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Warning to certain Ibanez players! Important Safety notice!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by superbassman2000, May 8, 2006.

  1. http://www.ibanez.com/support/notice.asp

    I saw this on the ibanez website and thought maybe some people here might be affected...it sounds kinda like a case of lost common sense, but just in case,


    9-volt battery compartment for 2005-06
    Soundgear (SR 1000E 4-& 5-string models only),
    Roadgear (RD900 models only)
    Gary Willis (GWB105NTF model only) Ibanez Basses.

    It is possible to install the 9-volt battery
    backwards which could result in overheating and
    a possible fire, as well as damage to your bass.

    The affected model numbers are:

    To arrange for the battery compartment update at no charge, please contact
    Hoshino USA at 1-800-669-8262 (ask for Customer Service), or email contact@ibanez.com, ask your authorized Ibanez Dealer, or contact one of these Authorized Warranty Repair Stations.
  2. pierce

    pierce freethinker

    May 25, 2000
    San Francisco, Ca
    "the bass...the bass...the bass is on fi-ure. we dont need no water let the......" :bassist:

    (sorry, had to):bag:
  3. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Cool stage effect!!!:hyper:
  4. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    I immediately grabbed my Ibanez and submerged it in a bathtub full of water just to be safe. I hope I caught it in time.
  5. looks like I have a nephew to apologize to....

    ...and get out of Arsonist Anonymous.
  6. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    I once had a bass catch on fire because I was playing so fast the neck got too hot.

    I can't see how 9 volts could start a fire.
  7. Thunder Lizard

    Thunder Lizard

    Dec 7, 2005
    Lethbridge, AB
    Canadian Distributor, Basson Sound Equipment
    Place a nice, fresh 9 volt in your pocket with a bunch of loose change. Sit down. Wait for it...........wait for it......nothing yet? make sure the change is shorting the 9V now wait for it....wait............. yes, it's ok to say OW at this point.
    A direct short across a 9V and they get HOT baby. I once threw a spare into the back pocket of my jeans as I was carrying some stuff in to a gig......along with it was my leatherman. I wore the burn for a couple weeks, and the jeans were crispy where it was sitting! NOT FUN. I stood a lot for a few days.
  8. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    Wow, I will have to be more carefull. I didn't know that could happen.
  9. my boss man did the same thing. he didnt know what was happening, he just felt his leg gettin warm. he complained all day. then at afternoon break when he sat down with us it got real hot. then he figured it out. we then put a quarter on it to watch what happens. just a bunch of mechanics bein mechanics.
  10. yeah, i thought it was a little weird when i first read it, but if the ibanez site is saying it, i figured there were some ibanez players here who might be affected by this warning :)
  11. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Wow, gotta love physics.


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