Ibanez 4-String SR Premium Electric Bass (Tropical Seafloor Flat)

  • Poplar burl top, African mahogany body
  • Atlas 5-piece panga panga/purpleheart neck with KTS titanium rods
  • Bound panga panga fretboard, abalone oval inlays
  • Medium frets with premium fret edge treatment
  • Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL nut
  • Nordstrand Big Single neck and bridge pickups
  • Ibanez Custom Electronics with 3-band EQ
  • EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot)
  • 3-way Mid frequency switch
  • MR5S bridge (16.5mm string spacing)
  • Black hardware

$900.00 $1,399.00

Premium SR1600B with Huge, Roaring Tone

We’re fortunate to get our hands on some of the finest instruments available today, and we can confidently say that Ibanez’s Premium SR1600B 4-string bass punches above its price range in every way. Sporting a toneful African mahogany body, gorgeous poplar/burl top, and rock-solid 5-piece panga panga/purpleheart neck, the SR1600B is a boutique-quality instrument with flawless playability, looks, and tone. A pair of aggressive Nordstrand Big Single pickups deliver massive, roaring tone infused with monumental sustain. The 5-piece neck is titanium reinforced, with premium tuners on one end and a Mono-rail bridge at the other. Custom Ibanez electronics with 3-band EQ complete the setup.

Massive, aggressive tone from Nordstrand pickups

With a “super-packed” coil, the Big Single is considered by Nordstrand to be the “tonal giant” of their pickup offerings. Ibanez spec’d a pair of these aggressive-sounding single-coil monsters for the Premium SR1600B. In addition, you have the powerful sound-shaping capabilities of Ibanez’s Custom 3-band EQ, which gives you control over boost/cut for bass, mid, and high frequencies, a mid-frequency switch to fine-tune your midrange, and an EQ bypass. No matter what tonal texture your music calls for, this instrument’s superb electronics will get you there fast. Fingers, thumb, or pick — the SR1600B’s electronics have you covered.

Mono-rail bridge enhances definition and sustain

Ibanez specified their excellent Mono-rail 5 bridge for the Premium SR1600B. Unlike single-body bridges, each Mono-rail saddle is completely separate from the others. This does two things for you. First, since they aren’t connected, the saddles create minimal sympathetic vibration. This prevents unused strings from ringing. Second, each saddle is double-anchored, allowing energy to transfer efficiently between the string and the body. As a result, bassists here at Sweetwater are raving about the SR1600B’s astonishing clarity and sustain.

Ibanez: a brief history

Ibanez began its life in 1908 as the Hoshino Gakki company in Nagoya, Japan. However, the company didn’t get into the guitar business until 1929, when they started importing Salvador Ibanez guitars from Spain. In 1935, Hoshino Gakki began building Spanish acoustic guitars under the “Ibanez Salvador” name, which was later shortened to Ibanez. Although Ibanez began manufacturing electric guitars in 1957, the company was relatively unknown in the West until the 1960s, when they started producing guitars based on American designs. By the late 1970s, Ibanez had stopped producing derivative instruments and had begun manufacturing the innovative original guitar and bass designs that the company is now known for. Ibanez is also famous for their effect pedals, most notably the Tube Screamer. Sweetwater is proud to offer to you such a fine line of distinguished musical instruments.


Neck Type
Atlas-4 5 piece Wenge/Bubinga neck with KTS TITANIUM rods
Poplar Burl top/Mahogany body
Rosewood fretboard with Abalone oval inlay
Medium frets with Premium fret edge treatment
Number of Frets
Mono-rail IV bridge
Bridge Pickup
Nordstrand inchBig Single inch 4 neck pickup (Passive)
Nordstrand inchBig Single inch 4 bridge pickup (Passive)
EQB-IIISC 3-band eq with Eq bypass switch & Mid frequency switch
Hardware Color
Neck Scale
864mm (34.02″)
Neck Width at Nut
38mm (1.50″)
Neck Width at Last Fret
62mm (2.44″)
Neck Thickness at 1st
195mm (7.68″)
Neck Thickness at 12th
215mm (8.46″)
Neck Radius
305mm (12.01″)

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