New Econo Ibanez

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!

    Here's a new econo model from Ibanez.
  2. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    Looks kind of like a Gibson Ripper.

    Wonder how it balances.
  3. That's just a bass version of their GAX series. Man what a crappy line of guitars that is.
  4. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    Is the body made of plastic?
  5. Jeremy_X


    Jan 29, 2002
    no colored paper is what makes up the body
  6. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Carlsbad, NM
    How they can make a bass made cheaper than their GSR series is beyond me.
  7. Hey! My EDA905 just read these comments, and she's very upset! :D

    Is that a switch next to the ONE control I see?

    Could this be Ibanez' answer to the Jack Casady?

    Ibanez is taking over the bass world one player at a time. :p

    Mike :D
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Reviewer: Bass Player Magazine
    Wow, owning that thing would probably make me want to switch over to bassoon.
  9. brake


    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada

    I couldnt agree more, even though the first bass I REALLY liked was a GSR200 (I may have to buy one one of these days)
  10. I know most of you guys are heading to the cash machine right now to get some greenbacks to buy one of these little beauties, so I figured I'd post a little info about 'em I found at the Ibanez site.

    See how Mikey-boy takes care of his friends? :p


    Have a good weekend, everyone.

    I expect a review Monday morning.

    Mike :D
  11. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I dig it... Switch out that pup with a decent soap bar, new tuners, new bridge, that thing would probably be killer.
  12. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    yah uh...ok.....

    I kinda like the design though...and there's nothin wrong with single pickups...but a 3 way switch rather than a pot for tone control? come on....many pots have a thing that kinda sticks at the halfway point...that, full on and full off. but no, that's too hard for beginners.

    It would be much better if there were no controls at all, just a jack.
  13. cjgallen


    Oct 19, 2001
    I'd rather buy a better bass.

    I do like Killdar's idea of no knobs though. Just an on/off switch would be cool.
  14. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    my guitarist smashed the guitar version to pieces on stage. that's how much he liked it.
  15. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    What are the three positions? Good, Not As Good, Sucky?
  16. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Carlsbad, NM
    It prob won't be too bad of a bass, at least its got an Alder body. The 3 switches are probobly coil tapped, Top, Both, and Bottom coil. There kinda is a bass with not much more than an on off... the Mark Hoppus all it has is a volume knob.
  17. Ditto..
    I'd just add: New Body, new headstock, new electronics.. :D