Ibanez Gio GSR105EX 5-String Bass Guitar Black
Whether it’s a high-end instrument or a more budget-friendly axe, a good 5-string bass needs to be able to sustain itself and resonate in the lower frequency range introduced with the added fifth low B string. With their GSR105EX 5-string bass guitar, Ibanez has made an instrument is affordable but more than capable of fulfilling this requirement. A single PPD5 pickup offers a large and chunky tone that also sustains, thanks to its high-output exposed pole piece design.
The 1-piece maple neck and basswood body are what make this budget-friendly bass guitar balanced in tone and feel, providing the right mix of treble and bass, respectively. There isn’t much by way of tone control here (a single volume knob and a single tone knob is all you get) but you won’t necessarily need to tamper with much with a setup this simple. Chrome hardware gives this axe an added touch of sleekness.