Ibanez SR1820 Premium 4-String Bass Guitar - Natural Low Gloss
This striking Ibanez SR Premium SR1820 bass guitar is a welcome addition to the Ibanez SR Premium Series. It features staple SR craftsmanship and quality of sound, in a fresh mahogany body topped with flamed maple, walnut and a beautiful Natural Low Gloss finish. The result? a magnificent looking instrument that feels and sounds like a top end bass for a mid range price.
The construction of the SR1820 allows for extremely comfortable playing, with a sleek ergonomic design and generous cutaway for those top fret riffs and solos. The mahogany body encourages great sustain and deep growls, with bold low end frequencies, standout mids and a silky top end response. This allows the richness of the low/mid range to ring out alongside a smoother, less obtrusive high end.
Equipped with a marvellous bolt on Atlas-4 5 piece neck (crafted from panga panga and purpleheart wood) the response, sustain and strength are top notch, adding to the rich tones already outputted by the Ibanez SR1820. KTS titanium rods provide additional stage life to the neck by greatly increasing its stability for the long term. On top of this, the frets have also received the Premium Fret Edge Treatment (synonymous with the Ibanez Premium SR series) providing ultimate ease of play and comfort to the player.
Fundamental to a good bass is a good set of pickups, and the Nordstrand Big Singles fulfil this requirement, and then some. The Big Singles create a grand soundscape. Deep, beefy tones allow the SR1820 to aggressively punch a groove through the mix, with the clarity and definition that make single coil pickups iconic. You can further shape your tone on the fly with a custom Ibanez 3-band EQ to establish the right sound for the right setting. Additional features are the EQ bypass switch, and 3 way mid frequency switch.
Honourable mentions for the features which further increase the longevity, comfort and quality that players have come to expect with the Ibanez SR premium range. By default the bass features a Mono-rail V bridge for clean, interference free playing, a Graph Tech BLACK TUSQ XL nut for better sustain and tuning retention, and finally Gotoh machine tuning heads, to ensure those strings don’t move unless you want them to.
- Ibanez Atlas-4 5-piece neck w/KTS Titanium rods
- Mahogany body with flamed maple/walnut top
- Panga Panga fretboard, bound with Abalone inlays
- Medium frets with Premium fret edge treatment
- MR5 bridge
- Nordstrand Big Single neck and bridge pickups
- Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ
- Graph Tech BLACK TUSQ XL nut
- Gold hardware