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The SRC6 is a six string Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2014. It was made in Indonesia as part of the Ibanez Bass Workshop line.

Although a six-string bass, it's design philosophy is very different from others in Ibanez line, featuring a much narrower string spacing, shorter scale length and, most notably is tuned an octave below a standard guitar, instead of the more conventional B to C of other six-stringed bass guitars. It's general design is very similar to Fender's Bass VI instruments.

The SRC6 features a double-cutaway mahogany body bolted to a 30-inch scale jatoba and bubinga neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with abalone oval position markers. Components include a pair of EMG passive pickups, an Ibanez custom preamp with a three-band EQ, an Ibanez Tight End bridge with 10.8mm string spacing, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

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

The SRC6 was discontinued after 2020.

Specifications

Specifications for SRC6
Model name: SRC6
Year(s) produced: 2014–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Walnut Flat (WNF)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2014–2018: Mahogany
2019–2020: Okoume
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Tight-End (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
B20 (volume and balancer) and B15 (EQ) plastic
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
SRC6
Neck material:
2014–2017: 5-piece jatoba/ bubinga
2018–2020: 5-piece jatoba/ walnut
Scale length:
762mm / 30"
Fingerboard material:
2014–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
Abalone oval
Frets:
24 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic (42mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez GB7 die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
EMG 35Hz bridge passive
Neck pickup:
EMG 35Hz neck passive
Electronics:
2014: Ibanez EQB-3D 3-band EQ
2015–2020: Ibanez BEQ3 3-band EQ
Controls:
Master volume / pickup balancer / 3-band EQ (bass/mid/treble)
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled face mount)
String gauge (factory):
.024/.034/.044/.056/.072/.084 (D'Addario® EXL156)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)
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Images

Additional details
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Controls layout
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Frequency response chart

Video

Ibanez SRC6 ( Demo )

Sources

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