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  • Agathis body
  • One-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
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      Highly recommended as a first bass.

      The Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass is a hot little bass with nice balance and feel for a very friendly price. Features an agathis body, super comfy one-piece maple neck, rosewood fretboard, pearl dot inlay, split-coil and single-coil pickup array, active EQ with PHAT-II Bass Boost, chrome hardware, a fully adjustable bridge, and medium frets.

      Case sold separately.

      Features

      • Agathis body
      • One-piece maple neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Pearl dot inlay
      • Split-coil and single-coil pickup combination
      • Active EQ with PHAT-II Bass Boost
      • Chrome hardware
      • Fully adjustable bridge
      • Medium frets
      • Case sold separately

      It's time to stop dreaming and start playing. Order today.

       
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      IbanezGSR200 4-String Bass
       
      4.7

      (based on 269 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (200)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (55)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (4)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (5)
      • Good feel (5)
      • Good tone (4)
      • Good pick up (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming (5)
        • Practicing (4)
        • Small venues (4)
        • Recording (3)
        • Rock concerts (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        beginners bass

        Rating based on price. I must mention the neck is very nice for this price, finish is very plesent to look at, knobs are plastic and fall off, (that is fixable) The...Read complete review

        Rating based on price. I must mention the neck is very nice for this price, finish is very plesent to look at, knobs are plastic and fall off, (that is fixable) The overall workmanship is what one would expect for a bass in this price range. What makes the bass unusable for live preformance is the pickups and electronics. This bass sounds terrible, I played it thru 3 different amps and it sounds bad in all of them. Muddy lows, highs are not up to par and midrange is thin. I may change pups to see if there is any improvement. However, since it is not my only bass, I may just leave it alone and use if for practice and rehearsal to save wear and tear on my "good" basses.

        Having said all that, it is a good beginners bass because it plays very nice, is not complicated, and is light in weight. I would only recommend this bass for that purpose. As a former teacher, I know some parents can't afford a more expensive bass for a beginner, so get this and ya got a nice bass that won't discourage a student right off the bat. ( I have seen this so many times, get a low priced bass with the strings 2" off the fretboard and wonder why Johny gets discouraged and doesn't want to practice)
        2 pups, P/J config. volume knobs for both pups, a treble knob and a bass boost knob. Neither the treble knob nor the bass boost knob do a whole lot. The bass boost just seems to make the sound muddier and a bit louder, the trebble never gets to the real bite you need for slap. Both pups sound almost the same. The J/pup has a little less lows, but still has no punch nor does the P/pup, no guts...
        Not bad workmanship for the price. However, the body developed a crack right at the neck. Don't know how this happened, I never dropped it or used it for self defense, but there it is. Nice finish, nice neck.
        A good value. But I have seen better. SX for instance..

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        I'd look for a different bass...

        My friend owns this bass, and it's absolutely terrible. He knows absolutely nothing about basses and guitars aside from a vague idea of how to play them, and he was convinced that this...Read complete review

        My friend owns this bass, and it's absolutely terrible. He knows absolutely nothing about basses and guitars aside from a vague idea of how to play them, and he was convinced that this was the world's greatest bass or something. Well, it's far from it... the machine heads completely came off, the pickups crap out on him randomly, there's a lot of noise when you aren't touching the strings, and the input jack is constantly falling into the bass. He might have just gotten a bad one, but if they're all the same as his, I'd consider saving up some more money to get a Fender, or even a Squier.

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        5.0

        Sounds great with the right strings.

        By Paul

        from WA

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Value

        Cons

        • Strings

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

        Back in 2000 I picked up an "Ibanez bass starter kit", which included a GSR 200. AWESOME DEAL, 14 years later I still have it and use it for practicing. (Apparently the electronics on the GSR 200 have changed since then - mine has 3 knobs, similar to the GSRM 20.)

        Rating 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5. Excellent build quality and the setup was spot on.

        The first thing I noticed about this bass was the neck, it feels really good in your hand. The finish has not changed with age and usage. I own several basses and guitars, the neck on this one is my favorite at any price.

        The strings it came with were a little chintzy. The first time I changed strings, I put on Rotosounds and I was blown away by the improvement.

        The electronics are a little noisy (60 Hz hum, and sometimes crackling when you turn the pots). I didn't notice this for a long time, some of it may be from wear and corrosion.

        It's tempting to say that "this should be everyone's first bass", except the Squire and Epiphone also make excellent starter basses.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great bass for someone on a budget

        By MattSedlak

        from Pittsburgh PA

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

          I have had this bass since 2008. never had a problem with it. Rceently I played a show using this bass, we headlined. Now i read a lot of people saying it has a muddy sound to it. Well for me, I play in a grunge metal band and that's the sound we have. I am also a pick player for this project too, so the sound has been right up my alley.

          Another issue people have posted about are strings, well, I always change the strings on any new guitar or bass I get immediately. I run Rotosounds and suggest them to everyone as i have (*knock on wood) never broke one yet. The price for this bass, if yo live on a serious budget like I do and want good quality, this is what you shouldget.

          I play this bass 4-5 times a week so this bass takes a beating and having it since 2008 and it is still in great shape says a lot about the product.

          A little treat to myself for this bass lasting so long, i am soon going to upgrade the pickups, but thats not because the current ones are malfunctioning, i just feel like treating myself :)

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Xcelnt bass for not a lot....

          By Jimmy DK

          from SF Bay

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

            These Ibanez entry level basses are well built and have a great sound, for the price. I have one in my studio that is used for jams as well as regular sessions. I've played mine in live performances on big and small stages, and never had a problem. The pots are always clean, no buzz from outside electronics or lighting, the neck and frets are true. Sure, there are a lot of far better instruments available, but not at this price. Great value!

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My research paid off

            By JockoPablo

            from West Virginia

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Poor Pots
            • Poor Strings

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

            I did extensive research before choosing my first bass. The GSR-200 was on a lot of people's lists as a top pick for a beginner/budget bass, and now I know why. This bass is very easy to play, has a beautiful finish (I got transparent red), and most importantly sounds pretty darn good.

            Knowing very little about bass guitars I took mine to an experienced bass player to get his opinion on the setup and feel, and after playing it a bit he said "You're good to go."

            I recently played my GSR-200 with the praise team band at my church and it sounded great through the church's sound system.

            The only negative that stands out for me is the quality -- or lack thereof -- of the pots. All the pots have a lot of noise in them, and my bridge pot doesn't really adjust output volume incrementally -- it's practically on or off.

            Also, make sure you budget for a new set of strings when you buy this bass. Most people advise that anyway, I've learned, especially with budget guitars, but my bass arrived with a bad A string that rattled like crazy. I put a set of Rotosounds on it and it took care of that.

            Overall I can't recommend it enough as a first bass.

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            (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Ibanez Bass

            By ski

            from Boynton Beach, Fla. / Brick township, NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • I used this bass in Toms
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

              I used this bass as a fill in for a bass player on a worship team in Toms River. Primarily I am a guitarist. This neck was and is still such an easy transition from guitar (Strats) that I bought another here in Florida because of the sound, product price and quality of the instrument.
              The boost on the active EQ is great, the percussiveness with a blend of the 2 pickup configurations is superior- it gave me anything I could look for. It is a great bass, not just a begginer's axe. Bravo, banez, keep it coming. Very affordable craftsmanship.

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              (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Ibanez GSR200 review

              By THOMAS SHAW

              from Richmond, Va.

              Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

              Freet bars stick beyond the edge of neck on both sides and to use this instrument correctly or to make it really useable the frets bars need to be filed down on bothe sides, either you can do it or return it like I did since it was new.

              Needs new set of strings ASAP if you are going to keep it as the ones on it are horrible.

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              (1 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              So so

              By Freeasyoure

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

              soso buzzes really bad everywhere. ok for a kid beginner that doesnt mind it buzzing like crazy
              Cheaply made and buzzes really bad would spend a little bit more money and get something a little better. would not recommend unless for beginnner maybe if you like a bass that buzzes everywhere on the fretboard

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              (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great bass!

              By Sherry Heeke

              from Jasper, Indiana

              Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

              A great bass for the price. I love the color choices as well.
              This is my second electric bass. My first one I owned was a Washburn. I had trouble with the Washburn buzzing and had to constantly adjust the neck. This plays like a dream and holds in tune really well. I love the bass booster knob and have to replace the 9v battery for it about once every 6 months. I play it regularly and nothing has ever broken for me. The finish is beautiful and the sound is amazing. This is definitely a great bass for the price. I highly recommend it to anyone who's either starting out or has been playing for a few years. This is a great instrument.
              The pick ups work great, i've never had any trouble with them. The upper nut is balanced out perfectly so I don't have to adjust it to eliminate buzzing. The neck is really super solid and high quality. I've played mine for 4 years now and the finish still looks amazing. It is lightweight as well which is great for me since i'm a woman. : )
              You can't buy a better bass for this price.

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              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Slammin Bass!!!

              Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

              I got this bass about 6 months ago at a local shop. I was playing an Epiphone Gothic Thunderbird IV before this, but it was really heavy and would hurt my shoulders and back. So I went in search of something lighter and found this GSR200 in transparent red. The picture does it no justice. I was amazed at how light it was, and how much power this thing had for the price. It sounds great without the active EQ, but when you turn it up, it blows more expensive basses out of the water. Overall, I would say buy this bass. Whether you're just starting out, or you've been playing for years, you won't be disappointed.

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              (15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              beginners bass

              Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

              Rating based on price. I must mention the neck is very nice for this price, finish is very plesent to look at, knobs are plastic and fall off, (that is fixable) The overall workmanship is what one would expect for a bass in this price range. What makes the bass unusable for live preformance is the pickups and electronics. This bass sounds terrible, I played it thru 3 different amps and it sounds bad in all of them. Muddy lows, highs are not up to par and midrange is thin. I may change pups to see if there is any improvement. However, since it is not my only bass, I may just leave it alone and use if for practice and rehearsal to save wear and tear on my "good" basses.

              Having said all that, it is a good beginners bass because it plays very nice, is not complicated, and is light in weight. I would only recommend this bass for that purpose. As a former teacher, I know some parents can't afford a more expensive bass for a beginner, so get this and ya got a nice bass that won't discourage a student right off the bat. ( I have seen this so many times, get a low priced bass with the strings 2" off the fretboard and wonder why Johny gets discouraged and doesn't want to practice)
              2 pups, P/J config. volume knobs for both pups, a treble knob and a bass boost knob. Neither the treble knob nor the bass boost knob do a whole lot. The bass boost just seems to make the sound muddier and a bit louder, the trebble never gets to the real bite you need for slap. Both pups sound almost the same. The J/pup has a little less lows, but still has no punch nor does the P/pup, no guts...
              Not bad workmanship for the price. However, the body developed a crack right at the neck. Don't know how this happened, I never dropped it or used it for self defense, but there it is. Nice finish, nice neck.
              A good value. But I have seen better. SX for instance..

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