Ibanez GSR256 opinions

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  1. juansic_2

    juansic_2 SS.org Regular

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    Hey dudes! I need some advice.
    I want to start in the 6 string bass world and I want to start with a cheap one. I thought that a gio Ibanez GSR256 is something that I can afford easily and is avalible in my country (Argentina). Anyone has one? What's your opinion? Should I stay away from the gio series? Any other options? Maybe Cort basses?
    Thanks a lot!
     
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    Owner of a GSR206SM that is currently being unloaded for something else.

    body is NOTHING like an actual SR, other than MAYBE the silhouette. Neck is actually TOO flat for me to call comfortable, and the electronics are absolute CRAP, tonally.

    on a more “personal” basis, after a year, I STILL can’t mesh with the neck width combined with the “too flat” profile of the GSR 6 string. Regret selling my SR405QM to try out a 6 string at this point, and am actively working at going back.

    there are WORLDS of different between the GSR 6 strings and even an SR306...,
     
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    fun fact, the now GSR body shape was the actual SR shape before they update it with the current version :)
     
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    Ok, nothing like the CURRENT SR.
    It’s a comfortable shape by itself.....but the body of the non-GIO stuff makes them feel like completely different animals to me.
     
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    TheBloodstained Casual music entusiast

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    Have you considered an Ibanez SR306 ? :)

    I think it's a far better bass for not that much more money.
     
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    I´ll look into the used market!
     

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