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Ibanez Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar Black 

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Overview

  • Agathis body
  • 1-piece maple neck
  • Chrome hardware
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    $428.56
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A mighty 6-string with Phat II EQ.

The Gio GSR206 from Ibanez is a 6-string bass guitar built with an agathis body, one-piece maple neck, and fitted with chrome hardware. The Gio's Phat-II EQ plus dual volume and tone knobs help you dial in the sound you seek from the DHX-6 pickups.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Agathis body
  • 1-piece maple neck
  • Chrome hardware
  • Tone and 2 volume controls
  • Phat-II EQ
  • Case sold separately

Step up to the 6-stringed versatility of the GSR206—order now.

 

Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar Specifications:

  • Neck Type: 1-piece GSR6 maple neck
  • Body: Agathis body
  • Frets: Medium frets
  • Bridge: B16 bridge (16.5mm string spacing)
  • Neck Pickup: DXH-6N
  • Bridge Pickup: DXH-6B
  • Equalizer: Phat II EQ
  • Hardware color: Chrome
  • Controls:
  • EQ: 1 x Phat II EQ
  • Volume: 2 (Neck, Bridge)
  • Tone: 1
  • Neck Dimensions
  • Scale: 34" (864mm)
  • Width at Nut: 54mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 83mm
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 21mm
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 22mm
  • Radius: 400mm
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IbanezGio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

You get what you pay for

I bought this from a guy for $150 because his son didn't like it.His son(jazz player) raised the saddles to max in an attempt to get a clean sound.It was unplayable when I...Read complete review

I bought this from a guy for $150 because his son didn't like it.His son(jazz player) raised the saddles to max in an attempt to get a clean sound.It was unplayable when I got it.I lowered the action down to playable and it sounded like crap.The stock strings are way too bright and buzzy so I swapped for thinner gauge flatwounds and it remedied that problem.It took me some time to dial it in but I am happy with it now.If you are a metal player with a fat amp you might like the strings but good luck trying to play clean music.I will agree with what others said about the low B being muddy and unusable but after the switch to flatwounds the low B is audible now.The electrics in this are only mediocre or less but after some adjustments with the pickup heights I was able to get an acceptable sound.A pickup/pots upgrade is needed if you want the low B to be at its' best.As an entry level 6 string bass this would be ok if someone sets it up for you correctly but I would recommend you get a 4 string if you are an absolute beginner.I would not call this a high end bass but for the price it is damn good considering some of the other junk out there in the same price range.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

save your money...

I purchased one of these, but sent it back after one week. The neck intonation was uneven no matter how I adjusted it, and even with the action set to 3 mm at...Read complete review

I purchased one of these, but sent it back after one week. The neck intonation was uneven no matter how I adjusted it, and even with the action set to 3 mm at the 24th fret and the neck adjusted to curve forward quite a bit, I was getting too much fret buzz off the first three frets. The slot edges in the tuner pegs were sharp, and I busted strings on 3 different sets in three days, all at the point where the string bends over the slot edge. The frets were all unfiled on the lower side of the neck, requiring some filing by a tech. Although most of the frets rang true on the lower end of the neck, most of the frets in the upper register were dead. This is the most unplayable bass I have ever had the misfortune of purchasing. Probably just a bad apple, but I recommend saving your money and purchasing one of Ibanez's higher quality basses to avoid any problems. Ibanez makes great-sounding basses, but their budget models are best avoided.

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5.0

Awesome

By Kenny

from Martinsville, va

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar:

    After doing a little work with the action, and adjusting the neck this bass is great for any venue or genre of music

    Comment on this review

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Entry 6-String

    By VoidedBrain

    from Evansville, IN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Decent Tap Action
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Odd Feeling

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar:

    I actually enjoyed this bass for the price. There would need to be adjustments for the pickups, and the action (Depending how YOU play), but it's a decent Ibanez 6 string for someone dwelling into 6-strings. The electronics are all right, not the best. I've noticed it is more of a metal player's bass than a clean/jazz bass. The B String is extremely muddy on this bass, depending on the type of strings you pick up and how adjusted the action is. Overall, a 4/5 rating is what I give this entry-level 6 string

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Had mine for about a year

    By xavplusplus

    from MI

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Starter Bass

    Cons

    • Almost Too Wide For Me
    • Fret Buzz
    • Not Enough Controls
    • Short Fretboard

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Learning
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar:

    Ok so at first I was just happy to have a bass. I have been playing it for almost a year. I've switched strings a few times. I digress. I can't get some of the sound out of it I want due to no controls on the bass other than volume on the two pickups one tone knob and a bass boost. Also I wish the bridge was easier to adjust. It is an amazing bass to start six strings. I highly recommend to beginners!

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    save your money...

    By frankenbat

    from California

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar:

    I purchased one of these, but sent it back after one week. The neck intonation was uneven no matter how I adjusted it, and even with the action set to 3 mm at the 24th fret and the neck adjusted to curve forward quite a bit, I was getting too much fret buzz off the first three frets. The slot edges in the tuner pegs were sharp, and I busted strings on 3 different sets in three days, all at the point where the string bends over the slot edge. The frets were all unfiled on the lower side of the neck, requiring some filing by a tech. Although most of the frets rang true on the lower end of the neck, most of the frets in the upper register were dead. This is the most unplayable bass I have ever had the misfortune of purchasing. Probably just a bad apple, but I recommend saving your money and purchasing one of Ibanez's higher quality basses to avoid any problems. Ibanez makes great-sounding basses, but their budget models are best avoided.

    Comment on this review

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Instrument

    By Cuckoo_Kidd

    from Philadelphia Pa.

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Custom Shop Sound
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Price
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • A Little Unwieldy

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar:

    The only con to this ultimate professional instrument, It may be a little cumbersome for the average 4 string player, but after just a few minutes of playing it becomes natural playing. The range alone is what I love to experiment with. This bass has the features of a much more expensive custom shop bass. I would suggest slightly smaller gauge strings when it comes time to change them.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome deal

    By Cuckoo_Kidd

    from Philadelphia Pa.

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Awesome Note Range
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great For Metalfunk
    • Great Sound For The Price
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fretboard Width

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar:

    The only thing that takes some getting used to is the fret board width, but this is to be expected with more than a conventional 4 string

    Comment on this review

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ibanez did it again

    By titus jackson

    from columbia,sc

    Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar:

    great fantastic bass compares up to the highest bass brands dont belive me TRY IT no go BUY IT same price
    The Features are amazing the PHAT ll eq buster is fantastic i can dial up the right tone no matter what genre this bass will show up to do the job sounds just like a ken smith it the right string on it like dean markley or D&R
    i love the bolt on neck and how it place the neck in a sucre postition and the 9 volt batteries to boots up the pickups
    great deal for bassist

    Comment on this review

    (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    You get what you pay for

    By Capn Crunch

    from Frisco

    Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar:

    I bought this from a guy for $150 because his son didn't like it.His son(jazz player) raised the saddles to max in an attempt to get a clean sound.It was unplayable when I got it.I lowered the action down to playable and it sounded like crap.The stock strings are way too bright and buzzy so I swapped for thinner gauge flatwounds and it remedied that problem.It took me some time to dial it in but I am happy with it now.If you are a metal player with a fat amp you might like the strings but good luck trying to play clean music.I will agree with what others said about the low B being muddy and unusable but after the switch to flatwounds the low B is audible now.The electrics in this are only mediocre or less but after some adjustments with the pickup heights I was able to get an acceptable sound.A pickup/pots upgrade is needed if you want the low B to be at its' best.As an entry level 6 string bass this would be ok if someone sets it up for you correctly but I would recommend you get a 4 string if you are an absolute beginner.I would not call this a high end bass but for the price it is damn good considering some of the other junk out there in the same price range.

    Comment on this review

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome 6-string Bass

    Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar:

    Im going on a year with this bass and its still going great. its got a strong and powerful tone thats great for any type of music

    Comment on this review

    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great 6 string

    By Rockin4Jesus-qa6C1

    from Moulton, AL

    Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR206 6-String Bass Guitar:

    i played this at a local music store and i tell you what it blew me away. the phat eq sounded amazing. i almost got it but went for another ibanez with a little bit better tone options(soundgear sr305mw). the reason i went with it was because i needed its tone and its my new number one bass, but the next bass i buy will definitely be an ibanez and it will probably be this 6 string gio.

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