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Ok, I might actually pull the trigger on this one

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Geezer Brown, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I really doubt EMGs will make it sound any better. Sweet bass, I think Squarepusher used a fretless version for his first two albums.
  2. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    I don't like EMGs, but do what you want. Looks pretty nice.
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Roadster was one of Ibanez' better basses. Don't know if I'd pay that for it, but I don't know what the going rate is. If you get it, I'd play it for a while before you go ripping out electronics. Apparently that bass is stock, since I saw several pics of Roadsters with that electronics package and weird non-matching knobs. And no sense ripping out perfectly good electronics.
  4. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    If anything, cream DiMarzio Model Js; fat sound and keep the stock look.
  5. IronLung1986


    May 19, 2010
    Exeter, NH
    that's a cool bass i'd leave it stock. a lot of guys used them in the 80's and they sounded great.
  6. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    These basses are perfect the way they are. Changing electronics is pointless.
  7. What Jazz said. I have a somewhat similar RT-824 and aside from some scratchiness in the pots, it sounds superb.
  8. Bitterdale

    Bitterdale Natural Born Lurker

    Dec 4, 2010
    Ocala, FL
    I own the same bass (same year as well) and I wouldn't dream of changing a thing on it. Be advised, however, they are generally heavy basses. Mine weighs over 11 lbs. I'm not bothered by it, but I understand it's an important factor to some.
  9. pbass888

    pbass888 Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    New York, NY
    Yes I saw that bass on ebay earlier, listed lower. Its a good bass with stock pickups.