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Ibanez Announces Soundgear SR870, SR875, and SR876 Basses

Ibanez 2018 Soundgear Basses

Ibanez is continuing to grow their Soundgear bass lineup this year with the SR870, SR875, and SR876 models. The new basses, which they describe as some of the most visually striking basses in the series, were unveiled at the Winter NAMM Show.

Each of the basses is built with a mahogany body topped with flamed maple. The 870 is a four-string while the 875 and 876 are five and six-string versions, respectively. The key aspect of the lineup, however, is the new Accu-cast bridge.

“The principal feature of the new bridge is the saddles can be adjusted for various string spacing,” Ibanez explains. “The bridge was developed in an effort to meet the needs of various players who enjoy different string spacing. The saddles can be easily adjusted to widen or tighten the string spacing by +/-1.5mm. It also offers precise intonation and delivers excellent string-to-body vibration.”

Ibanez also fits each bass with a jatoba/walnut neck, Bartolini BH2 dual-coil pickups, and a custom 3-band EQ with a three-position mid-frequency switch. The basses will be available soon with list prices ranging from $1,133 to $1,266.

Ibanez SR870 Bass Specs:

Strings:4
Body:Mahogany
Top:Flamed Maple
Finishes:Autumn Leaf Gradation, Deep Twilight Flat
Neck:5-piece Jatoba/Walnut
Fretboard:Jatoba
Inlays:Abalone Oval
Pickups:Bartolini BH2
Electronics:Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch
Bridge:Accu-cast B500 (19mm string spacing +/- 1.5mm adjustable)
Hardware:Matte Black

Ibanez SR875 Bass Specs:

Strings:5
Body:Mahogany
Top:Flamed Maple
Finishes:Brown Topaz Burst Flat, Blue Reef Gradation
Neck:5-piece Jatoba/Walnut
Fretboard:Jatoba
Inlays:Abalone Oval
Pickups:Bartolini BH2
Electronics:Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch
Bridge:Accu-cast B505 (16.5mm string spacing +/- 1.5mm adjustable)
Hardware:Matte Black

Ibanez SR876 Bass Specs:

Strings:6
Body:Mahogany
Top:Flamed Maple
Finishes:Brown Topaz Burst Flat
Neck:5-piece Jatoba/Walnut
Fretboard:Jatoba
Inlays:Abalone Oval
Pickups:Bartolini BH2
Electronics:Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/Mid frequency switch
Bridge:Accu-cast B506 (16.5mm string spacing +/- 1.5mm adjustable)
Hardware:Matte Black