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Ibanez Releases New SR Premium Series Basses

Ibanez has unveiled a new take on their SR series with four new models. The SR Premium basses are built at Ibanez’s premium factory and all feature USA Nordstrand “Big Single” pickups, a first for any of the company’s basses.

Ibanez SR1200E

Each model also includes their EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ that has a Mid frequency switch and an EQ bypass switch for tonal flexibility. Mono-Rail IV bridges with locking saddles are included, which are designed to allow each string to vibrate fully without being affected by other strings.

All the models have a Mahogany body, 5-piece Wenge and Bubinga neck, Rosewood fingerboards, and Abalone oval inlays for fret markers. Differences lie in the top, which for the SR1400E and SR1405E is a figured Maple top. Their counterparts, the SR1200E and SR1205E, have Ovangkol tops.

The Ibanez SR Premium basses will be available this summer with prices ranging from $999 to $1,149. For more, visit the Ibanez website.

Ibanez SR Premium Series Specs:

  • Made by Ibanez Premium factory
  • USA Nordstrand “Big Single” pickups
  • EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ, with Mid frequency switch and eq bypass switch
  • Mono-Rail IV bridge with locking
  • Includes special gig bag
  • Neck Material: 5pc Wenge/Bubinga
  • Body: Mahogany body/
  • Top: Figured Maple top on 1400E and 1405E, Ovangkol on 1200E and 1205E
  • Frets: Medium frets
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlay: Abalone oval inlay
  • HW Color: Gold
  • Finishes: VNF

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Any word on weather or not they’ll come out with a 6 string version of these bases? I’d buy one in a heartbeat.