Ibanez SR480 Reviews
Purchased new at Danny D's Music in Webster Texas after looking around at a LOT of 24 fret 4 string fretted basses. After trading in my Squier P-Bass Special 4 string I walked out the door to the tune of $205.00, asking price on this bass was $355.00 ($150.00 trade in on the Squier). I have seen this model, and the replacement model, the SR490 around at several dealers, the lowest price I have found was a blem on MusiciansFriend.com, mostly I have seen these going for about $550.00
Would I buy another one? Sure, if I could find one that is... If it were stolen would I try to replace it? Only if hunting down the S.O.B. that stole it and shooting them didn't get mine back :-). I was looking for a Bass I would be happy with, not just settle for what was cheapest and just did the job. This thing plays everything I am trying to do with grace. Rock (Rush / Kiss / etc...) Country, Blues, and never leaves me wanting. The SR480 is EXACTLY what I wanted in a Bass. If you want a really fantastic bass guitar, and are willing to dig, check out the music shops here and there for an SR480, and expect to pay between $350.00 and $550.00 depending on how important clearing inventory space for new hardware is to the store. There are certainly cheaper, and more expensive basses out there, and I have played a LOT of them in my searching. None of them simply worked as well for me as this thing. I bet if you try one, you'll want to own one too!DragonDropper rated this unit on 2004-01-09.
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