SR basses are the most easily recognised of the Ibanez bass range with their uniquely accessible double cutaway shape. The SR series offers a modern alternative to traditional bass design; they’ve got lightweight bodies, smooth fast necks and perfectly-matched electronics that’ll allow you to perform under any circumstances. And the SR1700B-NT is no exception to this winning formula!
One of the most immediately striking features of this bass is its alluring Poplar Burl and Walnut top. Ibanez are a big fan of employing natural wood grains in their finishes, so it's no surprise that the SR1700B-NT boasts such a beautiful look.
The body is made from Mahogany, which perfectly complements the top tonewoods. The resulting sound is full-bodied with plenty of harmonic detail - it'll sit perfectly in any mix without treading on the toes of guitar, keys or other instruments.
The 5-piece neck is comprised of Purpleheart and Panga Panga. This delivers excellent clarity and attack, perfect for modern metal or fusion arrangements. The beautifully-bound Panga Panga fretboard features medium-sized frets that have undergone Ibanez's acclaimed 'Premium Edge Treatment'. This gives the frets a silky smooth feel - no sharp fret ends here!
Pickup-wise, this bass comes dual-loaded with Nordstrand Big Single pickups. These single-coils complement the wood perfectly, ensuring that every drip of resonance and detail is squeezed out of the instrument in full. The extra-large coils ensure a loud, pronounced output that's perfect for every contemporary style.
You've also got a 3-band EQ with a bypass switch at your disposal, allowing you to harness the full tonal power of this instrument. This simple interface gives you plenty of tonal legroom, so you can truly hone in on the sound that you're looking for with minimum hassle.
- Body Wood: African Mahogany
- Body Top: Poplar Burl/Walnut
- Neck Type: Atlas-4 5-Piece Panga Panga/Purpleheart w/ KTS Titanium rods
- Fretboard: Bound Panga Panga
- Inlays: Abalone Oval
- Frets: 24, Medium w/ Premium Edge Treatment
- Neck Pickup: Nordstrand Big Single (Passive)
- Bridge Pickup: Nordstrand Big Single (Passive)
- Equaliser: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ EQ Bypass Switch (Passive Tone Control on Treble Pot) & 3-Way Mid Frequency Switch
- Nut: Graph Tech BLACK TUSQ XL
- Bridge: MR5S (19mm String Spacing)
- Hardware Colour: Black Matte