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Reviews of Glarry GIB 5 String Electric Bass Guitar SS Pick-up Burlywood Transparent Yellow Sunset Brown
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Customer Reviews(69)

by R***r

on May 08, 2020

Set up very well, near perfect intonation and action. Straight neck. Electronics give off a slight buzz when DI into system when all 4 knobs all the way up. Frets beveled nicely on ends. Back of neck needed more sanding, has some rough spots. Shipped with brand new strings. Low B doesn't buzz which is amazing. Sounds excellent with a good pre amp. Highly recommend for intermediate bassists. Would I rather play a $1,200 P bass? Yes but I would rather pay $130 for a bass that is 80% as good and to ...

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by S***d

on April 17, 2021

I couldn't be happier. The build quality is fantastic, especially at this price. There were no finish flaws, no sharp frets, or glue residue. I could see myself being a repeat customer.

by S***e

on April 11, 2021

Very good starter bass at a decent price. Nice tone was easily dialed in. B string isn't floppy and even string volume on all strings. Not heavy, actually too light imo. Lacks the solidness of a higher level instrument. Quality doesn't have to be expensive as Glarry has shown here. Way to go Glarry!!

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by S***d

on April 03, 2021

thank you very much. i love this thing. im a guitar player, and needed a bass, just to do bass lines on my recordings. i play this thing more than my guitar, like i said. i love it!

by J***s

on March 24, 2021

Super price on a great beginner instrument. It was playable out of the box. Would I play it professionally? NO but that is not what it is for. This is bass is way better than anything I started with and worth well more than the 129 buck price. With a bridge and some tuners it really could be a gigger. Mine sounds amazingly good both direct and through a nice bass rig. Intonation was close, action good, took just a little truss rod adjustment but these are all things I would have to do to a 2000 ...

by W***e

on March 20, 2021

There's nothing really spectacular about this bass, except for possibly the bang for your buck. What you get is a fairly well made solid instrument that does the job without any unnecessary frills! Mine arrived well packaged and in good condition. There are a couple of minor finish blends, but they aren't noticeable if you're more than a foot away. The set up was nearly spot-on, only a few minor adjustments were required. The neck and fretwork were well done. Frets are smooth with no sharp ends. ...

by M***r

on March 16, 2021

Beautiful Craftsmanship. Great Sound and electronics.

by D***e

on March 14, 2021

Glarry. You guys make amazing bass guitars. Thank You

by r***g

on March 16, 2021

Awesome Bass! I bought this to transition to 5 strings from four, without breaking the bank. Wish it had split pickups at the neck, but that's what I'm used to. Only needs a basic setup, Fretboard conditioning, polish the frets, set action and intonation just how I like it. I'll be changing to a lighter set of strings, but that's again just my preference. Great value at three times the price!

by M***n

on March 10, 2021

Bass is very nice and looks good, had to do a little setup on it, like smooth frets, truss rod adjustment and bridge height, but I expected at least that. the pickups are OK, and now that it's setup properly plays very well, no buzzing frets, straight neck, handles as well as my fender precision, the pickups I might change in the future, but it's a great road bass. don't have to worry if someone trashes it or comes up missing, I can just buy another. I had my eye on the new upscale bass they hav ...

by D***l

on March 09, 2021

I'm new to 5 string and I don't think I could have done any better for a first 5er Bass!! I was actually surprised at the quality. Far exceeded my expectations! Good job Glarry, I'll be buying more.

by B***y

on March 04, 2021

Pretty nice for $130! Out of the box, all I did was tune it up and it played really good. I'll eventually buy new black knobs, bridge and tuners and it will be sweet!

by M***w

on March 03, 2021

I received this bass today. I'm happy to say that it's everything I expected and more. I have it sitting next to the Glarry burning fire bass. I plan on purchasing more in the future. Great job Glarry !!

by J***d

on February 25, 2021

Plays great. I like it more than the 5 str Jazz

by D***h

on February 17, 2021

It has been a pleasure dealing with great people selling a great product

by G***s

on February 16, 2021

Just as listed. Great packaging, quick shipment.

by R***d

on February 13, 2021

Great job by Glarry getting a starter/student bass at such a great price point. Was reasonably playable right out of the box with a very fast ship There were a few minor(to me) issues that might not be acceptable to an intermediate or pro player, but were easily addressed, as follows 1. Cuts with the grain were fine but cuts against the grain were chattered and chipped, sanding fixed. The neck was super rough, sanding also fixed 2. The neck wasn't parallel enough to have the action low. When ...

by J***n

on February 10, 2021

Overall buying this bass was a great experience. The price is very reasonable and it arrived exactly one week after I ordered it. When it arrived the box was damaged near the middle of the neck. I was worried the bass would also be damaged. Luckily it was not, I credit the styrofoam that the bass was packaged in. I encourage Glarry to ship all their instruments this way. Encasing the instruments in styrofoam this way is a great way to ensure the delivery of an undamaged item. The bass looks gre ...

by S***n

on February 07, 2021

Cheap and lightweight good bang for the buck

by C***l

on January 22, 2021

Great for the price, great and easy No hassle return policy

by L***a

on January 16, 2021

This is the second time my order is being shipped again but I hope my order was a great one

by D***r

on January 14, 2021

The GIB 5 string arrived on time, but the box was badly damaged. I thought for sure the Bass would damaged, but to my surprise it is not. The Bass plays pretty good for the price paid. I plan to change the pickups because they are pretty weak, especially on the Low B string. I've replaced the pickups on my Glarry Jazz Bass 4 string for the same reason. I will also put flatwound strings on the Bass. The tuning keys seem to be holding up for now, but I might put Gotoh tuners on in the future. I pu ...

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by C***n

on January 13, 2021

I'm very satisfied with my bass.

by W***r

on January 12, 2021

I bought this to give to one of my brothers as a Christmas gift. I don't know much about electric instruments, but it looked very nice when I first unpacked it to make sure it arrived undamaged. The finish was great and the wood's grain looked very nice. He said he tuned it and did a little work on it, and seems to enjoy it.

by D***R

on January 07, 2021

This is cheap bass...and that is a great thing. If you are looking for a high end, "professional" instrument, this isn't it. But it doesn't need to be. It is exactly what it tries to be. I very very inexpensive, very capable 5 string bass. I am impressed. For the price point, it cannot be beat. Period. It is light weight. Very Playable. Action, etc needs to tweaked and adjusted, but very doable. I recommend you take a good hard look around, then come back and lat down the measly 129 bucks and ma ...

by R***r

on January 05, 2021

My Bass arrived this evening in fine shape, as did accessories, the shipping box not so much, lol. I've yet to tune it or plug her in as of yet but she looks just fine, that's quite the neck @ I'm 6' 4" tall and have large hands and as stated that's quite the neck. Good Job Ya'll Not a single scratch on the bass.

by D***y

on December 23, 2020

Plays very well. Needed the same amount of adjustment an expensive guitar would. Sounds and plays good so far, will see in a little while how it holds up.

by T***n

on December 23, 2020

took a lot longer to arrive than expected, and the neck and strings were a little uncomfortable at first, (neck is very thick. it was hard to move my thumb up and down the neck.) but I'm assuming that's just what every first time 5 string player goes through because it's getting better as I adapt. my main problem however is the strings. the action is a too high so playing on the thinner strings becomes a hassle and induces very mild wrist injuries.. but it's still an injury nonetheless so that's ...

by S***s

on December 14, 2020

Good bass. I had to lower the action and do some neck adjustments and had to re-shim the neck joint. Also, the neck had rough areas and the fretboard felt rough and grimy. So I lightly sanded them and smoothed them up and then oiled the neck and fretboard to give it some moisture. The frets had little to no spouting. It's sounds good enough to start with but will eventually upgrade the pickups to some EMGs. Definitely going to slap some Ernie Ball strings on it. And will also upgrade the hardw ...

by D***e

on November 30, 2020

Needed a full setup to make it playable. Has a muted sound no matter the tone setting and the B string is much lower in volume than all the others no matter what I do with it. Proves you get what you pay for with this one!

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