Ibanez Teams with Korg for the SR Kaoss Bass
Here’s something different: Ibanez has teamed up with Korg to introduce the SRKP4 Bass. The 4-string model takes the company’s flagship SR model and equips it with a Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2S, which has 100 effect programs that can be controlled real time with a touchpad interface. Those effects include a looper, vinyl break, and ducking compressor effects. It can also record, play loops, and store three program memories for instant recall of effects.
Even more, the bass has a standalone built-in distortion with its own tone and gain knobs. Both the distortion and mini kaoss pad 2S can be bypassed to use the SRKP4 as a normal bass guitar. The bass itself is built with a mahogany body, maple neck, and rosewood fretboard. Its pickup is an Ibanez IBZ-KP. Another forward-thinking feature is the addition of a separate 1/8-inch headphone output jack located next to the main output.
The Ibanez SRKP4 is expected to ship soon with a price point around $400. [Editor’s note: A previous version of this story noted the price point at $600. Ibanez has stated the price will be closer to $400.]
Check out this demo of the SRKP4 in action:
Ibanez SRKP4 Bass Photos:
Ibanez SRKP4 Bass Details:
|Neck:||GSR4 Maple neck|
|Fretboard:||Rosewood fretboard w/White dot inlay|
|Pickup:||IBZ-KP bridge pu (Passive)|
|Other:||Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2S included, Built-in distortion circuit, Separate Headphone Output|