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Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass Flat Walnut Rosewood fretboard

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An affordable, lightweight 4-string that's perfect for a new player or a working musician, with Phat II active powerful bass boost.

A guitar doesn't have to cost a bundle to sound good. The GIO series was developed for players who want Ibanez quality in a more affordable package. Not only do they look and play better than everything else in their price range, but their rigorous inspection, set-up and warranty is the same as Ibanez's more expensive models.

FEATURES
Neck type: GSR4 maple neck
Body: Mahogany body (Basswood body for TR finish)
Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard with white dot inlay
Fret: Medium frets
Number of frets: 22
Bridge: B10 bridge
Neck pu: PSNDP neck pickup (Passive)
Bridge pu: PSNDJ bridge pickup (Passive)
Equaliser: Phat II EQ
Hardware color: Chrome

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IbanezGSR200 4-String Electric Bass
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Practicing (4)
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    • Experienced (4)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent bass in this price range

By Rodatone

from New York Citty

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Pros

  • Excellent For Recording
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good intonation
  • Good Tone
  • No Buzzing
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

    I bought this cheap bass in order to record bass lines. I am primarily a guitarist and was a little bit tired of using samples to record bass lines. This bass does the job impeccably.

    It is light weight, which means notes are going to vibrate in a different way due to the reduced mass or density of the wood in comparison with a heavy bass, but with a good reverb and eq the problem is solved easily and my back does not hurt after practicing and recording. Anyway basses have different characters, like guitars, there is the Rickenbacker sound, the Hofner sound, etcetera, this bass has its own sound which is good. Music is a creative activity, not a copy and paste hobby.

    It came with the action too low, so I used the Allen key that comes with the bass. It took 15 minutes to raise the action to a normal playing without fret noise. I don't use a pick only fingers and I have big hands, now it sounds beautiful, smooth and clear.

    The Phat EQ is great to add power, volume and life to the notes. For the fact that I raised the action, I did the same with the pickups, it took me another 15 minutes of trial and error, measuring the distance with a ruler and following the instructions provided in the manual.

    A great and fun bass for what I need. It has a smooth neck.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Boom for Your Buck

    By Tommy

    from Dallas, TX

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • School Bands

      Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

      I picked up this bass because my college jazz combo didn't have a bassist and I wanted something cheaper that could serve my purposes. I own Ibanez guitars and knew of their workmanship so I trusted this brand. The bass performed way better than I anticipated. This bass feels great and because of the thinner neck profile, my hands don't tire out, even after hours of playing. The Phat EQ knob is a great feature that really lets you shape your tone along with the two pickup knobs. I get a great sound for jazz even playing with a pick. I can also get a great punchy sound for different genres like punk and metal.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Superior Value

      By Bassman

      from Chambersburg, Pa.

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      Pros

      • Beautiful instrument
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

          I have played bass for 45 years. I have a Fender JP90, Fernandez thunderbird copy (circa 1985) and an older P-bass. This bass is a joy to play. It is light and well balanced. The neck is almost as slim as a 6 string electric guitar and the frets are smooth. Sound is flexable due to the combination of both J and P pickups. Phat Bass boost works well and I run it at about 1/3 all of the time. Set up was really good, intonation on point and the D'Addario strings are sweet. I play through a Fender BXR 300 combo . I would reccomend this bass to any one!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great value for money bass

          By Viper

          from Mount Kisco, NY

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

            Really enjoying this bass. The walnut finish is classy and the sounds are great. The shorter neck is perfect for my smaller hands. I had another experienced bass player work it over and he was very surprised at how much bass you get for the money.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good Bass

            By Mr Hardcore

            from MO

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

              This thing weighs next to nothing, and the "mahogany" feels plastic to the touch. It sounds good, plays good, and even looks good, but just feels kinda cheap. Then again, it is cheap. It serves my purpose well though. I just need a bass to lay down tracks for recording jam tracks for my guitars. It's excellent for that.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very impressed.

              By Justin

              from New York

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                I've only played on two bass guitars before buying this. I have a Squire p bass and a Ibanez Iceman. The squire is a very basic cheap guitar but sounds very good its also pretty light. The iceman sounds awesome for metal music but was super heavy very uncomfortable to play because of the design of the body(i thought it looked cool so i bought it). Now this Ibanez was a fair price its super super lightweight and sounds decent. I need to break in the stock strings maybe or i just don't like the sound they make really. the pickups are cheap and the knobs for volume and such are plastic. My Squire's neck has been warped for such a long time and was very hard to play i picked up bad bass playing habits. This Ibanez feel insanely good and easy to play.i love it

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