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Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar Black

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The Gio GSR105EX from Ibanez is a no-frills 5-string bass with a basswood body, 1-piece maple neck, and a PPD5 pickup with Tone knob for dialing in your sound. The Ibanez GSR bass is an incredibly affordable 5-string bass and with its sleek body, it's perfect for players on a budget who desire the same features as the SR. The GSR105EX electric bass...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gio GSR105EX from Ibanez is a no-frills 5-string bass with a basswood body, 1-piece maple neck, and a PPD5 pickup with Tone knob for dialing in your sound. The Ibanez GSR bass is an incredibly affordable 5-string bass and with its sleek body, it's perfect for players on a budget who desire the same features as the SR. The GSR105EX electric bass has high-output exposed pole piece bass pickups that deliver massive tone and sustain. Ibanez GSR basses offer the famous Soundgear sleekness, comfort, tone, and playability at prices that will astound. Not only do GSR Soundgears look and play great, every GSR gets the same warranty, rigorous set-up and inspection of Ibanez's more expensive axes.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Neck Type: 1-piece GSR5 Maple
  • Body: Basswood
  • Frets: Medium
  • Bridge: B15 bridge (16.5mm string spacing)
  • Pickup: PPD5
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
Controls:
  • Volume (1)
  • Tone (1)
Neck Dimensions:
  • Scale: 34" (864mm)
  • Width at Nut: 45mm
  • Width at Last Fret: 67mm
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 21mm
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 22mm
  • Radius: 305mm
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IbanezGio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sharp Bass - Literally

Highs: big sound from the single bridge-position open-pole humbucker - plenty of bottom with a distinctive upper-end growl; very playable Ibanez SG neck; sounded good through every amp I played it through; great...Read complete review

Highs: big sound from the single bridge-position open-pole humbucker - plenty of bottom with a distinctive upper-end growl; very playable Ibanez SG neck; sounded good through every amp I played it through; great value Lows: the ends of the frets about midway up the neck on the G-string side were not filed off flush - those things were sharp enough to slice up two of the fingers on my left hand pretty good Verdict: great sound, very playable design, Purple-Heart playing experience. Be sure it's set up right, and it will be a very useful guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Meh

It's okay for a beginner, but don't bother buying it if you're serious about music and have been playing a long time.

It's okay for a beginner, but don't bother buying it if you're serious about music and have been playing a long time.

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(39 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome Bass

By MATT MATTHEWS

from La Marque, Texas

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

I have to say this is a great bass for the price.It has that great ibanez tone that i love.If anybody was looking for a five string at a low price with a great sound this is the bass your looking for!

(30 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Bass : Awesome Price

By Dynasty52

from El Monte, CA

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

I only played this bass for like 10 minutes but im sold. this will be my next bass/guitar. it was a great feel to it and it dishes out an awesome sound.

(25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sharp Bass - Literally

By Thunda44

from North Potomac, MD

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

Highs: big sound from the single bridge-position open-pole humbucker - plenty of bottom with a distinctive upper-end growl; very playable Ibanez SG neck; sounded good through every amp I played it through; great value Lows: the ends of the frets about midway up the neck on the G-string side were not filed off flush - those things were sharp enough to slice up two of the fingers on my left hand pretty good Verdict: great sound, very playable design, Purple-Heart playing experience. Be sure it's set up right, and it will be a very useful guitar.

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely love it

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from Raliegh, North Carolina

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

I got this Ibanez as my second bass and it's awsome. It sounds just as good as some other more expensive basses and feels great too. I love this bass.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good starter five string

By Daniel Banks

from Tulsa,OK

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

i bought this with the money i got from my familt for christmas in 2009. it wasnt what i was after at the time but what i was after was another $100 more then i had in hand. i found thise on the wall at my local guitar center an bought it. when i got it home i pluged it in to my peavey max126 combo amp an it sounded nice. only issues was the burrs on the lower frets from there install cut my fingers open but after a couple weeks they wore away an now its perfect. it cost me $217 dollars to buy it but it was worth every cent i paid.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great starter bass

By AJ

from C.T

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

this is a great starter bass. it has a great sound and the 5th string sounds absoulutly beautifal. the neck is nice and smooth so its easy to slide up and down it. for anyone just starting bass id highly recomend this one because its a great bass for a great price!

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

its a good one

By chris

from northport ny

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

i was at gc tdy trying out amps and was also looking for a cheap 5 string since only realy used to 4 string but its pretty good id say. Has a good thick sound and a good bright sound as well only thing that i didnt find great was that the neck was kinda ruff but its nothing u shouldnt be able to fix or get used to

(10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Now a great Bass

By Mike Erickson

from Las Vegas, Nevada

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

I've been a professional musician for around 45 years. I purchased this bass as a �ۡ��̏beater�ۡ�ݕ�_ bass because of the value of my p bass. After the purchase of the bass and some setup by the best guitar repair guy in Vegas it is most one of the best basses I have ever owned.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good bass

By James

from California

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

This is a good bass. I got it a couple months back and haven't had problems with it. The only problem I had was the input jack. The input jack wasn't made right, so I had to get it replaced. After I got it fixed, it still sounded great. Good bass to get. I recommend it a lot if you are into metal. It is also a good bass to start out with.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A learners Bass

By Missy Rose

from Yoder Indiana

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

Yeah I bought this as my first five string because I really needed something cheaper to learn the fifth string with that way If I wanted to stay with four strings I wouldn't be out a ton of money. I was sold, this bass sounded well on my Marshall stack as well as my Fender stack. This bass has a very metallic industrial sound, the pick ups aren't really to my taste but at this price you cant be too picky. This bass could use a Rosewood fret board in order to give it a better sound, but I'm just a huge fan of Rosewood. One complaint is that the frets aren't easy to slide the hand down. They are too high and are a bit sharp because they weren't shaved flush on one side. So when you play this bass be ready for cuts and callouses. While as bassists we expect callouses this bass gave me the most because of the sharp frets. This bass supports triplets well if you're going to play this bass use your fingers and not a pick.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply Astonished

By DeShaun Kendall-Grant

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

So being a fairly experienced bass player, my band decided it was time to get more "technical". But being a college student takes a toll in this seeing as how i was in need of going from a 4-string to a 5-string. I came across this bass, read the reviews, and decided to go for it. And let me tell you, every single cent I spent on this baby was WELL worth it. She dishes out a VERY nice, clear, crisp tone and is light as all getout, making extended playing much more enjoyable. Received her today and have been barely able to put her down since. If you are a bassist with a budget in need of a 5 string....look no further. You will NOT regret it!

(3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Save your money

By Michael KNIGHT

from NEW YORK,NEW YORK

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

Save your money if you already play bass and want to switch to 5 string. Better off putting the money into a better instrument. But if it's your first bass? Then its worth it to see if you like playing or even have a talent for it. But you get what you pay for.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

satan

By Alex

from CT

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

this bass is good. its light and playable, and portable. its a good 5string starter bass. but for more experienced players id suggest somthing more brutal.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

VERY Sturdy.

By Nick

from New Orleans Louisiana

Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

This bass feels like its made out of a rock, theres no way you will ever experience problems with the neck and body. The down side I have on this bass is that it has a really flat sound, so if you want a brighter sound instead of just a regular bass note I would recommend getting maybe a fender bass.

 
5.0

Great bass, Holds a place in my heart!

By Will

from Tucson, AZ

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

    This was my first bass guitar. After 3+ years or so this guitar is still solid, and sounds great. It's got a nice deep tone with a very comfortable feel. I'm gonna be installing a Seymour Duncan active soap bar pickup in it soon just to see if i can brighten up the tone a bit. All in all It's a great guitar and one I just can't part with. I'd suggest it to any beginner or experienced musician looking to learn or play a 5 string.

     
    5.0

    Good Buy

    By Swerve

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

      It works

       
      2.0

      Let's Try This Again

      By Chuck

      from VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

      Still waiting to find out how the replacement does. U

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Meh

      By G2

      from Elkton, Maryland

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • School Bands

        Comments about Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar:

        It's okay for a beginner, but don't bother buying it if you're serious about music and have been playing a long time.

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