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Uhh... IBANEZ ??? wha.... ????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    OK. I'll have to consider this my ammends to Ibanez. I was never really a fan. Never had any issues with them for quality control, or anything like that... just a bunch of other "opinions" I've posted regarding the company, their bass necks, etc...

    And, well....

    My beautiful, wonderful wife completely surprised me this Xmas morning with an Ibanez Artcore AGB200.




    I am completely blown away by this thing. It is freaking beautiful, for starters. Craftsmanship is impeccable, down to the finest detail. Neck feels great, great action, custom fit hardshell case that smells like a Gibson case, love everything about it. Was a tad nervous to plug it in, but when I did I was floored again. The sound is incredibly rich and full, and thick, and sweet, and gooey, and barky, and thumpy.... did I mention how versatile it is? This thing looks, sounds, feels and plays like an absolute monster.

    It's rare that I get a bass and know immediately that it's a keeper. This one is a keeper. And trust me when I say it's not because it was a gift from my wife. She's been awesome about getting me basses as gifts and she has no issue with me sending them back, or selling them when I find out they're not for me.

    I absolutely love this bass.

    And it's an Ibanez.


    Pix to follow.
  2. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
    Cool! I had an ASB140 and it was great. But I am an Ibanez fan. Congrats!
  3. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Congrats with the bass! All the best with that beauty!
  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Congrats Joe! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely wife.

    Perhaps we should have an awesome TB wives thread?
  5. wvbass


    Mar 1, 2004
    You know what they say, pics or no wife!

    Bass. I meant to say bass.
  6. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    - georgestrings
  7. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I have one, and it's one of my favorites. Rounds, flats, tapes, they all work and sound great. Sounds great with my band.
  8. bjelkeman

    bjelkeman Bass player wannabe Supporting Member

    May 9, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Lovely to hear. I get tempted myself. Merry Xmas to you and your lively wife!
  9. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Hey! How would YOU know? ;)
  10. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
  11. Cool basses. Great old school thump!
  12. wardak


    Dec 3, 2001
    Honolulu HI
    New owner of one as well, it's amazing. Looking forward to playing it a bunch