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Ibanez GSR200FM 4-String Bass Guitar

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The Ibanez GSR200F Soundgear bass is the world's most popular beginner bass, with quality that stands out against other models in its price range. It...Click To Read More About This Product

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A highly versatile entry-level instrument.

The Ibanez GSR200F Soundgear bass is the world's most popular beginner bass, with quality that stands out against other models in its price range. It features an agathis body topped with flamed maple and a thin, fast GSR maple neck with 22 frets on a rosewood fretboard. It feartures the Phat II bass boost circuit, and 2 Powersound pickups--a split-coil and a single-coil--give it an authoritative presence in the groove. And the Phat II bass boost makes it

FEATURES
  • Thin, fast maple GSR4 neck
  • Agathis body with flamed maple top
  • 22 medium frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • B10 bridge
  • PSND split-coil neck pickup
  • PSND single-coil bridge pickup
  • Phat II bass boost curcuit
  • Pearl dot inlay
  • Chrome hardware
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4.7

(based on 66 reviews)

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Ibanez GSR200FM

Well to start off, I have been playing many styles of bass for 4 years, and have been playing through various types of Gallien-Kreuger amps, such as the Backline Goldline series. HOWEVER....Read complete review

Well to start off, I have been playing many styles of bass for 4 years, and have been playing through various types of Gallien-Kreuger amps, such as the Backline Goldline series. HOWEVER. My uncle recently picked up a 60's era B-15 N Ampeg and so we restored that so I can use it. I must say it makes this bass sound absolutely wonderful. BTW I have owned this bass for a year now.The GSR200FM always sounded good through the GK amps, and it sounds fantastic through the Ampeg, and when you find active electronics for this price, you know you found a deal. The P/J pickup configuration makes for many different tones, and when you crave extra low end, crank up the PHAT II bass boost to get deep lows. The jazz pickup works nicely for poppy music styles, but the P bass pickup isn't as edgy as I expected. The neck makes up for that, though. Very thin, smooth, and fast for a bass neck.I gave the quality a 3 because it needed an extensive setup out of the box, and something was wrong with the truss rod: you could actually hear it vibrating inside the neck while playing. Strange, I know, but I ignore it because it doesn't affect performance.Overall, a great deal for the price. Better basses are out there, but this bass beats others price twice as much.

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Mediocre at best

After abandoning bass playing for many years, I purchased this Ibanez for something to play as a hobby. My previous bass was a Fender Jazz purchased in 1967. The Ibanez seemed OK in...Read complete review

After abandoning bass playing for many years, I purchased this Ibanez for something to play as a hobby. My previous bass was a Fender Jazz purchased in 1967. The Ibanez seemed OK in the music store, but after owning it for a while I found that I was constantly adjusting the action as the neck was in a state of flux. The strings became so far away from the frets that I brought it to a luthier and had the neck adjusted. It needs adjusting again after less than a year. It is warping like an old piece of 2 by 4. There is also annoying fret buzz. Good luck trying to get an answer from anyone at Ibanez. They do not answer US Mail or email. They do not list any phone numbers either. You may be better off purchasing something else.

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5.0

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This bass rocks i love i have been playing it for 1 year and it has never let me down i have not changed the strings or have had to get anything fixed on it so it is a great overall bass I WOULD BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

my first and only bass. I love it. I have it in a dark orange color. Never let me down. Great for starting out. Fingerboard is really easy to move around on especially if you have big hands like me. For sure worth the buy

 
5.0

First Time Bass Owner

By DJM

from Philly PA

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I am a first time bass owner and this is deffinately for first timers. It has great next speed J and P pickups for different sounds and its light. I had two minor problem after playing it for 4 months i noticed the G string vibrates alot but that can be fixed and i had trouble figuring out the nobs. Overall GREAT BUY FOR FIRST TIMERS

 
5.0

Great first bass!

By Noboe

from Georgia

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I have had this bass for almost a year now. I have had zero problems with it. It is a good solid bass, and is well suited for whatever you need to play. I do suggest getting new strings as soon as you get it, as the ones the come with it are bad as usual.

 
5.0

good starter

By Mikey B-7EuUq

from South Burlington, VT

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I got this bass for Christmas... first one I've owned. I've played some other basses my friends owned and I think this is a great bass. Feels great, sounds great. The only porblem I've had is the strings they come with are really bad. I would recommend getting new ones. Would recommend this bass to anyone.

 
5.0

Awsome, reliable, buy.

By thatguy257

from Hudson Valley, New York

This was my first bass. i got no complaints, great buy tends to stay in tune alot. (that's a good thing) sounds great minimum buzzing. good for anything really. didnt fail me yet.

 
5.0

Lots of bang for your buck

By Quaelyth Tohph

from Omaha, NE

I recently picked up bass about 2 months ago after playing guitar for about 2 and a half years. I was looking for a slightly upscale budget priced bass that would last me a few years. I looked at a few and decided w/ the GSR200 and couldnt be happier. This bass rocks! It has plenty of low end and mid-range. The bass boost feature is quite handy. The quality could be mistaken for something twice the price. You can't go wrong w/ this one.

 
5.0

Ibanez has done it again

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is an excellent bass. I don't really play much, so I wouldn't know if it's a starter or not. To me, the sound is very punchy and jazzy, or the jazz can be turned off to sound like a precision bass. Every thing about this is incredible, though the only problem is that the action was terrible, and it buzzed. I got it adjuted and it shifted and went back. If you get your action adjusted to your liking, this bass will be a gift from the gods.

 
5.0

Bang for your buck !

By Whitewolf1

from Colusa ,CA

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I switched from a Fender Jazz to the GSR200FM. The Ibanez is very user friendly and has a wide range of tonal capability. The finish is great and looks good under stage lights. Lots of bottom end . Great rig for the money.

 
5.0

This is a great bass

By Tim-lOB.A

from Oak Grove, Ky

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I have been playing bass for a while. I have been through many basses. This is by far on of the best ones I have ever played. You won't regret buying this bass.

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