New member, old Ibanez

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by phatcyclist, Jan 29, 2014.


  1. phatcyclist

    phatcyclist

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    I guess this is the most appropriate sub-forum for an introduction, so here it goes.

    I'm new to the bass guitar, so I'm glad there's an active forum dedicated to the instrument. I started playing cello when I was 11 and picked up the guitar sometime afterward. I've had this Ibanez sitting around the house for a long time and it's made a move or two. It's a 1980 production MC-900 with passive single-coils. I cleaned the volume and tone pots out, checked intonation and all that and it's in good shape. I guess I've really joined this forum to get information on technique and equipment, though it's a large forum and there seems to be much more information here than that. Just browsing around I've seen plenty of interesting stuff.

    Here's my bass:

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  2. i_got_a_mohawk

    i_got_a_mohawk

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    Welcome aboard.

    Nice bass there :)
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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  4. Philonius

    Philonius Supporting Member

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    Welcome, but keep in mind we have rules here: no pics, no bass!
  5. phatcyclist

    phatcyclist

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  6. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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    Howdy fellow TXan
  7. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

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    Very nice bass! And welcome! :cool:
  8. Thick McRunfast

    Thick McRunfast Not just good, good enough Supporting Member

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    Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome, come on in
  9. Michael Jewels

    Michael Jewels

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    Hello, and welcome, phatcyclist.

    I believe the Ibanez bass in your photo is an Ibanez Musician MC924, as it has 24 frets.

    I have an Ibanez MC900, which has 22 frets. Mine was made in 1979.

    The two instruments look very similar, except for the 900 having 2 fewer frets, and different controls.

    I'm sure others will either back me up or set the record straight.

    Congrats on owning such a nice bass.

    Don't sell it; they are starting to become rare.

    Mike
  10. phatcyclist

    phatcyclist

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    Interesting.

    I have to admit that the information I've found about it has been somewhat vague. All I know is that it was built in 1980 from the serial number. My father actually bought this bass from a consignment music shop in the mid-eighties, so I have no plans of selling it.

    I wish I had the space for his amp, a Peavey TNT 130. Some day I'll need to get some real amplification, right now I can only play it through my computer and it's not a very good setup.
  11. Michael Jewels

    Michael Jewels

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    Here is my Ibanez MC 900 pictured on the right.

    Notice the slight differences in our basses.

    Mike

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  12. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    Welcome to TalkBass!
  13. bassteban

    bassteban

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    Welcome- from your username I'm guessing you may be interested in some of the cycling/MTB threads in OT. Also, very nice bass. I recently snagged a Studio(MC-824), love it

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