The SR505E is a five string Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2019. It is made in Indonesia as part of the standard line. It replaced the SR505.
The SR505E 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 16.5mm 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 SR500E and SR506E are similar four and six string models. The SR505EL is a left-handed version. The SR505EPB is a similar model with a poplar burl top. The SR505EZW is a similar model with a zebra wood top.
Specifications for SR505E
Model name: SR505E
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