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The SR500E is a Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2019. It is made in Indonesia as part of the standard line. It replaced the SR500.

The SR500E features a double-cutaway okoume body bolted to a jatoba and walnut neck with a 24-fret jatoba fingerboard with abalone oval position markers. Components include a pair of Bartolini BH2 passive pickups with an Ibanez custom preamp with a bypassable three-band EQ, an Accu-cast bridge with 19mm string spacing, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2021 the fretboard material was changed to rosewood, the hardware was changed to black (from black matte) and a new TV Fuzz Black finish was added as a limited option for some markets.

The SR505E and SR506E are similar five and six string models. The SR500EPB is a similar model with a poplar burl top. The SR500EZW is a similar model with a zebra wood top.

Specifications

Specifications for SR500E
Model name: SR500E
Year(s) produced: 2019–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Blackberry Flat? (BYF) 2019–2020 / Brown Mahogany (BM) / Light Violin Flat? (LVF) 2019–2020 / Surreal Black Dual Fade (SBD) 2019–2020 / TV Fuzz Black (TVB) 2021
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Okoume
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Accu-cast B500 fixed (19mm string spacing)
Knob style:
B20 (volume & balancer) & B15 (3-way EQ) plastic knobs
Hardware color:
2019–2020: Black matte
2021: Black
Neck
Neck type:
SR4
Neck material:
5-piece jatoba/ walnut
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
2019–2020: Jatoba
2021: Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone ovals
Frets:
24 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (38mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Bartolini BH2 bridge passive
Neck pickup:
Bartolini BH2 neck passive
Electronics:
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch
Controls:
Master volume / balancer / EQ bypass toggle / 3-way mid-frequency toggle / treble / mid / bass
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled face mount)
String gauge (factory):
.045/.065/.085/.105 (D'Addario EXL165)
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E (E standard)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2019 SR500E BYF 1P 01.jpg
Blackberry Flat
2019 SR500E LVF 1P 01.jpg
Light Violin Flat
2019 SR500E SBD 1P 01.png
Surreal Black Dual Fade
2021 SR500E TVB 1P 02.png
TV Fuzz Black
Controls SR-Prestige.jpg
Controls layout
SR-Prestige frequency response charts.jpg
EQ frequency response
2021 SR500E BM 1P 02 front.jpg
Front of body (BM finish)
2021 SR500E TVB 1P 02 back.jpg
Rear of body (TVB finish)

Sources

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