The SR1805 Premium 5 String bass features a beautiful Rosewood/Flamed Maple top and Walnut/Mahogany back body, Atlas-5 5 piece Wenge/Bubinga neck with superior strength KTS™ Titanium rod construction, premium fret edge treatment, abalone oval inlays, gold hardware, 3-band EQ with Bypass and Mid Frequency Switches, Mono-rail IV bridge and Nordstrand pickups.
Available in Natural Flat.
The SR Premium is the Ibanez bass made for the working pro. Building on many of the Prestige's high-end appointments, this SR is crafted by Ibanez's Premium facility in Indonesia. Super-smooth hand crimped frets, built-in-the-USA Nordstrand™ ""Big Single"" pickups, and the Mono-Rail IV bridge are just some of the features that set this instrument in a class far exceeding its reasonable price.
Premium Fret Edge Treatment
The premium fret edges are processed to be specially rounded for smooth play and comfortable neck grip.
Rosewood & Flamed Maple top and Walnut/Mahogany back body lamination gives the bass a premium feel along with a strong presence.
Nordstrand™ ""Big Single"" crams as meaty a single coil as can fit in a soapbar style pickup, producing a full-bodied, powerful, aggressive tonal texture, while still retaining the clarity that's characteristic of single coil pickups.
EQB-IIISC 3-Band EQ w/EQ Bypass Switch & Mid Frequency Switch
The EQBIIISC is a customized 3-band EQ and a dedicated preamp for Nordstrand™ pickups for further pure and wider frequency response. This preamp system is equipped with an EQ bypass switch and a mid-frequency select switch(250Hz or 600Hz).
Mono-Rail IV bridge
The Mono-Rail IV bridge is the ultimate in string isolation for bass. Each saddle is independently and securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer without interference. One screw controls the height of each saddle for easy adjustment.
|neck type||Atlas-5 5pc Wenge/Bubinga neck w/KTS™ TITANIUM rods|
|body||Rosewood & Flamed Maple top/Walnut/Mahogany back body|
|fretboard||Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone oval inlay|
|fret||Medium frets w/Premium fret edge treatment|
|number of frets||24|
|bridge||Mono-rail IV bridge|
|neck pu||Nordstrand™ ""Big Single"" 5 neck pu (Passive)|
|bridge pu||Nordstrand™ ""Big Single"" 5 bridge pu (Passive)|
|equaliser||EQB-IIISC 3-band eq w/Eq bypass switch & Mid frequency switch|
|nut||BLACK TUSQ XL® nut|
Love my SR1805By: Tim Seeley on 4 April 2017My SR1805 arrived a bit over two weeks ago, and I love it. My previous instrument (which I am keeping!) is a Yamaha RBX-375 - a low/mid-range Yamaha now several years old. In comparison, the Ibanez SR1805 has a thinner neck and is surprisingly easier and faster to play. I asked the guys at PMG to set it up "as low as possible" for me, which they did really well - it's just on the verge of buzzing if I play it hard, but I play fairly gently and it works really well for me, including for some two-hand tapping which I use in some songs. The Nordstrand Big Single pickups sound amazing. I quite like the Bartolinis on the SR505, but the Nordstrands are definitely a step up. Very articulate, and beautiful tonal character on the high end provides amazingly colourful twangs which are very fun to exploit. The 3-band EQ with switchable mid frequency is amazing. I always liked my old Yamaha (and still do), but since joining a full-on rock band, it didn't quite have the low-mid punch and cut-through I needed. The Ibanez does. Of course, I could dial in some low-mid EQ on my amp. But having that level of control on-board the instrument as well makes it easier to get just what you want in a live performance scenario. There is some music for which I still prefer the clean warmth of the low end of the old Yamaha, so I'm not disposing of that any time soon. Cranking up the bass knob on the Ibanez doesn't achieve quite the same result and can get a bit boomy. However, I've found that /cutting/ the mid level below flat and flicking the mid frequency switch down does produce a very nice result for quieter material that wants a warm-but-not-muddy low low end ... especially with my Eden WTP-900 reiterating similar shaping through 2x Eden D210XST cabs. Quite delicious. The SR1805 seems very even in output level across all five strings. The higher strings sound much nicer than on my Yamaha. Also, playing up the fretboard is easier and sounds better. And because of that, I find that for some songs I like to play an octave higher and use an octave pedal to drop the pitch back down and produce a synthy type of sound - but it depends on the song, of course. Overall summary comments: * beautiful sound from the Nordstrand Big Singles * superb playability * no regrets here!