Ibanez GARTB20 Gio GARTB Electric Bass Guitar  

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The 4-string Ibanez GARTB20 electric bass is a classic-looking GARTB bass with incredible sound capabilities. Quality woods, superior construction, and impressive electronics elevate this beauty and m... Read More

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Overview

The 4-string Ibanez GARTB20 electric bass is a classic-looking GARTB bass with incredible sound capabilities. Quality woods, superior construction, and impressive electronics elevate this beauty and make its price remarkable.

The Ibanez GARTB20 bass guitar is made with a solid basswood body, offering full tone in a strong design. The bolt-on neck joint gives the GARTB20 bass strong, dedicated tone with lots of sustain. The single cutaway on the upper bout allows unrestricted access to the upper frets, and U-shaped neck profile provides comfort for intricate movements. Further comfort is achieved with the Ibanez bass's smooth-beveled outer edge body cut, 1.65" nut width, and 12" fretboard radius.

The Ibanez GARTB bass has a 30.3" neck scale that provides superior articulation, and DXH-4 ceramic humbuckers deliver plenty of power, with a great midrange punch. Die-cast tuners, chrome hardware, and a gloss finish round out the Ibanez GARTB20 4-string electric bass' features”with a stylish look that will never grow old.

Features
  • Instrument style: 4-string
  • Body type: solid
  • Body style: classic single-cutaway
  • Body: basswood
  • Scale: 30.3"
  • Neck joint: bolt-on
  • Neck wood: maple
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Neck shape: U
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut width: 42mm
  • Fretboard radius: 305mm
  • Bridge: B10
  • Bridge pickup: DXH-4
  • Neck pickup: DXH-4
  • Controls: two volume, one tone
  • Tuners: die-cast
  • Hardware: chrome
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4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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Cute As A Speckled Puppy

Short-scales are kinda mysterious - but Ibanez has done this low-level unit pretty good. They always seem to put more into a guitar than you have to pay for it. Punch-wide :: pretty...Read complete review

Short-scales are kinda mysterious - but Ibanez has done this low-level unit pretty good. They always seem to put more into a guitar than you have to pay for it. Punch-wide :: pretty good, but there's a slight lack of the higher tones, not too bad. The finish is typical Iby - very nice and smooth and the frets don't shred your fingers or the inside of your left palm either. Maybe some nicer strings (ROTO 77s?) and you can get a good groove going. Don't slap it but it may pop pretty good. I put a .1uF cap across the tone pot and it really gets growl-y and smooth. Don't think this is an entry-level bass - it can go there, but I used it to fill out my Bucket List and the only thing left is a double acoustic stand-up bass. Get it - it is what it is and it's pretty good. You'll grab it first for those home/practice while watching TV times. Don't forget to gig it too!

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Pretty Good

I have been teaching bass for about a year. One of my students owns this bass and I am impressed for the price. This is a very simple bass, with a few adjustments...Read complete review

I have been teaching bass for about a year. One of my students owns this bass and I am impressed for the price. This is a very simple bass, with a few adjustments to the bridge and neck it sounds good. I would recommend this bass to a beginner or anyone short on cash.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Great Start

By Mike LoPresti

from Illinois

This bass has been a great investment and for a good price. This is one of the more less costly basses and it can still give you what you need in a bass. I would recommend this bass to any starting out bassist that wants good sound at a cheap price. However, I would not recommend this to an everyday professional. I play guitar more often than bass and have just started on it and it has serviced me well for the time that I have had it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Works like a Computer

By Christian Bergeron

from Methuen, MA

I've owned several basses over my career as a musician and I have to say at the beginning this bass was quite amaing, but overtime the playability wore down, and eventually the action almost completely went away. This may be the worst bass I ever played, and if you intend to go gigging, don't even thnk about buying this bass.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for recording simple bass parts

By BERNARD LANGS

from New Providence, NJ

I bought this for recording purposes since I can "fake" the bass part pretty well if I don't play it on a keyboard. I've done two songs so far and I'm very, very pleased. The tone is good and the higher notes stay "in tune" unlike some models I tried in the store. For the price, it does exactly what I was hoping for.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

great for a beginner

By kyle

from ct

its on the shorter scale so its more for smaller people like kids who want to start playing or other really short people. its sounds ok in the amp good mid and low range and it is very playable. the strings that come on it though i would get replaced they dont really produce a good sound.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best for the price

By Tim

from Murrieta, ca

I am a guitar player and needed a bass for recording and to have around for others. so I was not going to spend a lot. I found this while at GC and played a few times on different trips. I have small hands and like the short scale. I brought a friend who is a professional bass player when I bought is and he was impressed about the sound for the price. Yes it's cheep and the nobs were a little off when I got it. I have since played other basses that cost a lot more and like this one much better. I would buy it again

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Starter Bass, Not for Gigging

By Aaron M

from Sacramento, CA

The electronics are solid, but the pickups leave much to be desired. The sound tends to be very thin, but it can be compensated for with a powerful-enough amp. The action is very low and the strings are pretty loose, making it easier on the hands for a new player. The mechanics all work great as well. This is a great choice for a new player, but don't expect it to satisfy for anything more than amateur gigs.

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass!

By Jonah Henning

from St. Louis, MO

This is an amazing bass for anyone who loves to play or is just starting out. The pick up quality is awesome, and it's great for playing punk music. It also looks awesome and isn't too heavy. This'll be a great buy for any bass player.

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(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ibanez Does It Again

By rfelix

from Pittsburgh, PA

This makes the third ibanez bass I own so I knew the quality would be good, and it was! The one and only thing I could fine wrong were the volume and tone knobs were crooked, easy fix. The black finish on this bass is perfect, and the neck looks and feels great. It's a joy to play. I play this bass through a Peavey Max 158 and the sound is deep and mellow. The sound is really nice if you play the strings near the bridge. If you never played a short scale bass before this is the one to try. Well worth the money.

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sweet little bass

By Michael

from Raleigh, NC

I picked up this bass for my wife. She plays music with me at church on Sunday mornings. She has small hands and I thought that this short-scale bass would fit the bill. For the most part, it does. Pro's. Nice finish, good sound, great price and good feel. Con's. Cheap volume/tone knobs. Cheap tuning machines. Both can be upgraded. Also, being that I bought this bass without playing it first, the neck width at the first fret is a bit wider than it looked in the pictures but not bad. My wife likes it and that's what really counts.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cute As A Speckled Puppy

By Joe V.

from Anza, CA.

Short-scales are kinda mysterious - but Ibanez has done this low-level unit pretty good. They always seem to put more into a guitar than you have to pay for it. Punch-wide :: pretty good, but there's a slight lack of the higher tones, not too bad. The finish is typical Iby - very nice and smooth and the frets don't shred your fingers or the inside of your left palm either. Maybe some nicer strings (ROTO 77s?) and you can get a good groove going. Don't slap it but it may pop pretty good. I put a .1uF cap across the tone pot and it really gets growl-y and smooth. Don't think this is an entry-level bass - it can go there, but I used it to fill out my Bucket List and the only thing left is a double acoustic stand-up bass. Get it - it is what it is and it's pretty good. You'll grab it first for those home/practice while watching TV times. Don't forget to gig it too!

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