Who else makes basses like Ibanez Soundgears?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ben Rose, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    I've had a GWB1 for about 20 years. It is consistently the best playing bass I own. I'd love to get a 2 pickup fretted instrument with similar ergonomics. Of course Ibanez is the default place to start, but who else makes instruments with similar specs?

    34", 24 fret 5 string, 16.5MM or 17MM bridge spacing and easy access to all 24 frets and an upper horn that comes near or slightly beyond the 12th fret

    The other thought is getting a GWB205 and having it converted, but I think I really want a neck pickup.

    Any thoughts?


    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Cort, ironically the maker of most Ibanez basses.
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  3. Look at Schecter
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  4. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Mensinger basses from Poland. Check out the Pike.

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  5. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    I forgot about Cort. They used to make an Elrick based model that was interesting (Josh Paul IIRC).

    The Schecter Evil Twin is high on my list. It feels good even though it is 35” scale, but the upper fret access is not the best. Maybe I could get it carved?

    Mensinger is one I had not heard of. Will look more into them.

    Thanks, all, for the suggestions!
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