Ibanez GSR205 Soundgear Electric Bass Guitar

Introduce yourself to the world of 5-string basses with this budget-friendly model. The GSR205 features two PSN5 pickups for a thunderous, growling tone.

Ibanez first introduced the Soundgear bass in 1987. That same bass continues to be one of the world's most played basses.

So being a beginner or on a budget means a boring bass, right? Not any more it doesn't. The new GSR basses offer you the famous Soundgear sleekness, comfort, tone, and playability at a price that will astound you.

Not only do GSR Soundgears look and play better than everything else in their price range, every GSR Soundgear gets the same warranty, rigorous setup, and inspection of their more expensive models.
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Neck Type: Agathis

Body: GSR5

Fret: Medium

Bridge: Standard 5

Neck Pickup: PSN5N

Bridge Pickup: PSN5B

EQ: Passive
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IBA GSR205 BK

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (95 ratings)
Submitted July 17, 2005 by a customer from hotmail.com
"The best cheap bass!"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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With a set of new strings and new pickups it is my favorite 5 string bass for live playing. Not good for studio since it sounds very very dry and the sound you get on studio is not very clear.
When I bought this bass I wasn't expecting anything more than a practice bass for home. When I played that bass guitar I couln't believe that it could sound and feel so nice. I play a variety of music and it definetly suits most styles. I have use this bass guitar for concerts even having higher priced basses to play with. It sounds good live but not so good in studio. I recomend this bass to beginers and people who play live.
You can't expect much for the strings that comes with the bass, and the finish gets ugly very quickly when you use a lot of slap techniques. If you can change the pickups to active ones and lower the action will help a lot with slap "funk".
As I said finish won't look good after a few weeks if you use slaps techniques.
Very good priced product. This one actually sounds great and is cheap.
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It's my favorite bass for live playing. I play rock, funk, jazz, salsa (latin music) and gospel music and it sounds great on all styles.
Musical Background:
Active musician
Musical Style:
Jazz, Rock, Funk, Alternative, Gospel, Latin music... almost anything
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