NBD - Vintage Ibby

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Camarillo, Dec 1, 2022.

  1. I jumped over this gorgeous 1984 Roadstar II series RB950 in Marine sunburst.
    I wasn't on the market for a new bass...just fooling around on the internet and...(I know, I know, that's what everybody says).
    The guy who sold it too me was kind and friendly, the price was too good to leave it there, and I will turn 50 in a few days, so I got myself a present.
    It has some scars, but I don't care too much for the finish on a 38 years old instrument.
    It's in perfectly working condition. Not too heavy (compared to his relatives '81 RS924 and my '84 MC924), great neck, huge all passive tone.
    I'm happy!
    Pics: IMG_3607.jpg IMG_3608.jpg IMG_3609.jpg IMG_3610.jpg
     
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  2. CletusMarley

    CletusMarley Knuckle Dragger Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    Tejas
    That's badass!! I love how the binding has aged. Nice score!!
     
  3. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    POW!
     
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  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Reminds me of my RB-924. amazing bass:

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  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    :laugh: rationalizing? i get it! it's a great looking ax --- it goes well with your other axes, but i think this one's the star --- it's beautiful! happy birthday, and congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Crispus

    Crispus Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2020
    Whoa! Happy Birthday, indeed! Nice score.
     
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  7. BrentSimons

    BrentSimons Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Vergennes,VT USA
    Nice! :) My 1st bass was a RB850, black from 1986. I bought it brand new with lawn mowing money! ( I thought it looked like Geddy's Wal bass in the Big Money video ;)) I still have it but had the frets removed and coated the fretboard in poly urethane. It's fretless MWAH city! :)

    Congrats!
    Brent
     
  8. blacktocomm

    blacktocomm Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    West By God
    I used to own the exact same model/finish. I didn’t get along with the neck profile but everything else about it was killer. Enjoy!
     
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  9. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Very sharp! :bassist:

    Congrats, and Happy Birthday. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. J Wilson

    J Wilson Supporting Member

    I remember those, probably the first blueburst I was aware of. Ibanez makes terrific basses today, as then, but they don't build them like that. I see the one on the left and I instantly hear 'Boys Are Back' and 'The Cowboy Song' in the back of my head . . . .
     
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  11. Jim85IROC

    Jim85IROC

    Mar 26, 2020
    I love the old Roadstar Super Strats that I've played. They feel amazing. If their bases are the same way, then you got a very special instrument. Enjoy!
     
  12. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    Western Hemisphere
    I miss the 80s
    :(

    nice basses though
     
  13. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: Extremely Nice!
     
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  14. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Inactive Supporting Member

    Happy Birthday and great choice. I'm an active bass guy, but lately have really been drawn back to 80's passive "big block" pickups. All 3 of your basses are incredible.
     
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  15. etoncrow

    etoncrow Greg Harman, the Mad Hatter Gold Supporting Member

    buon compleanno
     
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  16. She held up well congrats
     
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  17. Beautiful thumper! and have a great 50th when it gets to ya!

    Cheers!:bassist:
     
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  18. dbsfgyd1

    dbsfgyd1

    Jun 11, 2012
    Mascoutah, IL
    ‘Nice! Looks real good in the family portrait!
     
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  19. That bound body really sets it off IMO. Really stands out from the other two (no offense to the other two). Love the color/finish too. :thumbsup:
     
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