Ibanez GSR205 Electric Bass, 5-String

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.

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 jatoba 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 jatoba fingerboard with ease. All 22 medium frets read more 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.


- 5-string electric bass
- Warm and resonant mahogany body
- GSR5 maple neck
- Smooth jatoba 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: Poplar
- Fingerboard: Jatoba
- Inlay: Pearl dot
- Frets: Medium
- Pickups: DXH-5 neck, DXH-5 bridge
- EQ: Phat II EQ
- Bridge: B15 bridge
- Hardware: Black
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Charcoal Brown
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GSR205SMCNB
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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262
Web: https://www.ibanez.com/usa/support/

Ibanez GSR205 Electric Bass, 5-String

Built to hold its own against pro level competitors, the Ibanez GSR205BWNF features a solid poplar body with a sophisticated Walnut Flat finish that give it a luster well beyond its class. A jatoba fingerboard, accented with medium-size white 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.


- Poplar Body
- GSR5 Maple Neck
- Jatoba Fingerboard
- Ibanez DXH-5 pickups

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (10 ratings)
Submitted November 8, 2015 by Noah M

"Decent 5-string value"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This bass is very playable with its thin neck, but also at the same time feels a little cheap. This is probably due to how light the bass really is. Even though it is light, it still has good sustain. It has a wide range of capable tones with its various controls. Overall it is an extremely good value. A great way to get started with 5-strings.

Musical Background:

Two-year bass hobbyist

Musical Style:

Progressive Rock/Metal, Heavy Metal, Jazz
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