#1
in a short time from now im getting my first bass and i was just wondering whether the sr205 was a good starting point. please tell me what you think.
#2
its an alright starter just play it in a shop see if its easy to play, i would say gettin a half nice bass thats playable helps starting, if its not nice to play learning bass can become a task and not fun

#3
If you want to get a feel for a 5 stringer, its not a bad starter bass. Its 4 string sister is a nice option as well.

There are differing opinions around the forums on whether you should start on a 4 or 5 string as your first bass, but I'll leave that to wiser heads than mine.
#4
i ha a go of the four string version of it (the sr200) and it felt pretty good to play and i was asking about the sr205 and the guy said it was pretty much the same but i still want to try the actual sr205 before i make up my mind.

thanks for the comments!
#5
ive had the sr200 since christmas, its been my first bass, and ive found it an excellent starter. Its great to learn on, easy to adjust and it looks lurvelyy
#6
I would personally start with a 4 string, but i don't see anything negative with starting with a 5 stringer.
#8
i give this bass two thumbs up! Ibanez makes some of the best basses in their price range. as far a 4 vs 5 string? i really see no reason not to start on a fiver. although most learning material will be based on a 4 string. i say your good to go.
#9
You kill two birds with one stone. Instead of buying a "crappy" bass for $250 and then buying a 5 string when you're more experienced.. you can just buy the 5 string right now and save the $250.
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#12
i heard anything ibanez under the 400 seriese is ****.... so good for a starter.....but i dont think a 5 is that good an idea (not a monumental difference tho) i think most songs (depending on what you play of coarse) are based on 4 string and the 5th string wouild confuze a beginer for the need of it being there.... a 4 string would be easier to learn and some people jsut dont like 5 strings that much (me:P)

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#13
the 4 string is a great starter bass, haven't tried the 5

but i'm thinking you really wouldn't need a five to start off with, unless you plan on playing a lot of low stuff, or want a good thumb rest
#15
alot of todays music uses a 5 string. i started on a 4, and find the transition rather difficult. i believe if i had started on a five, going to a 4, would be easier. my 2cents.
#16
i started on a five and if you want to go for it. the switch from 5 to 4 takes about a day or so(but i don't see why you would unless you're gonna get into some slap bass) to get used to the string spacing but that's it really. and the 5th string makes a great thumb rest when you're not using it.
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