Ibanez road star series ii

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Steve Strang, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Steve Strang

    Steve Strang

    Jun 11, 2020
    Hi just joined.
    Looking at a Ibanez roadstar series ii 850.
    Getting back into playing after a long time. What are these like? What should I be looking out for on a 85’ vintage guitar?
    Or should I go something new in the same price bracket?
  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Check the action, turn the truss rod nut to make sure it isn’t seized.

    Full sweeps on the pots. I think it should have boomerang strap buttons.

    It was a nice bass when it was built, hopefully it’s a survivor.
    tindrum likes this.
  3. Steve Strang

    Steve Strang

    Jun 11, 2020
    Do you access truss rod from plate behind neck?
    What sort of money should I be looking at? The body looks to have a bit of wear for sure