Ibanez Premium SR2405W review

A sensibly priced five-string that delivers a serious punch

Ibanez Premium SR2405W-BTL review
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Guitar World Verdict

A great looking, great playing bass with plenty of tonal options – and it won't cost the earth.


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    Punchy tones.

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    A very playable five-string.

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    Top value.

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    Excellent build and finish.


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    Might be a bit blingy for some players.

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We’ve been suitably impressed by various bass guitars from the Ibanez camp over the years – and the sumptuous finishes keep on coming. This SR five-stringer exhibits a rather fetching low-gloss topcoat, somewhere between a high-gloss finish and the smoothness of a satin surface. 

The hardware looks top-notch, and the electronics package should in theory give the player all the tonal options they could need. But does this SR model cover familiar ground? Read on to find out...

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