Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass Transparent Red 

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Highly recommended as a first bass.

The Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass is a hot little bass with nice balance and feel for a very friendly price. Features an agathis body, super comfy one-piece maple neck, rosewood fretboard, pearl dot inlay, split-coil and single-coil pickup array, active EQ with PHAT-II Bass Boost, chrome hardware, a fully adjustable bridge, and medium frets.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Agathis body
  • One-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Pearl dot inlay
  • Split-coil and single-coil pickup combination
  • Active EQ with PHAT-II Bass Boost
  • Chrome hardware
  • Fully adjustable bridge
  • Medium frets
  • Case sold separately

It's time to stop dreaming and start playing. Order today.

 

GSR200 4-String Bass Specifications:

  • Inlays: Pearl Dot
  • Pickups: Powersound P
  • Bridge/Tremolo: Standard 4-String
  • Pickups: Powersound J
  • Finish: Your Choice: Black, Jewel Blue, or Transparent Red
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Body: Agathis Wood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Type: GSR4
  • Frets: Medium
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
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IbanezGSR200 4-String Bass
 
4.7

(based on 108 reviews)

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Excellent beginner bass

I recently purchased the GSR200 Transparent Red. I am very happy with the aesthetic beauty of this instrument and the excellent workmanship for this low end bass. I'm a beginner on electric bass so ...Read complete review

I recently purchased the GSR200 Transparent Red. I am very happy with the aesthetic beauty of this instrument and the excellent workmanship for this low end bass. I'm a beginner on electric bass so I can't speak with much experience, however I am very satisfied with my choice and I think I will be able to grow with this bass for many years before trading up, if ever. It did require a little set-up tweaking for intonation, when I first got it. I bought the Ibanez SWR65 amp at the same time and am equally impressed with the sound. I wouldn't recommend going for lower wattage, even for a beginner. I like being able to grow into the equipment as my skill improves.

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good beginner bass, good sound

The GSR200 is a very good bass for beginners. I had one when I started playing bass. Now I only use it for band practice. I am a huge fan of the Fender J...Read complete review

The GSR200 is a very good bass for beginners. I had one when I started playing bass. Now I only use it for band practice. I am a huge fan of the Fender J bass, but other than that this would be my second choice.

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4.0

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By beautifulphreak

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

I am a guitarist/pianist for 25+ years. I currently have 10 guitars (electrics, acoustics, a 12 string) and decided it was a good time to finally invest in a bass. I shopped around quite a bit before deciding on the Ibanez GSR200. When it arrived (in about three days) I was, admittedly, less than impressed. The action was nice and low but the fret buzz was horrible. I ended up raising the action a little and bowing the neck (something I've never deliberately done before and would only recommend as a last resort). Suddenly it came together and now plays very well. The pickups are adequate (I'm not a fan of active pickups but these are pretty decent) and can always be changed out if desired. The finish is perfect and, even after a month, still looks perfect. Style-wise I play Victor Wooten/Jaco-type jazz stuff with lots of tapping and slapping and this bass stays in tune perfectly. I keep the "bass boost" control nearly off because it adds too much mud when soloing but I can see some people (8th note/pedal tone rock-type bass) using it. Overall: It's a good bass once it adjusted properly and for the price I'd very much recommend it as a backup or starter instrument.

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5.0

great bass!!!!

By elavate7

from Undisclosed

Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

i bought this bass back in november and i love it! nice p/j configuration with a beautiful sound. the neck is nice and s,ooth with very low action. its active so it has very nice punch to it! lightweight and beautiful finish makes it a giging instrament for sure.

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5.0

Reign thunder

By Kyle-fpo2_

from Bridgewater, NJ

Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

I tried this bass out at my friend's house. At first glance, it looked like some cheap flimsy Ibanez bass that was a dime a dozen. To my surprise, it sounded really good. The tone was very versatile, and the neck felt nice and thin. I was most def. able to get some meaty tones out of it with no sacrifice in quality. I'd have to say it has a good balance of lows and highs. The only few gripes I have were the size of the frets seemed to large. I have kind of small hands, and large frets can make it difficult to reach those notes lower on the neck. The only other thing I didn't like is the look. It just seems so plain and cheaply made looking. I think a matching headstock or something would add some nice pizazz.

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5.0

great bass fo practice or shows

By casey-u8_G4

from colorado spings colorado

Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

i got this bass for christmas in the pearl white(beatiful finish) and it sounded great right out of the box. the only problem with it was that the truss rod needed a little adjusting to stop a tad bit of fret buzz but other than that this is just another great bass from ibanez, bravo

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5.0

Good 2nd -3rd bass

By Justin Genier

from Argyle, NY

Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

To begin I must say that the active pickups are a great asset to this bass. I have had very minimal fret buzz while playing this bass, I have been playing this bass only for a few months but even playing slap bass while tuned to dropped C the bass has a distinguished and clear sound. With the phat II bass boost this bass stands out more with its low end and deeper sounds. The rosewood fretboard has a comfortable feel with enough action to reduce fret buzz while still allowing for smooth playing. Overall I give this bass 5 stars for a 2nd-3rd bass, and to top it off this is an affordable bass that helps out when you're trying to save your money for that amp you have been wanting.

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4.0

Good Bass and very cheap

By Benji Wheeler

from Morris, Ilinois

Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

I bought this bass and let me say it is a very good bass for the price. It was delivered with not 1 scratch at all

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5.0

This bass does some serious damage!

By Robert-EuGw5

from Florida

Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

I bought one over a year ago and I was blown away by the sounds. The Phat EQ is the icing on the cake.

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4.0

pretty sweet

By adam-435Lz

from b'ham,alabama

Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

awesomem bass.good price. if u play with a pik and u dont want that disgusting P-bass sound, than get this,man. the jazz/precision pickups produce a smooth, punchy tone.the neck is real slim, perfect for fast david ellefson-like lines. the only downer on this bass is that there are better basses out there.it looks great, but there are better looking basses. it sounds like hell (in a good way), but there are better sounding basses. i have my eye on the soundgear version,and im liken that ESP, but i would defenitly keep this bass for its simplicity.if ur into guys like jason newsted, cliff burton,david ellefson,and duff mkagan,than get it. metal up ur ass.

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5.0

Its not that bad at all

By Brandon-775fy

from Magnolia,DE

Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

I just got it in jewel blue and it's already getting a little out of tune but other than that it is still good

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4.0

Nice Bass

By SixStringMafia

from Peoria, IL

Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass:

Got this bass just to mess around with. Sounds great. I haven't played many others, but I've heard a lot of higher end ones, and hear no differences. Pick it up, its the best in its price range. Slim neck, good pickups. What else do you need?

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