Bass ID, what did I buy? Ibanez ?

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  1. 63196BFB-DAC8-4511-90FC-2B0447E6E7B1.jpeg D7806CCC-60A8-4C68-BCA6-0D70ADEA8DA6.jpeg BE32C471-6F1F-4694-9224-17F030712B38.jpeg AB0A4B77-D8F6-4C34-B90E-8F52621E7DA5.jpeg I wanted A particular bass, the only way to get it was part of A package. This was that additional bass, no name tag. Cort? Ibanez?im leaning towards A Ibanez of some kind. I have the rear covers I was just checking if anything was wrote in it. Having owned many basses I can kinda guess A price range of this quality, has to be A sub $500 new bass. Any info appreciated.
     
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  2. That headstock is throwing me off but I’m gonna go Cort B4 Artisan. The older one.
     
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  3. HalfManHalfBass

    HalfManHalfBass

    Jan 21, 2003
    Doesn't seem like an Ibanez to me, as they put their tuners on at an angle.

    The headstock shape is also wrong and there would be Ibanez written on it.

    That 'Artisan' inlay and brass nut doesn't seem right either, so I'd say some kind of Cort.
     
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  4. I could be wrong...
     
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Cort I think, they made an Artisan model with a similar badge on the end of the fretboard:
    pict1992-jpg.jpg
     
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  6. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Cort Artisan for sure, decent bass.
     
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  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    ...but I don't think so! ;)
     
  8. Sweet , I was thinking cort maybe because of how the dots are. I didn’t think it was much but $40 i did fine it seems. Thanks guys
     
  9. The headstock has been cut and modified though right?
     
  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    The shape is right for an older one. But it jas been sanded down and stained. Should be gloss black with a fancy "C" logo.
     
  11. Phlipper

    Phlipper

    Feb 5, 2013
    Fayetteville, NC
    Endorsing Artist: Used Fender Lead Sleds and Hartke cabs with bent grills
    It's sort of interesting how much it looks like an Ibanez. Are Ibbys made at the Cort factory?
     
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  12. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Quite a few are as i understand it.
     
  13. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I'd assume MIK Ibanez were manufactured in a Cor-Tek plant.
     
  14. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    My guess is also Cort, the roundover on the body is the giveaway for me. Ibanez typically has a tighter roundover.
     
  15. Looks pretty nifty, actually. Is that a wenge neck I spy?
     
  16. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Why yes it is!
     
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  17. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    Bucks County, PA
    For sure. I'd say that is a pretty nice score for 40 bucks.
     
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  18. Phlipper

    Phlipper

    Feb 5, 2013
    Fayetteville, NC
    Endorsing Artist: Used Fender Lead Sleds and Hartke cabs with bent grills
    $40? Wow that is sweet.
     
  19. geof_

    geof_

    Apr 25, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    What was the rest of the package?
     
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  20. dan1952

    dan1952 Commercial User

    Jun 27, 2012
    Anderson IN
    Artist Endorsement with Supro Huntington Basses / Owner, Dan's Music, Inc..
    Looks very cool for $40!!! The font on the serial number looks to be the same as the font usually used by Cor-Tek.