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The Ibanez GSR200B GIO Bass 2018 offers a lightweight and durable construction, effortless playability, and versatile tones. The GSR200B comes equipped with a Phat II EQ control that allows you to add some additional low-end power.
Incorporating individual volume controls for each pickup, the GSR200B GIO allows you to blend both pickup tones to create unique full sounds. The master tone control shapes the bass' frequency response, letting you dial in your own desired preference. Additionally, the built in Phat II EQ circuitry allows active style bass boosting via its one channel EQ preamp, delivering a beefy and deep tone for when you need to add an extra layer of thunder.
With a body constructed from mahogany, the GSR200B Bass produces warm, smooth tones with plenty of depth. The mahogany construction means the bass is also lightweight and durable. The GSR200B is crafted with a maple neck and jatoba fingerboard, which offers good levels of projection and a good amount of sustain with a clear ringing tone. The neck is made from maple, which provides bright tones with plenty of twang.
This GIO Bass Guitar comes equipped with two powerful Dynamix bass pickups in a classic "P/J" configuration. This tried-and-tested combination, of a punchy "P"-style split coil neck pickup and mellow "J"-style single coil bridge pickup, allows the instrument to achieve everything from warm jazz sounds to thunderous rock tones. The two pickups are wired to individual volume controls and share a master tone control, letting you dial in the perfect sound for your playing style.
It seems most manufacturers have their own entry-level ranges of basses these days and fortunately Ibanez isn't an exception to this rule. Ibanez GIO series basses are exceptional. Each instrument is built to the same high quality specifications as its premium counterpart. If you're looking for an entry level bass guitar by a historically renowned guitar maker then look no further than the Ibanez GIO series basses.
Over the past 30 years, Ibanez have always been at the forefront of developing the right tools for players pushing the boundaries of music. For decades, Ibanez designers and luthiers have been the embodiment of this ideology, pushing their skills to the edge of imagination, consistently creating some of the most versatile and unique instruments ever. Ibanez basses have been used on some of modern rock's most poignant albums of recent years. The preferred instruments of many awe inspiring bass players, among them Fieldy from Korn, Paul Gray from Slipknot and Peter Iwers of In Flames, Ibanez Basses continue to be the first stop for learners and professionals alike, no matter what musical genre they exist in.