Ibanez to Introduce Fretless Semi-Hollow SR Series Basses at NAMM 2024

Ibanez SRD900 Series Bass

Ibanez’s flagship SR series has a new look for 2024 with the SRD900 and the SRD905 models. The fretless instruments are four and five-string basses, each featuring a semi-hollow construction with an exotic maple top with three oval sound holes.

The SRD900 and SRD905 are built with an okoume body (which Ibanez says offers resonant tone and present mids), a five-piece maple and walnut neck, and a bound Panga Panga fingerboard with Abalone oval inlays. Their pickups are a pair of Nordstrand Big Breaks, noted for their clear sound and articulation. They’re complemented by a piezo system in the AeroSilk MR5 bridge and a 2-band EQ with piezo active control.

Ibanez SRD905 Series Bass

The Ibanez SRD900F and SRD905F will be shown at the NAMM show and will carry estimated street prices of $1,199.99 and $1,299.99, respectively.

Ibanez SRD900 Series Bass Specs:

Body:Semi-Hollow Okoume
Top:Exotic Maple
Neck:5-piece Maple/Walnut
Fingerboard:Bound Panga Panga
Inlays:Abalone Ovals
Side Dots:Luminescent
Pickups:Nordstrand Big Break, Piezo in Bridge
Electronics:Ibanez 2-band EQ w/Piezo active tone control
Bridge:AeroSilk MR5
Bridge Spacing:19mm for SRD900F, 16.5mm for SRD905F
Finish:Brown Topaz Burst Low Gloss

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  1. Greywoulf

    Real nice ax with a very cool neck, but it’s body has too many of those silly knobs for me! ~I mean, why add all that excessive complication to a bass guitar? Is that really what bassists are looking for, or is it because it makes the basses higher priced and more profitable??

    • Matt

      I see the argument, but I also see a time and place for them, I’m a bassist and I use an Ibanez five string with the same general electronics, and I love being able to cut or add different frequencies between songs without needing to fiddle with my amp, personal opinion though

  2. DARRELL Williams

    Really Dig The New Ibanez Basses looking forward to Seeing More in 2024

  3. Kenneth Mason

    Good morning you guys at Ibanez, I really enjoy my SR500 (4 String) , bought it back in 2010 and the sound, functionality & overall performance of this bass just blew me away. Since then I’ve been so intrigued by the SR series that I’m considering purchasing this new model: the SR900D (4 String). Keep up the great work.

  4. Steve Carriere

    I just don’t get the markers. Ghost fret lines sure, but the “oval” markers…on any fretless really.

    • Greywoulf

      LOL! -That’s the biggest thing I liked about this bass… ~Something refreshingly new that could help one find positions on the board w/o using any annoying lines!

  5. W Rivers

    re: Ibanez Semi Hollow SRD905F fretless bass
    Still looking for a decent video demo online.
    The YouTube video ft. Shin Sakaino is a real disappointment. What a mess! Someone should inform Ibanez!

  6. Robert Schwartz

    I find it truly amazing how the bass has advanced over the decades, since my first Teisco (or Tasco, maybe) hollow body bass back in 1965, with a Univox single channel amp with a 15″ speaker. My mom bought it for me for my birthday from Bronen’s Music Center on Webster Avenue back in the Bronx, who, I understand is is still in business after all these years!

    • Greywoulf

      Hey hey, where abouts on Webster Ave? I grew up on 168 St and Clay Ave, one block over and parallel to Webster. ~As a crazy young’un I hitched thrill rides hanging off the back of Webster Ave trolley cars… In later years Webster was an oft travelled route (by bus then, unfortunately) to Fordham Rd where my favorite record store was located. It had listening booths (yas!) where in one of ’em I listened to (and bought) my first long playing 33+1/3 LP; ~the Goodman band’s 1938 Jazz Concert at Carnegie Hall!