1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Which of these two should I purchase?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sudzinsky, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Sudzinsky


    Sep 9, 2013
    Hey everyone, I'm new to the bass and have been searching for the right starting model.

    I was going to go with a new Ibanez GSR200 for $200 at Guitar Center. I like the feel of the neck and it's super light. I've also found one on Craigslist for $150.

    I just now came across an SRX4EX1 for $200 on Craigslist and wonder if I should go that route. I don't know much about either of these guitars except that the SRX seems a bit higher in quality.

    Any suggestions or advice for a noobie picking his first bass?
  2. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I'd go with the SRX; I like the pickups better, and it's a higher level instrument.
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    What he said.
  4. I have an srx and it seems to me to be the superior instrument in every way. The srx line is a few rungs up the ibby ladder from the gsr.
  5. walldaja


    Apr 27, 2011
    they're right!
  6. I never had the SRX but I DID have the gsr200 at one point, It was my first bass. I thought it was pretty solid when set up right and the neck was pretty comfortable. If the other bass is that much better Id say go for it.
  7. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    That srx looks pretty sweet.
  8. Sudzinsky


    Sep 9, 2013
    awesome thanks for the suggestions! I'm picking it up tomorrow.