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The GSR100EX is a Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2008. It has been produced in both Indonesia and China as part of the entry-level GIO line. It replaced the GSR100.

The GSR100EX features a double-cutaway basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Components include a single Ibanez PPD4 passive pickup, a B10 bridge with 19mm string spacing, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

The body material has changed several times over the years; most recently to poplar. For 2018 the rosewood fingerboard was replaced with jatoba.

The GSR105EX is a similar five-string model. The GSR100EXB is a similar model with black hardware. The GSR100EXM is a similar model with a maple fretboard. The GSR100EXL is a left-handed version.

Specifications

Specifications for GSR100EX
Year(s) produced: 2008–2020
Sold in: North America 2008–2010 / USA
Made in: Indonesia (2012–2020) / China (2008–2013)
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Mahogany Oil (MOL) 2013–2020 / Silver (SV) 2008–2010 / Traditional Matte Mahogany (TMM) 2008–2011 / Weathered Black 2011
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2008–2012: Basswood
2013: Agathis
2014: Mahogany (MOL finish) or agathis
2015–2017: Mahogany
2018–2019–2020: Poplar
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
B10 fixed (19mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Metal round head
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
GSR4
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
2014–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (41mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez PPD4 passive
Controls:
Master volume / master tone
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.045/.065/.085/.105
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2019 GSR100EX MOL 1P 02
Mahogany Oil
2010 GSR100EX SV 2Y 03
Silver
2011 GSR100EX TMM 2Y 04
Traditional Matte Mahogany
2011 GSR100EX WK 2Y 04
Weathered Black
Controls VT
Controls layout

Sources

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