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Ibanez Fanned Fret Bass Line Expands with New Finish

Ibanez Fanned Fret Bass Line Expands with New Finish

Press Release – Ibanez Fanned Fret Bass Line Expands with New Finish

With the success of their SR Fanned Fret bass models, Ibanez is introducing their 5 and 6 string models in a rich Walnut Flat finish. The fanned fret system is an innovative concept designed to create a better sounding, better playing bass. As part of their Premium Instrument line, Ibanez makes this unique, high-quality instrument available to the working musician.

The SRFF805 5-string and 806 6-string both consist of an Ash body attached to a 5pc Jatoba/Bubinga SR neck with a Rosewood fretboard, Medium frets, and Acrylic custom fanned inlays. The innovative Mono-Rail V Bridge system was determined to be the perfect match for a fan-fret instrument, allowing for independent positioning of each string’s bridge piece to provide excellent intonation and superior vibration transference. Electronics include Bartolini® BH1 pickups, for a thick, punchy, full-range of tone, and a 3-band EQ w/ Bypass switch and Mid-Frequency switch for complete sonic control.

The goal of the fanned-fret system is to optimize the tension of each string. Equalized tension helps to create a more “alive,” open tone. On the SRFF805/806, the scale length is 34” on the highest pitch string side, expanding to 35.5 at the low B. The slant of the fanned-frets ergonomically coordinate with the player’s hand angles as it moves up and down the neck, facilitating quick, comfortable playing. The result is better tone, expanded harmonic complexity and improved playability across all five strings.

Features

SRFF805WNF

  • 5-pc Jatoba/Bubinga SR5 Neck
  • Ash body
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Acrylic Custom Fanned inlay
  • Medium Frets
  • Mono-Rail V bridge
  • Bartolini® BH1-5 pu’s
  • 3-band EQ w/ bypass switch & mid-frequency switch
  • Walnut Flat Finish

List: $1333.32

SRFF806WNF

  • 5-pc Jatoba/Bubinga SR5 Neck
  • Ash body
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Acrylic Custom Fanned inlay
  • Medium Frets
  • Mono-Rail V bridge
  • Bartolini® BH1-6 pu’s
  • 3-band EQ w/ bypass switch & mid-frequency switch
  • Walnut Flat Finish

SMAP: $1,399.99

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