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Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar

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The Ibanez Gio GSR200FM bass guitar features the PHAT-II active bass boost, giving you additional low-end power. Its Standard J and Standard P pickup...Click To Read More About This Product

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PHAT-II EQ and 2 hot pickups.

The Ibanez Gio GSR200FM bass guitar features the PHAT-II active bass boost, giving you additional low-end power. Its Standard J and Standard P pickups let you dial in just the tone you're looking for.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
PHAT-II active bass boost
Standard J & P pickups
Case sold separately

Order now and give your bass a boost with Phat-II EQ.

SPECIFICATIONS
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Type: GSR4
Body: Mahogany body, Flamed Maple top
Frets: Medium frets
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 34"
Width at Nut: 41mm
Width at Last Fret: 62mm
Thickness at 1st Fret: 21mm
Thickness at 12th Fret: 22mm
Radius: 305mm
Inlay: Pearl dot inlay
Bridge: B10 bridge
Neck Pickup: STD P Standard P ceramic humbucking/passive
Bridge Pickup: STD J Standard J ceramic single/passive
EQ: PHAT-II (GSR)
Controls: PHAT-EQ Boost, Front Pickup Tone, Tone, Rear Pickup Tone
Hardware Color: Chrome
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IbanezGio GSR200FM Bass Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

Reviewed by 16 customers

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT BASS!!!

By Bonny Hernandez

from North Carolina

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

This is a great bass. I recommend this bass to anyone starting out or even as a backup bass! It has great slap tone to it. For its price and value, its a bargain for the price. Worth every penny.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ibanez Gio GSR200 FM Bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I got the Ibanez Gio GSR200FM 200 bass back in May in the amber sunburst finish. I thought I should wait a few months to review so that I can really get to know the bass better. 1)It looks fantastic, very clean look. No flaws in the finish or headstock. 2)I really love the EQ Phat boost. It gives the bass a tubby and round sound (I also put on some Rotosound flatwound black nylon strings on it). 3)The two pickups really have a lot of versatility in them. You can get all sorts of sounds out of it by fiddling around with all four knobs. 4) Neck is comfortable and thin (how I like it)The neck is not glossed, so your hands can really slide up and down.Now for some of the things which were not major problems, but I thought I should mention them:1)Combination of the extremely stiff strings and high action made it harder to play for me. The strings felt very stiff and taut, not soft and slinky. Combined w/ high action, it made the strings harder than it should be to push down onto the frets. Maybe mine was a lemon.2)There was a small amount of some unidentifiable "shmuck" on the fretboard. Didn't make a difference in the sound at all, but it's worth mentioning. Really it's only a minor problem.My main advice is to try a bass out in store before you buy. You cannot rely on other people's reviews to choose a bass; they're meant to supplement. Had I tried the bass I RECIEVED out in store before I bought it, I'm not sure if I would have, based only on feel. But I doubt all of these were set up like mine.Overall, this bass is really well made, with only a few problems I encountered. But as the other reviews show, the problems are infrequent. This is a very adequate bass for everyday players.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Beginner Bass

By bass09

from Colorado

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • School Bands

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I received this bass from my parents as a Christmas gift two years ago. They picked it because they liked the price and the appearance. Overall, this is a great bass considering the price. However, when I got it, I was surprised because playing an open string rattles the frets and makes it sound really unprofessional and unbasslike. I had to get the stings adjusted, and that took care of that. Also, the bass got dented (like the size of a fingerprint) from my trumpet hitting it (not hard). A good bass will NOT dent. The sound is good for a beginner, but I recommend picking something a little different, one that isn't as flexible in the body.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass for the $

By Y2KStang

from Spring Hill, Florida

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Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I've owned this bass for about a year now. I didn't really appreciate it until I bought a Fender Rumble 350 bass amp...I really love the sound of the 2 together!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome.

By Luc-2krui

from Newmarket, NH

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

For a bass that is cheaper and lighter than a Squier, I was surprised at how amazing this bass felt. Running it through a 60w Roland Cube amp, it sounds amazing. The neck is slim and fast, the action can get nice and low, and the EQ gives it a chunky low punch. After playing over twenty guitars in one sitting, this is the BEST bass guitar for the money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Playing Bass

By rockzilla

from Halifax NS, Canada

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Light
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

My wife bought me this bass for my birthday, It has a nice "midnight blue" glossy finish. Fun bass to play, my shoulder does not hurt at the end of the night like my Epiphone Thunderbird or my Epiphone 5 string , I've used it at many gigs and it has never let me down, has a bit of buzz from factory settings, they can be adjusted out, great action , fast fret board, good starter bass , good bass to take to a gig

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass, Great Price

By SteveO

from Yucca Valley, CA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Church Worship

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

Nice looking Bass. Have received several comment about the looks and the sound is far superior than my Sauier knockoff. very light, the action and the flat neck back have made playing so much asier for me. Highly recommend this one for amyone at any level.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I bought this bass a while back, and its a great bass! the phat boost is really great, and it sounds absolutely great! the only thing I can complain about is how the onboard preamp consists of only tone knobs for the different pickups, rather than a bass mid, and treble boost/cut. the bass feels really good, sounds better, and plays great! a great price for a great bass

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First bass ever.

By Bassman for Christ.

from Metter, GA.

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

Just started playing bass last May. I was told Ibanez was the one to buy. My friend wasn't wrong. I have been playing it for almost a year now and have recieved so many compliments on how it sounds. I play in our church band and the sound I get from this bass is amazing. Ibanez did wonders with this for a small price. I would recommend this bass to anyone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gio GSR200FM Bass

By Ishee

from Conroe, TX

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I?ve been playing bass for about 30 years and I own a few vintage guitars. I researched for an inexpensive, durable bass and settled on the Ibanez Gio. I like the adjustable tone and recreate sounds and thump of old rock n roll, blues and heavy metal. Nice fit and finish, almost weightless, plus the boost comes in handy during leads.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great starter, not much else

By someyounguy

from Washington

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

i bought this bass when looking for a good starter bass, at a low price. andat first i was impressed, and i still am for how good it is for the price, but after a while i kept noticing more and more flaws, and now im looking into getting a new one, i would save your money and get a fender.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is my first bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

This is my first bass, I got it about 2 months ago, sounds like a dream, haven't had any problems with it. I will most likely have this bass for a long time. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a relatively cheap bass, with amazing quality.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great, Reliable Bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

This is the first bass I've owned and it is a fantastic buy. I've had it for about 2 and a half years, and it has never failed me. I'm currently awaiting the delivery of my new Ibanez SR755 5 String, but this bass will always be my old reliable. If you are looking to get a cheap but quality bass, I highly recommend this one.

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Donald038

from Augusta,Ga.

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I have wanted to play Bass for a long time. I purchased a Washburn starter kit in November and begain a love affair.In December,I bought the Ibanez GIO.This is my first bass.I am still learning.There is a little fret rattle which can easily be corrected by technic.The sound quality,intonation,is exceptional.I am running it through an ampeg mini CL.I am focusing on motown,James Jamerson.I have had a beautiful experience and look forward to an enjoyable future.

 
5.0

Amzing bass

By what'supdude?

from Waterbury VT

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Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

This bass is a great bass. The tone of this bass out of the p-bass and j-bass style pickups are great. The phat boost is great too. It stays in tune well and there were no problems with intonation. However, the best part of this bass is the neck. The neck is really fast and the strings are really close. This bass feels a lot better than a fender jazz bass. I wasn't expecting that type of quality. Overall this is a fast playing, great feeling bass.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good for starting out.

By SKadin

from Eugene, Oregon

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Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I've had this bass for around three years now, and I have no complaints. The bass is beautiful in person (transparent blue sunburst), and the features with it are great. The Phat II EQ seems to be...odd, however. All the knob seems to do is make it louder, but the tone knob seems to add the twang effect you'd expect from the EQ. Maybe faulty wiring.Whoever put this together really hated there job, though. The bridge was glued (and resulted in a chunk of gloss coming off when I removed it), the wiring was much longer than it needed to be, and the bridge is sub-par.As far as the pickups, they've given me no issue. The J-pickup's wirings were burnt and such when I got it, so it doesn't work great. My score may be contradictory, but this bass is worth a 5/5 to me.I'd recommend it highly. Hell, I'm gonna buy another once I'm done with the modifications on my current one. Just to have.

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