Reviews and Problems with Ibanez Soundgear GSR200 Bass Guitar
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Great Entry Level Bass
20 January 2012
Summary: Being an avid fan of music, I had always wanted to learn an instrument. So, a few years ago I picked up drums and was very satisfied playing them, but the excess size and weight of drums made it difficult for me to move the set around from one location to another. The constant need to disassemble and reassemble the drums made me think about looking into learning another instrument with more portability. Enter the bass guitar.
Summary: I cannot believe how great it is to play and how fat the sound can be. It looks and feels great. Very light and the neck being smaller lends to quick moves and easy transitions. Perfect for me right now. Granted I am not the best bass player, not even close, but I do know music gear as it is my job and this is great. This is a quality piece and the price really blows me away for the level of playability, sound and quality.
Summary: The Ibanez GSR200 is a great beginner guitar for the following reasons: The Good: * Price = The GSR200 has a street price of $200 or less * Pick-ups = Active pick-ups are a modern touch * Pick-ups = The GSR200 has both Jazz and Precision pick-ups for flexibility * Scale = The scale is a full 34" * Weight = The bass is lightweight Not everything is perfect, of course: The Bad: * Neck = The neck is glossy, which translates into a slow neck.
Summary: I bought this to record bass tracks with. I usually play drums but this thing sounds sweet and is great for someone that doesn't have big hands. You can be very nimble on the fret board and the action is great. I run it through the mixer and studio monitors so I haven't heard it through an amp but I am sure it will sound awesome at that point. I would never recommend buying one of those gig packs.
Summary: Ive had this bass for about 4-5 years now and really like it. Ive also gotten some pretty good sound out of it. My 6th fret buzzes sometimes but its taken quite a beating. I've played in in school concerts, but never had any gigs with it. Also dont glue the falling of sound nobs it might screw up the sound.