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Post by colt933 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:08 pm

I have the opportunity to buy this guitar locally. He wants $380 and it comes with OHSC (lovely lime green velour interior).

It is all original and is in pretty good condition - some bumps and bruises but it's all there and totally playable. The only non-original parts, according to the seller, are the output jack and one of the bridge posts which was ordered through Ibanez from Japan.

Original Super 70s pickups are included.

It's black and has a set neck.

Thoughts?

If I did not want to keep it, what would be an estimate of the resale price?

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by Barry on Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:59 pm

I've not seen many I-Been-Had's that turn my crank, most are utter rubbish.
The brand has a rep that is mysteriously far beyond it's ability to deliver, and seems to appeal mostly to young metal head bangers.
See these guys every week in the shop, mostly with problems for me to repair. Rolling Eyes

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Post by hobster on Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:09 pm

Ouch, i completely disagree Barry. I own a 77 Musician and also an 81 Artist and they are incredible guitars. Ibanez made very high quality guitars back then and i believe they are as good as any Matt guitars. Sure they made lots of crap during the metal years and they do now but vintage Ibanez guitars are A+.
Go for it Colt, thats a great price! You won't regret it and they usually go for more so you could make your money back but i have a feeling you'll keep it. Wink I like the super 70's alot also, nice pickups.

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Post by anaerobe on Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:53 pm

i would also vouch for the old Ibanez stuff. Go get em Colt.

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by Warrn on Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:47 am

Barry wrote:I've not seen many I-Been-Had's that turn my crank, most are utter rubbish.
The brand has a rep that is mysteriously far beyond it's ability to deliver, and seems to appeal mostly to young metal head bangers.
See these guys every week in the shop, mostly with problems for me to repair. Rolling Eyes
Big difference between modern Ibanez and 70s/early 80s Ibanez. The old ones are definitely good instruments (MIJ, quality comparable to Uncle Mat if I understand correctly) while the more recent stuff is indeed mostly junk. Unfortunately I've not played one myself, but I have heard some old Ibbies and they have a lot more soul to them than the shredders they put out now.

I would vote to go for it, but have no idea of resale value.

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by corsair on Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:44 am

Yeah, gotta say I had an old 2388 for a while wa-a-a-y back and it was OK, just very heavy which is why it got the Spanish Archer. I can see where Barry's coming from though with guys like Satch, Vai and Gilbert playing and endorsing them, there is an appeal there to the youngsters in all of us!! Laughing Regardless of the fact that their guitars will be heavily modified for their preferences....

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by hoax on Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:31 am


Many vintage Ibanez guitars are superb quality. I had an Artist which I bought new in 1977. I don't remember the ID number but it was an Artist Professional in natural. double cutaway, with German top route. It was from the Bob Weir Series. I have seen them go for £800/£1000 in the UK.

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by DuoFuzz on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:26 am

Barry wrote:I've not seen many I-Been-Had's that turn my crank, most are utter rubbish.
The brand has a rep that is mysteriously far beyond it's ability to deliver....

Whoa Barry calm down, where did that come from?

Did an Ibanez hurt you in the past. Very Happy

You have to check out THIS cool little site. Look through the catalogues from the mid 70's to early 80's, some of their old high end models are stunning IMHO cyclops

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by bowenjaybee on Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:54 am

DuoFuzz wrote:70's to early 80's, some of their old high end models are stunning

gotta agree. The Ibanez musician bass from the late 70's early 80's is up there on my "bass guitars I'd love to own" list, it's a beauty


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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by Westbone on Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:47 am

Had this old Ibanez around for ages.
Here's the pups, Super 70's.
The pups read approx. 8.6 ohm. and read 'patent applied for'.... lol.
made by Goto

They sounded fine from what I remember.





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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by hobster on Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:28 am

bowenjaybee wrote:
DuoFuzz wrote:70's to early 80's, some of their old high end models are stunning

gotta agree. The Ibanez musician bass from the late 70's early 80's is up there on my "bass guitars I'd love to own" list, it's a beauty


Yup they are gorgeous! I actually own one of those as well to go with my Musician guitar. The neck thru couple! Very Happy I went thru an Ibanez faze a few years ago, i paid about $700 for the bass and guitar (seperate but locally on craigslist). Incredible instruments!

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by corsair on Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:08 pm

My nephew in NZ who is a bassist, bought an old Ibanez bass off a drummer friend of mine and then joined a band I put together about 10 years later and still used the old Ibanez! A very light bass from memory but punchy as all hell - great sound!


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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by Barry on Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:43 pm

DuoFuzz wrote:Did an Ibanez hurt you in the past...
Yes. Yes she did. Left me stranded in Kalamazoo, jumped in my Caddy a she drove afar! clown

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by hoax on Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:08 pm

Barry wrote:
DuoFuzz wrote:Did an Ibanez hurt you in the past...
Yes. Yes she did. Left me stranded in Kalamazoo, jumped in my Caddy a she drove afar! clown

"Kalamazoo" "Caddy" "Chevvy" "Levy" "Route 66"

How come the Yanks (and I know your not one, Barry) get all the iconic car and place names. In good old blighty, we hop into our Morris Marina and head for the chippy. You just can't write a good song about that kind of adventure!

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by mortarman120gang11c on Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:34 pm

The older Ibanez models are of superior quality same as the Uncle Matt models. Those pickups are indeed hot pickups, lots of volume and tone. Any set neck ibanez from that time period should be a solid player and the price is not bad.

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by corsair on Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:11 pm

hoax wrote:
Barry wrote:
DuoFuzz wrote:Did an Ibanez hurt you in the past...
Yes. Yes she did. Left me stranded in Kalamazoo, jumped in my Caddy a she drove afar! clown

"Kaalmazoo" "Caddy" "Chevvy" "Levy" "Route 66"

How come the Yanks (and I know your not one, Barry) get all the iconic car and place names. In good old blighty, we hop into our Morris Marina and head for the chippy. You just can't write a good song about that kind of adventure!

Hoax

"... I went to the embankment, in my Marina to put vinegar on me chips" sort-of thing!? Laughing

And the Canadians have got "Running back to Saskatoon". which is a great tune!

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by Westbone on Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:40 pm

"There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis"
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Ibanez not all bad.

Post by TVill25 on Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:38 pm



Here is my 92 S540 Custom MIJ. I like it a lot. king

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by hobster on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:09 pm

A picture of the Ibanez's. The bass is an 82 and the guitar is a 77 which is pretty cool because it was the first year they were made. They weren't in the catalogs until 78.




Super 58 pickups in my 82 Artist.



Very interesting to see those pickups in an old Ibanez Westbone, these are in my Hondo II Pro which i have no idea where it was made. An Ibanez - Hondo connection perhaps?


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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by anaerobe on Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:01 pm

This is a thread about my "Raven" bass. Raven was distributed by "Great West" here in Canada, beginning in the late 60's. They were made in the same factory as the Ibanez 2366. For all intents and purposes this instrument is an Ibanez 2366 ca. 1970.

Neck slinkiness -10;
Tone punchiness - 9
Tobacco burst factor - 9.5. sunny

http://westone.netboarder.com/t1069-raven-bass-ibanez-2366-lookalike-update-info-with-pic?highlight=ibanez

Nice old bass.. built like a rock, too.

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by Barry on Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:32 pm

Amazing the mileage you can get out of a little crank!



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Post by anaerobe on Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:57 pm

Is that a Buick, Barry?


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Post by Barry on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:18 am

Sure..let's call it a Buick. Rolling Eyes

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Post by anaerobe on Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:05 pm

OK OK that was lame. Embarassed But still - you might find it easier to crank if someone was cheering you on with a song accompanied by a nice Ibanez bass or guitar. Smile

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by xbarnesx on Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:54 am

this'll probably get my IP blocked BUT
my 1984 artist ar105 gets more playing time than the prestige 250
theres not a lot in it, but I love that I can get an almost perfect Mahavishnu John McLaughlin tone
sorry everyone

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by corsair on Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:07 am

Banned!! Laughing Laughing

No, mate - everyone has a preference, and at least you've got a Prestige and are able to make the comparison! Many here wish they were in such a position!!

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by xbarnesx on Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:36 am

I know I'm in a very enviable posistion and the westie holds a special place in my heart as its the guitar I learnt to play on
for the record the next guitar I'm after is a 70's/early 80's Yamaha SG so I can have a sort of Japanese LP Killer collection, not that I'll have the money for the next 18 years - no one told me babies cost so much Shocked

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Post by corsair on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:29 am

xbarnesx wrote:..... not that I'll have the money for the next 18 years - no one told me babies cost so much Shocked

Wait'll you have a few more, buddy - then you'll know costs!! Laughing

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by anaerobe on Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:52 am

Prestige 250's are really uncommon between Thunder Bay and Saskatoon. Wish I could get my mitts on one.... <sigh>

I recently bought a set neck 1978 Yam SBG 200 for less than $200.... the seller never played it! He was making his own amp and needed cash.

I have been looking for years, but CANNOT find a Prestige 250 locally here in the Great White.

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by Barry on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:43 pm

anaerobe wrote:Prestige 250's are really uncommon between Thunder Bay and Saskatoon. Wish I could get my mitts on one.... <sigh>

I recently bought a set neck 1978 Yam SBG 200 for less than $200.... the seller never played it! He was making his own amp and needed cash.

I have been looking for years, but CANNOT find a Prestige 250 locally here in the Great White.
What Ian said. No

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Post by hobster on Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:02 am

bowenjaybee wrote:
DuoFuzz wrote:70's to early 80's, some of their old high end models are stunning

gotta agree. The Ibanez musician bass from the late 70's early 80's is up there on my "bass guitars I'd love to own" list, it's a beauty


Too bad you live across the pond bowenjaybee, there is one for sale locally for about $500 but i think he'd go down a little. High end model like the one pictured above, those models are worth 5 bills for sure. I've almost considered buying it and selling my other Musician bass.

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by caucajun on Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:23 pm

Shocked oooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!..........are we showing owr IBEENHADSSSS????????? Laughing


OK.........heeeeerrrreeee'ssss mine!

FIRST, MY 83-ish RS1000.......

then, my 86-ish RB850.......




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Post by caucajun on Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:34 pm

xbarnesx wrote:this'll probably get my IP blocked BUT
my 1984 artist ar105 gets more playing time than the prestige 250
theres not a lot in it, but I love that I can get an almost perfect Mahavishnu John McLaughlin tone
sorry everyone


[b]BLOCK HIM!! BLOCK HIM!!! Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad


lol!

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Post by Warrn on Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:54 pm

Wow, caucajun, that is a pretty fine bass you got there! The guitar's okay too, I guess. Very Happy

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Post by The Chad on Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:10 pm

I always like the horns on the Roadstars, pretty cool! Cool

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Post by DuoFuzz on Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:48 pm

Sweet looking RS1000 you have there caucajun. I've got this, the stripped down body of it's brother, the RS1300.



It's yet another ill thought out project I got off Fleabay a few years ago. I found a neck for it (from an RS440) but the bridge is the big problem. It should have the PRO ROCK'R trem but they stopped making in '86 and now they're rare as rocking horse poop.

Typical of Japanese guitar makers, the trem is completely oddball and the post spacing doesn't seen to match a single damn thing on the market today. And I thought Westone hardware was a pain in the ass..... No

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Re: Ibanez Artist 30 1981 super 70s

Post by caucajun on Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:16 am

yeah.........but, i'd trade 'em for a rainbow, session or another presty anyday....... Wink

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