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gearjunkie
#1 Posted : 8/5/2009 8:57:57 PM

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Hey guys. I've been looking for a decent affordable bass for recording and I've been considering the SR705. I've searched everwhere for reviews etc. and there doesn't seem to be much at all online. There seems to be tons of stuff on most of the other SR line but not this one. Is it a "dog" or something?
gearjunkie
#2 Posted : 8/6/2009 11:27:19 PM

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Just an update, I demoed this bass and I thought is was really good. awesome playability and wide tone variation. I'm sold.
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#3 Posted : 8/7/2009 8:15:45 AM
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Yeah, I bet they're great. I never see them in the local stores, but they're supposed to be like the 505 series with a better finish, and the 505 I tried sounded great.
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#4 Posted : 8/10/2009 3:23:23 AM
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My 706 is amazing. I love her to death. The maple top gives it a slightly brighter tone than the 500 series with its all mahogony body. I also own the 505. Buy it. The 705 has a gorgeous blue finish as well. Straight up amazing. Thats all I can say.
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#5 Posted : 8/15/2009 6:10:17 PM
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I just tried one out, and I think it's just as good as my SR905
impressive for a bolt on

I'll prolly buy one to replace my SR405 as a back up, while my SR405 gets customized (rewinding the pickups, changing all the caps, refinishing and possibly some airbrushing in the near furure)

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#6 Posted : 8/26/2009 9:00:12 AM

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The SR-755 has the same setup as the 505, only it has gold hardware and a Gorgeous Walnut top.
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#7 Posted : 9/6/2009 6:45:04 PM

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I ordered the SR705 in Blue Moon yesterday. I demoed one in "amber" (didn't like the color). I couldn't stop thinking about the damn bass like a kid waiting for Christmas so I went and ordered it. Would have rathered Transparent Black but its not available here north America. I hope the blue looks good. I know the bass plays and sounds good anyway.
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#8 Posted : 9/23/2009 7:33:32 PM

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Got it today, haven't had the chance to play it yet but the color is far nicer than the online pics. Its quite a bit darker looks like a night sky. Nice flame too. Woo Hoo!!!!!!
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#9 Posted : 9/24/2009 1:27:16 AM
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gearjunkie wrote:
Got it today, haven't had the chance to play it yet but the color is far nicer than the online pics. Its quite a bit darker looks like a night sky. Nice flame too. Woo Hoo!!!!!!

On another maker's forum we like to say "Pictures or it didn't really happen..."
Please DO post pics or links to flickr's.
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#12 Posted : 9/27/2009 6:35:37 PM

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How do I put a pic in here?
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#13 Posted : 9/27/2009 10:14:31 PM
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gearjunkie wrote:
How do I put a pic in here?

You need to first upload your pictures to a photo server such as photobucket. Then you can insert the picture using the [img] code and the img link info from the photoserver.

Looking forward to seeing the pics of your new SR705! Drool
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#16 Posted : 9/28/2009 11:29:29 PM

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The camera flash still makes it look lighter than it actually is.

http://s564.photobucket..../ss89/gearjunkie_photos/
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#17 Posted : 9/29/2009 6:00:13 PM
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Awesome Gearjunkie! Clap Thanks for posting the pictures!

I've taken the liberty of inserting the pictures into the forum for you using the img code. Here they are!

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#18 Posted : 9/29/2009 9:08:48 PM

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Thanks Bro!!!!!
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#19 Posted : 10/6/2009 3:28:20 PM
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Im digging the Nuno Washburn that you have there too.
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#20 Posted : 10/6/2009 10:35:19 PM

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SRX705 Can anyone, with experience, recommend upgrading the pickups and/or preamp in this SRX705 bass to take out some of the boom, and perhaps make it cleaner sounding, with ditinct mids with bass for jazz and crispy treble for slap? The ash body has lots of bottom and highs but the Humbuckers can boom out easy for my style and I like it clean, like a Fodera or Smith. What do you think ?
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#21 Posted : 10/6/2009 10:44:55 PM
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Bassman7000 wrote:
SRX705 Can anyone, with experience, recommend upgrading the pickups and/or preamp in this SRX705 bass to take out some of the boom, and perhaps make it cleaner sounding, with ditinct mids with bass for jazz and crispy treble for slap? The ash body has lots of bottom and highs but the Humbuckers can boom out easy for my style and I like it clean, like a Fodera or Smith. What do you think ?


You might want to check and see what pickups will actually fit the cavities. Most likely a Bartolini pickup will have similar specs, as far as size goes. They seem to make a pickup in production of nearly every size out there. As for pre-amps, the skies the limit, depending on what knob layout you want. I happen to REALLY like the Sadowsky and Bartolini pre-amps, one for the simplicity and the other for complexity, and both for straight up tone.

For the record though it might take more then a simple electronics swap to make an SRX sound like a $4000+ Fodera or Ken Smith.
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#22 Posted : 10/11/2009 2:09:07 PM
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Newb here . . . a total Fender kinda guy . . . however . . .

Yesterday I was out shopping for a 5 string bass . . . specifically, a Fender American Deluxe at $1465. Two stores that I went to didn't have one, but on the wall of one of them, I noticed this great looking Ibanez bass. Now, prior to yesterday, I believed you got what you paid for . . . so, $699 for a bass, to me, is (was) very cheap. However, being the curious person that I am, I picked it up and plugged into an Ampeg rig that was handy. The bass, of course, was the SRX-705NT . . . I was in awe. It looked great, felt great in my hands, the neck was perfect for my sized hand, though a bit neck heavy . . . just a bit! The action was superb, and the B string intonation was spot on.

Now, amp on . . . whoa . . . sounded great. Yes, somewhat more toward a metel sound, but heck, most of the music I play is rock. I also play blues, country, and worship music. Fiddling with knobs, I got just about every sound that I needed - thumping lows to a nice slap sound!

I liked it very much, and it was half the price of the Fender.

Plan on picking it up on Monday . . . however, I have question . . . I looked on the Ibanez website, and it is no longer made . . . is the 695 the replacement . . . passive, 2 humbuckers, neck through, same price . . . just in case this one is gone and I have to order one????

Thanks . . . in advance
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MaxOfMetal
#23 Posted : 10/11/2009 2:18:33 PM
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vince a wrote:
Newb here . . . a total Fender kinda guy . . . however . . .

Yesterday I was out shopping for a 5 string bass . . . specifically, a Fender American Deluxe at $1465. Two stores that I went to didn't have one, but on the wall of one of them, I noticed this great looking Ibanez bass. Now, prior to yesterday, I believed you got what you paid for . . . so, $699 for a bass, to me, is (was) very cheap. However, being the curious person that I am, I picked it up and plugged into an Ampeg rig that was handy. The bass, of course, was the SRX-705NT . . . I was in awe. It looked great, felt great in my hands, the neck was perfect for my sized hand, though a bit neck heavy . . . just a bit! The action was superb, and the B string intonation was spot on.

Now, amp on . . . whoa . . . sounded great. Yes, somewhat more toward a metel sound, but heck, most of the music I play is rock. I also play blues, country, and worship music. Fiddling with knobs, I got just about every sound that I needed - thumping lows to a nice slap sound!

I liked it very much, and it was half the price of the Fender.

Plan on picking it up on Monday . . . however, I have question . . . I looked on the Ibanez website, and it is no longer made . . . is the 695 the replacement . . . passive, 2 humbuckers, neck through, same price . . . just in case this one is gone and I have to order one????

Thanks . . . in advance


The primary difference between the SRX705 and SRX695 is the body woods. The SRX705 that you tried out in the store had Ash body wings, while the SRX695 in current production has Mahogany body wings with a Maple top. Everything else though, pickups, pre-amp, bridge, neck, etc. are exactly the same. So if anything you may notice a somewhat "thicker" sound coming from the SRX695. Though, between the active pre-amp, your own amp, and fingers it'll be fairly easy to compensate for the difference.
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vince a
#24 Posted : 10/13/2009 5:48:53 PM
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I'm trying to figure whether or not to purchase the SRX705NT at a local store . . . I've been to the store twice now to play it . . . I like it. Can anyone tell me what year that they made the SRX705NT - the natural finish? I'm trying to deal with a salesman and tell him that it's an older model.

I like the newer, similar bass, the SRX695DX, except for the gold hardware, but I guess I could live with it. I'd like to stick with the neck through models . . . and I like the somewhat thicker neck of the 705/695 series basses, as I have large hands and long fingers.
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Eden D210XST4 Bass Cab
EBS MultiComp Compressor
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