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The GSR205B is a five string Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 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 GSR205B features a double-cutaway mahogany body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Dynamix passive pickups with a Phat II equalizer, a B15 bridge with 16.5mm string spacing, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuning machines.

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 body material was changed to okoume and the fretboard material for the Chinese-made version was changed to purpleheart.

The GSR200B and GSR206B are similar four and six string models. The GSR205BF is a fretless version. The GSR205 is a similar model with chrome hardware. The GSR205SM is a similar model with a spalted maple top.

Specifications

Specifications for GSR205B
Model name: GSR205B
Year(s) produced: 2014–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa MIC / China MIC / Europe MII / North & South America and Oceania MIC 2019–2020 / USA MII
Made in: Indonesia (2014–2021) / China (2015–2021)
Finish(es): Walnut Flat (WNF) / Weathered Black (WK) USA only
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2014–2018: Mahogany
2019–2021: Okoume
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
B15 fixed (16.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Plastic
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
GSR5
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
2014–2017: 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 (45mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Dynamix H bridge passive
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Dynamix H neck 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/.130
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E,5B (E Standard)
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Images

Additional finishes/ details
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Weathered Black
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Controls layout
EQ Phat-II.jpg
EQ frequency response

Sources

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