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The GSR200SM is a Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2014. It has been made in both Indonesia and China as part of the entry level GIO line; minor differences between the two versions are noted in the specifications below.

The GSR200SM features a spalted maple top on a double-cutaway agathis body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez passive pickups with a Jazz pickup at the bridge and a Precision pickup at the neck, a B10 bridge with 19mm string spacing, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

For 2015 the Powersound pickups were replaced with Dynamix pickups. For 2017 the body material was changed to poplar. For 2018 the rosewood fingerboard was replaced with treated New Zealand pine (for the version made in China and sold in Asia, Africa, China, North & South America and Oceania) or jatoba (for the version made in Indonesia and sold in Europe and USA). For 2019 the fretboard material for the Chinese-made version was changed to purpleheart.

The GSR205SM and GSR206SM are similar five and six string models. The GSR200FM and GSR200QM are similar models with, respectively, flamed maple and quilted maple tops. The GSR200B is a similar model without the spalted maple top.

Specifications

Specifications for GSR200SM
Model name: GSR200SM
Year(s) produced: 2014–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa MIC / China MIC / Europe MII / North & South America and Oceania MII / USA MII
Made in: Indonesia (2014–2021) / China (2016–2021)
Finish(es): Brown Burst (BBT) 2014–2019 / Charcoal Brown Burst (CNB) / Natural Gray Burst (NGT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2014–2016: Mahogany w/ spalted maple top
2017–2021: Poplar w/ spalted maple top
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
B10 (19mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
GSR4
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
2004–2017: Rosewood
2018: Jatoba MII or treated New Zealand pine MIC
2019–2021: Jatoba MII or purpleheart MIC
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (41mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
JP
Bridge pickup:
2014: Ibanez Powersound J bridge (J) passive
2015–2021: Ibanez Dynamix J bridge (J) passive
Neck pickup:
2014: Ibanez Powersound P neck (P) passive
2015–2021: Ibanez Dynamix P neck (P) passive
Electronics:
Ibanez Phat II EQ
Controls:
Two volume / tone / EQ knob
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.045/.065/.085/.105
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E (E standard)
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Images

Additional finishes/ details
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Brown Burst
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Natural Gray Burst
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Controls layout
EQ Phat-II.jpg
EQ frequency charts

Sources

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