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NBD - Inexpensive 5-string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by unbridled, Feb 19, 2018.


  1. unbridled

    unbridled

    May 26, 2005
    Montana
    Endorsing Artist-Compton Compensated Custom Bridges (for Gretsch 6ers)
    I wanted to get back to playing 5-string again but didn't want to spend much, so I turned to Ibanez. It's a GSR205SM. The main things I like are the thinish neck, nice string spacing for me, the light weight, and playability.

    It sounds good when you just consider it a passive bass. I don't care for the bass boost, and I barely crack it if I use it at all. I figure four holes and a battery compartment should give me a good starting point for new electronics.

    Eight out of ten stars from me because of what you get for the money. I paid $280 and they threw in a gig bag.

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  2. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I've only owned one Ibby, but I loved the way it sounded. Congrats.
     
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  3. unbridled

    unbridled

    May 26, 2005
    Montana
    Endorsing Artist-Compton Compensated Custom Bridges (for Gretsch 6ers)
    Thanks! It seems like I always end up finding my way to Ibbys.
     
  4. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    It's amazing what $280.00 will buy. Nice bass
     
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  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    that bass looks great! glad you got something you like and which plays well for you! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Paulabass

    Paulabass

    Sep 18, 2017
    Good job. Whatever makes you happy is a good purchase.
     
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  7. unbridled

    unbridled

    May 26, 2005
    Montana
    Endorsing Artist-Compton Compensated Custom Bridges (for Gretsch 6ers)
    Yep! The $300 they were asking was worth it, but I've been dealing with the store for a while.
     
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  8. unbridled

    unbridled

    May 26, 2005
    Montana
    Endorsing Artist-Compton Compensated Custom Bridges (for Gretsch 6ers)
    Anyone have any suggestions for a fairly inexpensive preamp? I want master vol/blend/bass cut & boost/ treble cut and boost for simplicity.
     
  9. Hi people, what would you call $500 for a 2007 SR905 in mint condition? I found it online at the distributor's site and grabbed it. It is brand new in original box and in very good condition. Like out of a time capsule. I'll add pictures soon.
     
  10. unbridled

    unbridled

    May 26, 2005
    Montana
    Endorsing Artist-Compton Compensated Custom Bridges (for Gretsch 6ers)
    Might want to start a new thread. Even if you don't, I'd like to see it.
     
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    Here's the time capsule bass: 2007 SR905FM with all clingwrap still intact.
     
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