Submitted May 24, 2009 by a customer from comcast.net
"My Upgrade Bass..."
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Bought mine from a local music shop, I love shopping with zzounds but I prefer to try out my axes before I buy them. Anyway, this was my upgrade from a squier mb5 5 string bass. I was expecting it to be about the same with an extra string but from the first time I played it I knew it was something special, alot more chord possibilities too. 6 string basses aren't so good for people with smaller hands, but luckily mine can palm a regulation size basketball. I love Ibanez axes, you always get more than your moneys worth and this is no exception. If you've got the fingers for it I highly recommend the gsr206!!
Crazy punch to this baby, phat 2 eq is apparently active as there is a battery compartment on the back (though unfortunatly the screw kind). It's very effective too, all the way down sounds like you're run of the mill low end bass, but boosted up about half way and as the name indicates, PHATT!! My only beef soundwise is that the low b is a bit muddy, but not too bad.
For the price, it's all you could expect and more. Standard volume for each pickup, regular type tone knob, and the mac daddy phat 2 boost knob. Did I mention it's six strings and sounds great?
Ease of Use
For a six string, pretty easy. Yes it's a pretty wide neck and a bit neck heavy, but again, it's a six string so that's expected.
My only gripe quality wise is that the bridge piece holding my g string for some reason rattles (slight buzzing) the string when plucked from underneath (I do alot of slap & snap), but only when it's plucked open. I've isolated the cause, if I push up on the piece toward the headstock it doesn't do it anymore. I'm not a tech so I'm getting my dad to fix it. Might replace the tuners with sperzels, but overall this baby is excellent.
It's a 6 string that plays well with active electronics built in, the gsr206 is a steal!!
Haven't used it.
The Wow Factor
I play it constantly
active musician, home producer, songwriter
metal, punk, a twist of funk
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