"For players for whom simple and powerful aren't simple and powerful enough, there's the new Ibanez SRX400 bass," goes the claim of the Ibanez 2003 catalog. The new SRX400 is a member of the Soundgear Xtreme family which was designed for players who want a loud, simple to operate axe. However, the SRX400 reduces matters even further to the basics. The SRX400 features only one pickup, a "ridiculously loud" Passive Full Range Alnico 4N, and just two controls, one of which is an Active Phat II Booster.
Says Ritchie Umemura of the Ibanez Bass division: "I think we've got everything now for players who want a narrow necked bass with active electronics. For players who want sophistication and absolute tonal control, there are our regular pro Soundgears. For players who want uncomplicated and powerful, we have the original Soundgear Xtreme basses. And for players who want simple and brutal, there's the new SRX400."
Bass Spec Chart Model SRX400