NBD: My first bass (Orange Content, 56k, NOT all hope is lost)

Discussion in 'Bass Guitar Discussion' started by endo, May 27, 2012.

  1. endo

    endo SS.org Regular

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    So, Guitar Center is doing a Memorial Day Sale and I thought I'd drop in and see what's going on. I was originally looking for a Peavey 5150 head, as I'm primarily a guitarist, but they didn't have one. So off to the bass section I went to look for the next thing I needed.

    As I said, I'm primarily a guitarist, so I'm not overly knowledgeable on basses, but I have learned to actually play the instrument a bit before I buy it. Today, I decided I was looking for something that was a 5 string, as well as affordable. It is only going to be for recording in the bedroom. Anyways, it's ORANGE. I was a little bummed, but it was the best one there for the price I paid. Onto the orangey Ibanez GIO *EDIT* IBANEZ GSR205! Ha ha ha.

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    It sounds pretty decent for how much it was, and I was surprised by that. I'm not a huge fan of Ibanez guitars, but I've never had an issue with their basses. It also has active pickups, which is great, since the only way I can record it is via DI.

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    -Endo
     
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  2. JYNX2

    JYNX2 New Member

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    looks great! I got the same one except in black and it sounds good for the price.
     
  3. endo

    endo SS.org Regular

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    For sure! I am kind of glad I got the orange one, because everyone that buys Ibanez gets black. lol. Original post edited with model number!
     
  4. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Bass Player in Exile

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    Those GIO basses can sound pretty amazing with the right strings. Dean Markley blue steel or DR Hi-Beams will bring them to life. I found the Hi-Beams to sound better longer, but the blue steels worked well for a few months.
     
  5. Metal_Webb

    Metal_Webb Needs more strings

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    Nice bass! I always appreciate instruments every now and again that aren't black :lol:
    Just get some lemon oil or something onto that fretboard soon, looks like it hasn't seen any sort of nourishment for an eon.
     
  6. endo

    endo SS.org Regular

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    Nice! I will definitely do that! I have always been intrigued by the bass and it's capabilities, even though I'm a guitarist. I'm looking forward to many hours of playing with this baby!

    Thanks for the compliments! As far as strings go, I picked up a pack of D'Addario's...if I don't like those, I'll definitely try the blue steels or the DR's. Probably the DR's.
     
  7. JYNX2

    JYNX2 New Member

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    i put on elixirs with my bass since i hate changing strings and they sound great, you should try them out.
     
  8. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

    r3tr0sp3ct1v3 Grey

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    That is so sexy. I want the green one and that one :D

    I play with an ATK300 atm. Pretty awesome :p
     

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