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The Ibanez Club (Part 5)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, Dec 20, 2011.

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  1. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
  2. tk421


    Mar 3, 2010
    middletown, oh
    well, unfortunately, i am about to become ibanezless again. crappy job + bills = priorities.
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  4. MrDominoe


    Jul 15, 2007
    It's always great to see so many sharing the love for Ibanez. They're probably my favorite basses ever.
  5. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    I've currently got three Ibanez basses... A GWB1, GWB35 and PGB1. I keep coming back to Ibanez. I've owned 7 ATKs, 2 GWB1s, 3 GWB35s, an SR1305PM, an SR506BM, and I should have a GWB2NTF on the way before the end of the week: )

    I know... no pics... no basses. That's OK. You can see pics of my PGB1 in the classifieds (decided to keep it... plays/sounds too good). I'll take pics of the others as soon as I land the GWB2.

    There's a cool '70s Ibanez (Ric Clone) on the San Diego Craigslist for $600. It's not mine... but I would love to call it mine: )

    70's Rickenbacker lawsuit Ibanez bass
  6. Basstovsky

    Basstovsky The guy with the dumb username... Supporting Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Always wanted one of those but they are worth way too much, $600 is a decent price IME.
  7. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    ubnomnar, a group photo would be great! Congrats on your new (soon-to-be) arrival!
  8. JavaTiggy


    Jul 11, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Im right there with you, I had to sell my BTB405 recently :(
  9. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
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  10. tk421


    Mar 3, 2010
    middletown, oh
    yes, my sr300dx is now gone. But, in the process of helping myself give my daughter a positive christmas, i helped a young guitarist provide his girlfriend a positive christmas.

    And she will be learning on a very well set up bass, and it is really cool to know a n00b isn't playing cheese cutter junk. I believe most bad habits are developed from learning on poor equipment. maybe, just maybe, i have stopped this from happening just once.

    and, in a couple of months when i have some readily anticipated cash flow, i will be in the market for a new-to-me ibby fretted 4. I am already starting to GAS for a BTB or an SB.
  11. JavaTiggy


    Jul 11, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    BTB's are so beautiful, im sad mine had to go. I can't wait to buy another :)
  12. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    ^ Great, and I wish more shoppers could benefit from the wisdom shared in your post! Have a Merry Christmas!
  13. Eric Albany

    Eric Albany

    May 22, 2011
    Thanks for lettin me join. I have an Ibanez SR305DX.

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  14. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    Ibanez RD500 here, cherry burst with QM top.

    Mods: Nothing except replacing all knobs. Found some decent ones at GC.
    1. Replaced those whitish plastic spacers (second photo) where the tuning knobs screw onto the shaft. Two were cracked and one fell off. So I fabricated all new ones using 3/16" X 1/4" nylon bushings and whittled down to near-correct thickness using a Dremel + grinding disk-pretty easy.
    2. Tone pot: broken, took 2 months for tech to replace. May upgrade entire preamp if I can (any suggestions?)
    3. Buffed out swirls and scratches with Mother's California Gold Scratch Remover.

    EDIT: OOOOPS! Color is sunburst, not cherry, had to go to Ibanez Register to confirm that. Model yr. is 2004.

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  15. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    Better late than never...

    The GWB1, GWB2, and PGB1 are factory stock.

    The GWB35 has a Bartolini CB5BC-T pickup, Bartolini NTBT preamp (with active/passive volume switch), Gotoh (GWB1) knobs, and Gotoh GB7 tuners. The bass was missing one of the "Suregrip" knobs when I got it and the stock tuners were worn out.

    If anyone has a Suregrip knob (or two) they'd part with please shoot me a PM.
  16. BubbaOnBass


    Dec 27, 2011
    Hey Here are some pictures of my basses.... Can I get a number?


    1994 SR-1200
    2011 SR-1205E "Merry Christmas to me"

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  17. BubbaOnBass


    Dec 27, 2011
    Sorry I missed one.


    1995 SR-1205

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  18. Fathand


    Sep 24, 2005
    A lot of Ibanez's leaving.. happened here too. I started downshifting my gear with a heavy hand and one of my two Ibbys had to go. My Korean made SR won the competition and got to stay, surprisingly. Something to do with the overall feel, the resonant body/rosewood fingerboard, passive electronics etc. Actually it might be the only 4-string bass I'm not moving along in the future... we'll see. My Fernandes Jazz is giving it a run for it's money, though. ;)
  19. bassmonkey63


    Apr 23, 2011
    Here's my Ibanez btb 450qm, isn't she purty?:D I also need a member # please!:hyper:

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