Bass of the Day: Ibanez SR Premium Basses

This year, Ibanez has a lot planned, including three new SR Premium models. These limited-edition instruments commemorate the 35th anniversary of the original SR design.

Ibanez SR Premium

The SR4FMDX and SR5FMDX are the new four and five-string variants in the lineup. Each one has a flamed maple top with an ash, maple, and bubinga body. Their necks are Panga Panga with a purpleheart five-piece laminated neck with a figured Birdseye maple fingerboard. 


Nordstrand Big Breaks pickups with a three-band active EQ are used to power these basses. Green oval dot inlays, Ibanez’s premium frets, and an Emerald Green Low Gloss finish are also included.


The SR5CMDX is the third bass in this lineup, and it stands out because to a multi-piece top. The top is constructed of curly maple, walnut, purpleheart, and bubinga woods. The finish is a smoky Black Ice Low Gloss from Ibanez. 

The fingerboard is bound Panga Panga with abalone dot inlays, and the neck is made out of a five-piece Panga Panga and purpleheart woods. The preamp is the same as the SR4FMDX and SR5FMDX, except the pickups, they are Nordstrand Big Singles with rosewood covers.

Ibanez SR Premium Basses

The street prices for the Ibanez 2022 Limited Edition SR Premium Basses will range from $1,499 to $1,799. Check out their website for more info.