Excellent budget bass with some really nice features
Went in looking for a Squier Jazz bass, but Joe the sales guy in the bass department persuaded me to try the Ibanez SR370 as a 'similar priced' bass with better features. It did not disappoint.
The neck is slim and fast with a really great feel, smooth and satiny, feels almost as though the would is unfinished, really nice touch. The rosewood fingerboard is well finished with no sharp edges to the frets, and seems well mated to the neck.
The headstock is quite small which helps with the balance and the machines are smooth and easy to use, tuning is a breeze.
The body is nicely contoured, and finished with a clear blue varnish allowing the natural grain of the male to shine through. A very comfortable bass to play and hold. One criticism, the jack socket is fitted into an angled counterbore into the front of the body and the varnish here has not been buffed to the same shine or finish as the rest of the body, but hey, it's a budget bass so perhaps I'm being a little picky. The bridge is an Ibanez own design which is nicely fitted and comfortable to play over.
The sound - two Ibanez humbuckers and a three band eq with volume and pickup pan/balance. There is no sound you cannot coax out of this bass. Deep thundering bass to an bright almost Rickenbacker like treble clank, this Indonesian made bass can do it all, I think this will become my regular gig bass pretty quick.