I need a replacement neck for an Ibanez GSR200SM 4 string bass. Ive struck out w all my attempts so far. Any ideas?
Doh! Not my area of expertise, but I hope someone here can help!
Are you sure it’s worth the hassle on a GSR200? Are you two in an intimate relationship?
Im an architect, so Im always taking stuff apart to see how its made. When Im done with it, Im giving it to a young beginner that cant afford one.
@Krussell29 I decided to do some research to see what I could find out. It doesn’t look good.
I checked the Ibanez parts shop but they don’t sell any bass necks. I kept looking and eventually found the parts numbers.
Part # (Made in China) 1NKYGSR4
Searching for this just took me back to Ibanez which is where I found the part number to begin with.
Part # (Made in Indonesia) 1NKPGSR4
This was only slightly more helpful. This place has exactly what you want but its 199.20 euro’s plus shipping. It would be less to buy the bass new.
From here I started researching on TalkBass.com. The general consensus was that nobody carries this because it just isn’t profitable given the low cost of the original instrument. I did find this guy’s website. It seems Rich is very well regarded on the TalkBass forums and he seems to be one of the few people that maintains a serious stock of Ibanez parts. However, he doesn’t carry any replacement necks. He may have what your looking for if you need anything else.
So where does this leave you? If you have excellent woodworking skills you could make your own or you can hit up Ebay to see if there is one being sold for parts. At $40 this is a pretty great deal. The downside is it’s an additional $40 for shipping.
So, your best bet is to find a parts bass for sale near you. Ebay, Facebook Marketplace, etc. Goodluck. I hope you find what you need.
Yeah I was going to suggest buying a junker on ebay too. The other bonus there is you could strip off the other parts and maybe use them later too.
Good work, @eric.kiser . . .
I tried digging around myself, but couldn’t find as much as you did
Eric Thanks I really appreciate the help, and all the work you put into it. Ill let you know what I find out.
I’m going to second what @eric.kiser said about getting a used Ibanez, and using the parts - I just found a similar Ibanez Gio on Craigslist this weekend for $50 - in decent shape, neck is just fine. I sort of wanted a project to tinker with, and I like Ibanez as well. Let us know what you end up doing!