2019 SR1705B NT 1P 02
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The SR1705B is a five string Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It was made in Indonesia as part of the mid-tier Premium line. It is also referred to as the SR1705BE in some materials for the US market.

The SR1705B features a poplar burl and walnut top on a double-cutaway mahogany body bolted to a titanium reinforced panga panga and purpleheart Atlas neck with a 24-fret panga panga fingerboard with binding and abalone oval position markers. Components include a pair of Nordstrand Big Single passive pickups with an Ibanez custom preamp with a three-band EQ, a Mono-rail bridge with 16.5mm string spacing, a GraphTech Black TUSQ nut and Gotoh tuning machines.

For 2019 the body material was specified as African mahogany.

The SR1700B is a similar four string model. The SR1305B is a similar model with an ash and walnut top. The SR1825 is a similar model with a walnut and flamed maple top and gold hardware.

The SR1705B was discontinued after 2019.


Specifications for SR1705B
Model name: SR1705B/ SR1705BE
Year(s) produced: 2018–2019
Sold in: USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2018: Mahogany w/ walnut & flamed maple top
2019: African mahogany w/ walnut & flamed maple top
Neck joint:
Mono-rail V fixed (16.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
B20 (volume & balancer) & B15 (3-way EQ) plastic knobs
Hardware color:
Black matte
Neck type:
Neck material:
5-piece panga panga/ purpleheart w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
Panga panga w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone ovals
24 / medium (Premium edge treatment)
GraphTech Black TUSQ XL (45mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh GB707
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Nordstrand Big Single passive
Neck pickup:
Nordstrand Big Single passive
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch
Master volume / balancer / 3-way EQ on-bypass-off toggle / 3-way mid-frequency toggle / treble / mid / bass
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled top mount)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:


Additional details
Controls SR-Prestige
Controls layout
SR-Prestige frequency response charts
EQ frequency charts


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