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Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar

 
4.8

(16 reviews)

SKU: IGSRM20

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Small hands make big sounds with the Ibanez miKro GSRM20. This compact bass has many of the features found in its bigger counterparts.

Following the great success of the Mikro guitars, Ibanez has now brought Mikro basses into the fold, based on the Soundgear line. The shortened 28.6" scale is the perfect solution for smaller hands, younger players, or anywhere that space is at a premium.

The body is crafted from Agathis, with an easy to play Maple neck and features a rosewood fingerboard topped with 22 medium frets. The GSRM20 houses a set of "P" (neck) and "J" (bridge) style pickups for the unlimited tonal possibilities. The chrome hardware brings it together with a B10 bridge and die-cast tuners. Case not included.

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IbanezGSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (9)
  • School bands (7)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Recording (6)
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Reviewed by 16 customers

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5.0

Great short scale bass!!

By 

from Washington DC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar:

I bought this short scale bass for my 9yo and he loves it. I'm really surprised how nice it is considering the cheap price. It sounds good and it feels solid. More of a quality instrument than I expected. I took it to a guy who does my guitar set ups and he checked it out and told me it was good to go right out of the box and didn't need any tweaking. Def very happy with this purchase and my kid loves this bass. Sam Ash packaged it up well and got it to me quick.

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5.0

Great bass

By 

from South Carolina

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight, small frets, very fast action neck

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar:

      I've been playing bass for almost 40 years and I love this bass. I play gigs every weekend with two different bands. One is more modern country , southern rock and funk while the other is more blues, classic rock and classic country. This little bass does great with both bands. Being a female bassist, I am a lot faster on this bass than other long scale basses. It's also much easier on my shoulder because it's so lightweight. It's just a great all around bass.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Such an awesome guitar

      By 

      from S.Florida

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar:

      I bought this for a 16 year old girl as a "secret Santa" gift. I saw a video of her opening it.
      She cried with joy & absolutely loves it.
      She says it is amazing

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      My husband likes this bass guitar.

      By 

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar:

          My husband is learning how to play his new bass guitar... so again he likes the style of it, and also how he can maneuver his fingers through the strings while playing.

          • I Am A:
          • Family Older Kids
           
          5.0

          I love this bass!

          By 

          from Indiana

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable
          • Ergonomic

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar:

              I began learning to play the bass guitar a couple months ago on a full size cheap no name bass. It was okay, but being a 5'3" 110 lb. female with tiny hands, I thought a small scale bass might work better for me. I was right. Since receiving my Mikro, my playing has improved a lot and the sound is great. It is so much more comfortable to play and I love the look too. I got the purple color.

              • I Am A:
              • Family Young Kids

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great bass, especially for a beginniner!

              By 

              from New York, New York

              About Me Child

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands

              Comments about Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar:

              i got this bass a couple of years ago. i originally played guitar, and got a bass for the band at school. although it is a short scale, if you want to get more serious in your bass playing, you will have to get a regular size bass. however, for a beginner, especially someone who is used to playing guitar, this is perfect! i play all types of music from metal, jazz, rock, and even classical music! i still use this to jam out with friends because of the wide variety of music that this can play! i highly recommend this, especially as a starter bass

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great begin for a new player

              By 

              from Henrico, Virginia

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Nice Size For Starter
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Mid-size Venues
              • Practicing
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar:

              This was originally a part of a package that was being introduced about 3 years ago with a small 10 Watt amp. I was just recovering from a stroke and needed something to help in the recovery. I purchased this bass and loved it ever since. I have played it in both mid to larger churches and also as a practice bass. I have never experienced a single problem with this bass. I only replaced the strings once due to their feel I was getting from wear. Have a G/K Amp Combo 200 Watt, this bass is more than able to keep up with the amp even during long sessions and services. I say to any one that is embarking on learning to play the bass guitar for the first time, please put your money on this bass. It is a little on the heavy side when playing while standing, but this is also something that can be overcome due to the proper strap and brace for your shoulder. Only reason for replacing it is due to time for an upgrade. Also preparing to begin recording. I say to anyone that is new or looking for just a pracitical pratice insturment, this is the perfect bass for the money. You will not be sorry for one minute or dollar spent.

               
              4.0

              Nice for a starter player

              By 

              from RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Excellent For Price
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Great Back-up Bass
              • Great For Beginnernovice

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Strings Hard On Fingers
              • Weight Of Bass

              Best Uses

              • Medium Size Venues
              • Practicing
              • School Bands
              • Small To Medium Choirs
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar:

              Made my purchase of this bass after Christamas almost 3 years ago. I was just beginnig to learn to play, and now after all the practice and lots of playing for my and others churches, I plan to let her go. Not because I have to but because I want something that has a more serious, professional sound and tone to it. When I fisrt brought this bass, I had to change the strings on it due to my style of playing (thumb style) Once I swaped out the strings it was all that I wanted to play all the time. In fact I have another model Ibanez and still perfer this one to the newer model, even when playing for Sunday Service or at practice. It has the tendency to produce some hum in the upper stings (E and A) And will from time to time become hard to get the E and A string to produce the correct note you might want to play. It can also be a little heavy after a long period of time on your shoulder and will slide when playing finger style, so be aware of this when you're standing and playing. Despite these small issues, you still have a great piece of musical equiptment to learn to play with and can also be used in emergency situations when your on stage axe is being repaired or if you're just playing for a venue where you don't need to do a lot of major thumb popping or have a lot of professional style playing expectations. If you're just beginning or need a back-up bass, for the money purchase this bass "FOR SURE."

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Travel Bass

              By 

              from NH

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues
                • Travel

                Comments about Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar:

                I bought the Ibanez Mikro Bass to bring with me as I travel for my daytime job, easier to lug around than the J-bass. It fits perfectly into the Gator GPE-ELEC-TSA Case(see my review there).

                Very nice bass, great tone, comfortable to play, reminiscent of Stanley C's piccolo bass. Great value for both beginner and expert bassists.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                suitable price with quality

                By 

                from philadelphia,PA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar:

                  i love this stuff, learning by this stuff is so enjoy,, i find no problem with it,, and the price is suitable with the quality

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                  Series Mikro
                  Other Features 28.6" Scale
                  Model GSRM20
                  Number Of Frets 22
                  Scale Length 28.6"
                  Body Style N/A
                  Neck Type Bolt On
                  Neck Wood Maple
                  Body Wood Agathis
                  Bridge Pickup "J" Style
                  Neck Pickup "P" Style
                  Bridge Type B10
                  Orientation Right-Handed
                  Case/Bag Included No
                  Warranty Info:

                  GSRM20 Mikro Electric Bass Guitar

                  The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.