NBD: Ibanez RB600bs (Another Craigslist Score)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by primussucks9126, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. primussucks9126

    primussucks9126 Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2008
    Bronx, NY
    I seem to be scoring cheap basses lately.

    Earlier in the year, I got a Danelectro Rumor for $60. Not a particularly sought after model, but still a good deal, and currently my main player.

    Today, while browsing CL, I saw something that looked too good to be true; a bass and amp listed for $20. The amp was a Peavey Micro Bass practice combo, but the bass was an '83 Ibanez Roadstar ii.

    I jumped on the ad, and while it might seem foolish to ya'll, I actually offered the guy more than his asking price if he was willing to hold it for me. He agreed, and I picked up the stuff earlier tonight.

    He also included a cable and gig bag.

    I get the bass home and the strings were totally detuned and corroded. This worried me a bit, but I'm happy to report that once tuned up and the action tweaked, the bass plays like a dream. It's also a tone machine. I didn't realize it when I initially reached out, but this is a medium scale bass.

    The amp also sounds excellent. It's obviously limited, but it has some real low end heft to it.

    Also, it seems like a Dimarzio Model P was added at some point in the past.

    The best part: I paid $50 for everything.
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  2. Eon Sky

    Eon Sky Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    Pacific Northwest
    Nice. Score. And kudos on paying a little more.
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  3. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    those tuners sell for $20-30 each on ebay
  4. Great deal - congrats!
  5. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    Sweet! I love the Ibanezs of that era.