...I finally grabbed it. And apparently Ibanez discontinued the model year I've been told. So I'm glad I got the SRF505F. I'm really appreciating all the guys at the Bass Workshop part of Ibanez. They're more adventurous and have churned out some interesting models. I remember when the 4 string version of this came out, I really wanted a 5 version. Lo and behold, they did. And with it's discontinuation and my upcoming sessions, I'm glad I got it right on time. Right off the bat it felt great to play (well, after a setup and some flatwounds strung on). The neck is your typical Soundgear affair, thin and comfy, but the body is made thicker to necessitate a chambered body. It was certainly loud for what it was, and the unfinished and natural burst adds to the classy look. As for it's sound plugged in, it's a bit of a one trick pony, but what a trick. The tone to get a deep bass and mid focused tone like an acoustic upright bass is convincing enough to get away with in any situation. I didn't get a chance to plug into my main amp rig, but I did do some crappy clips with the bass plugged into a Fishman Platinum Pro DI, right into a JBL speaker. I was trying to exploit how authentic I can get with the piezo bridge through the Fishman. I'll try to post clips with this through a full amp hopefully in a day or so.