The GSR205SM hails from the splendid Ibanez GIO range which incorporates first-rate materials and rigorous techniques to build a superb guitar at a very economical price. The GSR205SM sounds just like a high-end 5-string bass guitar but comes at a fraction of the cost. Ibanez run very stringent tests on their models to ensure they offer the best sound quality and comfort for an excellent playing experience.
The GSR205SM has a compact body which has a spalted maple top accompanied by mahogany in the body. The spalted maple takes on the exquisite Charcoal Brown Burst finish effortlessly. The use of mahogany in the back and sides adds lots of warmth but also delivers a great, punchy bass tone with plenty of sustain.
The neck is constructed from maple and has a 305mm radius and 34 inch scale length. Maple has an enduring build that can withstand plenty of playing. Its slim profile promotes faster playability, ideal for rock bassists. The neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium frets there for you to explore to your heart's content. The frets are decorated with white dot inlays to direct you, while the double cutaways in the body allow easy access to the higher notes further up the frets.
Dynamix H pickups are fitted to the GSR205SM at both the neck and bridge positions. Ibanez have carefully selected this pair of pickups due to their natural ability to translate the powerful, punchy tone of each string through an amplifier. A superb feature of the GSR205SM is its inclusion of the Phat II EQ bass boost, allowing you to further expand the bass' sound output. Simple controls for the Volume of each pickup and Tone also feature to make it even easier to contour your sound.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
Black hardware complements the Charcoal Brown Burst finish and stands out beautifully. A B15 bridge is fitted to the lower bout of the body with 16.5mm string spacing.
The Ibanez GSR205SM is an excellently built bass guitar that looks, sounds and feels great to play and comes at an affordable price.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model GSR205SM-CNB Spot Run Bass Guitar Body Type SR Guitar Size Full Top Material Spalted Maple Back & Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Dot Number of Frets 22 Number of Strings 5 Bridge B15 Controls Neck Pickup Volume Bridge Pickup Volume Master Tone Phat II EQ
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