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The GSR180 is a Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in late 2004. It has been made in both Indonesia and China as part of the entry level GIO line.

The GSR180 features a double-cutaway nato body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez passive jazz pickups, a B10 bridge with 19mm string spacing, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2009 the body material was changed to agathis. For the Brown Sunburst finish the body material was changed to basswood in 2013 and mahogany for 2014. For 2015 the body material was changed to mahogany. For 2018 the rosewood fingerboard was replaced with treated New Zealand pine and the body material was changed to poplar. For 2019 the fretboard material was changed to jatoba. For 2020 the fretboard material was again changed, this time to purpleheart.

The GSR180L is a left-handed version.

Specifications

Specifications for GSR180
Year(s) produced: 2004–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa 2020 / Asia & South America 2006–2007 / Europe / North & South America and Oceania 2011–2012; 2020
Made in: China (2004–2008; 2011–2012; 2018; 2020) / Indonesia (2009–2019)
Finish(es): Baltic Blue Metallic (BEM) 2020 / Black (BK) / Brown Sunburst (BS) 2009–2020 / Jewel Blue (JB) 2005–2008 / Magenta (MGT) 2009–2010 / Transparent Red (TR) 2007–2008
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2004–2008: Nato
2009–2012: Agathis
2013: Agathis (basswood for BS finish)
2014: Agathis (mahogany for BS finish)
2015–2017: Mahogany
2018–2020: Poplar
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
B10 fixed (19mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Plastic
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
GSR4
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
2004–2017: Rosewood
2018: Treated New Zealand pine
2019: Jatoba
2020: Purpleheart
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (41mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
JJ
Bridge pickup:
2004–2016:Ibanez Powersound J (J) passive
2017–2020: Ibanez Dynamix J (J) passive
Neck pickup:
2004–2016:Ibanez Powersound J (J) passive
2017–2020: Ibanez Dynamix J (J) passive
Controls:
Two 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
2020 GSR180 BEM 4H 03
Baltic Blue Metallic
2019 GSR180 BS 1P 05
Brown Sunburst
2008 GSR180 JB 27 01
Jewel Blue
2009 GSR180 MGT 1P 01
Magenta
2008 GSR180 TR 27 01
Transparent Red
Controls 2VT GSR
Controls layout

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