what bass is Sting playing here contest

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by marcopalla, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. marcopalla


    Aug 31, 2005
  2. that's an Ibanez Musician.
  3. marcopalla


    Aug 31, 2005
  4. junerig


    Sep 12, 2005
    Yep.From '79! Don't know about playing, but he's holding it ;)
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Yup - I saw him playing one of these and bought one myself in the 80s!! :)

    The thing about the knobs - there were several different versions of the Ibanez Musician - something like 924, 824 etc ...?

    Some had a 3-band active EQ like mine and others didn't - very high quality basses for the time and significantly better than the basses that Fender was putting out at the time - gave the whole industry a "kick up the arse" !! ;)
  6. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
  7. soholounge


    Aug 11, 2004
    i live in japan so i see these used all the time in the stores...
    nice instruments, but HEAVY.
    that's pretty much the only reason i never bought one.
  8. JDGA fan

    JDGA fan

    Oct 9, 2003
    That's an Ibanez (Musician) MC900.
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I always liked how it said in gold script on the back of the neck :

    'Hand crafted in Japan by the proud people of Ibanez' !! :)
  10. he played another bass for a while then to. it was a model also used by the bass players for bon jovi and skid row. always thought they were gibsons cuz of the postion markers but then i thought they were ibanezes but i'm not sure. anybody know?
  11. Hamrhed


    Dec 26, 2007
    It is indeed an Ibanez Musician
  12. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006

    Yup, I had the guitar version of that back in the very early 80's.
  13. unclejane

    unclejane Guest

    Jul 23, 2008
    Yep, I used to have one of these. Totally forgot that I had it - it was my first fretless conversion. I completely ruined it in the process. I think I gave it away....

    It never had the greatest sound for some reason, it was a really well-made bass so it should have sounded great....

  14. Holy poo, ZOMBIE THREAD!!!
  15. 80jazz


    Jun 28, 2008
    I believe that the pic was taken from a performance at the Reading festival on August 24, 1979. It also had lines on the neck instead of the board indicating where the frets would be.
  16. Spector?
  17. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I have the same bass as Sting, except mine is fretted, his was fretless.

    '79 Ibanez MC900, it's the 22fret version.

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  18. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars