Bass Musician Magazine - 8th Anniversary Issue with Stu Hamm - Page 56

SR FANNED FRETS SRFF805BKS (5-String) TOTAL TONE Ibanez, the leader in modern bass design, now introduces the latest additions to the Bass Workshop series—the new 5 and 6-string SR Basses with fanned frets. While some may be apprehensive about making the leap to fanned frets, the response among bassists has been unanimous—making the transition is virtually effortless. Ergonomically designed for maximum ease, comfort, and playability, the fanned fret system is designed to optimize the tension of each string, helping to create a more “alive,” open tone. Not only does the approach expand harmonic complexity, it also improves the playability across all strings. Test drive one at your local Ibanez dealer. Mono-Rail V bridge SRFF806BKS (6-String) 5pc SR Jatoba/Bubinga neck Ibanez 3-band EQ with EQ bypass switch & Mid frequency switch .com Additional specs: Ash body • Medium frets • Bartolini® BH1-5/6 pu’s • Rosewood fretboard with Acrylic custom fanned inlay