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Old 12-23-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Is this a good bass?

I decided that I want to play guitar, specifically the bass. I am a sophomore in HS and really want to spend the next few years getting a good as I can at it so that I can possibly start u pa band sometime after high school, that's the goal anyway. I want to be in a Ska band, and I know that bass is usually prominent in these types of bands. Is that guitar a good guitar? I want one that I won't outgrow anytime soon, and one that is versatile. It is a 1980 Ibanez Roadster
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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I personally prefer older Ibanez stuff. How much does the seller want for it?
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:01 AM   #3
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I love those early 80s Ibby's--if the electronics are solid and the bass is the right price, its a good choice to start your bass playing. They are very versatile and can dial up tones that fit quite a few genres.

Like Alcucard817 said, whats the price?
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:34 AM   #4
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Those were fine basses. They play beautifully, sound great and they are built like Tiger Tanks. You won't outgrow it. I started on an Ibanez Roadgear 4-string (the replacement series for the Roadster, I believe) and I still play it and I still love it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:33 AM   #5
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it's a fantastic bass, and they sell for way less than I think they're really worth. Market could be $1200 and it would still be a good deal, but at the range they normally fall into it's almost like stealing
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:58 PM   #6
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The combination of the Precision/Jazz bass pickups will let you get a lot of different tones out of it. I'd try one out before you buy so you know whether or not it's comfortable for you to play.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #7
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seller wants $350 for it. Is it a good guitar for the kinda music I'm into? (Ska/Punk). Youtube the song 500 Channels by Chocking Victim, that's the type of music I want to play.

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:03 AM   #8
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Yes--that could easily work for Ska / Punk with the Split humbucker pups.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:54 AM   #9
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seller wants $350 for it. Is it a good guitar for the kinda music I'm into? (Ska/Punk). Youtube the song 500 Channels by Chocking Victim, that's the type of music I want to play.

You will practically be stealing it from him, providing it's in good condition. I would still try to talk him down a little, but that's just the cheap ass in me.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:17 AM   #10
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You will practically be stealing it from him, providing it's in good condition. I would still try to talk him down a little, but that's just the cheap ass in me.


Well, I'm buying it from a dealer, so I don't know if there is any talking down lol
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:22 AM   #11
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Doesn't hurt to try. Hell I've gotten guitar center to eat the tax on a few guitars and basses I've bought from them. Maybe ask for a few cheap cables, or what not.

Gotta sweeten the pot man.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #12
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Buy it!
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:57 AM   #13
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looks awesome. Reminds me of my late Ibanez ATK, but with a better pickup configuration.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:15 AM   #14
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Well, I'm buying it from a dealer, so I don't know if there is any talking down lol


Don't be a pussy, theres always room for talking down prices. You really think any shop anywhere labels things up with the very least amount of $$$ they'd take for it?! No, they don't.

They're looking for a cheeky little profit, you're looking for a cheeky little discount, no harm done in asking.

Even so, as others have said, you're practically stealing it at that price anyway, very good bass.
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