Anybody an Ibanez fan?

Nice buy @LesterH . Enjoy :wink:
My SR still remains my go to bass . So light and yet so full of tone

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@mac I have owned Ibanez basses in the years past but really wasn’t a bass player and they were the Gio series not the SR. I enjoyed them but there is a significant playability upgrade and tone with the active electronics on this thing. Not too mention it is probably half the weight of my J bass lol

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The electronics are good although I don’t use them often but there’s a real noticeable difference in weight between mine and my Fender or Rickenbacker. I can actually carry the bass and a cup of coffee in one hand while opening the door with the other ( I do not recommend or condone this stupidity but I can be a lazy bum lol )

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I have a SR655E and I really like it, but my bridge pickup has an annoying high frequency buzz (the J pickup is the bridge pickup I guess) too. Need to open the bass up and see why. But a great bass otherwise!

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@EBXEBX hopefully you get everything worked out! Good luck

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Might not be anything inside the bass; it could also be picking up electrical interference from something through the pickup. P/J basses only have one J so they are lacking the hum-cancelling you get with a bass that has two counter-wound J’s. My P/J is more sensitive to noise than my J/J used to be, or my guitar is. Or my dual humbucker, but that should be obvious :slight_smile:

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Not to mention lower priced Fenders are made at cort factory in Indonesia too

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I see I am not the only one with bridge pickup buzz. Maybe if grounds are ok I will someday change the lower pickup.

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Anybody remember Hamer basses? Those basses were so heavy you almost needed a crane to lift it

Nice, Lester! Looks like pretty tight string spacing there!?!

This ^^ :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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There is a pickup upgrade for the Ibanez which gets rid and f the buzz but I’m sorry I can’t remember the make at the moment

I can’t believe I didn’t include that little fact in there too. I’ve looked at heaps of Cort factory Fenders…

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The sustain is indeed incredible

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Yep, Indonesia’s probably making the best basses in the world for the price. Ibanez midrange production models, Yamaha midrange production models, Cort, Squier, etc. All fantastic instruments in the sub-$1k range. Usually much less than $1k.

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@joergkutter it is a pretty tight spacing but very easy to play especially if your chording above the 12th fret playing extended chords

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Well, OK, I can see that… now, I just need to learn how to play chords :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: That is where I envy you guitar players; that is where you really can apply a lot of your previous know-how!

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@joergkutter I can see that being an advantage. To be honest learning scales has helped tremendously. Putting together tritones etc. if you learn the Nashville number system it was a big help as well being able to see the root 3rd 5th 7th etc allowed me to build chord shapes just knowing the root then say flat 7 and so on it is so hard to type this all out on my phone and make sense I am sorry for the confusion lol

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Yes, I can often arppegiate chords, but strumming chords is tough as my fingers turn into a pretzel… and then especially going from one chord to another with any decent speed - that is really hard!

No problem - I can’t do this on a phone either :grin:

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