GSR200 review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8 (159 votes)
Ibanez: GSR200

Sound — 8
My music style varies from shock rock, funk, punk, emo, everything. The bass doesn't suite a hard or very fast song. It is an amazing bass for funk and slap. The bass is very clear and clean so you can hear everything. Because if this it is not a good idea to use a pick. The best sounds are given in finger and even better in slap.

Overall Impression — 8
I have been playing for about 2 years and the bass fits only the funk songs that music I play, and when I pick this bass up it is all I want to pl. I also own a Yamaha ERB070 and a Epiphone Thunderbird IV Goth, compared to the Yamaha the Ibanez is way better but does not compare to the Epiphone. The Epiphone produces good sounds for all styles of music (especially metal and harder rock) and has a good funk sound. I love the GSR 200, it is the the greatest funk bass of the three I have, it could be the best if it had better options for a muted tone.

Reliability & Durability — 10
The bass is second hand and has sustained quite a few drops coming out damaged in only one with the smallest dent. The strings were the original until a few months ago when the g sting snapped while playing slap. The bass is just older than 5 years, so the strings lasted a very long time. The paint has not chipped on the body but only on the corners of the head. The only problem is that the body around the nobs get scratched.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The action of the bass is awesome. The pickups are in the perfect place and the fret board is straight. It has very good strings and can be easily restringed. The strap nobs are in a good position so the guitar is not pulled up or down. The bass also came with a real leather strap that never comes off no matter what you do.

Features — 8
I bought this GSR 200 second hand from a friend for about 100 dollars. The body is Agathis with a rosewood fingerboard and medium sized frets. It has three control nobs, two for tone and one for volume. 3 pickups. It is a comfortable bass with original strings witch are very irritating against the skin.

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    i got one of these i payed 120 bucks for it but it got all dented and the tone knob broke.