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Ibanez Musician Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AphekGreg, Apr 14, 2016.


  1. Goad

    Goad Grunt for Life

    Jun 22, 2015
    Houston
    well, for one thing it means it's $3500...
     
  2. kablag

    kablag

    Feb 2, 2018
    Russia, Moscow
    really interesting - it looks like regular one. Why it costs so much?..
    and serial say that it's 1980 year, not 1979
     
  3. They can ask as much as they like. It doesn't mean anybody will pay that much though. :)
     
  4. Abner

    Abner

    Jan 2, 2011
    Mississauga
    Different body woods and colour. And a "Limited Edition" inlay on the fretboard! ;) And yes, July 1980 build.

    Be interesting to see how long it lasts, or how long that price lasts. And shipping from Australia... :oops:
     
  5. It's located in the UK, so that takes a couple of hundred off the price..... I would have been viewing it through eBay Australia.
     
  6. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    In an attempt to "recapture" my 940DS, I recently missed out on a 924PW locally, and I am now re-disappointed. :D

    Still looking...
     
  7. Abner

    Abner

    Jan 2, 2011
    Mississauga
    Ah, then that would explain why they were quoting in pounds rather than dollaroos. (Can't explain everything else going completely over my head...)


    Looking for an '82 or '83? If it was PW it would have to be '82 or later. I have an '82 940DS, always wanted an '80 or '81 940. Don't think I can justify any more expensive purchases, though. :(
     
  8. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    This was an '82 924, as was my 940...

     
  9. Abner

    Abner

    Jan 2, 2011
    Mississauga
    Where you going to defret the 924?

    In my opinion, the changes they made to the '82 models from the previous years were quite significant, and as a result an '81 is very much a different bass than an '82. Just something to be aware of if looking to replace an "old friend" from your past.
     
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  10. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    Understood about the differences, and the reason for my interest in this one.
    No plans to defret, just saw one for a decent price, but it went too fast...

     
  11. '84 924 on eBay, with active pickups. I didn't think they used active pickups until around '86 and that the body was different by then?
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    Ibanez MC924-Black- | eBay
     
  12. Abner

    Abner

    Jan 2, 2011
    Mississauga
    Pretty good price (US$330) — so far. But still a week to go for bidding...
     
  13. It was around $200 when I saw it.
     
  14. Abner

    Abner

    Jan 2, 2011
    Mississauga
    Wow, from $200 to $330 in only two bids?
     
  15. Goad

    Goad Grunt for Life

    Jun 22, 2015
    Houston
    Some of us don't mess around...
     
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  16. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    I'm happy to announce that I'm joining this club! Just got an MC940-DS from right here in the TB classifieds, and I'm into it... but I do have questions (see below.) First order of business, though... numbers!

    001 aphekgreg
    002 jmlee
    003 Abner
    004 Sharkwagon
    005 bjelkeman
    006 StatesideRambler
    007 NoFiller
    008 Craig888
    009 Cat Davis
    010 Eyesee7
    011 Doctor_Clock
    012 Michael Jewels
    013 Hotbass13
    014 André Monc
    015 Root 5
    016 deste
    017 Janforth
    018 kablag
    019 brett adams
    020 Goad
    021 mrbeezroom
    022 Craig 4003
    023 Low84
    024 LowSims
    025 Sub Four
    026 AriaPro_SB1000
    027 stobbart
    028 subtlestew

    Now questions, based on these posts:

    So, @Goad, how did the preamp replacement work out? In your post you were just saying that the tone knobs were louder and changed the volume… did you end up with a usable preamp that was similar to the original but without the hiss? I have definitely got the hiss, and I'm looking to get rid of it in what otherwise is a wonderful instrument. Mine might eventually get some work done - a board plane particularly - but I'd like to avoid having to do the whole electronics section if possible. Thanks for any advice!

    Pix:
    20190311_161209. 20190311_161312. 20190311_161305. 20190311_161236. 20190311_161227. 20190311_145122. 20190311_145107. 20190311_145026.
     
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  17. Welcome. Nice looking bass. Is that an '80?
     
  18. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    It's a '79!
     
  19. OK. So late '79. One of the first with the 6 knobs and jack on the side. Very nice.
     
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  20. Abner

    Abner

    Jan 2, 2011
    Mississauga
    Yes, I was going to say late '79-early '80 based on the 2-screw truss rod cover alone.

    Nice score. Probably a good thing (for me) that I don't check the classifieds much these days. That would have been hard to resist.
     
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