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Niagara Falls Public Library

What’s included

  • Ibanez GSR200SM Gio SR4 Electric Bass Guitar

  • Yorkville black hardshell teardrop Electric Bass case

How to play

Before you start playing the bass, you’ll have to tune it. It’s quite easy to do, and you can tune it with or without a tuner.

Listed below are a few resources on how to tune and play a bass guitar; choose a technique that best works for you:

Transportation and storage instructions

To prevent the guitar from getting scuffed, chipped, and bumped around, always transport the instrument in its carrying case. In fact, when you’re not playing the guitar, it’s better to keep it in the case just to be safe!

Do not store the instrument in very cold or very hot environments. You must also keep it away from the following: direct sunlight, heaters or radiators and A/C units.

Do not leave the guitar in a hot, humid car or outside on a snowy or wet ground. This kind of treatment could damage the sound of a guitar and warp the wooden components. 

If bringing the guitar inside from the cold, let it warm up to inside room temperature before playing. This will help ensure the best possible sound.

Care instructions

To wipe down the guitar, ensure that you use a soft, dry, microfibre, lint-free cloth. This will help pick up any dust and/or oils that may have accumulated on the body, fingerboard, and strings.

Do not polish the body or oil the fingerboard. Staff at the library will take care of those tasks! 

If you want to clean the strings, you may do so using a designated string cleaner. To use a string cleaner, spray a little bit onto a microfibre, lint-free cloth and lightly run it up and down the strings of the guitar. For more instructional information, view this video on guitar string cleaning

Do not use any household or personal cleaning products on the guitar, including but not limited to:

  • soap

  • hand sanitizer

  • liquid disinfectant

  • disinfecting wipes

  • multi-purpose cleaners

  • alcohol


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