£1,899.00 GBP

2009 Ibanez Prestige in excellent condition with some minor signs of wear, fully set up with custom made Wenge bass ramp. The electronics have been switched out to a Darkglass Tone Capsule.

The Tone Capsule is a new, unusual take on onboard preamplifiers. It’s designed to respect your instrument’s natural character while expanding exponentially the tonal possibilities. The Tone Capsule is unique in the way that it doesn’t have a Treble control. The idea was Sheldon Dingwall’s: he thought that making a Bass-Mid-Treble was too normal for his liking because everyone does it that way, so he suggested including a second mid control instead. We loved the idea! Specially because the second control could be configured to operate at the higher end of the spectrum, offering all the benefits a standard Treble control (increased clarity and definition when boosting) but with a more natural, less-harsh and noiseless operation. Take the pill and discover a whole new universe of sonic possibilities.

Prestige is Ibanez’s top production guitar line. These class-leading instruments are crafted in Japan using only the best luthiers, tonewoods and hardware, giving players the ultimate playing experience. The Prestige range of guitars and basses are used the world over by some of the most acclaimed names in the business. 

The Ibanez SR5000 Prestige is a high performance 4 string bass with a number of premium features. An Atlas 5pc Wenge/Walnut neck and Wenge fretboard provide clarity in the mid range and exceptional comfort and the MR5S bridge allows for adjustments to be made to the string spacing...A bassist's dream! There is a plethora of tones on tap thanks to the Bartolini® Custom pickups and Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/EQ bypass switch & Mid frequency switch. Whether you want a huge, fat sound with plenty of low end thump or a tighter, snappier sound with more treble and mid range, the SR5000 has you covered.

Bartolini® Custom Pickups
The American made passive Bartolini® Custom pickups are arched to match the radius of the SR5000's fretboard (305mm). This ensures that each string is positioned equally distant from the pickup which in turn guarantees a balanced volume across each string.

Wenge Fretboard
Although not as common as Rosewood or Maple as a fretboard tonewood, Wenge produces a tight, articulate sound with a healthy presence in the mid-low range. This is particular useful for bass guitars since the mid-low frequencies are typically the ones occupied by the bass in a band situation.

Atlas 5pc Wenge/Walnut Neck
The Atlas 5pc Wenge/Walnut neck provides tonal clarity and superior note attack, and its slim grip profile ensures incredible playability up and down the neck.

Body Wood: Wenge Top / Wenge Back / African Mahogany Body
Body Shape: SR
Neck Type: 5pc Wenge/Walnut w/KTS™ TITANIUM Rods
Neck Shape: Atlas-4 HP
Scale Length: 864mm/34"
Fretboard: Wenge / Mother of Pearl & Abalone Oval Lnlay
Radius: 305mm
Frets: Medium
Number of Frets: 24
String Spacing: 19mm
Nut: Graph Tech® BLACK TUSQ XL®
Neck Pickup: Bartolini® Custom (Passive)
Bridge Pickup: Bartolini® Custom (Passive)
Controls: Darkglass Tone Capsule

Original hardcase included.