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Sold Ibanez Roadster 1982. Now £400
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An awesome bass, built like a tank, but not quite as heavy. 

Pj with vol, tone, and pickup selector. It has an active 2 band eq, but sounds much better passive. 

Very powerful sound, strung currently with TI flats. 

The pictures speak for themselves. It is for sale because I have decided to use only my fretless live, so the Ibanez will not be getting enough use. 

And it needs to be played- the sound of the P used in anger is a thing of great beauty and power. 

NOW BACK UP FOR SALE FROM 22.1.20

 

Thanks for reading. 

Weight and neck measurements etc to follow.... imageproxy.php?img=&key=d49e236f730b63a2imageproxy.php?img=&key=d49e236f730b63a2imageproxy.php?img=&key=d49e236f730b63a2imageproxy.php?img=&key=d49e236f730b63a2imageproxy.php?img=&key=d49e236f730b63a2imageproxy.php?img=&key=d49e236f730b63a2

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Nick Smith - @doctor_of_the_bass - holds these in high regard. I believe he still owns Martin Kemp's old one used on the first Spandau album.

They are rumoured to be quite heavy - can you give us the weight?

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40mm at the nut. 

20mm depth at the first fret. 

9.2lbs (bass weight deducted from our combined weight on home scales method) 

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This Ibanez model was the first original bass I owned...my transition from copies into the real stuff.

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Very nice - it's a Roadster RS924 - I have one, probably my favourite P/J bass.

Definitely agree about the passive tone being preferable to the active, great, punchy pickups in these.

GLWTS!

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That's a shame, but expected. For some reason, it's very rare to come by cases for these. I was very close to buying one, with case, around this time last year but the seller unfortunately withdrew last minute. 
I suppose no case means it's collection only? 

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I have the fretless version of this bass. They are marvellous instruments!

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I also have the fretless version of this bass. It sounds amazing in passive. A really great bass, specially for the price. And built to last. 
GLWTS
 

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Cracking basses. I've owned 3 over the years - here's a clip of Graham Edwards when he was with Go West soloing the [email protected] out of my first one that he somehow managed to persuade me to part with....

 

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What a great sound, and a fabulous player. I have forgotten just how good he was. ( and probably still is)

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3 minutes ago, MNY said:

What a great sound, and a fabulous player. I have forgotten just how good he was. ( and probably still is)

Still is. He moved to the States, played with The Rembrandts (Friends theme song) and others, then formed a production team called The Matrix with Scott Spock and Lauren Christy, his then wife. They had astonishing success, producing, writing and co-writing with a who's who of massive stars in the early 2000's.

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On 02/02/2020 at 19:26, lowregisterhead said:

Cracking basses. I've owned 3 over the years - here's a clip of Graham Edwards when he was with Go West soloing the [email protected] out of my first one that he somehow managed to persuade me to part with....

 

Thats fantastic!! I love the little triplet thing he does at 40 seconds!

 

Great advertfor the bass too!

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I've had an identical one for a loooong time, RS924, bought new in 1982.... Just perfect. And no case (as it waq usually the... case  LOL) so I kept it in a classic Fender tolex, fitting like a glove. BUMP for another example of excellent Japanese craftmanship, GLWTS

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