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David C
#1 Posted : 3/20/2011 1:31:05 AM

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Just picked up a GIO bass today in an unexpected deal. Had not been in the market for it but just couldn't resist the opportunity to try out a bass for the first time.

It is a black finish model with three tuner adjustment knobs, and words Ibanez Soundgear GIO printed on the headstock face. On back of headstock it has an oval paper label with letters CE, and a second ribbon-like paper label with the id of J050150489 printed. There is no printing, embossed or painted, of any id numbering on the actual wood on back - just the printed and glued on labels.

Looking at older catalogs and misc pictures from Google searches, it could possibly be a GSR 190 or GSR 200 model (it matches these pictures). It could be from one of those 'jumpstart' packages originally, or some other model I did not see in my search.

The finish is near perfection (only a few ultra light smudges on back - front is blemish free), so I can believe the owner who said he essentially had not touched it since it was given to him.

Would certainly appreciate any help in building a better file on this guitar.

Thank you for any/all assistance.
Tom@Ibanez
#2 Posted : 3/21/2011 8:53:05 AM
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Pictures are going to be the biggest help in figuring out what you're working with. Serial number will really only tell it's age...in this case, it was made in January 2005.


Anyway you can get some uploaded?
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#3 Posted : 3/22/2011 10:23:47 AM
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Very strange , most Ibanez basses have the model # on back of the headstock ?


GAXB150CA
GSR200JB
GSR200TR
David C
#4 Posted : 3/22/2011 8:56:24 PM

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Here are some pictures… hope they help. As mentioned above, the GSR 190 and early 200 series with three tuner knobs are the closest match I could find. But as the guitar serial number starts with a J and no permanent id embossed or printed on the wood surface, I expect it is one originally among the Jumpstart series… but which? Were Jumpstart models perhaps production's unlabeled seconds?

Long term it really does not matter to me personally, but if I ever sell it would be nice to be able to identify it to the buyer. Mostly I keep guitars for decades so I guess I am in no hurry.. LOL. You can also see a lot of dust I have yet to clean away.

In the pictures you can read all the id that is on the guitar. Note also that it uses the B10/B15 style bridge. I certainly will appreciate all assistance you can provide.








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#5 Posted : 3/23/2011 8:48:33 AM
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GSR190BK
Your guitar was made at the
Sae Jung Plant, Indonesia
January 2005
Production Number: 50489

IJSB190BK pack

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#7 Posted : 3/23/2011 2:20:15 PM

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Mathew,

Thank you very much for this information. I will add this to the file I keep on the guitar.

I just received the guitar, carry bag, and short cable - not the complete original pack as shown in your reply. However it is all I need for experimenting with a bass guitar for fun. I have ultra low invested - the guitar was essentially a bonus in the deal on other gear.

An immaculate Artcore AG85 is my primary electric guitar. Mostly I play acoustic guitars.
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#8 Posted : 8/29/2012 3:21:09 AM

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Maybe this is a common thread with the Ibanez Bass but I have no idea what this model is either. I really like the sound and the action. I have been working on shielding it to reduce the noise and I would like the tech specs on the bass. It seems similar to the black one above but no serial number sticker on the back. The only numbers I can see are N427 next to the Consumer Electronics sticker. It also says made in China. I see someone posted the starter kit pic but that bass only has two control knobs on it while the person who asked the question has three knobs on his guitar like mine. Any help?[img]<a href="http://s1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/jasperbuddy/?action=view&amp;current=2aec13e4.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/jasperbuddy/2aec13e4.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>[/img][img]<a href="http://s1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/jasperbuddy/?action=view&amp;current=73827626.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/jasperbuddy/73827626.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>[/img][img]<a href="http://s1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/jasperbuddy/?action=view&amp;current=a3d45b3a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w406/jasperbuddy/a3d45b3a.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>[/img]
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#9 Posted : 8/29/2012 3:22:24 AM

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sorry I'm new to this board. I'll try the pics this way
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#10 Posted : 8/29/2012 12:54:38 PM
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My guess would be the IJXB190 jampack guitar.

check this page. http://www.ibanez.com/Ba...rs/Series-jumpstartBASS

Hope this helps,
-Bill
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#11 Posted : 6/9/2015 6:42:01 PM

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How can I determine model number. I am pretty sure it is a GSR, but not sure of the number. P/J pickup config, two volume, one tone, rosewood fingerboard on maple neck. Nothing on back of headstock (not even a serial number). Made in China.

Just signed up for forum. Buttons will not allow me to start topic and don't know how to post pics.

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#12 Posted : 6/9/2015 7:25:51 PM
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This sounds like a GSR190. Since you don't have a serial number any longer you won't be able to determine exactly what year, but you can find the model by checking out the catalogs:
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/anniversary/index.html

This model in particular was used in the package models that came bundled with an amp.


Hope this helps,
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