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Ibanez GSR200 vs Washburn Taurus T14

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tabdog, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    If you have the interest to read
    this, you must have some sort
    of opinion, or question.

    These are two low cost entry level
    basses that have some similarities.

    I've owned both and thought I'd
    give my impressions. It's hard to
    find much about this here.

    The T-14 has a thicker neck than the
    Ibe. They both have wide, flat necks.

    The Ibe is active has more bass. But
    that ain't everything. It sounds more
    bland than the T-14 to me. I sold
    the Ibe because it seemed harder
    and more costly to make modifications

    The T-14 is passive and it has a better
    response on the D and G string. That's
    nice because it gives a more interesting
    sound. The bass is a little weak, but that
    is easily overcome by boosting the bass
    on the amp EQ.

    I didn't like the wide, flat neck on either

    I changed the radius to 9 inches on my
    T-14 and narrowed the neck and made
    it thinner also. I made it fretless and I
    love it because it don't wimp out on
    the small strings like most fretless
    basses that I've played do.

    Either bass is a nice, low cost beginner
    bass, if you like the necks on them.

    I have seen some questionable opinions
    on both these basses. I've never seen
    them compared.

    I was hoping that some others could
    give some input.

    Please don't feel like this a "mine's better
    than your's" contest. I find both these
    basses to be very competitive. So, it's
    just a matter of preference,

    what's yours,

    and why,


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