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The GSR206B is a six string Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in 2014. It is made in Indonesia as part of the entry level GIO line; minor differences between the two versions are noted in the specifications below.

The GSR206B 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 bass pickups, a B16 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 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. For 2019 the fretboard material for the Chinese-made version was changed to purpleheart.

The GSR200B and GSR205B are similar four and five string models. The GSR206 is a similar model with chrome hardware. The GSR206SM is a similar model with a spalted maple top.

Specifications

Specifications for GSR206B
Year(s) produced: 2014–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa 2020 / Europe 2020 / North & South America and Oceania 2018–2020 / USA
Made in: Indonesia (2014–2020) / China (2018–2020)
Finish(es): Walnut Flat (WNF) / Weathered Black (WK) 2015–2017
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2014–2018: Mahogany
2019–2020: Okoume
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
B16 fixed (16.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Plastic
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
GSR6
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
2014–2017: Rosewood
2018: Jatoba MII or treated New Zealand pine MIC
2019–2020: Jatoba MII or purpleheart MIC
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (54mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Dynamix H passive
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Dynamix H passive
Electronics:
Ibanez Phat II EQ
Controls:
Two volume / tone / EQ knob
Battery:
9V
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.032/.045/.065/.080/.100/.130
Factory tuning:
1C,2G,3D,4A,5E,6B

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2017 GSR206B WK 1P 01
Weathered Black
Controls GSR
Controls layout
EQ Phat-II
EQ frequency charts

Sources

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