Ibanez GSR200 replacement pickups?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by socalpyropunk, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. socalpyropunk

    socalpyropunk Guest

    Jun 13, 2000
    Orange County, CA
    looking to improve the sound of my bass without spending the money on a new one. I'm getting the neck adjusted and the frets leveled and was wondering what pickups I could use to improve the sound and eliminate or lessen the "popping" sound that I get and just provide a better sound..I know its not much of a bass to begin with but its all I have
  2. first of all what popping sound are you talking about? second what kind of sound is it that you are looking for? round and fat or nasally and crisp or just well difined mids or whatever.
  3. socalpyropunk

    socalpyropunk Guest

    Jun 13, 2000
    Orange County, CA
    when playing really hard I'll bring the strings in contact with the pickups on occassion..noticed it in some of our live recordings....would lowering the pickups help that without effecting the sound too much..I'm looking for somw pretty punchy mids in the sound.
  4. raise your strings or lower the pickups the only thing that'll will effect will be the volume of your sound.
  5. agyeman

    agyeman Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    I have the same bass (Ibanez GSR200).

    You would be better off just saving your money, and getting a new bass, like a MIM Jazz bass or something like that. It isn't worth upgrading the pups, and you don't really have anything good to build on in the first place. (like a decent body made of a decent tonewood)
  6. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    You might also end up buying new tuners and a new bridge...

    (this is from a GSR200 owner / member of Club P.O.S.)
  7. dtimke

    dtimke Guest

    Feb 1, 2002
    Kenosha, WI
    the gsr200 is still better than a broken squier musicmaster...and from what i'm seeing, it would cost $100-$150 to replace the pickups, the bass is hardly worth that much, i'm going to vote for "lower the pickups and save your money and buy a 'good' bass"
  8. TheBassPreacher

    TheBassPreacher Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    White Deer, TX
    Yea, its going to cost you way more to upgrade than the bass is worth. Just save up your money.
  9. On my GSR-200, only the bridge pickup was noisy. It picked up electrical noise from the room, like hum when I brought the bass close to an amp head, and buzz from light dimmers. I replaced it with a Bartolini 9CBJD‑L1 (around $70) and the problem was solved. I still keep the dimmers off, though! I also found that my laptop computer power supply and cell phone charger generated electrical noise. Sweep your studio with your bass to track down noise generators!
    Cal Brown likes this.