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Another sick deal! (Ibanez SR)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ChunkyMunky, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. ChunkyMunky


    Sep 4, 2013
    Maybe this is karma for me getting my old Warwick stolen but I got steal of the century. I remember asking what would be the best sub $350 bass (and thank you to everyone who replied!) and whilst I was window shopping (as an old guitarist, I love any of the MIJ Ibanez range), I came across this fine thing. The description was pretty poor at best but after cross referencing a lot of the catalogues, I'm pretty convinced it's an early 90s, possibly late 80s (the red writing on the pickups?) Ibanez SR800.

    I asked my girlfriend who was wanting to buy me a bass for ages to drop a joke bid on this Ibanez SR800 and ended up getting it for just over $200. At the risk of sounding like a muppet, when someone puts their advert in Comic Sans, you know you're in for a bargain.




  2. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    It's an '87, the first year they were made.
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Congrats, reverse P/J is one of my favorite configurations.
  4. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I had that in my watch list......I was really tempted to bid on it, but I don't need another bass.

    Congrats. Good score.
  5. ChunkyMunky


    Sep 4, 2013
    That's real neat. How so?
  6. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I thought you might ask. The pickups say "LO-Z in red ink, and Ibanez" in silver ink. 1988 and later SR800's were all red ink. Also, the serial number is a silver label stuck on after the bass was finished; 1988 and later SR800's have a clear decal (with white letters) under the clear coat.
  7. jeffmensch

    jeffmensch Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Cambridge, Ontario
    Congratz! That's a great score, especially for the money. The reverse P/J makes it even sweeter.
  8. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Excellent, I have a SR800 too and it's a nice bass. Congrats!
  9. Relayer71


    Jun 25, 2009
    Nice find! Congrats!