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Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed 4-String Short Scale Bass Guitar Black

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The Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed bass is a short-scale instrument with wallet-friendly pricing. Boasting a basswood body and maple neck with rose...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 09-29-2017

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Short in length but long on style and playability.

The Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed bass is a short-scale instrument with wallet-friendly pricing. Boasting a basswood body and maple neck with rosewood fretboard, the GSRM20L Mikro is perfect for left-handed players and students on a budget who need a compact bass or the comfort of a shorter scale. The GSRM20L Mikro offers tonal versatility with its single- and split-coil STD pickups.

Case sold separately.


FEATURES
Basswood body
Maple neck
Rosewood fretboard
B10 bridge
STD P neck pickup
STD J bridge pickup
Pearl dot inlays
Chrome hardware
Case sold separately

Affordable, stylish, and a great bass to get started on. Order now!

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IbanezGSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed 4-String Short Scale Bass Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mikro Price Not Micro Sound

By Gregory Newman

from New Mexico

Comments about Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed 4-String Short Scale Bass Guitar:

As a broke musician this guitar will keep you rocking. the sound quality is solid and the price out of this world. Get one today or risk getting old, dull, and boring. I bought this guitar and the 6 string version. I like the short neck, it makes playing that much more enjoyable. I am sorry but for this price the overall quality of the guitar you are not going to be dissappointed.
As a short scale instument I was concerned about the sound this bass guitar would make. I was not disappointed. Of course Ibanez has made great guitars and this is no exception. As a left handed musician it becomes difficult to find suitable guitars. This guitar and the Mikro 6 string electric are both proud members of my guitar collection. These are not toys and produce great sound. I thank Ibanez for offering this guitar at a reasonable price. There is no excuse not to rock now!!!
I couldnt find any flaws in quality on this unit. A truely beautiful guitar.
The value is out of this world. You cant find a quality guitar for this price. Scoop it up!!!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!

By Carlos G.

from Crestview, Florida

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Quality construction
  • Solid Electronics
  • Super Fast Action

Cons

  • Black Only

Best Uses

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

Comments about Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed 4-String Short Scale Bass Guitar:

After playing this bass guitar I don't want to play my 30" scale Beatle bass anymore much less a 34" scale bass! Lol. It is so easy to play that it makes me wonder why Fender introduced their first bass guitar with a 34" scale. This bass runs circles around any long scale bass guitar. Add to that the super fast neck, low action, P/J pickups, great tone and Ibanez quality construction is just amazing. This is now my main bass guitar after 40 years of longnecks. Ibanez hit it out of the ball park on this one. No doubt other brands will follow. This bass has no flaws of any kind. I tried to find one but couldn't. Great job, great bass!

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like it

By Logan Cautrell

from MN

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Comments about Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed 4-String Short Scale Bass Guitar:

Love it.
I'm a beginning bass player. I had another larger scale bass I ordered a couple of years ago. I found it hard to play, as I have small hands. The Mikro is great, it is much easier for me to play on the top frets. The neck is narrow enough for me to more comfortably get my hand around and do hammer-ons on the E string. Love it!
No complaints, not a guitar freak though.
The sound is awesome and for the price you can't go wrong, IMHO.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

really nice little bass

By Ricky loves bass

from Long Island N.Y

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed 4-String Short Scale Bass Guitar:

    I never thougth much about short scale basses.I bought a mikro bass for my then 9 year old son three ago.I tried playing it and I like the tone it had(He has a righty bass).I thought of buying one for myself but I didn't like the idea of paying more for a lefty just for the fact of being lefty.a week ago I run into a used one level two here and I bought it(it was like out of the box mint).after setting the neck and cutting the A string bridge screw a little bit;perfect tunning across the finger board(I had to cut the E and A bridge screw on my son's bass.screws do not run trought and you can't get good tunning on the higher frets.you get better tunning by shortening the screws)Ibanez should try to set the bridge and neck right becouse it's a nice little bass getting bad press just for a bad set up.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great, great value

    By Zach

    from Memphis, TN

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed 4-String Short Scale Bass Guitar:

      I am a guitarist, vocalist, and keyboardist, and wanted to pick up bass for recording purposes mainly. I had relatively low expectations of such an affordable bass and expected to maybe have to do at list a little work on it, new strings, etc. But, this is a GREAT bass and a great value. I've always done upgrades to guitars with bone nuts, pickups, etc.; however, I'm leaving this bass as is and it is wonderful. Easy to play. Lightweight. Feels good. Has a great tone and sound and works perfectly for recording/direct into DAW, etc. The only knock I COULD give it is that I don't think the tuners hold up to other solid tuners on my guitars – so I suppose don't expect to let it sit for a day or two and for it to keep perfectly in tune, but that's not really a complaint. Just could use better tuners is all. The strings that came with it are absolutely fine and I had planned on changing, but I think they will serve many people just fine. It's also a little tricky getting the right shortscale strings for these even shorter than short scale, so easy enough to keep what came with it as they sound great. A great bass for an amazing price. You could absolutely gig with this. And especially if you are a lefty or new to bass, this is absolutely ideal.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A lot of Bass Guitar for the price.

      By Pro Bassist in Louisiana

      from Houma, La.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed 4-String Short Scale Bass Guitar:

        I've played professionally for more than 40yrs.
        Back in the day when lefty basses were rare, I played upside down and not satisfied, had some pro
        carpenters build me a lefty body and constructed my own using some parts from righty. Loved the action, sound, but played in spite of small hands.
        Decided to get new bass and saw this one for my
        particular need. When I received it, it was everything it stated in ad. After personal set-up,
        it is now my primary bass. It's good enough to hang with the best of bands. Love the ease of the
        short scale for my not so big hands. Thanks

         
        4.0

        Already gigged with it a week out of the box

        By Mike V

        from Newark, NJ

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed 4-String Short Scale Bass Guitar:

          Took this out of the box last week and immediately started practicing for a gig the same week. I have a Hofner , but wanted a solid body for some of the heavier tunes but still a small scale neck. Action and set-up were fine out of the box with no fret buzz. I may put flat-wounds on, but not sure yet. Tone and pick up were good. Mine was a blemish-so I got a discount. Anyway, I used it at the gig with no problems and never switched to the Hofner. Nice bass for the price. Whether it becomes my go to remains to be seen.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Quit working after 9 months.

          By Faron913

          from Kansas City, KS

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          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Left-Handed 4-String Short Scale Bass Guitar:

              I am very disappointed that it quit working and I am being told I had no warranty.

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