Ibanez have been crafting guitars in the well-known SR series for 30 years. The SR bass guitars are contemporary and offer a modern choice among the bass guitars on the current market.
The SR305E body is constructed entirely out of mahogany. Its lightweight body is incredibly comfortable to hold and will reduce any fatigue when performing live on stage. Mahogany is a dense tonewood which is known for its range of warm yet punchy tones, with a particularly resolute range of low end frequencies.
A 5-piece maple and walnut SR5 neck is firmly joined to the body. The neck has a smooth feel and a profile that promotes much faster playability. The advantage of having a 5-piece neck is that it has additional strength to withstand a lot of action. Topping the neck is a jatoba fingerboard with 24 medium frets. Each fret can be freely explored thanks to the double cutaway in the body, and the white dot inlays guide you with confidence.
The SR305E is fitted with the all-new PowerSpan Dual Coil pickups. PowerSpan pickups have stainless steel poles which are exposed, and this enhances the overall output and sonic purity. The pickups have a much stronger signal which enables them to balance out both the low and high frequencies without losing out on either. These dual coils allow the SR305E to produce an incredibly articulate universe of tones.
The SR305E also features Ibanez Custom electronics with a 3-band EQ and 3-way Power Tap switch. These work in conjunction with one another to provide you with full control over your sound. The Power Tap switch offers Tap Mode, Series Mode and Power Tap Mode. These give you single-coil to humbucker pickup style tones, or you can merge the two for a real mélange of sound.
The SR305E's Cosmo Black hardware beautifully complements the finish. An Accu-cast B16 bridge is fitted to the lower bout of the mahogany body. This has an incredibly durable construction, built to enhance sustain and resonance with ease. Its wide, 16.5mm string spacing allows you to use heavier gauge strings which in turn enable you to experiment more with different tuning patterns.
The Ibanez SR305E is a superior 5-string model at a remarkably low price, make the leap from your 4-string and delve into the world of extended range models.