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Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar Black

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Though the GSR100EX is a fairly "no-frills" kind of bass guitar, it does feature the comfort and playability you'd get from Ibanez's more high-end Soundgear models, and it's Powerpole Dual Coil pickup... Click To Read More About This Product

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Though the GSR100EX is a fairly "no-frills" kind of bass guitar, it does feature the comfort and playability you'd get from Ibanez's more high-end Soundgear models, and it's Powerpole Dual Coil pickups give you a high output usually missing from beginner basses. The bottom side has a reasonably deep cutaway that allows good access to the lower frets. If you're going to get the hang of playing electric bass, this is a quality choice to get your chops up to snuff on.

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Features
  • GSR4 neck
  • Mahogany body
  • Medium frets
  • B10 bridge
  • PPD4 pickup
  • Case sold separately
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IbanezGSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great For Anyone!

This bass comes ready to go. Just a quick tune and you are ready to rock. All of the components are in top shape, even the stock strings which are usually pretty poor...Read complete review

This bass comes ready to go. Just a quick tune and you are ready to rock. All of the components are in top shape, even the stock strings which are usually pretty poor quality on other guitars. I am a beginner. LEFTY. I'm learning to play bass through friends and online lessons, and this machine makes it easy to do so. This is a full scale, full sounding bass and can be used in for any genre. All in all a great buy!

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First of all, I own the black model of this bass, and Ibanez has featured some breath-taking qualities, such as a fast-actioned neck, killer volume and tone knobs, and a nice body....Read complete review

First of all, I own the black model of this bass, and Ibanez has featured some breath-taking qualities, such as a fast-actioned neck, killer volume and tone knobs, and a nice body. The bridge and headstock are average, nothing to brag about. In addition to all of that, I have seen many flaws in this bass as well. First, within a week of buying this bass, and keeping great care of it I might add, I was playing my bass as usual with my local band, when the tuning peg fell off, I had to get new screws and re-do them all again. Second, the pickup comes way too high up on the bass and leaves you no thumb-rest, this can be easily fixed with a screwdriver though. I might add that for having only one pickup, this bass puts out a really good tone, almost P-bass quality, but not quite. The neck has good harmonic, popping and slapping, penatonic, and picking qualities, but no tapping qualities at all. But the final flaw that made me switch to a different brand of guitars is the input jack. The input jack does not have a good grip on my cord, and it always falls out, even when I wrap it around my strap. Also, the wiring isn't very stirdy. The wiring to the jack often cracks and sounds terrible. You have to sit down to get a average tone out of the bass. This bass brings my opinion Ibanez down. If I were a beginner bassist I would switch over to a more trustworthy name. I might suggest Peavey or Fender if you have the money.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Inexpensive, yes - cheap? No!

By Hawkeye Fan

from Iowa

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

    This is a nice bass. I'm an Ibanez fan, and have had a top-of-the-line SoungGear bass for many years, but wanted a nice simple bass - no active electronics/batteries. I also own Fender and Yamaha basses, and this one holds its own nicely. Nice neck (not quite as thin as some of the SoungGears, but not bad), nice feel, and nice tone from the single pickup. Great for small gigs, jamming etc. Play it through a decent amp & speakers and you'll get decent and varied sounds simply be adjusting the tone control. Nice!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love at first Bass

    By Jorge Marcos

    from New York, NY

    Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

    I am a complete beginner and its a great first bass. I fell in love with it the moment I took it out of the box. I love the slick looks of it and the way it feels and handles, not too heavy, the right weight I would say. I was hoping I would enjoy it very much to stay motivated and so far so good. My experience with guitar center has been a good one. Thanks so much for all the help, especially Chris at the 14th street/Union Square store in NYC and the phone rep at customer service. I had previously ordered the Yamaha RBX170 but the black color was in backorder way too long so I switched to this Ibanez and I believe I'm much happier.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good for Beginner!

    By David Suchan

    from Iowa

    Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

    I am a guitar player that was looking for a bass to learn on several years ago. This thing was extremely solid for the money. I played it live and recorded with it - it never let me down. It felt like butter in your hands, was light weight, and sounded great (for the money). I would say that it is an excellent bass for beginners to intermediate players. Well worth the money.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good quality

    By James Mueller

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

    Although I was wanting to buy a bass for a knock around and keep my US Fender jazz bass' condition excellent I was surprised at the quality of this China made bass. Great sound and punch for the price But I have a high end Meade telescope worth around 4 grand and it is US made. But I also recently bought another smaller Meade and its made in China but is also high quality.
    So I would nort hesitate in trying one of these Ibanez basses.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweeeeeet

    By Carnage-HX88w

    from Texas

    Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

    This bass is awesome! I got it for a surprise gig that I only had a week to prepare for. It got here in 3 days, even with all the tornado's in my area. It sounds GREAT! Nice and punchy. And it sounds so nasty when you play slap bass! Very sturdy, light and playable. I don;t understand all of these reviews saying it sucks, because it doesn't by any means. I would recommend this bass to anyone who likes to play metal. For the price, it is absolutely unbeatable. If you're a musician on a budget and want a good bass, look no further!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Beginner Bass

    By VikingGuitar

    from Santa Cruz, CA

    Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

    Solid construction and nice playability. Action (distance between strings and fretboard) is good for a beginner. Not as light as some of the other Ibanez Soundgears, which can be either a good or a bad thing. Will definitely get you up and running if you're just learning bass. My main problem with this instrument is the pickup. Very muddy sounding with some low level distortion. Probably going to switch mine out to something better. Otherwise, good instrument.

    (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    eh...

    By LP 52

    from monticello, GA

    Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

    i've had this bass for 4 years now, and i've gotten less and less pleased with it. it has a fat neck, the single pickup has hardly any low end to it. i use it about once or twice a year for school with jazz band, and it just doesn't have the low end or warm clear sound i would get with a jazz bass or ibanez SR300. it's ok for a starter bass but if you've been playing for a while i would look else-where.

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAHZING!!!

    By Wyatt

    from Atlanta Georgia

    Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

    I've just recently got this Bass and i have to say, for the money, it's amazing. I underesttimated how large the strap holder-thingy is. Plus the cutaway gives easy access to the lowest frets too

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Bass

    By experiMENTALbassist

    from Missouri

    Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

    Okay: This bass is AWESOME! It was my first and I've had it for about a year now. Ibanez is a truly exeptional guitar company and this is a truly exeptional bass. GREAT for beginners and more experienced players on a budget. I don't regret buying this at all. If you're on a budget, get this bass!

     
    4.0

    Good Beginner Bass

    By Luke S.

    from Toronto, ON

    Comments about Ibanez GSR100EX Soundgear Bass Guitar:

    I got this bass for christmas a few years back and I learned bass with this instrument. It has a good sound, except for 1 fret always sounded terrible but all in all I would recommend it for someone who wants to learn to play bass.

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