Ibanez Introduces SR300E with Upgraded Electronics

Ibanez is stepping up their SR300 series with the SR300E basses, featuring upgraded pickups and electronics. The models, which come in four-, five-, and six-string versions, aim to bring a high quality of tone and control to a lower price point.

Ibanez SR300E Bass

The lineup centers around Ibanez’s new Powerspan dual coil pickups that have stainless steel poles to improve output, clarity, and fullness, the company says. A Power Tap switch toggles between three modes: Normal Tap (Single Coil), Series (Humbucking), and Power Tap (Normal Tap with a boosted low end). Further tonal tweaking is had with a 3-band EQ.

The SR300E is built with a mahogany body, a five-piece maple and rosewood neck, and a rosewood fretboard. Hardware includes an Accu-cast B120 bridge and Ibanez tuners.

The SR300E, SR305E, and SR306E are available now with price points starting at $349 for the four-string.

Ibanez SR300E Series Bass Features:

Strings:4, 5, or 6
Neck:SR4 5pc Maple/Rosewood neck
Pickups:Ibanez PowerSpan Dual Coil pickups
Electronics:Ibanez Custom 3-band EQ w/Power Tap Switch
Hardware Color:Cosmo Black
Bridge:Accu-cast B120
Available Finishes:Charred Champagne Burst, Champagne Gold, Iron Pewter, Metallic Gray, Root Beer Metallic, Candy Apple, Weathered Black

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  1. Terry

    $349 for the four-string , is this real, if so it’s worth every cent.

  2. khx

    Great entry level bass guitars, good playability. However, the USA imported bass guitars have dreadful colors — where’s for example the pearl white that Europe, Asia and Australia is selling?