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Ibanez GSR205 Soundgear Electric Bass Guitar

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.

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Submitted December 24, 2003 by a customer from cs.com
"you must read this if you really want to know how good this bass is!"
overall i wouldint give this bass for any thing in the world, im going to use it for a very long time.
Sound
there is a great warm tone,the sound is very rounded so u can use it for jass or rock or any thing
Features
three different knobs that swtch the pick-ups,the tone and the volume, not bad
Quality
this is a great bass, the structure, the cool knobs, the grat pick ups, the neck, every thing is outstanding
Value
for 279.99$ you cant beat it, its great and its worth every penny
Manufacturer Support
there really is no problems with the bass, there is great structure and i dont think there will be any repairs needed soon
The Wow Factor
its all original, no addons which is good and has a sweet, sexy look to it,thats all you need
Musical Style:
rock
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Submitted November 14, 2003 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Very good bass for someone who is starting out for the first time with a five string!"
Sound
To much treble.For my sound,I'm a funk bassist.Through the years basses have gone to a treble heavy sound.There have been alot alot of good bottum heavy basses made.The GSR205 is the first 5-string bass I have ever owned.Very nice to play,the action is great,and it looks great!I have been playing for 17 years,this is a good bass,but would like to see it with more bottum at the same price.
The Wow Factor
Very good looking bass.It has a dominate look,and is very sexy!
Musical Style:
FUNK,ROCK,JAZZ,R&B
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Submitted July 17, 2005 by a customer from hotmail.com
"The best cheap bass!"
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.
Sound
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.
Features
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".
Quality
As I said finish won't look good after a few weeks if you use slaps techniques.
Value
Very good priced product. This one actually sounds great and is cheap.
Manufacturer Support
Ibanez is just great.
The Wow Factor
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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Submitted August 8, 2005 by a customer from aol.com
"best damn guitar i own"
i plan on never replacing it. just buying more guitars
Sound
it is the most versitile bass i have i have used it to rock out, ive used it for church, and ive used it for orchestra, and ive used it for pepband , and ive used ti in jazz band.
Features
its a verry eazy to used bass
Quality
i have no let downs in this area.
Value
good people have offered me the same amount of money that i spent on it
Manufacturer Support
havent had to call any one.
The Wow Factor
it is a very
Musical Background:
musician,
Musical Style:
alternative, blues, jazz
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Submitted March 5, 2005 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Buy this Bass if you don't have the "FUND-AGE" for one of Ibanez's upper quailty Bass's, like a SR405 or a Ibanez BTB406QM bass."
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I'm already looking to unload it for a Ibanez SR405 5-String Electric Bass Guitar to replace this one.
Sound
String's buzz on the "B" string right out of the box. It does have good/average low end. The "G" string get's "tiny" sounding up around the high G note.
Features
No accessories are included, this is just a low budget bass.
Quality
Where to begin... The bass was not tested at the factory very well. It buzz's in about 3 place's on the neck. I had to adjust the neck, and bridge to get the string's to stop buzzing. It buzz's on the bridge near the pick-up's. Not sure how to get this out of it. The case design is a little to small for the Bass, it just doesn't fit right, it's to tight on the upper body, note this the correct case we'er talking about, not some after market knock-off! At least the electronic's work as they should!
Value
Not worth the cost. You can get a better Bass for a few buck's more.
Manufacturer Support
No support was asked for, I took it back to the music shop where it was bought for help.
The Wow Factor
Look's O.K. Sound's like a beginner's bass.
Musical Background:
Hobbyist, 24 yr's experience, and 4 band's worth.
Musical Style:
Rock
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