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NBD for real!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vernhillbass, Mar 29, 2013.


  1. vernhillbass

    vernhillbass

    May 11, 2012
    Just got this beautiful 1983 Ibanez MC824DS in playing shape. I replaced the damaged original tuners with some HipShot Ultra Lites and put on a set of DR Fat Beams and tuned her up. Killer funky growl tone with tons of midrange bite. This baby's going to practice tomorrow. Thanks to all the TB'ers who helped identify this bass and provided valuable information. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1364610982.182511. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1364611027.149151.
     
  2. vernhillbass

    vernhillbass

    May 11, 2012
    More pics ImageUploadedByTalkBass1364611086.952920. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1364611161.128717.
     
  3. MycooLeeyun

    MycooLeeyun Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Groovy!
     
  4. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Looks great, Congrats!
     
  5. grunz7

    grunz7

    Nov 14, 2008
    Very cool - I had one in the early 90 - and had the frets removed, changed the pickup to a bartolini and changed the bridge to a schaller ... it became a monster fretless with a deep growly funky to low woody bass ... unfortunately I sold it prior to digital cameras, so only pictures.
     
  6. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    Great looking bass. Congratulations !
     
  7. vernhillbass

    vernhillbass

    May 11, 2012
    What did the bart do to the tone? I did notice something strange on the volume pot. It gets a little noisey right in the middle but is dead quiet everywhere else. Wondered if this is inheirent in the wiring or if the pot has some junk in it. I ran some electronic lube in the pots and switch and this did not change the slight noise in the pot.
     
  8. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Great! Congrats on this one! Enjoy it :hyper:
     
  9. Man i have been wanting a cool Musician for a while now! I hadn't seen a single pickup one, I want one of those :hyper:
     
  10. marmadaddy

    marmadaddy

    Oct 17, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    Nice. I played one for the first time last year and immediately fell in love with it.
     
  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Very nice. Love that style.
     
  12. vernhillbass

    vernhillbass

    May 11, 2012
    Played it today while we auditioned a new guitar player. All I can say is...WOW! I have all the deep, burpy tone of a P Bass with all of the growl of a J...AWESOME bass!
     
  13. giacomini

    giacomini

    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    Congrats on the bass!

    Nice to hear that she killed in practice, I guess she's approved for giggin' then.

    Happy grooving!
     
  14. circuitspore

    circuitspore

    Aug 27, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    I've never played one of these, but I've owned an Aria of the same vintag with the same neck/body construction and pickup in the same place (MM location). The Aria's tone was exactly how you describe the Ibanez, and I loved the tone but hated the neck. What is neck like on your Ibanez?
     
  15. vernhillbass

    vernhillbass

    May 11, 2012
    The neck is similar to my Jazz. It's slightly wider (not by much) and plays very nicely. Feels like I've had her forever. Fit and finish is fantastic!
     
  16. vernhillbass

    vernhillbass

    May 11, 2012
    We just lined up 4 gigs from a biker event we played at a couple of weekend ago...she will be my main axe for those (unless that 62 Fender Stack Pot Jazz mysteriously shows up on my door step)! I really like the organic sound and punch it had. Suits classic rock gigs perfectly.
     

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