Ibanez Launches SR600E Series Basses

Ibanez SR600E Bass

Ibanez has expanded their SR line of basses with the SR600E Series, which includes four-string, five-string, and six-string versions. The new models are crafted with an ash body, jatoba and walnut neck, and a rosewood fingerboard.

“The Ash delivers an enveloping and powerful tonal foundation, while the neck woods and Rosewood fingerboard provided added tonal focus and note definition,” Ibanez explains. “Other familiar features include the B500 series bridge and the Ibanez Custom 3-Band EQ.”

They add that a new and defining feature for the basses is their unique pickups. The Nordstrand Big Break pickups are an offset, split coil design inside a soapbar style housing. This offers single coil tone with noiseless performance performance, they write. “They deliver a versatile, hybrid sound that will be right at home in a variety of situations. These pickups are also an exclusive offering on Ibanez basses.”

Hear the five-string SR605-CTF in action:

The Ibanez SR600E series is available with street prices from $749.99 to $849.99.

Ibanez SR600E Bass Specs:

Strings:4
Scale:34″
Body:Ash
Neck:5-piece Jatoba/Walnut
Fretboard:Rosewood
Frets:24
Inlays:Abalone Oval
Pickups:Nordstrand Big Break
Electronics:IIbanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ EQ bypass switch, Mid Frequency Switch
Bridge:Accu-cast B500 bridge
Finish:Cosmic Blue Starburst Flat, Antique Brown Stained Burst

Ibanez SR605E Bass Specs:

Strings:5
Scale:34″
Body:Ash
Neck:5-piece Jatoba/Walnut
Fretboard:Rosewood
Frets:24
Inlays:Abalone Oval
Pickups:Nordstrand Big Break
Electronics:IIbanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ EQ bypass switch, Mid Frequency Switch
Bridge:Accu-cast B500 bridge
Finish:Cosmic Blue Starburst Flat, Black Stained Burst

Ibanez SR606E Bass Specs:

Strings:6
Scale:34″
Body:Ash
Neck:5-piece Jatoba/Walnut
Fretboard:Rosewood
Frets:24
Inlays:Abalone Oval
Pickups:Nordstrand Big Break
Electronics:IIbanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ EQ bypass switch, Mid Frequency Switch
Bridge:Accu-cast B500 bridge
Finish:Cosmic Blue Starburst Flat

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  1. Kevmac

    Ibanez is killing it.In appearance alone they’re outstanding.I recently bought my first Ibanez a SRH 500F and as an owner of twenty basses I’m totally impressed. If I were in the market for a bass in any range they’d be at the top of my list for consideration.

  2. Jon

    I’ve played all sorts of basses over the last 30 years – cheap and expensive – and my current SR500 beats them all. Great sound, low action, silent electrics, and LIGHT! Weight is so important when your wearing these things for two hours in a gig, but it rarely gets mentioned in reviews or specs. This looks a great upgrade from the 500 if it is as light.