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trevellin's review

By trevellin, 22/04/2012
the ibanez Ergodyne EDC 700 GSV (silver gray) is made of a low luthite; a so-called epoxy resin which has similar qualities to wood in terms of resonance and who would, of course, better stability in time .. . remains now to test it which has almost 10 years ..
good, the body is luthite, the one piece maple neck 24 fret rosewood fingerboard with dots perloïd benchmarks, Accu-Cast B20 bridge, 2 soapbar pickups SFR, 4 control buttons including 2 double or stepped (master volume, balance, bass / treble, midrange frequency / midrange), black hardware.
very interesting point: the body is really working so there is a groove aui from the dorsal horn and the body follows the tie-up belt in order to quietly put his thumb and another that is the same as Yamaha TRB of the '90s which to make the strings slap between the end of the 24th after key box and the neck pickup.

UTILIZATION

the handle, my son is super nice!
anyway, this bass has probably been developed in a research aircraft for maximum effectiveness, ease of playing and resonance.
Ergonomics is a bit special, but we made it fast ...
when we play and we put his right hand on the microphone or the groove, it is clear that it has been studied; the game right hand is not tiring at all and seems "natural", effortless c ' well when you have to toy with a lot of music like funk rhythmic flow or metal.
access to acute is exemplary, we can not do better ...
we get there really almost any sound you want, I say "almost" because, on this bass, the strings were really "rinsed", in a word, good to change!
therefore, difficult to get an objective opinion 100%, but still, it is capable of anything!

SOUNDS

this bass is really suprenante!
bossa to jazz walking, through the slap or the rest, it is never taken into defects!
and thanks to its powerful electronics, it can really venture into all kinds of music!
I was plugged into a line6 15w and although it is very little in terms of power, already means that low expression!
yes, because the phrase, she has it in spades!
are made in the treble solos, sounds here!
the slap; answers here!
walking-jazz accompanies it wes montgomery!

OVERALL OPINION

I tried it one afternoon and I was hooked, and I had already bought in the past, but I was beginning to enjoy it too ...
Now, I know where I stand!
what I loved the resonance of the instrument, electronics very effective, the body worked to put his hands effortlessly, obviously play without forcing, the versatility of styles possible, the gray metal, the lightness and design.
I did not like, it is not available in 6 strings!
the price / quality ratio is unbeatable in a secondhand store; € 285!
honestly, it's a bass that outperforms some other wood, and I wonder how it behaves in a group ...
but for now, she gives lessons on instruments from 3 to 10 times more expensive!
let it be said!
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Super Comfy bass

By tjon901, 21/08/2011
The Ibanez Ergodyne is a very interesting and overlooked line of basses. This model has a slightly different body style than the other Ergodynes. The body is made out of a man made material. The finish on this one was a pretty crazy silver finish with some sort of flek in it. I am not sure what the neck is made out of but I think it is maple. The neck is solidly attached with 6 bolts. The fretboard is rosewood with 24 medium frets. The tuners are a set of closed tuning machines. The bass has active electronics. There is a wide array of controls on the bass. Starting at the knob nearest to the neck you have a volume knob. The next knob is a blend knob. There are no switches on this bass so with this blend knob you can blend between each pickup. Next are two stacked knobs. The base of the 3rd knob controls the bass eq and the top of the knob controls your high end. The last knob is pretty cool as it is a sweepable eq. You can set how wide it is and what frequency it is at.

UTILIZATION

Ergonomics is the name of the game with the Ergodyne. This bass has a super body making playing anywhere in any style very easy. The body has an arch to the entire thing. Kind of like a Vox Series 77. This gives you a comfortable feel. There are cutouts in the body for people who play slap and pop style as well. The jack position is pretty much perfect. It goes straight back and you can go directly into your strap for your wrap around or your wireless transmitter. I am not a big fan of stacked knobs but they keep with the clean design. One thing I dont like is that the battery compartment has a screw on design. I guess the bass is too thin for a real pop out compartment. With a screw on design they might as well just put it in the control compartment since you are going to need a screw driver no matter what.

SOUNDS

You can get a ton of tones with the active electronics on this bass. The stacked EQ knob is really cool. You can sweep and find an individual midrange frequency, and with the knob on top you can cut or boost that frequency, any frequency you want. You can get awesome funk tones with this bass. With the EQ sweep and cut you can cut out the low end and have a really twangy sound. The opposite is true as well. You can cut out a bunch of high end and have a super low and fat tone. The material this bass is made out of is very neutral so it is very good for this type of bass. The bass can pretty much do any type of sound you want with composure.

OVERALL OPINION

These basses are pretty rare and I think I know why. People who own them love them so they never want to sell them. Ibanez should reissue this bass with the same exact specs. People would be buying them nonstop. This is a great example on how good a reasonably priced modern bass can be. So many bassists think you gotta pay thousands of dollars for a Warwick or some custom job to have a good bass. With this you can get a super modern feel with active electronics for pretty much nothing if you can find one. If you see one of these basses for sale you should pick it up because its probably the best bass you can get without going to a custom shop.
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Ibanez EDC700 Ergodyne

By MGR/Seth, 26/03/2008
I have been playing bass since I was 15 and am now 30. I have played in a few bands, recorded a demo, and have played many live shows all over the Boston area. I mostly like metal, but I'm good with anything.

I bought this bass at Guitar Center In Peabody Massachusetts. I traded in a 5 string Ibanez Soundgear, and a Peavy 100W amp and paid about 100.

It is THE most amazing bass I've ever played. It has the most amazing feel, it is completely sculpted to fit your body, and scooped out in the front so you can get under the strings very easily. It is also the best sounding bass I've owned, and I've gone through 6 trying to find this gem. Aesthetically, it's simply gorgeous and is very rugged. I have had no issues with scratching, denting, or anything of the sort. It looks as though I bought it yesterday.

There is not one thing I dislike about this bass. I have to tune it less than I've ever had to with my others, and everything is very very solid.

It is a molded piece, not carved, so it's very unique. It's balanced perfectly, light, is the perfect length and demands attention.

If anyone is in the market for a new bass, you really should do yourself a favor and check this one out. It really is an amazing bass which has made me look at construction completely differently.

Check it out.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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rrostagni's review

By rrostagni, 07/03/2008
From the perspective of the characteristics just mentioned, I simply add that the settings are very (too) many with double sliders, this leaves both a lot of adjustment possibilities, but also a lot of opportunity to lose initially.
However, it's still nice to have all options at hand.
I found the bass very strong (but I'm careful) and the handle has never flinched in 6 years.

UTILIZATION

The instrument is enjoyable, its material of construction is a little different. He must love that I never shocked, for my part.
The neck is rather thin.
Ergonomics is good even if the use, the knobs are not extremely comfortable to handle.
But it manages to find its settings quickly.

SOUNDS

This bass can still cover a wide range of sounds. This is its main advantage in my opinion.
The beginner will either find the sound that matches his style.
Coupled with a Trace Elliot for example, we get a bright sound without any difficulty.

OVERALL OPINION

Used 6 years I was very satisfied. I'm just barely separated.
Its price / quality ratio is excellent, it can go a long way without feeling restricted.
It can grow in peace and take the time to have real requirements. It lacks perhaps that nice big pickups, but the original ones will fill the bass not too difficult but still like to have a precise sound.
In my opinion and because of these findings is an excellent instrument for a versatile bass player wants to leave his instrument for a beginner bass active most advanced spray without his wallet!
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Ibanez EDC700 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Ibanez
  • Model:EDC700
  • Series:Ergodyne
  • Category:4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 08/22/2002

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