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Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar Black 

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Overview
  • GSR4 neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Medium frets
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    $257.13
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      Though the GSR100EX is a fairly "no-frills" kind of bass guitar, it does feature the comfort and playability you'd get from Ibanez's more high-end Soundgear models, and it's Powerpole Dual Coil pickups give you a high output usually missing from beginner basses. The bottom side has a reasonably deep cutaway that allows good access to the lower frets. If you're going to get the hang of playing electric bass, this is a quality choice to get your chops up to snuff on.

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      Features
      • GSR4 neck
      • Mahogany body
      • Medium frets
      • B10 bridge
      • PPD4 pickup
      • Case sold separately

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      IbanezGSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar
       
      4.3

      (based on 17 reviews)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good for the price

      I got this about 10 months ago when I was just starting out, and at first I didn't think it was that good, but it has grown on me. Since then I have...Read complete review

      I got this about 10 months ago when I was just starting out, and at first I didn't think it was that good, but it has grown on me. Since then I have gotten two other basses and have tried out many. This bass has a thin neck and has a warm sound not bad for jazz tones. Mine had a bit of fret buzz, but the tuners are actually pretty good and the pickup is in a nice place. In hindsight, it doesn't stand out too much, but is on the good end of the spectrum. Perfect beginner instrument, but the Ibanez GSR200 is better electronically, so I would recommend that more.

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      First of all, I own the black model of this bass, and Ibanez has featured some breath-taking qualities, such as a fast-actioned neck, killer volume and tone knobs, and a nice body....Read complete review

      First of all, I own the black model of this bass, and Ibanez has featured some breath-taking qualities, such as a fast-actioned neck, killer volume and tone knobs, and a nice body. The bridge and headstock are average, nothing to brag about. In addition to all of that, I have seen many flaws in this bass as well. First, within a week of buying this bass, and keeping great care of it I might add, I was playing my bass as usual with my local band, when the tuning peg fell off, I had to get new screws and re-do them all again. Second, the pickup comes way too high up on the bass and leaves you no thumb-rest, this can be easily fixed with a screwdriver though. I might add that for having only one pickup, this bass puts out a really good tone, almost P-bass quality, but not quite. The neck has good harmonic, popping and slapping, penatonic, and picking qualities, but no tapping qualities at all. But the final flaw that made me switch to a different brand of guitars is the input jack. The input jack does not have a good grip on my cord, and it always falls out, even when I wrap it around my strap. Also, the wiring isn't very stirdy. The wiring to the jack often cracks and sounds terrible. You have to sit down to get a average tone out of the bass. This bass brings my opinion Ibanez down. If I were a beginner bassist I would switch over to a more trustworthy name. I might suggest Peavey or Fender if you have the money.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good for Beginner!

      Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

      I am a guitar player that was looking for a bass to learn on several years ago. This thing was extremely solid for the money. I played it live and recorded with it - it never let me down. It felt like butter in your hands, was light weight, and sounded great (for the money). I would say that it is an excellent bass for beginners to intermediate players. Well worth the money.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweeeeeet

      Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

      This bass is awesome! I got it for a surprise gig that I only had a week to prepare for. It got here in 3 days, even with all the tornado's in my area. It sounds GREAT! Nice and punchy. And it sounds so nasty when you play slap bass! Very sturdy, light and playable. I don;t understand all of these reviews saying it sucks, because it doesn't by any means. I would recommend this bass to anyone who likes to play metal. For the price, it is absolutely unbeatable. If you're a musician on a budget and want a good bass, look no further!

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      eh...

      By CS93

      from Monticello, GA

      Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

      i've had this bass for 4 years now, and i've gotten less and less pleased with it. it has a fat neck, the single pickup has hardly any low end to it. i use it about once or twice a year for school with jazz band, and it just doesn't have the low end or warm clear sound i would get with a jazz bass or ibanez SR300. it's ok for a starter bass but if you've been playing for a while i would look else-where.

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      5.0

      Awesome Bass

      Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

      Okay: This bass is AWESOME! It was my first and I've had it for about a year now. Ibanez is a truly exeptional guitar company and this is a truly exeptional bass. GREAT for beginners and more experienced players on a budget. I don't regret buying this at all. If you're on a budget, get this bass!

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      4.0

      Good Beginner Bass

      By Luke S.

      from Toronto, ON

      Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

      I got this bass for christmas a few years back and I learned bass with this instrument. It has a good sound, except for 1 fret always sounded terrible but all in all I would recommend it for someone who wants to learn to play bass.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Okay starter bass

      By Roger-bdKv7

      from East TN

      Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

      In highschool I played bass a lot and on the side I learned to play the guitar. BUt once I got into college I started to play guitar way more, to the point my Carvin 6 six string custom bass sat in its case for about 6 months because I had no chance to play it. Three years later, I started playing bass again but unfortunately I don't have any gear. BUt I have a couple of friends that have basses they let me borrow when ever I need to (one is this bass the other is the cheapest rogue they make). Now Its been a while since I played my old gear, which was a carvin 6 string and a nicer hartke amp with the alum 4x10s, but I still remember great tone, good tone, and blah tone. Anyways back to this bass, the tone is pretty flat fingerstyle. There just isn't alot of life in this bass, nor the rogue for that matter but the rogue is a hundred dollars less. The neck wasn't too bad pretty thin, action okay. This one didn't buzz much but the rogue had its places. ALl in all the basses sounded identicaland minus the fret buzzing on the rogue played the same. So my advice if you are starting out go to a music store find a rogue that has a decent neck with no buzz and save the extra hundred and put it towards your next bass. This bass is't worth the extra money even though it is cheap. This bass has no growl or spark in its tone just like a cheap rogue doesn't have any of that.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good jazz bass

      By CS93

      from Monticello, GA

      Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

      i bought it for school because i needed it for percussion ensemble. then i started using it for jazz band. it has a very good sound for jazz, it's not exactly a "warm" sound but it still works. it's a fun bass to play on, if u like to play slap bass, it's very easy to do on this one, overall pretty good bass

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      meat and potatos

      Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

      it can be a bit intimidating to just pick up an instrument and learn to play it. even more so to buy one. lets face it. if ur not an experianced musician, you're kinda caught with ur pants down with that.this bass is a meat and potato instrument. its simple and it sounds good. just a bit of tweeking on the action and the keys and it was ready for war. the factory strings didnt even sound that bad for what it was worth. im also quickly learning that if played on a good amp, it has a certain low end growl any metalhead would instantly love.many disagree, but im firm on that if ur starting out on bass, Ibanez is a good way to go.sidenote: i ordered it and it came a few days in great condition later on my birthday. that was gnarly

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Killer bass for cheap

      By Strangebass

      from Texas

      Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

      I got this bass for christmas last year and I LOVE it. I've been playing for 15 years and I definitely prefer single pickup, single volume instuments. I had to do a little fine tuning on the neck, but other than that, I'm exceptionally pleased with my GSR100EX.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good for the price

      By MetalMan-OhQ89

      from Boston, MA

      Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

      I got this about 10 months ago when I was just starting out, and at first I didn't think it was that good, but it has grown on me. Since then I have gotten two other basses and have tried out many. This bass has a thin neck and has a warm sound not bad for jazz tones. Mine had a bit of fret buzz, but the tuners are actually pretty good and the pickup is in a nice place. In hindsight, it doesn't stand out too much, but is on the good end of the spectrum. Perfect beginner instrument, but the Ibanez GSR200 is better electronically, so I would recommend that more.

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