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Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass Flat Walnut Rosewood fretboard

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A guitar doesn't have to cost a bundle to sound good. The GIO series was developed for players who want Ibanez quality in a more affordable package. Not only do they look and play better than everything else in their price range, but their rigorous inspection, set-up and warranty is the same as Ibanez's more expensive models.

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  • Neck type: GSR4 maple neck
  • Body: Mahogany body (Basswood body for TR finish)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard with white dot inlay
  • Fret: Medium frets
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Bridge: B10 bridge
  • Neck pu: PSNDP neck pickup (Passive)
  • Bridge pu: PSNDJ bridge pickup (Passive)
  • Equaliser: Phat II EQ
  • Hardware color: Chrome
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IbanezGSR200 4-String Electric Bass
 
4.5

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (20)
  • Good feel (20)
  • Good tone (20)
  • Solid electronics (16)
  • Good pick up (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (17)
  • Practicing (17)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Recording (8)
  • School bands (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unbelievable Value!

After playing guitar for years a long time ago, I decided to start playing the bass about 6 months ago. I researched and the GSR 200 kept coming up as a great starter...Read complete review

After playing guitar for years a long time ago, I decided to start playing the bass about 6 months ago. I researched and the GSR 200 kept coming up as a great starter bass. The GSR200 is much, much more than that; this bass is a high quality precision made instrument. I put some DSR flat-wound strings on my GSR200 and the tone is really smooth and really good. I adjusted the neck with the truss rod (relatively easy to do), and this bass plays better (easier) than anything I have picked up to date. I have had two professional musicians play my bass, and they both said that it plays uncommonly well; as good or better than a mid-range Fender. Parts are great, the instrument is very durable, stays in tune really well, very adjustable. I purchased this bass with the idea that if I got into playing, I would upgrade . . . I am now playing with two amateur bands 3 days a week . . . so yea, I am kind of into it . . . but I have no intention of upgrading my bass. There is no need; this is an incredible instrument that meets all my needs!

Kudos to Guitar Center as well!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Surface easily damaged; get a different color

I used the bass for a week, and I am an avid slapper. Very soon I noticed huge scratches and discoloration where my fingernail was digging into the wood each slap. I returned...Read complete review

I used the bass for a week, and I am an avid slapper. Very soon I noticed huge scratches and discoloration where my fingernail was digging into the wood each slap. I returned it smoothly, however, and got the red model. One of the best cheap basses when it has more than a little oil protecting it!

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(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbelievable Value!

By gpetrie

from San Mateo California

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

    After playing guitar for years a long time ago, I decided to start playing the bass about 6 months ago. I researched and the GSR 200 kept coming up as a great starter bass. The GSR200 is much, much more than that; this bass is a high quality precision made instrument. I put some DSR flat-wound strings on my GSR200 and the tone is really smooth and really good. I adjusted the neck with the truss rod (relatively easy to do), and this bass plays better (easier) than anything I have picked up to date. I have had two professional musicians play my bass, and they both said that it plays uncommonly well; as good or better than a mid-range Fender. Parts are great, the instrument is very durable, stays in tune really well, very adjustable. I purchased this bass with the idea that if I got into playing, I would upgrade . . . I am now playing with two amateur bands 3 days a week . . . so yea, I am kind of into it . . . but I have no intention of upgrading my bass. There is no need; this is an incredible instrument that meets all my needs!

    Kudos to Guitar Center as well!

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for getting started

    By oneguy35

    from ND

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

    I've been playing 6 string guitar for years and decided to give bass a try; this was my first bass purchase. So far, so good; it's exactly what I wanted for getting started.........better than a starter pack guitar but not too expensive on the grand scheme of things.
    If you are experienced enough to critize this bass, than you are experienced enough to not be buying $200 basses.
    This is great for beginners; a solid instrument that stays in tune and keeps you inspired. It benefits from a set up (intonation, action, new strings, ect) but not enough for me to complain about it.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great bass for little money

    By Tommy

    from Chillicothe, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • General Quality
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

      Great bass! This little thing just takes the cake, and sounds great in my recordings. Plays nice, sounds nice, looks nice! The picture on this site really doesn't do the walnut finish justice.

      Only a few of problems: it needs a setup out of the box, the knobs are plastic and feel kind of fragile, and the guitar has a few scratches here and there out of the box too. Though, it's hardly noticeable and doesn't detract from the experience at all!

      Well worth the money!

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What a Dandy Bass!

      By B.J.

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Good For Trash Cable

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

      My first bass guitar and I hit a home run with this one. I have eight guitars now from acoustic, electric acoustic to various electric guitars. Decided I wanted a bass guitar to play with too. I can almost swear that this thing was custom, precision made just for me. It feels and sounds so good in my hands. I can hardly believe how comfortable I am playing it. I play lead mostly at our jam sessions and in our last session played some lead with a four string bass. Wow!! Some of the other pickers in our group tried it out and all agreed that it's a superb bass guitar. We didn't have a bass guitar in our group, just an old stand up bass. Might be going to have a few more bass guitars now though. As everyone really enjoyed playing mine over the longer than normal 3 1/2 hr. session. Yep, we took turns playing my new bass, but never again will I share it, lol!

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it great feel

      By Julian Garcia

      from Albuquerque, NM

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

        I've played a Fender P bass for 10+ years so when I got I've new bass it was like a hole new feel and sound I really like the wight to it I don't know what took me so long to get it

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Ibanez at a great price, but different than the image

        By Michael

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

        This is an entry level bass, but it sounds great and seems to be pretty well constructed. I've only logged around 20 hours or so on it at this point, but I've no complaints on quality. My only issue is that I love the look of walnut, and that was one of the things that attracted me to this instrument. The stock photo shows the natural wood, but the instrument I received has been finished with a stain. It's so dark that it looks black. It doesn't affect the sound, of course, but it was a disappointment. Next time I'll make my purchase in-store.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Sound At A Low Price

        By SteveC

        from Aurora, IL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Church Bands
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

          I just got this the other day. Due to a physical disability with my right hand I sold my previous bass and always felt bad about it. I decided a few months ago to try playing again to see if I can handle playing again. I've had to make some adaptations to my playing style since I can now only use my middle and ring fingers to play, but even using finger picks to avoid nerve irritation it still has a great sound. I can't wait to play this with a group of musicians.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Bass.

          By Dukieman

          from Nc

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

            Ive played many places with this amazing guitar. Great feel to the guitar. Very affordable for someone who wants to start out or a add a bass to their collection. Pickups are decent. Im probably going to change them to emgs though.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I'm a Fan

            By Will

            from Bronx, NY

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

              I'm a drummer who has always wanted to learn bass. I didn't want to spend more than $200 for an instrument to learn on and this bass is absolutely perfect. Sounds great for practicing and I'm a fan of the brown matte finish. For a beginner guitar I don't think you'll find a better deal!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solid nice playing bass

              By The flash

              from Denver, Colorado

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Recording

                Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                I've owned about ten different basses over the years. This is my fourth Ibanez. I really like Ibanez because of the thin neck. When I was in Guitar Center I test drove a variety of basses and this one nailed it. The electronics are real solid and workmanship is good.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This bass is a dream bass for beginners and professionals.

                By DatBassPlayer

                from Falls Church, VA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fat bass is awesome!!
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                  I use this product for practicing, playing with other people, and jamming.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent bass

                  By Zachary

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                  Getting back into playing again after 15 years and this is a perfect bass for that. The strings that came with it are a little ruff, but it's building calluses on my fingers very quickly. Love this bass.

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Beginners Bass

                  By Steve

                  from Apple Valley, CA

                  About Me Novice

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • A good learning bass
                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                    After viewing "How to setup a 4 string bass" (YT), I discovered that my new bass has a few problems. The neck needed adjustment. The nut is too high. A couple of strings were too high. These are not major problems and can be corrected for a better playing experience.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Would buy again

                    By Jo the jammer

                    from New Orleans Louisiana

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming

                      Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                      Really solid bass. Great for the price

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Pretty decent house bass!

                      By Houser

                      from Station House Recording Studio

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                      • Poor Pick Up

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                      I purchased this bass to hang in my studio for anyone to play. I also slappa de beass every once in a while. It sounds good while playing and the overall tone is very nice. It is definitely a midrange quality bass but Ibanez always does a good job. I am pleased with the purchase.

                      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Bought this to convert to fretless

                      By Mike G

                      from Imperial Beach, CA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • School Bands

                        Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                        Bought this instrument with the intent of converting it to fretless and tinkering with the electronics and set up, as well as personalizing the finish. After pulling the frets out (they we're not glued in) I sanded the fret board w 500 paper, applied helmsman spar poly (clear gloss), wood filled the fret lines with minwax wood filler (finish product) applied two more coats of poly.
                        The fret bars, when removed, still had spacers on the sides after removal and the only wood damage was on the fret board where the frets came up. Took less than a half hour of light sanding with some 500 grit paper to make them smooth again.
                        I set the instrument up before removing the frets, needed minor intonation and height adjustments. After finishing the fretless conversion, I was able to lower the action almost an eighth of an inch, with some more very minor intonation adjustments. Had to lower the pickups to make the adjustments then raised them a little to get max output.
                        Ultimately, I was after a fretless but one that didn't cost an arm and a leg. Converting this instrument was cheaper and also cheaper than either buying a kit or purchasing a replacement neck, and the results, in my opinion, were way better. The neck is glossy (my preference) and feels like another fretless I own. the electronics and body weight are far better than any kit I would have purchased at the same price and better than my older Ibanez fretless (2007 era). The finish on the body is a little suspect (a slight scratch exposed the basswood like a sore thumb) so I am going to apply a satin poly over the finish for durability and strength.
                        Bottom line, I use this mainly for my mini studio recording and practice. For the money (even with the frets) you cant find a better bass guitar. If you are after a solid instrument for these types of situations, this is perfect. For beginners, you will be able to keep this instrument for many years.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        this is the Ibanez GSR200B not the ibanez GSR200

                        By Garrett Duke

                        from Nashville,TN

                        Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                        Its great, but its not the GSR-200 its the GSR-200B the difference is the formation of the tuning machines on the guitar. while the tuning machine on the 200 is place diagnolly, the 200B is placed on the headstock straight. And im not saying thats a bad thing. it sounds great, just a little advice for those who are looking for the exact model of this certain bass guitar.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great bass for the price!

                        By Daniel

                        from undisclosed

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                        I am very happy with this bass. It is light, easy to play, and has nice tone. The price is amazing for what you get. I haven't yet really figured out all of the tonal variations possible, but so far I have been very happy. I'm a guitar player playing bass in a band, so I don't have a lot of experience with really top-level basses, and I had been playing a Fender Bronco Squire, so this is a huge upgrade for me.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would reccomenrd this to a friend

                        By David

                        from undisclosed

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                        Great beginner bass, solid build good sound

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Love this bass

                        By beast af

                        from does it matter

                        About Me Novice

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Pick Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming

                          Comments about Ibanez GSR200 4-String Electric Bass:

                          I loved this bass it was my second after a trash guitar and this was amazing for the cost.

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