1995 Ibanez SR800TT? Little help. Should I buy?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hawk99TA, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Hawk99TA

    Hawk99TA

    Jan 5, 2018
    Salisbury, NC
    At my local music store I found a green Ibanez SR something.(It looks just like the bass I've posted pictures of here that I found here on TalkBass) The guy called it an "early SR500." The serial is F512667(made in Japan)which I looked up and it said it is a 1995, and the 12667th in the line. But the serial doesn't seem to indicate the model. I looked up some other models and found that it looks like an SR 800TT(TT means green?) It has AFRP pickups at the neck, and I didn't think to look at the bridge pickup. But I think it should be the AFRJ. It has the 4 knobs and is active. It does have black hardware. Its pretty dirty but doesn't have any BIG dings. But does have some small ones. So according to the 1995 Ibanez SR Model add it seems to be an SR800TT. Am I on the right track? I really love it. They're asking $350. 95031.jpg P1010236.jpg P1010238.jpg P1010237.jpg P1010239.jpg
     
  2. Hawk99TA

    Hawk99TA

    Jan 5, 2018
    Salisbury, NC
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    Hawk99TA

    Jan 5, 2018
    Salisbury, NC
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  4. kartiste

    kartiste

    May 5, 2008
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  5. stefanb

    stefanb

    Sep 14, 2017
    Toronto
    Pound for pound I think these (SDGR) line of basses are the best used buys humanly possible. They play fantastic and sound great and always very well made. I had an early 2000s SR400 and loved it.

    Also based on the pics and the catalog, if it's not the SR800TT I'd be surprised.
     
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  6. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    well our drummer's is hot pink/neon magenta and probably an 80s one, it's definitely worth way more than the 185$ he paid for it
    (in fact if i just played that all these years i'd probably have saved a lot of time and cash)
     
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  7. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    That’s a jade metallic SR800.
    That’s not a TT. TT is transparent turquoise and those had oval inlays and metal knobs and were made in Korea.
     
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  8. Hawk99TA

    Hawk99TA

    Jan 5, 2018
    Salisbury, NC
    Thanks man. What is the abbreviation for Jade Metallic? So the bass was made in Japan, but the metal knobs were made in Korea? What metal knobs are you referring to? Is it worth the $350 they're asking?
     
  9. It seems just a little steep to me, and those frets look a bit crusty.

    Here's an 07' SR700 for sale in the TB classifieds ($420):
    For Sale/Trade - Ibanez SR 700
     
  10. Hawk99TA

    Hawk99TA

    Jan 5, 2018
    Salisbury, NC
    Thanks. And, Fyi, those pictures were the closest I could find to the one I'm looking at.
     
  11. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
    JM
    Good info In this post:
    Ibanez SR800 differences thru the years
    1988-2003 were made in japan except for part of 1995 when they were made in korea. these 1995 korean made ones may be recognisable by abalone oval inlays, all metal knobs and transparent finishes (transparent turquoise TT, transparent red TR, transparent blue TB in europe) over maple bodies, although black is also listed as a color. I've yet to see a japan made SR800 with those features. Please show if you have one.
     
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  12. Hawk99TA

    Hawk99TA

    Jan 5, 2018
    Salisbury, NC
    I was JUST studying that post. Great job man. So mine clearly says made in Japan and has all the indications that you noted for a 1995 SR800 Jade metallic. Thanks!
     
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  13. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
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  14. SR800. Absolutely great basses! I used to have one, and I loved it. Really versatile and high quality.
     
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  15. Hawk99TA

    Hawk99TA

    Jan 5, 2018
    Salisbury, NC
    12149.jpeg So here she is! I picked her up just 30 minutes ago. Apparently they'd had it for a while because the owner gave me his rock bottom price right away. $250! I thought that was a great price and I jumped on it. His employee who I spoke with the other day had said $350. It needed a quick truss rod adjustment and she's good to go. So out the door, with new strings and a good coat of lemon oil on the fretboard, was less $300. Thoughts?
     
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  16. Basehead

    Basehead Now with even more synthy goodness... Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    New York NY
    Nice!
     
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  17. hypercarrots

    hypercarrots

    Jan 28, 2009
    california
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  18. Hawk99TA

    Hawk99TA

    Jan 5, 2018
    Salisbury, NC
    Nice. I'm not sure that I'd pay that much for it though. Are they really that rare?