Ibanez EDA 900/905 Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by coolrunner989, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. For all those who love these basses! There are more people that I thought who have these, so I figured we could all share our basses (hopefully somebody has one of the cool blue or red ones?) and what kind of rig you run it through - I've found them to be very transparent kind of basses.

    we can make this an official club with numbers and all that, or this can just be a place to share stories, gear, ect.

    Oh yeah - sound clips would be great as well!

    I'll kick it off with this!

    I wouldnt give up either my eda905 or my 905f. Nothing else feels as good to me, and they sound great IMO. Especially for the price.

    I got the fretless this summer, and I've had the fretted for about 2 and a half to 3 years now. My main go-to basses, over my MIM jazz.
    I ran it through a GK backline rig, didnt like it. I love GK, but I shouldntve gotten the bl410 cab....

    Now I run it through an ampeg BA115 combo and a sansamp preamp...sounds sweet!

    I play mostly pick-style, and tune my fretted DADGC and my fretles standard BEADG and play that finger-style.
  2. eda905.

    I love my EDA-905.

    Definately wanting to get one of the fretless models (have had an eye out for them on ebay). I quite fancy getting a purple one, but they are ultra rare (saw a fretted purple one for the first time 4-5 months back).
  3. whoa - I didnt know they made a purple one! maybe its the blue one, but it looks weird?

    that red looks really nice btw
  4. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    What's with the glowing flames in the shape of an EDA in your avatar coolrunner? I want a bigger pic of it! :hyper:
  5. Earwigger

    Earwigger I'm a Roland man now.

    Aug 23, 2005
    Cleveland, Ohio
    As a previous owner of one, I can say that they are certainly unique and have a great neck. The tone is nowhere near classic, but that's a good thing based on who you talk to :)
  6. lol

    For battle of the bands, three years ago, my band decided we were going to use blacklights as our primary stage illumination.
    I wanted my bass to stand out, so I had my artistic friend do something to it, preferably with flames. What I got, was this!




    totally blew me away when I saw it - he used plain white paper soaked in highlighter and used double sided tape to put it on the bass. The second picture is flames going around the tuning pegs in the headstock, with his sig in the corner.

    we won this year :D
  7. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    ^^^^ Awesome. :D
  8. I'll try and find pictures.

    It was definatley purple, nowhere near the Jem Blue

    I also want a black one, but those are pretty rare too (the actual matt black ones, not the greys)
  9. I found the ebay listing, damn i wish i had bid on it, went for a steal of a price :(


    I had never seen one before, it is definatley not Jem Blue tho! :)
  10. im diggin the purple, wish they made 6'ers, i'd hop on one in an instant
  11. ^^^ +1!
  12. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
    I have one... the wizard zinc finish.... pretty cool little bass but, it is in my closet with no strings being neglected and jealous of my other basses. :meh: I always thought that the navy blue burst was the best looking finish on these.
  13. I just found this thread.

    May I join the club? :hyper:

    I bought my EDA905F in 2003, because I wanted a fretless with an unlined neck for less than $1,000, and Musiciansfriend had them in stock.

    I had played a couple of the fretted ones before, but couldn't figure out how to get the best sound from the EQ.

    Come on guys, you gotta admit that this bass has one of the strangest EQs you can find: 2 Band EQ for the magnetic pickup; bass & treble either boosted or cut at the same time.

    Piezo treble control on the front of the bass, while the bass control is on the back. :confused:

    One master volume control for the mag pup, with individual volume pots for each string on the back.

    Two volume controls for the piezos, one front, one back.

    I love the sound I can get out of mine, but it did take me over a month of fooling around with it to get the sound I like.

    OK, I'm done complaining. Here's mine.

    Isn't this the most comfortable bass you've ever played? :cool:

  14. yes, I love finding other people with these basses. I've been home for 3 weeks (college xmas break) and I miss playing it lol.

    Very nice photo skills btw :)
  15. Thanks, coolrunner989.

    Mike ;)
  16. jerm


    Jul 10, 2005
    I own one and it sounds great but my action is terribly high.
  17. So is mine. But, I like high action on a fretless; the notes decay nicely. :)

    I think this is a characteristic of this bass.

  18. ofsalesmen


    Apr 1, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm a proud owner of a relatively plain but pretty Silver Flat Metallic EDA 900. I got it for $200 off eBay a year and a half ago and it's probably the best deal I've ever gotten. This bass is worth its weight in gold... I love everything about it: the sexy body, the thin and fast neck, and the solid electronics. It just saddens me that the EDA is a bit underrated and unheard of. This is my favorite bass and definitely a keeper.

    Now if I could only find a fretless model... or a blue one... those are incredibly sexy.

    Here's Cassandra:
  19. Mad Russian

    Mad Russian

    Aug 25, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    Count me in on this one! I just picked one up at a pawn shop. Flat silver just like the post before me. He's in Raleigh - Im in Durham wonder if he still owns it or put it in a pawn shop?????
  20. I've never even seen one of these. Crazy!