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Zapple
#1 Posted : 4/17/2017 9:22:15 PM

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I purchased a used Ibanez and was told it is a SR300. I am unable to make out the SN on the back. To the best I can make it out J11115110

It is a burgundy Red 4 string bass. Seems like two double coils as it has 5 knobs. Active.
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#2 Posted : 4/18/2017 2:13:10 PM
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It is actually easy to get mixed up trying to ID the SR basses. This is an SR250 and looks VERY similar to an SR300. The newer SR300's have a more curved body and put the output jack on the front instead of the side. Below is the SR250CA on the left and the SR300BCA on the right:


Hope this helps!
-Bill
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#3 Posted : 4/19/2017 2:55:48 PM

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Bill,
I appreciate the help in identifying the model. Would you mind pointing me in the right direction to find out a little ore about the serial number. Best I can tell it starts with a J. The best I can tell the first four after the J, is 1111. The last four digits are 5110. I assume it is a Japanese model made in Nov of 2011. TIA
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#4 Posted : 4/19/2017 3:03:47 PM
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Almost right!

The 1111 is definitely for November 2011. The 'J' however, is a factory code and doesn't stand for the country it was made in. 'J' was a factory we used in China if I remember correctly.
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#5 Posted : 4/19/2017 3:17:59 PM

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...and what does the 5110 represent? Where there significant changes made from 2011 to today? I do believe the SR250 can still be purchased new.

Thank you for the info Bill. It is greatly appreciated.
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#6 Posted : 4/19/2017 7:15:36 PM
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The ending of the serial number doesn't mean anything to me. I think it was some sort of production number used only by the factory.

I don't think much, if anything, has changed on those SR250s.
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