It's good if you have small hands or want a light bass. Good for a beginner but may soon want to upgrade. Overall it's only good, cheap and cheerful.
- 4.2/5, 4.2 from 5 reviews
Is your bass too heavy? Is it too big? The Ibanez GSR200 Bass series offers great low end and still keeps its size and weight down. This model of the
Bought one as a travel bass!
- 4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Apr 15, 2015
- Build Quality:
- + Excellent quality at this price point! Great neck! Thin and fast!
- - None really, again considering the price.
I bought one of these used, several years ago, on eBay. My job sent me to a 3 week training course that required flying to and from, and I couldn't live that long without a bass!
I removed the neck, and packed the body in one suitcase and the neck in another. Travel bass!!
I was really surprised at the quality of the bass! I wasn't expecting much; hadn't played an Ibby in years (Fender guy) and was really impressed with the feel and accuracy of this bass. I did a setup at the hotel, dialed in the intonation, and didn't have to retune for the entire time! Loved the nice thin neck! Another reviewer said the neck was "slow". I don't know what he usually plays, but it felt almost like a guitar neck to me!
The sound didn't knock me out, but I was playing through a little VOX headphone amp when amplified. I mostly just played it unplugged.
When I got home, I put it up on eBay and sold it for the same amount I bought it for!
Great beginners bass, and a good "knock around" bass, as well. I kinda regretted selling it, but I have some great basses, and it wouldn't have received much play time (and I think my wife is "counting" anyway )
Really Nice Starter Bass
- 5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Apr 13, 2015
- Build Quality:
- + Great sound, feel, and playability. Excellent value. Plays better than many more expensive basses.
- - None
This is a great beginner / intermediate bass. My girlfriend owns one, and we keep it in the music room alongside all of my higher-end basses. Every now and then I play it and I’m always, always impressed with the sound and feel, especially for the price. The output is very hot and the tonal range very wide for a passive instrument. Wish I’d have had a bass this nice when I was starting out.
As of now, the action is a bit high and the bass needs a set up. Thinking of going with light strings and lowering the action; probably slap like a monster.
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- Rosewood, 12" Radius
- POWERSOUND P Single-coil, POWERSOUND J Single-coil
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- EQ, Volume, Tone