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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 06-22-2001, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez 440R - can someone tell me what the body is?

I bought this in 1992, and am still trying to figure out what the wood is... I know the neck is maple and rosewood, but what's the body? I've recently shaved off the paint and lacquer, and discovered that the wood is very light colourd and very grainy... Could this be alder? It feels a bit too light for basswood...
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post #2 of 60 (permalink) Old 06-22-2001, 02:50 AM
 
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Yes it is: alder.

But why did you shaved it off? Didn't like the finish?


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post #3 of 60 (permalink) Old 06-22-2001, 06:57 AM
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The 92 catalogue lists the 440R as having a basswood body.
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post #4 of 60 (permalink) Old 06-23-2001, 09:01 PM
 
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I thought basswood was slightly lighter than alder (on average; individual pieces vary, of course...).
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post #5 of 60 (permalink) Old 07-02-2001, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Nuno: well, I did like the finish, but it was so banged up i thought i'd give it a new look. I'm having it resprayed, and will post pics of my custom paint job when i get it...

Alder??? hmm... or is it basswood? I think it's basswood though, cos' i remember the catalogue saying so. though it doesn't look like it to me...
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post #6 of 60 (permalink) Old 07-04-2001, 06:00 AM
 
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hey lionel..where abouts in singapore do u get it refinished?
whats the price range for a custom paint job?
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post #7 of 60 (permalink) Old 07-04-2001, 06:51 AM
 
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Sorry, I searched on HC about the 440R, and users described it as an alder body, so...

You surely know it for sure.

Anyway, Spiral Acid, I'm waiting for the pictures!


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post #8 of 60 (permalink) Old 07-07-2001, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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hey lionel..where abouts in singapore do u get it refinished?
whats the price range for a custom paint job?
I got it done at BOB's Studio here. I'm collecting it soon, and should be able to get a few pics up soon. And who are you? How do you know my name???

Nuno: If you're referring to the HC review, I did it... :biggrin: so that would mean it's not a confirmed answer.
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lionel ..i met u on icq..i'm the malaysian studying in uk..the one with the 540r..remember?..geez
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lionel ..i met u on icq..i'm the malaysian studying in uk..the one with the 540r..remember?..geez
OH YEAH!!!!!! :biggrin: sorry...

I thought you weren't in Malaysia?? or are you back for Hols?
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post #11 of 60 (permalink) Old 07-10-2001, 06:32 AM
 
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hahah.. :silly:
yeah i'm back on holiday lionel...and i might come down to singapore..meet ya then?
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hahah.. :silly:
yeah i'm back on holiday lionel...and i might come down to singapore..meet ya then?
No prob, man... gimmie a mail, and I'll tell you how to get me... :biggrin: I'll try to get Chris from this forum out at the same time too... We can have a 3 axe jam!
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post #13 of 60 (permalink) Old 07-10-2001, 11:56 PM
 
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I smell a Jemfest Singapore chapter forming :silly:
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post #14 of 60 (permalink) Old 07-11-2001, 08:32 AM
 
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right on mate! ok i'll give u a buzz when i get a confirmation of when i'm coming:thumbsup:
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post #15 of 60 (permalink) Old 07-11-2001, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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I smell a Jemfest Singapore chapter forming :silly:
I wish man... I think it'll be too few people... But we'll have enough fun though!!!! :biggrin:
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