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Ibanez & Graph Tech Launch Revolutionary Multi-Scale Bass with Cutting-Edge Tuning Technology

Published 4 weeks ago on June 20, 2024

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Ibanez & Graph Tech Launch Revolutionary Multi-Scale Bass with Cutting-Edge Tuning Technology

Ibanez Bass, renowned for pushing the boundaries of innovation in the music industry, is proud to announce an exciting collaboration with Graph Tech Guitar Labs, pioneers in instrument technology. Together, they introduce the revolutionary SRMS725 5-string Multi-scale Electric Bass and SRMS720 4-string Multi-scale Electric Bass featuring Graph Tech's cutting-edge Ratio® Machine Heads.
The SRMS725 & SRMS720, part of the esteemed Bass Workshop series, represent a fusion of unparalleled craftsmanship and state-of-the-art engineering. Boasting a mesmerizing Blue Chameleon finish, this instrument embodies elegance and performance.
At the heart of this collaboration lies Graph Tech's Ratio Machine Heads – a game-changer in the world of bass tuning. Unlike traditional machine heads, (which use a single gear ratio for all strings, such as 20:1) Ratio® Machine Heads employ a calibrated gear ratio for each string position. Why? Every string reacts differently to tuning adjustments, making the Low E or B on a bass hard to dial in the tuning because they are so sensitive to any adjustment. Fine-tuning where you need it. With every string having the same feel and response, players experience unparalleled control over their instrument's tuning, resulting in a predictable, precise tuning experience with the musician in total control. 1 turn = 1 tone on every string. This same feel and response carries over to ratio-equipped electric and acoustic guitars.
Graph Tech Ratio. Balanced-Gear Tuning Technology
"We found RATIO® machine heads to be extraordinarily accurate, and we were particularly impressed with how easy drop tuning is with them, especially when dropping to D on the fourth string and to A on the fifth.," says Ibanez. "This characteristic makes RATIO® tuners incredibly well suited for hard rock and other heavier sounds, so we thought they’d be a perfect match for our SRMS720 and SRMS725 basses. We’re also aware that Graph Tech is entirely committed to continuous product innovation, which fully aligns with our philosophy at Ibanez. ."
"Innovation has always been at the core of Graph Tech's philosophy," says Dave Dunwoodie, President at Graph Tech Guitar Labs. "With Ratio®Machine Heads, we've reimagined the tuning experience, providing musicians with a tool that enhances their creativity and expression. Teaming up with Ibanez to bring this technology to the SRMS725 & SRMS720 represents a milestone in our journey to redefine industry standards."
SRMS720 & SRMS725: Video Overview:

 

Technical Specifications:

SRMS720 4-string Multi-scale Electric Bass

Neck type

SRMS4 for Multi Scale5pc Maple/Walnut neck

Top/back/body

Okoume body

Fretboard

Panga Panga fretboardOff-set white dot inlay

Fret

Medium frets

Number of frets

24

Bridge

MR5S bridge

String space

19mm

Machine Heads

Graph Tech® RATIO®  “Total control”

G-18:1 D-20:1 A-30:1 E-36:1

Neck pickup

Fishman® Fluence™ neck pickup

4

Bridge pickup

Fishman® Fluence™ bridge pickup

Equaliser

Fishman® 3-band EQ w/Single Coil Mode Switch (push/pull), 3-way Voice Select switch

Factory tuning

1G,2D,3A,4E

Strings

D'Addario® EXL170

String gauge

.045/.065/.080/.100

SRMS725 5-string Multi-scale Electric Bass

Neck type

SRMS5 for Multi Scale5pc Maple/Walnut neck

Top/back/body

Okoume body

Fretboard

Panga Panga fretboardOff-set white dot inlay

Fret

Medium frets

Number of frets

24

Bridge

MR5S bridge

String space

16.5mm

Machine Heads

Graph Tech® RATIO® “Total control”

G-18:1 D-20:1 A-30:1 E-36:1 B-48:1

Neck pickup

Fishman® Fluence™ neck pickup 4

Bridge pickup

Fishman® Fluence™ bridge pickup

Equaliser

Fishman® 3-band EQ w/Single Coil Mode Switch (push/pull), 3-way Voice Select switch

Factory tuning

1G,2D,3A,4E,5B

Strings

D'Addario® EXL170-5SL

String gauge

.045/.065/.080/.100/.130

 

About Ibanez Bass: Ibanez Bass is a leading manufacturer of high-quality electric bass guitars, known for their innovation, craftsmanship, and commitment to musical excellence. With a rich history spanning decades, Ibanez continues to push the boundaries of what's possible in bass design and performance.
About Graph Tech Guitar Labs: Graph Tech Guitar Labs is a world-renowned provider of innovative guitar, bass, and ukulele components, including the acclaimed Ratio Machine Heads. With a focus on precision engineering and cutting-edge technology, Graph Tech is dedicated to empowering musicians with tools that enhance their playing experience.

Visit our website for more information about Graph Tech Guitar Labs' innovative products: http://www.graphtech.com

For more information about Ibanez Basses, visit: https://www.ibanez.com/eu/products/category/electric_basses/

 


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