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Gear Watch: Ibanez Introduces Three New Series of Basses

Ibanez introduced a number of new basses at Summer NAMM 2010, including new GSR, SR370 and SRT900 series.

GSR Series

Ibanez GSR250

All three of the GSR series basses are available as 4-string only, and come with a P/J pickup configuration. Two left-handed models are offered, including a short-scale version (28.6″).

The new GSR series offers a line of basses for players on a budget. MSRP for the GSR 200 series is $357.13, without a case.

GSR Series features:

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Type: GSR4
  • Body: Agathis body
  • Frets: Medium frets
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Inlay: Black dot inlay
  • Bridge: B10 bridge
  • Neck Pickup: PSNDP
  • Bridge Pickup: PSNDJ
  • EQ: PHAT-II (GSR)
  • HW Color: Chrome
  • Finishes: Black, Light Sky Blue or White

SR370 Series

Ibanez SR370

The SR370 series offers more for those with slightly bigger budgets. The basses come in both 4- and 5-string models, with a 3-band EQ, Ibanez’s new “Style Sweeper” mid-frequency select switch and Bartolini MK-1 pickups. MSRP for these basses is $533.32 for the 4-string and $599.99 for the 5-string.

SR370 Series features:

  • Neck Material: 5 piece Maple/ Rosewood
  • Neck Type: SR4
  • Body: Maple body
  • Frets: Medium frets
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Inlay: Black dot inlay
  • Bridge: B100 bridge
  • Neck Pickup: EXF-4-F
  • Bridge Pickup: EXF-4-R
  • EQ: Style Sweeper
  • HW Color: Black chrome
  • Finishes: Brown Burst

SRT900 Series

Ibanez SRT905

The SRT900 series rounds out the new line of basses, with 4- and 5-string, neckthrough models and more upscale features. The MSRP for the SRT900 series basses is $1,266.65 for the 4-string and $1,333.32 for the 5-string.

The basses feature a mahogany body with figured maple top, US-made EMG pickups and an ergonomic arched top with scooped back body.

SRT900 Series features:

  • Neck Material: 5pc Jatoba/ Bubinga
  • Neck Type: SRT4 thru-neck
  • Body: Ovangkol body
  • Frets: Medium frets
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlay: Abalone oval inlay
  • Bridge: Accu-Cast B20 bridge
  • Neck Pickup: EMG® -40DC
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG® -40DC
  • EQ: VARI-MID III (SRT)
  • HW Color: Black
  • Finishes: Natural Finish

For more information and additional specs, visit the Ibanez website.

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Quinn

Quinn

Niiccceee, I like them!

I have an Ibanez, that’s very similar to that SR series, that has the 3-band EQ and the 24 frets, and I LOVE my bass – not to be biased on Ibanez SR series or anything… :P

Also, are those the only colours only for those specific basses?

I love how they’re coming up with the lefty basses, ’cause my friend is a lefty guitarist. If he’s deciding to learn bass, i’ll recommend that Ibanez to him. :)

Alvahoke

Alvahoke

I own a GSR200, its a sweet little Bass. its got good balance not to heavy, great action, very responsive and the 10dB boost helps me compete with my lead guitarist… now I just need a bigger AMP!
I would gladly recommend Ibanez Bass guitars to anyone!!

wren

wren

I have a Gary Willis fretless 5 and it’s one of the best basses I’ve ever owned.Not to heavy,versatile tone shaping.I really dig the single pickup,fast neck.All around it’s was excellent purchase.I’d recommend Ibanez basses to anyone looking for a good bass at a decent price.