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The GSR105EX is a five string Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2009. It has been produced in both Indonesia and China as part of the entry-level GIO line.

The GSR105EX 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 PPD5 passive pickup, a B15 bridge with 16.5mm 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 GSR100EX is a similar four string model. The GSR105EXB is a similar model with black hardware. The GSR105EXM is a similar model with a maple fretboard.

Specifications

Specifications for GSR105EX
Year(s) produced: 2009–2020
Sold in: North America 2009–2010 / USA
Made in: Indonesia (2012–2020) / China (2009–2016)
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Candy Apple (CA) 2014–2016 / Jewel Blue (JB) 2014–2016 / Mahogany Oil (MOL) 2013–2020
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:
B15 fixed (16.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Plastic round head
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
GSR5
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 (45mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez PPD5 passive
Controls:
Master volume / master tone
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.045/.065/.085/.105/.130
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E,5B

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2016 GSR105EX CA 4H 01
Candy Apple
2016 GSR105EX JB 4H 01
Jewel Blue
2019 GSR105EX MOL 1P 02
Mahogany Oil
Controls VT
Controls layout

Sources

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