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Old 02-08-2013, 07:47 PM
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Nice. Is that the one from our forsale section?
Yes. About a year back I found a 1985 Red Roadstar the single pbass pickup model with a hard case for $125. Killer deal, then traded that for a Genz Benz 410 cab Even Steven. so had been missing owning a Roadstar. So was stoked when this came up in the classifieds.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:01 AM
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Here's my 1986 RB760GM Roadstar, just arrived yesterday.
I sold a 1983 RB720BK 18 months ago and have missed owning a Roadstar in that time.

The finish is a very dark metallic green, and apart from a few small dings has been well looked after by the previous owner.





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Old 02-24-2013, 11:07 AM
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My Blazer seems to be different

Hey Blazer Fans!



I own a Blazer bass too but it seems to be different.
Can anyone give me an idea about it?
The plate serial tells it's 80's. May of 1980 to be exact.
The body and the headstock are different from the pics anyone have uploaded here.

I love Blazer's sound, it has a really warm sub-range, and it reacts very quickly in the same time. So I really love it, I'll definatelly take it to my grave, hahaha.

I'll upload some pics here.
Thanks, have a good day
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:47 AM
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Hey Blazer Fans!



I own a Blazer bass too but it seems to be different.
Can anyone give me an idea about it?
The plate serial tells it's 80's. May of 1980 to be exact.
The body and the headstock are different from the pics anyone have uploaded here.

I love Blazer's sound, it has a really warm sub-range, and it reacts very quickly in the same time. So I really love it, I'll definatelly take it to my grave, hahaha.
WOW! Nice bass, man! It's an early 80-ies Blazer, or late 70-ies. As far as I can see everything is original. See this 1980-ies catalogue page:



All the info and specs:

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Old 02-25-2013, 03:59 AM
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Sorry for the super-late numbers update. For whatever strange reason I can't edit the original post. But here's the most current list, with everyone's membership #:

1. FerK - BL700-TV (traditional violin, matte finish) - 06/05/12
2. Louloomis - BL700-NT (natural, matte finish) - 06/05/12
3. meRTKendrew - BL800-TV (traditional violin) - 06/05/12
4. Oddball - Roadstar RB650 - 06/06/12
5. UncleFluffy - 1981 Blazer
6. FiXeR - BL700-NT
7. handofseven
8. James Hart - 1983 RB924 & RS315
9. that-guy - Roadstar II RB850
10. deste - Polar White Roadstar RB II 850
11. wraub - 2x'85 Roadstar II 5 string
12. Bogster
13. Hnz
14. Foune - 1987 Roadstar II RB850
15. Rick4001s
16. Solarmist - 84' Roadster II RB850
17. Jonesn4bass
18. Vigor&Kandor
19. Blazer - 1983 Roadstar
20. Standalone - '81 Ibanez Roadster RS924, '83 Blazer sunburst,'84 RB850
21. Mr. Sound
22. Brent Hahn - '82 Blazer
23. Charlie Monroe - 1986 RB650
24. HIaWATTha
25. Samsquanch1972
26. Russtindeth - 1986 RB760GM Roadstar
27. FromTheCradle

In many cases the details of the axe were not provided, so I didn't attempt to identify the model. I promise I will check much more often now.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:26 PM
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FromTheCradle, good work on scoring one of the original Blazer design ones!
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:59 AM
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FromTheCradle, good work on scoring one of the original Blazer design ones!
Thanks man :-)
I was quite lucky with it. it really came to me by chance.
If I would actually try to get one I probably failed, hahaha!
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:02 AM
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WOW! Nice bass, man! It's an early 80-ies Blazer, or late 70-ies. As far as I can see everything is original.

Hey HNZ!

Thanks for your post!
I have made some research myself and finally I have found this catalogue too. But when I uploaded the photos, I didn't have a clue about it.

What I found since then is that this type was produced just for a short period. And half of these guitars came out as CIMAR bass.
Very soon the Blazer and the Cimar outfit had both changed. I don't know if I'm right but this is what I could figure out based on the infos I found...

So I'm very proud of having one of these basses and you're right, everything's original on it. (Except for the straplock buttons. I'm planning to put the originals back.)

Thanks again,
Cheers

FTC

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Old 02-26-2013, 03:36 PM
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That early Blazer is also reminiscent of the Electras that were coming out of the Matsumoku factory at the time, I think.





Ha, more than reminiscent I'd say...

And FerK-- Thanks, Merci, and Danke for making up the number list. --Standalone #20
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:29 AM
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And FerK-- Thanks, Merci, and Danke for making up the number list.
My pleasure, bitte sehr, de niente.

I set up now an immediate e-mail notification to posts in this thread, so I don't "forget" to check back regularly anymore.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:01 PM
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My pleasure, bitte sehr, de niente.

I set up now an immediate e-mail notification to posts in this thread, so I don't "forget" to check back regularly anymore.
Ha, I was trying to look up something in Romansh for that post, too... not a lot out there on the internet!
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:09 PM
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True. "Thank you" would be engraziel or grazia. It's like a mixture between German and Italian.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:24 AM
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OOoh! Can I join?

My first bass, and I still gig it now, I don't have a piccie with me at the mo but I'll post it up later. I did change the pickup to an active EMG at some point and it sounds great now.

In lieu of a pic of my bass, here's one of Phil Lynott playing one!

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:19 AM
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In lieu of a pic of my bass, here's one of Phil Lynott playing one!

Weee!

Any more info on how this came together?
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:09 PM
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Weee!

Any more info on how this came together?

Looks like a Roadster RS-900 with a P-bass style pickguard fitted.

He also got a Roadstar RB-820 late in his career.


And Phil also owned an Ibanez Roadstar double neck.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:50 PM
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Ok, here's my baby, had it since 1980-ish. I also added the thumb rest.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:55 PM
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Ok, here's my baby, had it since 1980-ish. I also added the thumb rest.
You had excellent taste in 1980-ish.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:56 AM
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1. FerK - BL700-TV (traditional violin, matte finish) - 06/05/12
2. Louloomis - BL700-NT (natural, matte finish) - 06/05/12
3. meRTKendrew - BL800-TV (traditional violin) - 06/05/12
4. Oddball - Roadstar RB650 - 06/06/12
5. UncleFluffy - 1981 Blazer
6. FiXeR - BL700-NT
7. handofseven
8. James Hart - 1983 RB924 & RS315
9. that-guy - Roadstar II RB850
10. deste - Polar White Roadstar RB II 850
11. wraub - 2x'85 Roadstar II 5 string
12. Bogster
13. Hnz
14. Foune - 1987 Roadstar II RB850
15. Rick4001s
16. Solarmist - 84' Roadster II RB850
17. Jonesn4bass
18. Vigor&Kandor
19. Blazer - 1983 Roadstar
20. Standalone - '81 Ibanez Roadster RS924, '83 Blazer sunburst,'84 RB850
21. Mr. Sound
22. Brent Hahn - '82 Blazer
23. Charlie Monroe - 1986 RB650
24. HIaWATTha
25. Samsquanch1972
26. Russtindeth - 1986 RB760GM Roadstar
27. FromTheCradle
28. Manxie
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:13 AM
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Guys thank you for this, it takes me all the way back to when i started playing, too cool, i have had two of the basses shown in this thread,(due to roadwork neither survived), now i have an sr500qm, but the roadstarII series got me into all things Ibanez, started with a grabber, probably gonna end with Ibanez, thanks again for the droolworthy catalogue pics, just awesome.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:25 PM
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Yeah, this stuff is great. My Ibanezes date to 1981, 1982, 1985, 1997, and 2012. Love them all. Even my '84 six string gu*tar!
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