SOLD IBANEZ 2388 MAPLE with MONSTER TONE

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by T. Brookins, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. T. Brookins

    T. Brookins Supporting Member

    Price:
    700
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Missouri
    I must start by saying that: these things are so punchy and sound so monstrous. Tons of low end, and a nice chime at the top. I always found it neat how these basses were bright and dark both at the same time, with a nice harmonic complexity that is addictive. I have enjoyed making this one sound like a fretless by barely engaging the mute. This is by far of the top 3 best sounding basses I’ve ever owned, and I’ve had over 60 in my career. Maple fingerboard makes a great “POW”!

    VITALS:
    8.6 lbs
    Ash body with maple caps
    Three-piece maple bubinga bolt-on neck
    Nickel tuners
    RW/RP trad pickups
    Passive tone and bass cut knobs with master volume and front jack for less cord snagging and chair poking.

    The pickguard is not perfect, and there is some pitting in the bridge and pickup ring. There are a few finish chips and dings, but nothing that affects the playing experience. There is a large scratch near the side jack. Frets fine.

    Trussrod is happy. Monster sound.


    $700 shipped.

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  2. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    I had one in the 90s, very distinctive tone! (magnificent in the middle position)

    Does yours have the big fat "baseball bat" neck??
     
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  3. T. Brookins

    T. Brookins Supporting Member

    Powerful tone! Yeah, the neck feels wide at the nut with a round “c” profile. Makes you want to hold the big notes out.
     
  4. FSGrind

    FSGrind Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2016
    This is sick!
     
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  5. rodv66

    rodv66 Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    NJ
    Still have this?
     
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  6. T. Brookins

    T. Brookins Supporting Member

    Hi! Yes I do.
     
  7. rodv66

    rodv66 Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    NJ
    Sorry, didn't hear back from you and got one off of CL yesterday.
     
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  8. T. Brookins

    T. Brookins Supporting Member

    I have been going back and forth about this rare beast. Its that special.

    Back up for sale.
     
  9. Dels

    Dels

    Jan 16, 2017
    Jacksonville, FL
    Pm’ing you
     
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