Re: sr485

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Posted by brian on January 04, 2002 at 18:46:20:

In Reply to: Re: sr485 posted by Mickster on February 05, 2002 at 16:37:24:

: : Thinking about getting an Ibanez sr485. It is definatly in my price range and I like the tone range you can get out of it. Should be a big improvment over the Squire I've been playing for years. Would like to get a few opinions though. Any better basses in the $500 range?
: : Any thoughts or comments would help.
: : Uncle.

: Uncle S. the 485 is a pretty nice bass, but, for the same price or less you can get one that's a lot better, IMHO, and is still an Ibanez. Check out an Ibanez BTB405QM (Quilted Maple) The BTB is a top notch instrument. It does have a very wide neck, but, the sounds you get out of this bass will blow you away. Go to and go to the 5 string section. They have 485s for $594.99, but, the Transparent Purple BTBs are going for $479.99. The black and blueberry (new color) ones are about $100.00 more. I'm not putting the 485 down, but, I've played a lot of BTBs, and they are just better all around in my book.

: Good luck,
: Mickster
the sr485 is a kick ass bass i just got one for christmas but there are better basses in the 500$ range like the guy before said the btb's are sweet but they have a very large neck and you cant really play cords all that well and i had trouble switching strings as fast as i wanted too. but there is also the Warwick corvette rockbass that bass is fucking amazing i would ahve gotten that one but i didnt pick out the bass i got it was a surprize but i suggest you just go and make a selection of basses you would like and then play them all and see which one is the most comfortable and eazy to play

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