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    Join Date: Oct 2016
    Location: Corpus Christi
    ME: LTD H7, S540LTD
    MB: SR305E
    Rig: Helix

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    NBD - Feels like home

    I had a cheap Ibanez GSR200 forever. It played beautifully, sounded great, and I could never believe how nice it was for the model/price. Then, I sold it recently to buy a Squire HMV 5-string. It didn't take long to regret that and the Squire never really gave me that gut-level love I have with all the guitars I keep and want to play. So, I put the Squire up on Reverb and started looking around.

    Then, I found this:


    SR305e BPM

    I hunted for the best price for a few days, then checked out Riff City (highly recommend them!) who I bought my JS32-7 from a little while back. They had great customer service and do a pro set up on every guitar & bass before they ship them. In looking at their site, I found that they offer "in cart" deals and for this bass they had an in cart deal of $60 off. While I was getting sales emails from all the big places saying it was too late to get stuff delivered for Christmas, Riff City guaranteed they could deliver. So, I mashed the buy button and three days later here she is, just in time for Christmas.







    Here's a checklist of what Riff City does before shipping out the instrument. Pretty cool if you ask me:



    It plays beautifully, has a lot of versatility due to the various controls and preamp settings, and, in the end gives me the gut reaction that makes me want to play it. Not to mention, it just feels like a 5-string version of the bass I mistakenly gave up.

    Now to fiddle with dialing in a tone I like... (like that will ever end... )
    Tone Chasers Anonymous ™ - I’m not just a member, I’m the President.
    Don’t expect much, it’s not like I’m a rocket surgeon.

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Herndon, VA
    ME: Jackson Soloist
    Rig: Fractal Audio Axe-FX II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    Very nice! I've never really bonded with Ibanez basses, but I know they make some high-quality ones.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: Suhr Modern
    Rig: Fractal / Kemper / 5150

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    It matches your tree!

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    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: The Swamp
    ME: Wolfgang
    MA: Grandpas guitarz
    MB: lol
    Rig: EVH

    iTrader: 0

    Mikes got the bass, the bass that goes boom!
    Vag Jackson, Man Of Action

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    Join Date: Nov 2013
    Location: Alberta
    ME: Ibanez S970CW
    Rig: 6505+ Head and Cab

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

    Phew I'm sure glad they balanced that vibrato for you.
    "I'm really not going to change to something else just because SSD4 fucks with my ass right now."

    - Rocka_Rollas

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    Join Date: Oct 2016
    Location: Corpus Christi
    ME: LTD H7, S540LTD
    MB: SR305E
    Rig: Helix

    iTrader: 0

    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonplayer View Post
    Very nice! I've never really bonded with Ibanez basses, but I know they make some high-quality ones.
    I always have, and with the guitars - but never the 7 strings, which just seems weird.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    It matches your tree!
    Yes! Might have to move the tree to the studio room.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdave View Post
    Mikes got the bass, the bass that goes boom!


    Quote Originally Posted by RGhoarder View Post
    Phew I'm sure glad they balanced that vibrato for you.
    Me too! I was seriously sweating that when I was waiting for it to arrive.

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