NBD!! Found some unicorns ive been searching for!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nakoatron, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Nakoatron

    Nakoatron Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2017
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Super stoked to have found both of these! Been after them for a while.
    Ibanez ergodyne edc700 and 705. The 5 string was built Feb 1998 and the 4 string was built April 2001. Both in my favorite color too! They make a nice addition to my BTB 745 :)

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  2. BrianToska


    Jan 14, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Those are ugly in the most beautiful way. Congrats!
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  3. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    But they have two horns :p
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  4. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
  5. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Excellent...and you can repair body dings with Bondo!

    Enjoy your new treasures.

  6. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    You really liked the color, so you bought a pair? ;)
  7. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Congrats! And good luck finding OEM replacement knobs for the 700.
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  8. Wesley R

    Wesley R Gold Supporting Member

  9. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Do fraternal twins run in your family?

    "Only when they need their 'strings' changed."
  10. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    Nice. Always a good feeling when you find exactly what you're looking for/want.
  11. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    i bought an edc705 in high school. played it live a ton, recorded with it once, the sound engineer loved its tone. it was a great bass. i still miss it. nice finds.
  12. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    ha! a 'set' of basses! very nice. congratulations on your new instruments! :thumbsup:
  13. sonic 7

    sonic 7 Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    Queens, N.Y.C.
    Are the necks made of the same material as the body ?
  14. nice congrats on the double score!
  15. I've never even seen one in person I don't think. Always thought they were cool basses. Kudos!
  16. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Congrats - I owned a gold one a few years ago and regret selling it. Great sound, probably the best of the Ergodyne series by a long shot - capable of some very deep tones. Reminds me a little of an Ibanez version of the Gibson Ripper with the body shape. I had about 6 or 7 Ergodynes, all of them basically except the real unicorn....and you should mark this on your list if you like the EDC700.

    The EDC710.
  17. crucislancer

    crucislancer Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Awesome! I used to play an EDC700, fantastic bass. One of these days I need to find another one.
  18. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    No, the EDC models have maple necks that are painted to match the color of the Luthite bodies.
  19. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    They're getting harder to find these days- used to see a number of them on the Guitar Center used site a few years ago, now nowhere near as often.
  20. AztecViking

    AztecViking Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    EndlessSummerVille, CA
    Great score! clap.gif Never encountered any of those in person.

    I've also still never come across the Ibanez Ergodyne fretless model that Percy Jones was playing for awhile. I don't know the model number and they looked rather odd but were supposedly very comfortable to play. In this article he mentions that his bass of that type was a customized version of the stock model and was actually free of magnetic pickups and only had a piezo pickup which was integrated into the bridge.

    A HISTORY OF WAL BASSES: Interview with Percy Jones

    Here's some more pics but they seem to be of a maroon colored bass.
    Edit: Apparently that bass animal is an Ibanez EDA 905f. I guess there's even a club here for the EDA's. Here's a non-customized stock model.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017
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