I am not a bass player.. Please keep reading. I play bass to complete my original songs along with not being a drummer and not being a guitar player etc. Then I play the results to my musician friends who exclaim "I could have done that". But that would involve showing up and playing. And so I forge ahead into the unknown by myself. So I needed a bass a few years back
and went shopping. Played OLP, Schecter, Fender Squire and Cort. The nice thing about recording is that no one sees the headstock! So you can choose the instrument on it's own merrits without trying to impress anyone with your purchase. I have always liked Ibanez guitars, and the SR 305 DX filled my needs and limited playing ability.Quiet active electronics, 5 strings and a
very thin and playable three piece neck made the choice easy. It's not an Alembic, which I have played on occasion but I have recorded three albums with this bass and the tone is very easy to work with in the mix. You can get classic or modern tones easily. Fretwork, fit and finish are top notch. The battery lasts forever, I'm still using the original nine volt! Ibanez makes a good sounding solid bass that stays in tune. Plus the low B is the bomb!