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Vintage Ibanez Roadstar RB850

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by workdaddy, Dec 11, 2013.


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  1. workdaddy

    workdaddy Supporting Member

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    Vintage Ibanez RB850, made in Japan. Scratches and small nicks throughout, but I'd still consider this bass to be in great shape. Nice straight neck, frets show light wear, Schaller straplock buttons, just set up with low action. Weighs 8 lbs. 2 ozs $275 Shipped. Paypal is good.

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    workdaddy Supporting Member

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  4. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

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    great basses, super deal.
  5. iownit4

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    How's the neck profile , and the weight.?
    Thanks rob
  6. map34157

    map34157 Supporting Member

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    These are absolutely great basses for the price. Bump
  7. workdaddy

    workdaddy Supporting Member

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    1.6 inches wide at the nut. I'd say the neck profile is between a standard Jazz and standard Precision(B neck). Weighs 8 lbs. 2 ozs. on the digital scale.
  8. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

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    These are killer. GLWTS!
  9. workdaddy

    workdaddy Supporting Member

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    Thanks folks!
  10. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    Take a look at those PUs. Massive. Those things put out.

    Great bass. I got one and might just go plug it in now.
  11. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    killer basses.
  12. workdaddy

    workdaddy Supporting Member

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    workdaddy Supporting Member

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    And replied. Some interest but still available
  14. K-Frog

    K-Frog

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    I've got one and it's great.

    Do your coil-splitting pots work?

    These are very comfy to play with the smaller contoured body.
    Very Spector like, contoured top and dished back.
  15. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Supporting Member

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    Better than Spector, IMO, since they actually kept the bridge near the back of the body, making the whole thing a little shorter and better balanced with the upper horn reaching nearer to the 12th fret. I find Spectors have terrible balance and the necks get pushed out real far due to the bridge being closer to the middle of the body, which combined with the short upper horn means you're constantly pulling the bass down against the strap which is fighting upwards across your body.

    /Spector rant.

    Love these basses, very much like my first ever Roadstar that had a single humbucker rather than the double.

    GLWTS! Though if you resort to trading at some point, let me know!
  16. workdaddy

    workdaddy Supporting Member

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    Coil cutting works great! as do all of the pots/electronics. Yeah, I agree with the Spector comments...this one balances much better than a Spector and the 1st position isn't nearly as "far away".
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