Ibanez SR650-ABS

Electric Bass

  • Body: Ash
  • 5-Piece SR4 neck: Jatoba/ bubinga (guibourtia tessmanii)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (dalbergia latifolia)
  • Oval mother of pearl fretboard inlays
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 38 mm
  • 24 Medium frets
  • Accu-cast B300 bridge
  • Pickup: North beach CND P (bridge) and north beach CND J (neck)
  • 3-Band EQ with EQ bypass circuit and 3-way center frequency circuit
  • Matt black hardware
  • Colour: ABS Antique brown stained

Further information

Colour Natural
Soundboard Ash
Neck Bubinga, Jatoba
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 24
Scale Mediumscale
Pickups JP
Elektronic Aktive, Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Ibanez SR650-ABS
37% bought this exact product
Ibanez SR650-ABS
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
682 € Add to Basket
ESP LTD B-4E NS
9% bought ESP LTD B-4E NS 549 €
Harley Benton HBZ-2004 Deluxe Series
7% bought Harley Benton HBZ-2004 Deluxe Series 259 €
Marcus Miller M7 Swamp Ash 4st TBK
6% bought Marcus Miller M7 Swamp Ash 4st TBK 699 €
Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit P-Style
5% bought Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit P-Style 95 €
Our most popular Miscellaneous 4-String Basses
1 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
5 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
1 written ratings
Total
features
quality
sound

Great sound, great feel

Kaergbo, 30.10.2017
Being a proud owner of a Marcus Miller V7 bass, I didn't hesitate when the bigger better V9 was released. Upon ordering the V9, I wondered if it was actually worth its money, if I was maybe buying into the hype, etc. So I decided to buy another bass in the same price range, and make a comparison. This is of course a very subjective comparison, tailored towards my own playing style and preferences. The other bass I ordered was a Ibanez SR650. Please find my comparison (and final choice) below:


Looks

These two basses are very different in the looks department. Where the V9 sports a gorgeous flame maple top, binded neck, and chrome hardwear, the SR650 comes in all natural (dark) wood tones, with black hardwear. This is just personal preference, but I guess I'm a sucker for flamed maple, so to me, the V9 clearly wins in the looks department.


Build/Features

Through owning a V7, I was already familiar with the build of the V9, which is a Fender inspired Jazz bass. This particular instrument was finished perfectly. A beautiful maple neck, perfect fret work, everything just looks right. Compared to the SR650 though, a bit clunky. The SR650 is also immaculately built and set up, but is lighter, with a more contoured, slim body. The neck is noticably thinner and faster as well. On the whole, the SR650 is probably about 1 or 1,5 pound lighter.
Both basses have an active onboard pre-amp, with a three band equalizer.
A small advantage here goes to the V9, for having a sweepable mid control.


Sound

The most important part of the comparison. I plugged both basses into my Focusrite, into Logic, and played some clips on various settings (passive, active, different pickups, finger/pick). Afterwards I did blind A/B comparisons to decide what bass I liked better. In almost all clips, I blindly picked the Ibanez. It sounds more ballsy. It has less 'zing' than the V9, but but more 'pop'. More meat. And because I play primarily pop/rock, this just felt right, right away.
All in all, I'm very happy with the SR650. From a price/value standpoint, I would recommend getting the old V7 over the V9. Except if you can't resist a flamed maple top, that is ;)
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Ibanez SR650-ABS
(1)
Ibanez SR650-ABS
to the product
682 €

Electric Bass Body: Ash, 5-Piece SR4 neck: Jatoba/ bubinga (guibourtia tessmanii), Fretboard: Rosewood (dalbergia latifolia), Oval mother of pearl fretboard inlays, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 38 mm,...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Soundboard: Ash
  • Neck: Bubinga, Jatoba
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: Mediumscale
  • Pickups: JP
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Ibanez SR5000-OL
(1)
Ibanez SR5000-OL
to the product
2.175 €

Electric Bass Prestige Series, Body: Mahogany/wenge, Top: Wenge, Neck: 5-Piece wenge/bubinga (guibourtia demeusei) with KTS titanium trussrod, Fretboard: Wenge, M.o.P. and abalone inlays, 24 Medium...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Soundboard: Wenge, Mahogany
  • Neck: Bubinga, Wenge
  • Fretboard: Wenge
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickups: HH
  • Elektronic: Active
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
Ibanez TMB600-NT
Ibanez TMB600-NT
to the product
543 €

Electric Bass Body: Ash, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Rosewood (dalbergia latifolia), Neck profile: TMB4, Acrylic inlays in block form, Scale: 864mm, Nut width: 41mm, 20 Medium frets, Standard bridge,...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Soundboard: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Mediumscale
  • Pickups: JP
  • Elektronic: Aktive, Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Ibanez SR30TH4PII-FNL30th Anniversary
(1)
Ibanez SR30TH4PII-FNL30th Anniversary
to the product
1.185 €

Electric Bass Construction: Semi-hollow body, Top: Platane, Body: Swamp ash, Back: Mahogany, 5-Piece neck: Wenge / Bubinga <i>(Guibourtia tessmannii)</i>, Fretboard: Wenge, Oval abalone dot...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Soundboard: Mahogany, Ash
  • Neck: Wenge, Bubinga
  • Fretboard: Wenge
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: Long Scale
  • Pickups: Miscellaneous
  • Elektronic: Active
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
682 €
Free shipping incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Notice on CITES This product contains materials subject to the CITES convention to protect endangered species. Read on
Live Broadcast from our Departments
Our sales team will be happy to demonstrate any piece of equipment you want to see live from our store.
Visit department
Live Broadcast from our Departments
You have almost reached our store!
1. Browser
is compatible

This service is compatible with most web browsers. Should you encounter difficulties, you might try changing to Firefox or Chrome.

2. Mikrophone
no connection

In order for our representative to be able to hear you, you must have a microphone that your browser can access.

3. Security
is compatible

During your consultation we can hear you but not see you.

Live Broadcast from our Departments
What is this?
Using our Live Video Consulting service, you can visit our departments live and have us demonstrate any piece of equipment you want to see. You are perfectly free to ask questions of our representatives or give them instructions. And don't worry: we can hear, but not see you.
How can I use it?
Live Video Consulting is available for selected products. Whenever a sales representative is available, an icon which allows you to make us of the service will appear on the product page
How does that work?
You require a PC or Mac with a microphone and an up-to-date browser. It's best to use the current version of either Chrome or Firefox. Before initiating the connection, your browser will ask your permission to access your microphone.
Possible problems
We are still in the testing phase with this system, and our representatives are still finding out how to give you the best possible experience. Therefore, it may happen that we do not understand you (please speak clearly in either German or English only), that equipment is being tried out by other customers temporarily, or that there are problems with the connection. Please do not hesitate to give us feedback whenever anything like this happens, so that we may learn from this and improve our service.
Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Neutrik NA2-IO-DLINE LD Systems Mix 6 A G3 Polyend & Dreadbox Medusa the t.bone HD 2000 NC Victory Amplifiers V4 The Countess Preamp Joyo JP-05 Power Bank Supply 5 Sennheiser SK100 G4 E-Band Allen & Heath SQ-DANTE-A card Denon DN-300DH Thomann Mix Case 1402 FXMP USB Steinberger GT-Pro Quilt Top Deluxe TB Joyo JW-02 Wireless System
Recommended
Neutrik NA2-IO-DLINE

Neutrik NA2-IO-DLINE, Line I/O to Dante interface, designed for harsh stage conditions, breakout box which allows two, channels of audio to be integrated into a Dante network, converts a Dante stream into analog audio, signals, (!) requires Power over Ethernet...

to the product
275 €
Recommended
LD Systems Mix 6 A G3

Active 2-Way Loudspeaker With integrated 4-channel mixer, Loudspeakers: 6.5" woofer and 1" tweeter, Frequency range: 80 - 20,000 Hz, Internal Class D amplifier, Power: 2x 70 Watts RMS (2x 280 Watts peak), Maximum output level: 122 dB, Dispersion pattern:...

to the product
229 €
Recommended
Polyend & Dreadbox Medusa

Hybrid Synthesiser Includes Grid and Sequencer 3 Digital wavetable oscillators, 3 Synchronisable analogue oscillators, each with four classic waveforms, Classic 24dB dreadbox analogue filter with 3 different types (2-pole. LP, 4-pole. LP, HP), 5 Independent LFO's, Three different modes:...

to the product
1.019 €
Recommended
the t.bone HD 2000 NC

Noise Canceling Headphones Circumaural, Active Noise Canceling, Connection via Bluetooth (V 4.1), Up to 6 hours of operation with NC, Up to 10 m range, Impedance 32 ohms, Frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz, 40 mm Driver, Max. SPL:...

to the product
61 €
Recommended
Victory Amplifiers V4 The Countess Preamp

Victory Amplifiers V4 The Countess Preamp; effects pedal; clean and overdrive sounds based on V30 The Countess amplifier, developed with Guthrie Govan, all tube signal path with 1 x EC900 and 3 x CV4014 tubes, two channels, use it as...

to the product
399 €
(1)
Recommended
Joyo JP-05 Power Bank Supply 5

Powerbank for Effect Pedals Built-in 7.4V / 4400mAh lithium battery, Charging time: 2.5 h, Battery level indicator, 4 x DC 9V 100mA outputs, 3 x DC 9V 500mA outputs, 1 x DC 9V / 12V / 18V adjustable output...

to the product
70 €
Recommended
Sennheiser SK100 G4 E-Band

Pocket Transmitter for EW 100 Systems Frequency range: E-band (823 - 865 MHz), With charging contacts, Operation with 2 AA batteries or rechargeable batteries, 10 mW Transmission power

to the product
295 €
Recommended
Allen & Heath SQ-DANTE-A card

Allen & Heath SQ-DANTE-A card, audio interface plug-in card for the SQ digital mixing series, 64×64 channel audio and control, 96kHz or 48kHz operation

to the product
719 €
Recommended
Denon DN-300DH

Denon DN-300DH, MW/UKW/DAB and digital tuner, 40 Station presets for each band, balanced XLR- and unbalanced RCA outputs, compact 1HE design

to the product
199 €
(1)
Recommended
Thomann Mix Case 1402 FXMP USB

Mixer Case Suitable for the t.mix xmix 1402 FXMP USB, External dimensions: Approx. 435 x 450 x 155 mm, Colour: Black

to the product
57 €
Recommended
Steinberger GT-Pro Quilt Top Deluxe TB

Electric Guitar Body: Poplar, Top: AAA quilted maple veneer, 3-Piece neck: Maple, 24 Medium jumbo frets, Neck profile: Slim Taper, Nut width: 41 mm, Scale: 647 mm, Pickups: Steinberger HB-1 (bridge), Steinberger HB-2 (neck) humbuckers and Steinberger SC-1 (center)...

to the product
458 €
(1)
Recommended
Joyo JW-02 Wireless System

Digital Wireless Instrument System Transmission frequency: 5.8 GHz, 4 Channel transmitter & receiver, Built-in 3.7V / 500mAh lithium battery, Car anti-jamming, Battery status LED indicator, Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 KHz, Delay: <7 ms, Sample rate: 24-Bit /...

to the product
99 €
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.