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Withdrawn: 1983 Ibanez Musician MC-924 Polar White
£750
South London

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Withdrawn: 1983 Ibanez Musician MC-924 Polar White

Having just this year found 'the one' bass after decades of faffing around, I now need to sell it to fund a non bass-related project. I really don't want to, but things being what they are, needs must, etc. etc. You probably know all about these - the 'high-end Ibanez top-of-the-range early-to-mid 80s golden years of Ibanez' basses. It's a really great instrument in fine playable condition and is a Tone Monster. It has its share of dings, scuffs and dents of course (it's 38 years old - check the pics) and has non-original Hipshot tuners. The rest of it is 100% original including the mega 3-band EQ-B Tone System, Sure-Grip Controls, Super J5 and P5 pickups,  Accu-cast bridge, 5-piece maple and walnut laminate through-neck with steel tone bars, ebony board and ash wings. It's currently wearing Fender 9050 flatwounds and has a new preamp battery. Comes complete with its original Ibanez leather-look green velvet-lined case (few ever do). Serial number dates it to May of 1983. Priced to sell at £750 cash on collection please - no trades. Silly money for a genuine high-end vintage instrument. Distancing rules apply. Located in south-east London close to the A205 South Circular. Happy to deliver for fuel costs if you're not too far away. Channel your inner Dave Swift!

 

I thank you! :)

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17 hours ago, jassbass said:

Heavy but brilliant basses

This one's 9.75lb according to the tried (but not that trusted) bathroom scales method. It balances very well on a wide leather strap. I'm no Superman, but it doesn't seem unduly heavy, certainly not compared with some of the 70s boat anchors. 

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1 hour ago, jassbass said:

Any postage on this? thanks

Reluctant to post. Where are you?

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24 minutes ago, emilibass said:

Hi. What's the weight for this beauty?

This one's 9.75lb according to the tried (but not that trusted) bathroom scales method. It balances very well on a wide leather strap. I'm no Superman, but it doesn't seem unduly heavy, certainly not compared with some of the 70s boat anchors. 

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1 hour ago, TheGreek said:

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Thanks Mick, it was true then and it's true now! These basses were around £2,300 in today's money.

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Got the bass out this morning and played it. Oof! Woah! Lucid moment: If I sell it, I know I'll immediately have to replace it and be well out of pocket! It's such a great high-quality instrument in every way, and absolutely knocks the competition into some kind of weird headgear. Build quality, materials, electrics, design, value and a tone monster. This has everything. The one bass to rule them all. My preciouss... 

So I'm keeping it. Apologies if you were on the brink of pulling the trigger. Have a great week, y'all. ^_^

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I've got this bass. I understand why you keep it. I will buy another bass more modern, so my girlfriend wants me to sell the Ibanez musician.  But it will never happen ! I'm agree with "tone monster" ;) 

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6 minutes ago, Granulet said:

I understand why you keep it... my girlfriend wants me to sell the Ibanez musician.  But it will never happen ! I'm agree with "tone monster" ;) 

Thank you. I'm of the opinion that the development of the electric bass reached its artistic and technical peak in the mid-1980s. Everything since has been merely window dressing. :biggrin:

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