Is there any Ibanez MC924 owner out there ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Boppingtheory, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. Boppingtheory


    Aug 27, 2001
    I'm just curious to know if it's common or I'm an exception among bass players (a saurus ?!!!) to take care about the same bass for twenty years, playing a lot with it, and still being in love with it.
    I bought my Ibanez MC 924 (better known as Musician) in the early 80's.
    It was made on march 1981.
    I think that this beautiful thing shines again both for refined liuthery and its sound even though new top brands and hi end products are in the market.

    I noticed also that nowadays changing instrument is very frequent. What are your opinions about?
  2. Hey Boppingtheory, my story is almost exactly like your's. I have a 1979 Ibanez Musician which I bought new in May of 1981. Mine is a 920 model. So, I've had my Musician for over 20 years now, and still love it. It is a fine example of excellent craftmanship. Mine is still in mint condition. Soon, I'll post some pictures of it. Although I've kept this bass for 20 years, I've bought 3 others in the last 18 months, and, there are a few others still on my list. Good to hear from you. What a coincidence.
    Talk to you soon.

    Mike J.
  3. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area

    I've got a 1979 mc924 that I like a lot. A previous owner modded it big time. It's got a Kahler trem and bartolini humbuckers. Great tone! I rarely use the trem but it's still cool. Very beat up, a definite players bass. I traded a Yamaha Dx-11 for it. The action is high for me and when I lower it I get buzz. I'll take it in for a pro setup someday. My 1st bass was an Ibanez Roadstar II -- cheaper but also a quality instrument that I still enjoy playing today.:D JonDog
  4. Hey Boppingtheory:

    I have a very similar story, I've posted it on the TB boards before so I won't go into mega details but, I own a 1983 Ibanex Musician Fretless, Model # MC940 and I love it. Bought it new in 1983, after saving all of my paper route money. Now nearly 20 years later i still use this bass on a regular basis. I have since moved on to 6 &7 strings, but when ever I need that certain specific growl I always go back to my musician. It has been my faithful companion through more bands, bad gigs, and late studio nights than I can count. As far as value on the dollar,to date, this has been my best buy ever.

    To Jondog: if you ever have a hankering to sell yours, send me an email, I'll have cash waiting. I had a MC924 that I bought a few years back with the intention of heavily moding' it but I chickened out with Kahler trem & router in hand.

    Here's a great page from the vintage Ibanez guys with a little info on the basses

    Best Wishes,
    DR Burkowitz
  5. stealth94rt


    Jul 8, 2012
    I own a 1981 Musician Series MC924. It has some "scars" from lots of gigs and some road travels in my younger days. It is still a great bass (except for the weight!), and surpasses a lot of the junk that's being shipped in from off shore these days. In fact, I would put it up against any Gibson, Fender, Modulus or any of the other quality non-custom basses.