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Ibanez Roadster

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by witness, Jul 14, 2003.


  1. witness

    witness Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Arizona
    I have an old Ibanez Roadster a friend of mine is giving to me because he is not using it anymore. This bass sound awesome, the pups are a bit noisey thou. Has anybody out there made any modification to this type of bass before, if so, can you give me some information and suggestions, I am thinking about changing out the pups & make it active, its definately a keeper, heavy and built like a tank, thanks

    Roc
     
  2. K-Frog

    K-Frog

    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    which roadster is it? there were several.

    did it look like this one?
     
  3. Chizzops

    Chizzops

    Oct 29, 2002
    Whoa, thats exactly the model I have in that pic. Me, I had Chris Benavente pull off the fretboard (I have one of his fretted 4-string 219s) and put on a composite wood/epoxy fretboard on. Sounds great as a fretless!
     
  4. witness

    witness Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Arizona
    which roadster is it? there were several.

    did it look like this one?

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    K-Frog, it looks exactly like that one with the exception that mine is black, and also I notice you have an extra toggle switch. So, what can you tell me about this bass, what mods did you make, or any suggestions.
     
  5. K-Frog

    K-Frog

    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    I only know that this model was active and had a massive cast bridge. I snagged that picture off of eBay a few years back after finding an identical bass in a pawn shop. The bass hung there for a while and was eventually purchased by someone else. i think there is a website dedicated to vintage Ibanez basses. You could get some help there.

    K