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Post by dap9 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:04 pm

Hey guys. First post here and I know this can look shady so bear w/ me... I hang out a lot at Harmony Central and somewhat at The Gear Page. I'll post a link to a similar post at HC to try an prove I'm not some kind of scammer. I go by dap99 at HC and dap9 most other places like TGP.

My dad has a friend who owns this guitar and isn't all that internet savy. He said he'd take some pics of his, but he said it looks pretty much like the pic I'll paste below. While visiting my folks, the guy let me borrow this guitar and I remember it feeling really nice. Didn't care much for the look, but it did play well. I'll also post his email to me regarding the shape of the guitar. I'm not going to edit anything in that email. What you see is what he wrote. I've somehow become an Ibanez "fanboy" so I can appreciate that this guitar is pretty special to this community. I'm hoping I can get an honest estimate of what this guy could expect to sell the guitar for should he choose to do so. If anyone here is interested, I can put you in touch with him. I'm just doing this b/c I'm familiar w/ forums and figured if I can help fellow guitar lovers get their dream axe and a fair deal, I'm doing my Karmic duty. So first, here's a link to the post I put up at HC. PM me there if you want and I'll reply if that helps anyone feel like they're not getting duped. You'll see by my post count there that I've been around for a while. So here's the email from the guy:

This old girl is ~7+ of 10 (10 being considered museum grade)
The thing is well used/not abused, all 24 frets are very nice, neck is very nice (butter), electronics no issues.
It does have a quarter sized nick in the finish on one spot (1989 long story) and I picked through the finish near the bridge pickup.
I used up ~10 sets of strings a month for the first 7 years on this thing. (Itís mostly been in the case last ~18 years or so)
So far as mods; I removed the pickup covers (still have them), installed strap locks (still have originals), tuners are original machines, factory case well scuffed from the road.
I can knock the spider webs off and give it a photo shoot this week end.
Hey if someone really want this thing I will sell. If not itís a keeper.

And here's the pic he said looks just like his (I can see if he'll provide actual pics if anyone's intersted). Thanks for any help!


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Post by dap9 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:15 pm

Looks like I'm not allowed to post external links for 7 days. If you go to the HC site and then the Guitars section, I posted in the SPAM thread. You can do a search of my username, dap99 and get there that way too. Thanks

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Post by Iceman on Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:51 pm

PM sent

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Post by dap9 on Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:58 pm

Hmm, can't reply to PMs here yet either. If anyone does want to go through PM, you can try over at HM. cheers!

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Post by Iceman on Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:36 pm

Yup, that's just what I did. Check you inbox @ HC. Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:33 am

BTW the pic above is my guitar and is not for sale, ao make sure you get some pice before doing any bidding/buying

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Post by Iceman on Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:03 am

No worries, Sarc. I spotted that as your axe right off. Very Happy

I believe Dap just did not have anything pics ready yet of the actual instrument he may be shopping.

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Post by TVill25 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:33 pm

I am interested.

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Post by dap9 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:28 pm

Iceman wrote:No worries, Sarc. I spotted that as your axe right off. Very Happy

I believe Dap just did not have anything pics ready yet of the actual instrument he may be shopping.

Right - yeah, just posted the pic the guy sent me until he takes some of his guitar. Funny coincidence. I sent an email and got an Out of Office reply. I'll see if I can find out when he gets back.

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Post by Iceman on Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:58 pm

TVill25 wrote:I am interested.


Oh no your not!!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Mad Mad No No

lol!

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Post by TVill25 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:40 pm

A guy can try. I guess a westone nut has to with only 48 to even try and get. What a Face

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Post by The Chad on Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:33 am

LOL! I guess "first dibs" doesn't apply when it comes to something as rare as hen's teeth! Looks like it's "game on" and highest bid for anything this rare in our midst! Like throughing a sheep into a den of lions... Laughing I won't be trying to get this one at least, that Vandenberg broke me for a while.

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Post by corsair on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:15 pm

Yeah; tricky one, eh?! When there are so few available, I don't think calling it really works... I suppose deepest pockets wins!

I donT want one, so you're safe from me!! Even if I had the wherewithal to consider bidding..... Just bought 5 tickets on the big silver bird from here to Australia..... Shocked Shocked Laughing

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Post by The Chad on Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:36 pm

corsair wrote:Yeah; tricky one, eh?! When there are so few available, I don't think calling it really works... I suppose deepest pockets wins!

I donT want one, so you're safe from me!! Even if I had the wherewithal to consider bidding..... Just bought 5 tickets on the big silver bird from here to Australia..... Shocked Shocked Laughing

Another trip?! Didn't you just invade the French countryside John?! Laughing And now to OZ, oh boy, we're all jealous!!! Mad Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:36 pm

corsair wrote:

I donT want one, so you're safe from me!! Even if I had the wherewithal to consider bidding.....

How could you not want one? They are too cool not to want. That being said, good luck to whoever does get it - gonna like it a lot.

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Post by corsair on Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:24 pm

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How could you not want one? They are too cool not to want. That being said, good luck to whoever does get it - gonna like it a lot.

I know.... How odd am I ?! I've had to pass up my personal grail this year so I don't feel too bad about it!! And if I want a neck thru with 2xMMK pickups, then I've got my ol' faithful Vantage VA 900; I have an X300 and that's as far down the Pantera line as I need to go, really!

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Post by dap9 on Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:42 pm

Wow, I guess this thing is like the Moby Dick of Westones. Still haven't heard from the guy, but will let him know there's definitely an interest.

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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:37 pm

dap9 wrote:Wow, I guess this thing is like the Moby Dick of Westones. Still haven't heard from the guy, but will let him know there's definitely an interest.

Just tell him to put it up on the bay - now that the frenzy is going on, I want to see what it goes for Smile

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Post by The Chad on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:40 am

sarcaster wrote:
dap9 wrote:Wow, I guess this thing is like the Moby Dick of Westones. Still haven't heard from the guy, but will let him know there's definitely an interest.

Just tell him to put it up on the bay - now that the frenzy is going on, I want to see what it goes for Smile

I want to see too! Yet I don't want to see it on the 'Bay, because we don't need ANOTHER high auction Westone going on. Drives the prices up. Look how in the past year they've gone up! Ugh... Mad

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Post by Iceman on Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:03 am

+1. cheers

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Post by corsair on Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:27 am

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Another trip?! Didn't you just invade the French countryside John?! Laughing And now to OZ, oh boy, we're all jealous!!! Mad Very Happy

No, not another holiday; we're moving to Australia for 5 or 6 years.....

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Post by dap9 on Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:46 pm

Sorry for the delay guys Here are the pics:
















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Post by Barry on Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:15 pm

Mmmm...toffee!
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Post by hobster on Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:33 pm

Barry wrote:Mmmm...toffee!
Barry like! cyclops

+1 Yummy! :heart:

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Post by Iceman on Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:43 pm

That one has definitely seen the oliphant...

Lotsa hard won Mojo for sure, dap.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:02 am

Nice mojo on this one so it must play and sound great. It sure does look good. Like the color.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:12 am

What type pickups are installed in it now. The originals were Westone actives wern't they? Still a nice axe.Any input on this one as I am no expert on these?

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Post by TVill25 on Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:13 am

Time to count my pennies. Sad Sad Sad Sad

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Post by The Chad on Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:33 am

TVill25 wrote:Time to count my pennies. Sad Sad Sad Sad

Never ceases to amaze me, the curves on those things!!! Yowsa! Shocked

Well I'll say it if no one else will, I AM JEALOUS!!! cheers Great score man, the needle in the haystack.

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Post by corsair on Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:12 am

mortarman120gang11c wrote:What type pickups are installed in it now. The originals were Westone actives wern't they? Still a nice axe.Any input on this one as I am no expert on these?

They may still be the OEM pickups as they had covers on them with the bird logo under the high E. I think they should be MMK 75s.....

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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:24 am

corsair wrote:
mortarman120gang11c wrote:What type pickups are installed in it now. The originals were Westone actives wern't they? Still a nice axe.Any input on this one as I am no expert on these?

They may still be the OEM pickups as they had covers on them with the bird logo under the high E. I think they should be MMK 75s.....

Mine has MMK75's and is not active, but I think Westbone's has active ones.

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Post by The Chad on Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:55 am

sarcaster wrote:
corsair wrote:
mortarman120gang11c wrote:What type pickups are installed in it now. The originals were Westone actives wern't they? Still a nice axe.Any input on this one as I am no expert on these?

They may still be the OEM pickups as they had covers on them with the bird logo under the high E. I think they should be MMK 75s.....

Mine has MMK75's and is not active, but I think Westbone's has active ones.

I wonder if any of the 390's come with active pups and we just don't know about it yet? Unless someone on here already knows. Laughing

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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:24 am

The Chad wrote:
I wonder if any of the 390's come with active pups and we just don't know about it yet? Unless someone on here already knows. Laughing

Mine 390 has actuve PUPS - but alas they are not the originals - its got some EMGs in there that really sound good for the guitar

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Post by The Chad on Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:33 am

sarcaster wrote:
The Chad wrote:
I wonder if any of the 390's come with active pups and we just don't know about it yet? Unless someone on here already knows. Laughing

Mine 390 has actuve PUPS - but alas they are not the originals - its got some EMGs in there that really sound good for the guitar

I've been itchig to try a pair of EMGs in something, great for that hard sound.

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Post by dap9 on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:07 am

Got an email from the guy yesterday. He's gonna put the ol' gal up on ebay w/ some other gear. I told him to let me know so I can post a link for him. So until futher notice...

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Post by hobster on Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:07 pm

dap9 wrote:Got an email from the guy yesterday. He's gonna put the ol' gal up on ebay w/ some other gear. I told him to let me know so I can post a link for him. So until futher notice...

Ebay sucks, i've sold a few guitars and with their charges and paypals they take waaaaaaaaaaaayyy too much. He'd make more money selling it directly to one of these fine lads on the forum. Very Happy

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Post by colt933 on Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:00 pm

The Chad wrote:
sarcaster wrote:
The Chad wrote:
I wonder if any of the 390's come with active pups and we just don't know about it yet? Unless someone on here already knows. Laughing

Mine 390 has actuve PUPS - but alas they are not the originals - its got some EMGs in there that really sound good for the guitar

I've been itchig to try a pair of EMGs in something, great for that hard sound.

I played with EMGs for a while and got over it. I believe the best use for them today is on songs where you need a humbucker for the dirt, but you need a clean sound too that's not too warm or dark. EMGs get really bright and brittle when you roll the volume back. Think Metallica. Just about any song from the black album forward that required both clean and dirty guitars was recorded with EMGs. If they didn't need the clean, they didn't use the EMGs. You can see this in their live shows too.

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Post by The Chad on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:51 am

colt933 wrote:
The Chad wrote:
sarcaster wrote:
The Chad wrote:
I wonder if any of the 390's come with active pups and we just don't know about it yet? Unless someone on here already knows. Laughing

Mine 390 has actuve PUPS - but alas they are not the originals - its got some EMGs in there that really sound good for the guitar

I've been itchig to try a pair of EMGs in something, great for that hard sound.

I played with EMGs for a while and got over it. I believe the best use for them today is on songs where you need a humbucker for the dirt, but you need a clean sound too that's not too warm or dark. EMGs get really bright and brittle when you roll the volume back. Think Metallica. Just about any song from the black album forward that required both clean and dirty guitars was recorded with EMGs. If they didn't need the clean, they didn't use the EMGs. You can see this in their live shows too.

Great info Colt, thanks for the insight. That's actually very helpful.

And about Ebay, we don't need ANOTHER super high priced Westone all over the place for everyone to see. Seriously, will drive pricing up. Mad

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