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The Ibanez Gio GSR200FM bass guitar features the PHAT-II active bass boost, giving you additional low-end power. Its Standard J and Standard P pickups let you dial in just the tone you're looking for.... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Ibanez Gio GSR200FM bass guitar features the PHAT-II active bass boost, giving you additional low-end power. Its Standard J and Standard P pickups let you dial in just the tone you're looking for.

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FEATURES

  • PHAT-II active bass boost
  • Standard J & P pickups
  • Case sold separately
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Type: GSR4
  • Body: Mahogany body, Flamed Maple top
  • Frets: Medium frets
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 34"
  • Width at Nut: 41mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 62mm
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 21mm
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 22mm
  • Radius: 305mm
  • Inlay: Pearl dot inlay
  • Bridge: B10 bridge
  • Neck Pickup: STD P Standard P ceramic humbucking/passive
  • Bridge Pickup: STD J Standard J ceramic single/passive
  • EQ: PHAT-II (GSR)
  • Controls: PHAT-EQ Boost, Front Pickup Tone, Tone, Rear Pickup Tone
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
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IbanezGio GSR200FM Bass Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Bass - don't let the price fool you!

I'm a guitar player and I was looking to get a bass, when I came across this gem. I own the blueburst model and it's beautiful, and looks dynamically different depending on the...Read complete review

I'm a guitar player and I was looking to get a bass, when I came across this gem. I own the blueburst model and it's beautiful, and looks dynamically different depending on the lighting conditions. This bass is great for every style - the neck P pickups provide a very tonal, deep sound, and the J bridge pickup gives you that trebly poppy sound. The J distorts very nicely, and it sounds great with effects too. I love the phat boast, but too much will make your bass sound more like flatulence. I lowered the action, but I had a couple raised frets, those were the only problems I had with this bass.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dead E String Sound Even After Replacing Strings.

I've had this for 2 years, and I'd just like to say that nearly everything about this bass is great (for the price). -Fast Neck -Pretty diverse sounds -Pickups could be...Read complete review

I've had this for 2 years, and I'd just like to say that nearly everything about this bass is great (for the price). -Fast Neck -Pretty diverse sounds -Pickups could be better, but they do the job -Effn BEAUTIFUL finish. -Very light, like super crazy light. -Holds together great even tho it doesnt feel extremely sturdy. I soon discovered the Phat Boost is kinda pointless, for me at least. It boosts a dead sound to make it even more obvious. This brings me to my major problem: The E String. After months of trying to narrow the sound down to what the issue is, I've discovered the bass has a terrible problem with the E String. The electronics aren't the issue; it sounds bad even when unplugged. A very heavy thud sound when open or fretted, unlike the other strings that ring out perfectly. Hell, I've even replaced the strings a number of times. Even my cheap Yamaha RBX250 with messed up toneless pickups doesn't have an issue like this. I'm gonna have to get this looked at or maybe try some of the same basses in-store to see if its just an issue with mine or the overall model. I was FORCED to buy a compressor to semi-correct the overpowering E string notes. So I'm hoping to upgrade soon, but it'll hold me over for now. If stolen, I'd feel kinda bad because its so easy to play and carry (its SOO light, its unbelievable) but I wouldn't get another, the E String problem just ruined my impression of this thing.

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(43 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great bass

By George

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

This was my first semi-expensive bass and its worth every penny. It stays in tune very well and you can get a great sound of it, especially with the bass boost. I've had it for four years and have had no major problems with it except sometimes the pegs get loose, but then again its been four years. I'd say this is a definite buy if your a beginner or intermediate bassist looking for a durable good sounding bass.

(40 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass - don't let the price fool you!

By indoninjah

from Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I'm a guitar player and I was looking to get a bass, when I came across this gem. I own the blueburst model and it's beautiful, and looks dynamically different depending on the lighting conditions. This bass is great for every style - the neck P pickups provide a very tonal, deep sound, and the J bridge pickup gives you that trebly poppy sound. The J distorts very nicely, and it sounds great with effects too. I love the phat boast, but too much will make your bass sound more like flatulence. I lowered the action, but I had a couple raised frets, those were the only problems I had with this bass.

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy

By Robert

from New Orleans, LA

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I picked this bass up to keep around as a backup. I played it once at a gig and now use it as much as my Fender Jazz. It's light and the neck is really fast. It was set up and ready to play right off the rack. Sounds great and punches through the sound very well. This is a really nice instrument at an easy price to add to anyone's stable.

(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By david

from ysilanti, MI

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

This was my first bass about 3 years ago and its the only one i've kept over the years. Perfect for slap and plenty of growl from the pickups. This a great metal and heavy rock bass. It's lightweight, sounds good, great feel, fast action. Can't go wrong with this.

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great bass for a very good price

By Matthew Ritter

from Malta IL

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

when I was looking for a bass I was looking at a peavy but was also open to other options. When I walked into guitar center I tried this baby out and when I played just a couple notes and was already blownaway. The sound was so rich and smooth, I bought it a couple days later. I'll start by by giving the pros: sound is awesome and great for playing jazz or rock, the power is AMAZING, obviously with any active bass you'll get more sound but this one has a TON of sound, the neck feels great, the action is smooth and compared to a fender is a whole lot lighter. Cons: none. Put it this way if you're looking at a squier which seems to be the thing these days for beginners, look here at this one because in my opinion I found this to be a lot better bass than a fender. This bass is the BEAST!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME BASS!!!!!!!!!!!

By Nick sanders

from texas

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

first of all the color is WAY better in real life better than u can see on the web site and also the pick ups make it sound better than any other bass.wen i went to the guitar center store I took down a couple of basses to see how they sound and this 1 was the very best.this bass is light weight looks awesome sounds awesome.so if ur into rock metal etc. then this is the bass for u i will soon be putting out a review on you tube u can check it out just type in jimdooby and search threw all of my vids tell u find it thanks

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awsome bass

By robby

from oregon

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

this bass is amazing for the money. it is my second bass and kicks my old squier p-bass up and down the street and over fences. the price is amazing for the quality. great for any style playing (slap, gallop, pop, picking). after a while you will have to replace the battery in the back or you will start hearing a metrinome type sound out of the speaker so carry a spare 9 volt in your case. i got the transparent blue color and it is beutiful and i get compliments whenever i gig with it. also a pretty light instrument. definately make sure to use a thicker gage string than what comes on it, or the G-string hits the fretboard making ugly sounds but once that is fixed you are ready to rock.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ace Bass!

By Gage Wright

from Memphis, TN

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I never go into Guitar Center looking for an Ibanez when I go guitar shopping, but it always seems that I leave with one, and I haven't been dissatisfied yet. This bass isn't too big, it isn't too small, the neck is slim and comfortable, and best of all its affordable. It doesn't matter if you're new to bass or if you've been playing for years, this instrument is right for you. The active pickups give it great tone, and its perfect for whatever style of music you want to play. This is my third Ibanez guitar, and probably not my last. When you get this bass, you get way more than you pay for, but in a very good way.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Logan Colwell

from Greentown, Indiana

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

As soon as I saw this bass in the showroom, I wanted it. I tried it out and the sound was amazing. This is by far the best bass I have ever owned. I am VERY happy with this bass. The number of pickups gives such an amazing range of sounds and tones. I definitely got my moneys worth with this bass. Ibanez did an incredible job with this bass.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love this thing!

By john

from whittier, CA

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

i just got this yesterday and i love it! it gets a nice dark sound, just what i wanted, and it looks so nice this is my second bass and im going to have this as my main bass for a while, i recomend this basss to anyone who needs a good bass but doesnt have 1000 dollars to spend, this bass is great! and the picture doesnt show the red burst as it looks in person its much nicer and is a bit darker and the top comes out more.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Defects

By buslady

from Corona, Ca

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

bought one in jan, had defective j pickup, really BAD buzz. returned for trade. fine until today when my tech found a neck defect causing fret buzz in upper & middle frets. neck is wavy. which is sad because it sounds great and feels good, defects just don't go with me.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Godd bass

By Charlie

from Winston-Salem NC

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I've had this bass for a year now. I've had small hardware problems even having to replace all of the wires in it but, I did it. Lets see, it does have a great metal rich deep toone but, after the first three months one of the knobs came off I still haven't fixed it yet. I have only tuned it about 10 times and that was to go into drop D tuning. Overall its a good second or first bass.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Dead E String Sound Even After Replacing Strings.

By Dane

from NC

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I've had this for 2 years, and I'd just like to say that nearly everything about this bass is great (for the price). -Fast Neck -Pretty diverse sounds -Pickups could be better, but they do the job -Effn BEAUTIFUL finish. -Very light, like super crazy light. -Holds together great even tho it doesnt feel extremely sturdy. I soon discovered the Phat Boost is kinda pointless, for me at least. It boosts a dead sound to make it even more obvious. This brings me to my major problem: The E String. After months of trying to narrow the sound down to what the issue is, I've discovered the bass has a terrible problem with the E String. The electronics aren't the issue; it sounds bad even when unplugged. A very heavy thud sound when open or fretted, unlike the other strings that ring out perfectly. Hell, I've even replaced the strings a number of times. Even my cheap Yamaha RBX250 with messed up toneless pickups doesn't have an issue like this. I'm gonna have to get this looked at or maybe try some of the same basses in-store to see if its just an issue with mine or the overall model. I was FORCED to buy a compressor to semi-correct the overpowering E string notes. So I'm hoping to upgrade soon, but it'll hold me over for now. If stolen, I'd feel kinda bad because its so easy to play and carry (its SOO light, its unbelievable) but I wouldn't get another, the E String problem just ruined my impression of this thing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass for beginners!

By Jordan Kallinen

from Silver Bay, MN

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I bought this as my first bass, thinking along the lines that I'd get one I liked the looks of so I'd be more inclined to play. This bass is great for a beginner! It not only looks very pleasing, but sounds great as well. My only beef with this bass is that down tuning is really rattly, and the 9v doesn't last as long as I'd like it too. :)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for what I needed

By Blake Kibby

from Yorba Linda, CA

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I was ready to purchase my first bass. I had settled on a Squier P Bass Special, but the GC I went to was out. But this Ibanez (red finish) caught my eye, and I love it! Sure it isn't a $1400 bass, but I didn't want one, nor did I have the money. I am 150% satisfied with my purchase. This bass sounds great, is pretty light, and came set up perfectly! I would highly recommend this for a beginner or just a bassist on a budget.

(2 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Truly a piece of junk

By GP

from laguna hills, Ca

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

Took this bass home & it is picks up the slightest 60 cycle hum & amplifies it to death. Tried a 200 and 200FM, both were the same. The 200FM also had one �ۡ��̏scratchy�ۡ�ݕ�_ pot, and another one that rubbed on the guitar body. Tried a fender Squire P-bass, and there was zero hum pick up. Also have various guitars from low to high end, non of which p/u hum (same room, same amp, etc). Stay away from this china build junk.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome

By Chavez Dethklok

from VA

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I bought this looking for a good deal for a decient price. Its what i wanted, i tried every bass in GH and loved this one. Sounds good, but does not like to work with my distortion (dont really need dis) Besides that i have had it for 1 year nothing as broke, well worth the price. Dont regret it

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great bass

By robby

from oregon city, OR

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

this is my second bass and by far the best one ive played. with the pickup combination it is a very versatile bass. i play in the praise team at church, and a small metal group and use the bass for both. so far its been mostly defect free. But, after a couple months and a string change, i looked down the neck and found it to be bowed. a truss rod adjustment and slightly lighter gauge strings fixed the problem. also, the headstock position is back far enough to where i had to modify my road runner hardshell case to fit it. another small thing is that mine runs through 9-volt batteries very quickly...... but other than that its an amazing instrument and i would recommend it to anyone at or above a beginner level.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the Price

By Aqeel

from Ardmore, PA

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

This was my first bass (I played guitar prior to bas, so I wasn't unfamiliar to sound quality and whatnot). This bass is great for $250, and really gets the job done in comparison to other similarly priced basses. This bass is very versatile, but don't expect it to be perfect for every genre. The tone and phat boost features are great, but only use them in moderation. This is a great first bass or great for the musician that isn't quite sure what style they'll be playing!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fun Bass

By Westerman

from nashville kansas

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I bought this bass as my first guitar and first i want to say the people at guitar center were very very helpful. When I took this bass to school my band teacher liked it so much more than his that he tryed to buy it from me. I can see why the pickups make a nice low punchy tone that go great with almost any bass part and the red sunburst finish stuned everyone. Also it is very sturdy, reliable, and does not weight very much. All in all i love it and its a fun bass just to shread on!

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