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Ibanez Celebrates 30th Anniversary of SR Bass with Limited Edition Models

Ibanez 30th Anniversary Limited Edition SR Bass Models

Three decades ago, Ibanez first introduced the SR bass. This year they’re celebrating their flagship bass model with four new instruments.

“Throughout the past 30 years, Ibanez has been improving and developing the SR series by closely following market requirements and opinions from various artists and valued customers,” they write. “SR is now one of the most popular and distinctive basses in the whole bass market. To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the SR Series Bass, we’re proud to introduce four New Anniversary models. These inspired basses feature a semi-hollow body with a trio of oval soundholes that contribute to a warm, resonant, “airy” tone that is as unique as its stylish design.”

The four limited edition models include two SR models – the SR30TH4 and the SR30TH5 – and two SR Premium models: the SR30TH4PE and the SR30TH5PE. The SR models are built with a 5-piece jatoba and bubinga neck with a mahogany semi-hollow body. Its rosewood fingerboard is inlaid with Abalone ovals. For electronics, the company loads each bass with a pair of Bartolini MK-1 pickups and their own custom 3-band EQ with mid-frequency switch.

The upgraded SR Premium models are instead built with a wenge and bubinga neck that’s reinforced with KTS titanium rods. Their bodies have an ash and mahogany body with a bubinga top, and the fretboard is wenge. The pickups are Nordstrand Big Singles, and the 3-band EQ has a mid-frequency switch and an EQ bypass switch. The Premium version also has a Mono-Rail V bridge, where the standard SR basses have an Accu-cast B300 bridge.

The Ibanez 30th Anniversary SR Basses will be limited to 15 pieces of each of the Premium models and 150 of the regular version in the U.S. The SR30TH4 and SR30TH5 will have prices of $699.99 and $749.99, respectively, while the SR30TH4PE and SR30TH5PE will go for $1,399.99 and $1,499.99.

Ibanez SR 30th Anniversary SR30TH4PE Bass

Ibanez SR 30th Anniversary SR30TH4PE Bass Features:

Atlas-4 5pc Wenge/Bubinga neck with KTS TITANIUM rods
Bubinga top/Ash/Mahogany back body
Wenge fretboard with Abalone oval inlay
Hollow body construction
Medium frets
Mono-rail V bridge
Nordstrand “Big Single” pickups
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ with 3-way Mid frequency switch
Gold hardware
Hardshell Case Included

Ibanez SR 30th Anniversary SR30TH5PE Bass

Ibanez SR 30th Anniversary SR30TH5PE Bass Features:

Atlas-5 5pc Wenge/Bubinga neck with KTS TITANIUM rods
Bubinga top/Ash/Mahogany back body
Wenge fretboard with Abalone oval inlay
Hollow body construction
Medium frets
Mono-rail V bridge
Nordstrand “Big Single” pickups
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ with 3-way Mid frequency switch
Gold hardware
Hardshell Case Included

Ibanez SR 30th Anniversary SR30TH4 Bass

Ibanez SR 30th Anniversary SR30TH4 Bass Features:

SR4 5pc Jatoba/Bubinga neck
Figured Mahogany Top/Mahogany back
Rosewood fretboard with Abalone oval inlay
Hollow body construction
Medium frets
Accu-cast B300 bridge
Bartolini MK-1 pickups
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ with Mid frequency switch

Ibanez SR 30th Anniversary SR30TH5 Bass

Ibanez SR 30th Anniversary SR30TH5 Bass Features:

SR5 5pc Jatoba/Bubinga neck
Figured Mahogany Top/Mahogany back
Rosewood fretboard with Abalone oval inlay
Hollow body construction
Medium frets
Accu-cast B305 bridge
Bartolini MK-1 pickups
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ with Mid frequency switch

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