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Ibanez Destroyer

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gingerfish, Mar 22, 2005.


  1. I am able to get an old ibanez destroyer pretty cheap and was wondering what peoples opinions were on this old bass, would need a refinnish i feel as i don't like bright red bass' but yeah what do you think, it has the p/j set up and he's throwing in the original hard case.
     
  2. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    If I remember correctly someone here has one - its like chrome - looks hot.

    I havn't played one though
     
  3. I had one when the first came out. Man, I must be old! Anyway, it was . . . okay. Not really a tone machine with stock P ups and light corina body.
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
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    :bassist:

    little groove I recorded with mine before dismantling

    Here is the email I just sent ya :)

     
  5. lefty

    lefty

    Sep 25, 2004
    my buddy used to have one back in the mid eighties, it was a pretty decent bass. is it the def leopard bass?
     
  6. lefty

    lefty

    Sep 25, 2004
    yeah that`s it!
     
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Rick Savage played a Hamer Explorer type... Phil Collin did play the triple humbucker Ibanez guitar in black with white bindings...

    so no, but yes :smug:
     
  8. Tash

    Tash

    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Awesome...I've always had a soft spot for explorers, but never really liked the basses. That one looks pretty cool.

    Dave Vincent from Morbid Angel played a custom Ibanez Explorer style bass for a while too. He used it when I saw them on the Covenant tour in 94-95.

    James, you are going to post pics when the refinish is done right?
     
  9. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
    i probably did not read far enough yet, but rick savage was seem most often playing a white hamer scarab
     
  10. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    that and the Mockingbird were the basses I REALLY wanted back in the day.

    Tash: I'm hoping to get to the refinish in Nov... it's been a crazy summer.
     
  11. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
    james... i'm joining late of course but......

    you are going to RE finish the one we see in the pics?????

    OMG! WHY ???
     
  12. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    it was hideous in person.... done by the hands of someone that should have been paying someone to do it ;)

    I've got it stripped and hanging on the wall in my utility room. I was going to just walnut stain and tung oil it... but I tracked down some adhesive chrome foil recently :bassist: