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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.... Read More

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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
Warranty
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IbanezGio GSR200FM Bass Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Bass

By Brad Baker

from Waxahachie, Texas

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

This is absolutely the perfect bass for anyone who needs a cheap bass with an incredible range. I play in a metal band and i've played for my school jazz band with this bass. It can accomplish the high end without a strain and the low end for my metal band could beat out the bass drum of my friend's set. It's a great bass and i still play it to this day, a definite buy!!!

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3.0

More weight, better active electronics, and stronger pickups would make this a great bass

By DANE WHITE

from NC

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

The sound options are fantastic, ranging from the P-bass tone to a fat solid tone with both pickups at full. I don't tend to solo the Jazz pickup, it hasn't really done much for me. I've owned this for about 3 years, and it seems to be holding up quite well overall. The battery door broke off so I have a makeshift solution of tape holding it in lol.. but that's just my own issue. For home practice, I feel it is perfect. In band environments, I've heard this played very often, both by myself and by others. That said, this is where the cons come in. The bass seems to be too light and thin to really hold down the low end properly. In my experience, meatier/heavier basses have a stronger sound that comes with the added mass. The pickups are a little on the weak side as well, and the "phat boost" is almost useless. It muds up your sound more than anything. As a whole, this won't affect home practice much. In band settings, this leads to a lacking bass sound that'll get the job done, but leave you craving for something better. If you want an inexpensive bass you can gig better with, my bet would be on a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar (the black one with the chrome knobs & tort pickguard.) It has more mass, and "Duncan Designed" pickups which sound stronger than this.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing can't even describe this bass

By Zak Salant

from Manorville, NY

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I love this bass to death. I got it back in '09 and i've been in love ever since. The 4 different knobs allow you to adjust the sound, so if your one of those bassist who can never stick to one sound, this bass is for you. And the sounds it does provide will blow you away. And it's light too. And it still looks brand new after 2 years and countless shows. And for the next Cliff Burton or Billy Sheehan bassist who just rips away with bass solos, the shape of the bass gives you more than enough room to play. I'm in a thrash metal band and this bass fits our sound perfectly! And trust me, it works for other genres as well. As many people say, "don't let the price fool you" cause if you do, your a fool.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By brenden

from a

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR200FM Bass Guitar:

I bought this bass and the moment i saw it i fell in love with it. i have the red burst and it is a beautiful bass. the active pick ups on it are beast. there are a lot of different tone qualities you can get with it... very good beginner to advanced bass guitar :)

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(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.

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(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.

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(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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(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.

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(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!

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(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. :)

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