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Ibanez GSR205 Electric Bass, 5-String, Charcoal Brown

A real player's bass, the Ibanez GSR205 5-string boasts DXH-5 pickups and PHAT-II EQ so you can dial in the perfect tone -- no matter what style you play. (4) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ibanez GSR205 5-String Charcoal Brown

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Elegant Looks, Versatile Tones, and 5 Strings for a Nice Price!

Ibanez crafts affordable basses that are to be played with pride, and the Ibanez GSR205 5-string electric bass follows in line by bringing cool looks, serious playability, and powerful tone together in one instrument. Patterned on Ibanez's SR 5-string, this GSR bass features a warm and resonate mahogany body in a stylish and comfortable contour, a snappy GRS5 maple neck, a slick rosewood fingerboard, 22 medium frets with close action, a confident B15 bridge, and a sonically articulate pair of DXH-5 pickups. Having five strings gives you an even wider tonal reach, and the warmth and resonance this bass offers will take those extra notes a long way.

Comfortable Mahogany Body

Your Ibanez GRS205 is cut into a sweet-looking and stylish asymmetrical shape with a deep cutaway so you can easily reach those higher frets as it rests comfortably against your body. Mahogany wood does a wonderful job of adding plenty of low and middle frequencies to your performance. Mahogany also brings a hefty amount of sustain and overall resonance, making it a popular choice for so many different types of guitars.

Buttery Maple Neck

Five-string basses tend to have slightly wider necks to fit that extra string in, but you don't have to worry about sacrificing any playability just to bring in some extra notes to your game. The GRS5 maple neck on this baby rests comfortably in your hand, enabling you to each any fret on this appendage's super-smooth rosewood fingerboard with ease. All 22 medium frets yield a tight action that allows your notes to ooze together in seamless sonic fashion.

Shape Your Bass Sound With Ibanez's Phat II EQ

Your Ibanez GRS205 gives you plenty of control over the sonic contour of your output. The Phat II EQ control helps you keep out the mud and shape the brightness and darkness of your playing, and the active bass boost will give you a bit more tonal girth when you need it.

DXH-5 Neck and Bridge Pickups

Your set of DXH-5 neck and bridge pickups do this baddie-of-a-bass justice by capturing all of the full-bodied resonance and depth your GRS205 yields, and crafting it into a powerful signal ready for amplification. No matter how low you go, your tone won't lose any of its articulation, and every note will find a path to cut through during your performance.

Features:

- 5-string electric bass
- Warm and resonant mahogany body
- GSR5 maple neck
- Smooth rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium frets
- Scale length of 34"
- Phat II EQ control
- B15 bridge
- Black hardware
- DXH-5 neck and bridge pickups

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- Neck: GSR5 Maple
- Body: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlay: Pearl dot
- Frets: Medium
- Pickups: DXH-5 neck, DXH-5 bridge
- EQ: Phat II EQ
- Bridge: B15 bridge
- Hardware: Black
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Walnut Flat
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GSR205BWNF
Weathered Black
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 19 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GSR205BWK
Charcoal Brown
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GSR205SMCNB
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

Product Description

Built to hold its own against pro level competitors, the Ibanez GSR205BWNF features a solid Mahogany body with a sophisticated Walnut Flat finish that give it a luster well beyond its class. A Rosewood fingerboard, accented with medium-size pearl dot inlays round out the visuals

A sleek, comfortable, GSR5 Maple neck--widely recognized as the industry standard for playability--and rock solid Ibanez B15 bridge, rev up the specs to accommodate whatever you're setting out to play.

Factor in Ibanez DXH-5 pickups for clarity and fullness well beyond their price point, and the PHAT-II EQ for ultra wide tonal range and you'll see why the GSR205 ranks as one of the most-played 5-string basses of all time.

Patterned on their famous SR 5-string, this Ibanez GSR offers the same alternative approach to electric bass that all SR basses do. Light in weight, heavy in tone, with the fast, thin neck that's noticeably easier to play--whether you're a veteran player, or just starting out.

Features:

- Mahogany Body
- GSR5 Maple Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Ibanez DXH-5 pickups
Customer Reviews
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Overall: Received my ibanez 5 string bass a month ago and it's sounds great. The quality you get for the low price is great! Those hum bucker pickup sound great! Super quiet! When I first received the guitar I did have to make a slight adjustment to the necks trust rod. It was buzzing on the first and second fret. I loosened the the rod and lowered the action to my taste. I tuned and intonated the strings and no more buzzing on the frets... If you know how to adjust the concave of the neck you would know it's easy! For those that have never done it, I would recommend taking it to your local music store and paying a little extra money in a proper set up. Very happy with guitar very versatile, you can tune in the sound you want for what ever style of olaying you want.
Style of Music: Rock, metal , Latin salsa, Christian/gospel
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Lite on the back and a lot of EQ room"
Overall: The only star I gave less than a 4 is the Overall, I gave that a 4. Why? Because it feels like the price in the weight and appearance. That's not a bad thing because it plays and sounds Awesome!! I grabbed this because I was looking for something lite on the back for the 3 hour shows. When I first got it I was a little nervous thinking it was maybe for a beginner but once I plugged it in with the band it punched right through and the guitarist noticed a huge difference in sound compared to an Epiphone Thunderbird I was playing. I should mention that Epiphone costed me $300 more and this Ibanez seems to beat it in punch and overall sound. All that said I may buy another in black for the metal band. (Using the one I bought in classic rock etc..) That metal band sound? Think Lamb of God meets Slayer...I used it in that style of music and it punched right through. A problem I WAS having is whenever you play in metal bands the bass seems to drop out and more so during guitar solos. Well the reason I may buy a second one of these is because it performed well with that "Metal" test. So...If your looking for some punch, more EQ room and something that doesn't hurt your back for a GREAT price this is a great choice.
Style of Music: Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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