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2019 GSRM20 BK 1P 03
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The GSRM20 is a short scale Soundgear series solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez in late 2007. It has been made in both China and Indonesia as part of the entry level GIO line.

The GSRM20 features a double-cutaway mahogany body bolted to a 28.6" scale maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with white dot position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Powersound 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.

Several different woods have been used for the body material including basswood, poplar and agathis. For 2017 the Powersound pickups were replaced with Dynamix. For 2018 the rosewood fingerboard was replaced with treated New Zealand pine. For 2019 the fretboard material was changed to jatoba.

The GSRM20B is a similar model with black hardware. The GSRM20M is a similar model with a maple fretboard. The GSRM20L is a left-handed version. The GSRM25 is a similar five string model. The GSRM30 is a related model with a pair of jazz pickups.

Specifications

Specifications for GSRM20
Year(s) produced: 2007–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China (2007–2017) / Indonesia (2012–2020)
Finish(es): Amethyst Sky Metallic (ASM) 2007–2010 / Brilliant Blue Metallic (BBM) 2008–2010 / Black (BK) / Brown Sunburst (BS) 2013–2020 / Candy Apple (CA) 2011–2019 / Lime Green Metallic (LGM) 2014–2016 / Metallic Forest (MFT) 2014–2015 / Metallic Gray (MG) 2014-2015 / Metallic Pink (MPK) 2013–2015 / Metallic Purple (MPL) 2011–2020 / Pearl White (PW) 2009–2020 / Root Beer Metallic (RBM) 2015–2020 / Roadster Orange Metallic (ROM) 2011–2017 / Starlight Blue (SLB) 2011–2020 / Tri Fade Burst 2017 / Transparent Red (TR) 2015–2020
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2007–2009: Mahogany
2010–2012: Basswood
2013–2020: Poplar, agathis or mahogany (depending on finish and market)
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
B10 fixed (19mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Plastic
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
GSRM4
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
726mm / 28.6"
Fingerboard material:
2007–2017: Rosewood
2018: Treated New Zealand pine
2019–2020: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Plastic (38mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
JP
Bridge pickup:
2007–2016:Ibanez Powersound J (J) passive
2017–2020: Ibanez Dynamix J (J) passive
Neck pickup:
2007–2016:Ibanez Powersound P (P) passive
2017–2020: Ibanez Dynamix P (P) passive
Controls:
Two volume / master tone
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2010 GSRM20 ASM 2Y 02
Amethyst Sky Metallic
2010 GSRM20 BBM 2Y 02
Brilliant Blue Metallic
2019 GSRM20 BS 1P 03
Brown Sunburst
2013 GSRM20 CA 2Y 03
Candy Apple
2016 GSRM20 LGM 1P 02
Lime Green Metallic
2015 GSRM20 MFT 1P 02
Metallic Forest
2015 GSRM20 MG 1P 02
Metallic Gray
2015 GSRM20 MPK 1P 02
Metallic Pink
2019 GSRM20 MPL 1P 03
Metallic Purple
2019 GSRM20 PW 1P 03
Pearl White
2019 GSRM20 RBM 1P 03
Root Beer Metallic
2019 GSRM20 ROM 1P 03
Roadster Orange Metallic
2019 GSRM20 SLB 1P 03
Starlight Blue
2017 GSRM20 TFB
Tri Fade Burst
2019 GSRM20 TR 1P 03
Transparent Red
Controls 2VT GSR
Controls layout
GSRM20 size comparison
Comparison between miKro and full-size bass

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