Ibanez Unveils SRMS800 Series Basses

Ibanez SRMS800 Series Basses

Ibanez has expanded their multi-scale bass lineup by adding the SRMS800, SRMS805, and SRMS806 to their Bass Workshop series. Each bass is built with a five-piece jatoba and walnut neck that has fanned frets for consistent tone across open strings, improved intonation, and comfort.

The four-string SRMS800, five-string SRMS805, and the six-string SRMS806 all feature a gloss finish over a poplar burl top, but Ibanez says the key is the new MR5S bridge. “The principal feature of the new bridge is the saddles can be adjusted for various string spacing,” they explain. “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. Also, the saddles of MR5S are individually affixed to the body for maximum vibration transfer without interference.”

Other common features include a mahogany body, Bartolini BH2 pickups, and a custom 3-band EQ with a three-way mid-frequency switch. The basses will be available soon with list prices ranging from $1,266 to $1,399.

Ibanez SRMS800 Series Bass Specs:

Top:Poplar Burl
Neck:5-piece Jatoba/Walnut
Fingerboard:Bound Panga Panga
Frets:24 Medium
Pickups:Bartolini BH2
Electronics:3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot) & Mid frequency switch
Hardware:Matte Black
Bridge:MR5S (+/- 1.5mm adjustable)
Finish:Deep Twilight (SRMS800 and SRMS805), Brown Toppers Burst (SRMS805), Brown Topaz Burst (SRMS806)

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