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Ibanex 1306 6 string - $500!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Pacman, Nov 18, 2005.


  1. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I found this under the bed the other day...I haven't used it in years, although it was a main gigging bass when I lived in Atlanta...

    Ibanez 1306 six string - around a 97 or 98 (I think). Lane Poor pickups, no preamp installed. Mahogany body, with a Wenge fingerboard over a wenge/mohogany/wenge/mahogany/wenge neck (whew!).

    Really solid tone, although I would personally buy an Aguilar OB3 preamp for it. You'd have an amazing 6 string for under 8 bills.

    Comes with a molded Ibanez case.

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  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    More pics....

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  3. bad_andy

    bad_andy

    Sep 21, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    How is the strap balance and the B-String tone/tension?
     
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Balance is great, and it's a rather light bass (not sure of the weight). The bass has a pretty focused sound, and the B string fits in with the other strings - very even from bottom to top.
     
  5. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    1305/1306 is the only Ibanez model I ever liked. Free bump for a great deal!
     
  6. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Wow, with lane poors too, that's a phenominal deal!

    I'd snatch this up SOOO fast if I didn't need to pay off my transmission.
     
  7. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    On hold.
     
  8. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Available again.
     
  9. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    The bridge pickup route looks funny?
     
  10. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    The rout is fine, the pickup is sitting in there a little off kilter. Still sounds fine.

    Look, this ain't a Fodera. But it IS a hell of a deal, warts and all.
     
  11. This very, very, VERY Tempting. But there is a new Yamaha TRB sreaming my name for the same price, God Damn You Ibanez!
     
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Monday morning bump.
     
  13. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    :bawl: If i had $500 that i could spend.........that would make me consider put off getting some repairs done.
     
  14. Funkateer

    Funkateer

    Jul 5, 2002
    Los Gatos, CA
    Hi Jon,

    WRT your Ibanez 1306. Is it 34" scale or 35"? Can't tell from the photos whether some of the controls are missing. Was there once a preamp inside?

    Also, how does this compare to the current Ibanez SR506?

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  15. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    It's a 34" scale. There was once a preamp in it. The Ibanez preamp was pretty weak, as were the pickups, so they got swapped out. The preamp then went into another bass, leaving the missing controls.

    I haven't played any of the new Ibanezes, but this is a really solid bass - great tone, plays well...it was pretty much the nicest one they made at the time.
     
  16. Funkateer

    Funkateer

    Jul 5, 2002
    Los Gatos, CA
    As presently wired, is it just vol / vol?
     
  17. Funkateer

    Funkateer

    Jul 5, 2002
    Los Gatos, CA
    Any fret wear? Hit return before asking last post, sorry.
     
  18. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    pm sent
     
  19. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Pacman, is that Ibanez audible without the preamp, and what does it sound like?
     
  20. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Yes, it's audible. It sounds focused and woody, very even tone. Good growl from the B string. I'd definately recommend the preamp, tho.

    The bass is on hold at the moment.