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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-10-2002, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Blazer re-issue info needed!

Hi there,
in the late 90's, Ibanez decided to bring back the blazer series.. It seems that didn't last very long, since I could nowhere find any more info about that...
Fact is, I got one of these a few years ago off ebay (which started the whole Ibanez-thingy for me ), and still play it today sometimes, but I finally need some info about it (PUs, etc.)! here are the things I know about it:

Ibanez Blazer 21
Made in Japan; Serial # F9830941 (1998!!)
Black Body, white pickguard, chrome vintage trem and gotoh tuners
H-S-S config
AANJ maple neck with that dark stripe on the back
the headstock is old-style shaped; the Ibanez logo on it is different to anything I've seen so far (also different to the ones on the old Blazers/Roadstars)
The Pickguard shape is different to the old blazer Pickguards; looks more like a roadstar pickguard..

that's all for now!!
I'd appreciate anything you know about this guitar... thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2002, 05:14 AM
 
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Hi Felix,
here we go, the following is from the 1998 Ibanez Catalog (U.S.A.):
***since you said your Blazer's got a Gotoh bridge, i assume you've got the BL825, so i skipped the BL1025 descriptions***

IBANEZ BLAZER BL825

characteristics
body: ALDER
neck type: BL
fret: LARGE
bridge: GOTOH 510AT
neck pickup: JLD1
mid pickup: S7
bridge pickup: JLD2
color: BK, VB (Vintage Burst)

JLD1 pickup characteristics
name: JL/Daisensei
recomm. position: NECK
construction: Humbucker
magnet: AL/C (AlNiCo/Ceramic)
description: Humbucking with genuine traditional single coil capability. Blend of magnets gives it full body plus crisp clarity. Designed for the Blazer 21.

JLD2 pickup characteristics
name: JL/Daisensei
recomm. position: BRIDGE
construction: Humbucker
magnet: AL (AlNiCo)
description: Humbucker with powerful, true single coil tone.

BL neck dimensions
scale lenght: 628mm/24.75"
width at nut: 41mm
width at last fret: 51.25mm
thickness at 1st fret: 20mm
thickness at 12th fret: 23.75mm
radius: 240mm


descriptions
Innovative Blazer electronics end the need to switch guitars. You can get every pickup configuration most standard single coil and humbucker guitars offer.
Plus combinations you can't get, like front and rear single coil positions. The single coil section of JL/Daisensei pickups have the same construction as a real single coil so -unlike conventional humbuckers- you can get an authentic single coil when tapped.

The Blazer's rounded multi-radius neck is incredible... something you have to play to believe. Carved out of the hardest hard rock maple and fitted with thin high profile frets that provide super accurate intonation throughout the neck.


on the other page
Sperzel Tuners, with specially calibrated individual string heights, eliminate the need for string-trees. A low-profile graphite nut allows free tremolo use without sticking or creaking.

"A neck that must be played". The Blazer's super comfortable, rounded, multi-radius necks are crafted of the hardest wood we could find: quartersawn hard rock maple from the cold northeastern climate of Shelborn, Canada. High, thin-profile 195-hardness frets are used for more accurate intonation throughout the neck.


pictured endorsers
Matt Dudenhoeffer (Gravity Kills)
John Goodsall (Brand X)
Reb Beach (Alice Cooper)
Larry Mitchell
Ace Baker (Rat Bat Blue)

click here for scans
PAGE 1
PAGE 2
PICKUPS SWITCHING

Felix,
is it enough?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2002, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Phew.. thanks!! Hmm.. but there are still a few weird things...

- the guitar has a H-S-S config, not H-S-H as in the catalogue!! (I think I'll have to take the pickguard off to see if the body has H-S-H routings)
- the pickguard is just plain white
- The guitar HAS string trees, unlike the catalogue says!!

Hmm... I think I'll have to get my hands on the 1998 european catalogue, maybe it's in there!! But thanks so far!! It doesn't happen very often that someone puts so much time into answering a question.. I REALLY appreciate it

Oh, and about the lo-pro.. have I already mentioned that ebay germany sucks??

Thanks nuno!
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2002, 08:03 AM
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by horstausmforst
...have I already mentioned that ebay germany sucks?
well, i meant ebay-USA, of course!

for the Blazer...
don't really know. have you really got the 1998 European Catalog? damn... i wish i have it! i'm a catalog collector, well, i try to collect'em as many as i can...
well, if you're gonna sell it one day, don't forget about me!
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I posted pics a while ago of my BL1025 in thsi thread:

http://www.jemsite.insomnia-vhosting...ic.php?t=11615

Nuno, thanks for posting the info...mind if I use those catalog scans if I decide to sell mine?
Greg
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2002, 10:27 AM
 
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Nice axe, Greg! Keep me in mind IF you should decide to get rid of it
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-12-2002, 10:45 AM
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gkelm
...mind if I use those catalog scans?
absolutely not!
if you need higher quality scans, let me know! i had to get'em smaller to be posted here.
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Thanks, nuno...U da man.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2002, 07:08 PM
 
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that's a family, after all
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