This Affordable 4-string Is Equipped for Today’s Player
Pick up the SR300E, and you’ll soon discover that Ibanez didn’t loose out on quality on its mission to create a value-packed bass for today’s demanding player. The experience of playing the SR300E issimilar to that of Ibanez’s higher-end SR series models, thanks to the SR300E’s sleek 5-piece maple/walnut neck and ergonomically arched nyatoh body. A pair of Ibanez PowerSpan Dual Coil pickups packs a incredible punch, while a 3-band EQ with Power Tap creates a vast array of tone-shaping possibilities. Whether you’re a novice bassist looking for your first quality instrument or a pro who needs a reliable backup, the Ibanez SR300E is outstanding in terms of value it provides.
Acclaimed SR feel
Ibanez’s SR series of electric bass guitars has long been lauded for its sleek lines and fast playability. The SR300E’s bodysports that iconic sculpted design that seems to comfortably hug your body without getting in the way of your performance. The SR neck features a narrow nut and thin contour, aiding in quick string skipping and moving up and down the fretboard with ease.
Sonically versatile electronics
The SR300E’s active pickups serve up a huge palette of bass tones. Ibanez outfitted their SR300E electric bass guitars with an active 3-band preamp that also features a 3-way Power Tap switch. These electronics harness the power of the bass’s PowerSpan Dual Coil neck and bridge pickups while giving you plenty of tone-shifting options. The Power Tap switch switches between humbucking and single-coil performance, or a blend of the two, to further extend the SR300E’s tonal capacity.
Ibanez: a brief history
Ibanez began its life in 1908 as the Hoshino Gakki company in Nagoya, Japan. However, the company didn’t get into the guitar business until 1929, when they started importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain. In 1935, Hoshino Gakki began building Spanish acoustic guitars under the “Ibanez Salvador” name, which was later shortened to “Ibanez.” Although Ibanez began manufacturing electric guitars in 1957, the company was relatively unknown in the West until the 1960s, when they started producing guitars based on American designs. By the late 1970s, Ibanez had stopped producing derivative guitars and had begun manufacturing the original designs that the company is now known for. Ibanez is also famous for their effect pedals (most notably the Tube Screamer) and guitar amplifiers.
Features at a Glance:
- A value-packed instrument with fast playability and broad tonal range
- Sleekly contoured nyatoh body
- SR-profile 5-piece maple/walnut neck
- Jatoba fingerboard with 24 medium frets
- PowerSpan Dual Coil neck and bridge pickups
- Active 3-band EQ and Power Tap nail a wide range of tones
- Accu-cast B120 bridge provides solid intonation
- Cosmo black hardware