I've got a few medical bills coming up (getting my eyes fixed, LASIK) so I'm looking to sell this shockingly mint, all-original vintage Ibby. It's only been gigged once since I bought it so I'm gonna quote the original listing here- FS/FT: Vintage 1981 Japanese Ibanez Blazer BL-700NT - 9/10 condition!
since Engine207 (really swell guy!) whom I originally bought it off said it better than I ever could.
"This 9-1/2 pound case queen shows almost no dings, damage, or even signs of use. The only thing I can see anywhere on it are a missing pickguard screw (which I've been meaning to get), a small nick on the edge of the fretboard/neck, near the 7th fret dot marker, a bit of wear on the neckplate, and some very light brass patina on the bridge and knobs.
The Blazer is a quirky little bass, too. The fretboard has an unusual tinting (or lack thereof) on the 3rd, 5th, and 7th fret position. I saw something like this in the "Black and Maple" thread, and I think it looks cool, in a subtle way. The keywinds are good quality gears, and they are shaped like hearts. I've heard Ibby fans refer to them as "sweethearts". Not for everybody, but I haven't seen anything but clovers, Ys, and a lollipop here and there...so cool, again.
Here's the Ibanez copy from catalog:
The Blazer Bass is the epitome of simple, straight forward bass design. The slim, one-piece neck features a flat, oval fingerboard for easy playing and the machined solid brass bridge will put you miles ahead in the sustain department. The Super P4 pickup has plenty of output and reinforced midrange for a warm, punchy tone. Whether you're just starting out or an old hand at basses, you're sure to appreciate the Blazer Bass.
Body - Solid Ash; Neck - One-piece Maple; Tuners - Hercules B; Scale - 34"; Pickups - Super P4; Controls - Volume, Tone; Bridge - Brass B1; Knobs - Solid Brass; Hardware - Nichrome; Finish - Natural Mat w/black pickguard
Quality-wise, it's as old school as it gets. The neck pocket is squeaky tight, the electronics clean, and the feel solid. All works as it should, and an eighth-turn on the truss rod is all it needs for a quick adjustment.
These basses were the predecessor to the Roadster (and later, Roadstar) basses. The Blazer came stock with the very highly-regarded Ibanez Super P4 pickups, with adjustable pole-pieces. From what I've read, they were made at the Fujigen Gakki facility, where several top-of-the-line instruments were being made at the time (BC Rich, SD Curlee, etc.).
Just browsing the threads, several TBers have said that these are some of the most under-rated basses around, and compared them favorably to the Fenders that were being produced at the same time. This bass has a great, punchy, vintage P-Bass tone, and it's output is much louder than my other basses at the same amp setting."
It's been a great bass since I bought it from Engine207 but just I'm just not playing bass much anymore or playing out and I'm thinking it's time to fix my eyes. Damn genetics!
Thinking $400(obo) shipped CONUS
Will also ship in no name hard case (included in price and in great condition!) I have laying around.