Ibanez GIO GSR-200BF Fretless Bass Walnut Flat £269
The Ibanez GIO GSR200BF Fretless Bass Guitar, Walnut Flat provides players the smooth and precise performance of a fretless fingerboard, allowing newer musicians to enhance their learning experience. Crafted from a mahogany body with a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, the GIO bass produces a warm tonal character with sparkling highs and thick, firm lows. Its two Dynamix pickups deliver incredible versatile tones, with a phat II EQ providing excellent power and depth. Offering the same looks, tone, comfort, and rigorous setup as their more expensive basses, the Ibanez GIO GSR200BF Bass ensures players on a budget receive the same quality as professionals.
Crafted from Mahogany, Maple, and Rosewood
Its strong and lightweight mahogany body produces beautifully warm tones, adding excellent depth to the bass’ overall tonality. The maple neck and rosewood fingerboard provide a bright tonal character, offering thick, firm lows and sparkling highs with have plenty of sizzle.
Versatile and Expressive Dynamix Pickups
The 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.
Controls & PHAT II Equaliser
Incorporating individual volume controls for each pickup, the GSR200B 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, deliver a beefy and deep tone for when you need to add an extra layer of thunder.
The GIO Series
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 that of its premium counterpart. So 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.
About Ibanez 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, amongst 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.
Body & Bridge
- Body: Mahogany
- Bridge: B10 (19mm String Spacing)
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Finish: Walnut Flat
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Maple
- Profile: GSR4
- Scale Length: 34’’
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Frets: Fretless
- Inlays: White Dots, Fret Lines
- Nut: Black Plastic
- Nut Width: 41mm
Electronics & Hardware
- Bridge Pickup: Dynamix J Humbucker (Passive)
- Neck Pickup: Dynamix P Humbucker (Passive)
- Controls: 2 x Volume, Master Tone, PHAT II EQ
- Tuners: Die-Cast
- Hardware: Black
- Case Included: No