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Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass  

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Its agathis body is comfortably shaped and sculpted and its neck shape is easy to play. 2 Powersound pickups and passive EQ give it plenty of tonal range.

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Its agathis body is comfortably shaped and sculpted and its neck shape is easy to play. 2 Powersound pickups and passive EQ give it plenty of tonal range.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Compositer body--lightweight and comfortable
  • Slender neck
  • High output
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IbanezGSR205 5-String Bass
 
4.7

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bang for the Buck!

I purchased this Bass used. It is an excellent instrument for the money. I have used it for shows and as a practice bass and I am not disappointed. The lightweight body helps...Read complete review

I purchased this Bass used. It is an excellent instrument for the money. I have used it for shows and as a practice bass and I am not disappointed. The lightweight body helps for those long gigs. Ibanez lives up to its calling with this one. High quality for a low cost.

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Good For Starters.

This is a good instrument for a person who has only been playing for a few months or is just learning bass. It sounds good at first, but after about 5 or so...Read complete review

This is a good instrument for a person who has only been playing for a few months or is just learning bass. It sounds good at first, but after about 5 or so months, it starts to sound like ****. The pick-ups are ok, the bridge is poorly manufactured, and the the bass on whole tends to be poorly put together. If you're just starting up and looking for a good starter 5-string, look no further, but if you're experienced, don't buy this cause you will not be satisfied.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

unbeatable quality for the price.

By Audeo

from Rohnert Park, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Venue For
    • Any Venue Size
    • Jamming
    • Rock Concerts
    • To

    Comments about Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass:

    Great for that signature Fieldy sound. I play through a Behringer, and the pickups have almost no unwanted feed back. Of course though, playing with some bite will cause feed back, but even then, it's minuscule. This thing is loud too, and the pickups equal that of an EMG in my honest opinion. Over all, for the price, whether you're a professional or a beginner, it's hard to pass this bass up!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This Bass is a keeper

    By Dave Basham

    from Uniontown, Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Christian Worship Band
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass:

      I have had this 5 string for a couple of weeks now and it is fabulous. I already had the 4 string version and an AS73 Ibanez so I was not surprised by the quality. I expected it and I am not disappointed. I have a couple of SX basses and the action is better on the Ibanez. The active electronics are nice too. I have a Squier telecaster and a Squier vintage custom telecaster. They are great guitars but for the money I decided to go for the GSR 205. I am happy I made this choice.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Value/Great player

      By Dave Basham

      from Uniontown, Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues
        • Southern Gospel Band

        Comments about Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass:

        This bass came ready to play. The tuning was about a half step down on all strings. Tuned up and action was right on. Have not checked intonation yet but neck is adjusted and the bass sounds great with no buzz. I play music in Church and do home recording. Played bass in Southern Gospel band (Ibanez GSR 200) which is why I bought the five string version.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By alfredo mata

        from Guadalajara

        Comments about Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass:

        I bought this bass yesterday and it is awesom is orange metalic and it sounds really good this is my first 5 string bass and i am very pleased

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing...

        By GeePhil

        from Rio Rancho, NM

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass:

          Ibanez never ceases to amaze me with their basses. I wanted to try a 5 string and after reading numerous reviews on different lower priced basses I figured I would try this one. Great guitar. Received it with no damage, just needed a little tweak in tuning. Perfect string height, no fret buzz, great intonation. I like my new toy.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BIG Growl for SMALL $$$

          By Bassique1217

          from Warren, OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass:

            Picked one up in a pawn shop for a steal, but would have payed full price for this! It's not expensive and very solid. Played it non-stop and only had to tune it once a week! It has a piano-like growl to the low end, similar to a Warwick. If you are looking to get into the world of 5-strings, this is a good place to start!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Stunning

            By Brennan Bellows

            from North Richland Hills TX

            Comments about Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass:

            This is my first five string bass. I was looking to get one for a while but didnt have the money. I went up to guitar center to look around and played several basses for well over $400. When I played this bass and then looked at the price tag, I fell in love with it. This is the best bass I have found for the price.

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A great first 5 string...

            By Bones-huHGl

            from Santa Cruz

            Comments about Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass:

            Overall i give this bass a very high rating. I've been playing 4 string bass for 10+ years and decided to start adding in 5 string bass to my playing and I got a chance to get a used one of these at a great price. After playing it and a couple of other 5 strings they had I grabbed this - it blew the others away in sound and bang for the buck. I can't say enough about this bass - just a great overall 5 string for anyone who wants to get into playing a 5 string but doesn't want to spend a ton of cash until they find out if it's for them. The only thing i wish is that they would offer more colors - mine was the basic black and they only have the orange - i would have liked a metalic red or maybe white with black hardware would be nice. But - i guess they keep the cost low by minimizing colors. I would rather have good solid features and playability over looks any day. I can recommend this as a great first bass for anyone just getting into bass or who wants to try out playing 5 string but wants the best bang for the buck - this is the bass to get - hands down.
            Nice sleek neck - easy to play. Tuning is stable. Decent top load bridge but would have liked a through body loaded one - may change to a different bridge later but it works for now. The controls are - volume for neck pup, volume for bridge pup, master tone and the Phatt II control that boosts the bass. This is not an active bass - the pickups are passive - but the Phatt II control is a booster pre-amp that will fatten up your sound. The pickups are nice soap bar type pickups - a bit more bassy than jazz bass style pups so more meat to them so they will work better for harder core music. These are not active pups - the bass boost comes from the booster circuit that is connected to the Phatt II control (smaller knob) that uses the battery and a small cirtuit board to boost the bass level and really fatten up the sound. The 2 volume controls and the tone control are all passive pots and work just like standard jazz bass control layout.
            Ibanez always makes great quality instruments. I have an Ibanez acoustic from back in 1980 that i still have and it is a fantastic guitar and still plays and sounds excellent. I can't believe how great the quality is of these inexpensive Ibanez bass guitars. If i was a newbie this is the bass i would definately get. The workmanship and inspection is very high compared to many other low cost beginner instruments. Great quality.
            Once again - for a low priced beginner instrument this is one of the best values you can get. I played several other low priced 5 strings when comparing (and a few higher priced ones) and found that - for the price - this blows the others away.

            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love it

            By Dylan Beam

            from oregon

            Comments about Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass:

            great beginner bass or someone who just wants a 5 string. idk how it would go professionally, but it sounds professional to me
            I'm a new bass player so I don't know how good the features are but as you can see it has 4 knobs and 5 strings. more than enough for me
            great beginner bass. I have no experience, so I honestly don't know how it compares to others but I love it
            great price for a 5 string it seems

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AMAZING

            By Esteban

            from Farifax, Virginia

            Comments about Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass:

            i was looking for my first 5 string bass, at the beginning when i try this one at the fairfax guitar center i didn't like it but after a few minutes i just love it! its kind of heavy but its very very comfortable for playing seated and standing, i play from jazz to thrash metal, most metal and i can say i use it for both genres and its great for both!! the 4 knobs helps you to equalize the bass however you want!!! dont have doubts just buy it! greetings from COLOMBIA

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