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Ibanez Releases New Fanned-Fret SRFF805 Bass

Ibanez Unveils It's New SRFF805 Series Bass With Fanned-Frets
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Ibanez has decided to get into the fanned-fret game with their brand new SRFF805 series bass. Sporting a beautiful ash body that strikes the perfect balance between player comfort and tone-enhancing density, the new body has tremendous balance to it and a strong resonance of tone.

The fanned fret system is designed to optimize the tension of each string, helping to create a more “alive,” open tone. Not only does this approach expand harmonic complexity, it also improves playability across all strings. Perhaps a little daunting at first glance, every player who has picked one up has commented with surprise on the ease and comfort of fingering the fanned fretboard.

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The bass features an Ibanez custom electronics 3-band EQ with EQ bypass and mid frequency switch. This offers precision tonal control, including a switch to choose passive-only operation. When the EQ bypasses activated, the treble tone control knob becomes the global tone control for the passive circuit.

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The Bartolini BH1 pickups give the bass a balancing clarity with warmth that is the hallmark of the BH1 pickup. Coils with lower resonant frequency provide tighter bottom end and a fuller midrange. The dual-coil style configuration maximizes articulation and a long blade pole piece widens the magnetic field, providing balanced string-to-string pickup response. 

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Stay tuned for a full review in an upcoming Bass Player Magazine issue.

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