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SOLD - 1984 Ibanez Roadstar II SALE ONLY no trades no exchanges
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[color=#000000][size=5]For sale I have a gorgeous 1984 Ibanez Roadstar II Series Bass model RB650 - BY (Burgundy)[/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=5]This 32 years old instrument is the living proof that the more they age the better they get, once the wood sap is all dried out the instrument becomes extremely resonant and responsive to touch like a marimba, [/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=5]Everything about this bass is original, from the heart shaped tuning pegs, to the bridge, the volume and tone knobs as well as all the original potentiometers and wiring loom.[/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=5]The control cavity under the scratch plate is screened with copper wire, for a complete quite operation and no hum or buzz.[/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=5]There is a very good website that allows you to enter the serial number of the guitar and it tells you when it was built and in which factory, see the restuls below, but this is the link: [/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=5][b][u][url="http://www.guitardaterproject.org/ibanez.aspx"]http://www.guitardat...org/ibanez.aspx[/url][/u][/b][/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=4][color=#19A4D9]Guitar Info[/color][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Your guitar was made at the
Terada Plant, Japan
1984
Production Number: 4111 [/font][/size]


[b] [size=4]The Terada Musical Instrument Co., Ltd.[/size][/b]

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]The Terada Musical Instrument Co., Ltd. was established in 1912, at the beginning Terada was making Violins for Toy purposes, after World War II, around 1955 Terada started to make in earnest ‘Strings Instruments’. In the 1970’s they had three plants near Nagoya area and produced more than 10,000 guitars per month for Domestic market and also for Overseas market, but now 1/8 that amount today. The Terada factory is now building hollow and semi-hollow body guitars for Epiphone as well as their own 'Thumb' brand guitars. At one point made Tobias bases prior to Tobias being sold to Gibson.[/size][/font]


[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4][b]Specs: [/b][/size][/font]

[size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Color Burgundy[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Body- Basswood & Birch[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Number of Frets: 21[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Fretboard: Maple[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Neck Material: Maple[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Nut Width: 1.6" (40 mm)[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Scale Length: 34" (86.36 cm)[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Pickups: 1 x Super P4 + 1 x Super J4[/font][/size]
[size=4][font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Weight: 9.19 lbs / 4.17Kgs[/font][/size]

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[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4][b]Conditions[/b]:[/size][/font]

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]As you can see from the many pics I have included the bass has been very well preserved for an instrument which is 32 years old. In facts there are no buckle rashes, no major digs in the paint work, just minor digs and crackles that only add mojo to the instrument, I have taken as many pics of the paintwork as I could, to show the condition but if you need more, please ask.[/size][/font]

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]The machine heads / tuning peg work perfectly, as does the bridge. Also the truss rod works perfectly well and the bass has been setup professionally to have the lowest action with no buzz across the whole neck.[/size][/font]

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]Pics are available on this link, if you need more pics let me know[/size][/font]

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=4]Bass available for free collection in SE London or shipped at buyer's cost.[/size][/font]

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=5][url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/fcamardo_night_time_photography/albums/72157652255876456"]https://www.flickr.c...157652255876456[/url][/size][/font][/color]

Edited by Grand Wazoo

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[url=https://flic.kr/p/sqWrap][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/sqWrap]Ibanez 1[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/fcamardo_night_time_photography/]Francesco Camardo[/url], on Flickr

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[quote name='Bassman Sam' timestamp='1467400583' post='3083514']
I wish this was lighter, I'm having GAS attacks again.
[/quote]

Goodness sake's Alan it's only one ounce over 9lbs or 4 kg, that's 4 bags of sugar mate! do this test, put 4 bags of sugar in a carrier bag and pass your strap though the handles and over your shoulder now tell me how easy is to stand for 1 and half hour on a gig with that weight on your shoulders. :)

Seriously! tsk tsk

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Dave_bass5 borrowed it a few times, here he is playing and almost fell asleep in a trance of pleasure with his eyes closed fully enjoying the experience.

[URL=http://s144.photobucket.com/user/xt660/media/5D3_7800_zps55rv6von.jpg.html][IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/xt660/5D3_7800_zps55rv6von.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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Nice bass! It's a Fujigen build though, not Terada - Guitar Dater's always got that wrong. :)

GLWTS!

Jon.

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[quote name='Grand Wazoo' timestamp='1467402230' post='3083524']
Goodness sake's Alan it's only one ounce over 9lbs or 4 kg, that's 4 bags of sugar mate! do this test, put 4 bags of sugar in a carrier bag and pass your strap though the handles and over your shoulder now tell me how easy is to stand for 1 and half hour on a gig with that weight on your shoulders. :)

Seriously! tsk tsk
[/quote]

Yeah Fran but you what a wimp I am.

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This is an amazing bass. As per the very unflattering shot above I did indeed have this for a while. It was a hard decision to give it back.
At the above gig Fran brought this and his Dingwall ABZ along for me to play. It was a lovely experience but for some reason when I strapped the Ibby on i found this bass to be an even better playing experience.
The tone is very solid, probably the best sounding P bass I've ever played, and that's without the J pup on. It produced a tone that didn't have any mud or darkness (compared to the P bass I had brought along), and almost growled like a Jazz bass at times. I didn't use thre bridge pup much but when dialled in it sounded spot on for a PJ, with no loss of definition like my old PJ.

I would have brought this had its not been for my Fender coming along at the same time, but even now I'd say the Ibby sounds a bit more solid.

GLWTS Fran.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/fBm4L4][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/fBm4L4]
Blowup[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/davebass5/]Dave Pearce[/url], on Flickr

Edited by dave_bass5

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