2019 SR305E PW 1P 02
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The SR305E is a five string Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It is made in Indonesia as part of the standard line. It replaced the SR305.

The SR305E features a double-cutaway mahogany body bolted to a maple and rosewood neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez PowerSpan passive pickups with an Ibanez custom preamp with a Power Tap switch and a three-band EQ, an Accu-cast bridge with 16.5mm string spacing, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2018 the maple and rosewood neck was replaced with maple and walnut and the rosewood fingerboard was replaced with jatoba. For 2019 the mahogany body was replaced with nyatoh.

The SR300E is a similar four string model. The SR305EB is a similar model with black hardware.


Specifications for SR305E
Year(s) produced: 2016–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Autumn Fade Metallic (AFM) 2016–2017 / Black Planet Matte (BPM) 2018–2020 / Cerulean Aura Burst (CUB) 2020 / Iron Pewter (IPT) / Metallic Silver Sunburst (MSS) 2016–2020 / Metallic Slate Gray (MSG) 2019 / Pearl Black Fade Metallic (PFM) 2016–2017 / Pearl White (PW) / Root Beer Metallic (RBM) 2016–2020
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2016–2018: Mahogany
2019–2020: Nyatoh
Neck joint:
Accu-cast B125 fixed (16.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Neck material:
2016–2017: 5-piece maple/ rosewood
2018–2020: 5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
2016–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
24 / medium
Plastic (45mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez PowerSpan Dual Coil passive
Neck pickup:
Ibanez PowerSpan Dual Coil passive
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ 3-way Power Tap switch
Master volume / balancer / 3-way Power Tap toggle / 3-band EQ (treble / mid / bass)
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled top mount)
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:


Additional finishes/ details
2017 SR305E AFM 1P 01
Autumn Fade Metallic
2019 SR305E BPM 1P 02
Black Planet Matte
2020 SR305E CUB 1P 02
Cerulean Aqua Burst
2019 SR305E IPT 1P 02
Iron Pewter
2019 SR305E MSS 1P 02
Metallic Silver Sunburst
2019 SR305E MSG 1P 02
Metallic Slate Gray
2017 SR305E PFM
Pearl Black Fade Metallic
2019 SR305E RBM 1P 02
Root Beer Metallic
Controls SR-PowerTap
Controls layout
SR-Prestige frequency response charts
EQ frequency charts


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