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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: 1969 Ibanez 2020 and 1970 2030 Bass

Hi folks,
just wanted to share my latest NGD with you.
I was lucky enough to get a matching pair of early Ibanez via eBay.

Ibanez 2020 Strat copy (more Höfner-like than Fender-like) from 1969 (metal logo!)
Ibanez 2030 bass from the early 70s just after the logo changed to the printed version.

Aren't they beautyful??

Both don't sound bad. I like the guitar's rockabilly-like sound and with crunch it get's really dirty, great for blues rock a la ZZ Top or stuff like Status Quo.
The sustain in a solo isn't very good though, especially with bending notes. Very cool rhythm guitar!



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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 05:38 AM
 
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Awesome pair!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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Re: NGD: 1969 Ibanez 2020 and 1970 2030 Bass

Both looks very interesting! Great pair! The guitar is somewht like a strat and J bass mixture...
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Both looks very interesting! Great pair! The guitar is somewht like a strat and J bass mixture...
In fact, it goes more in the direction of copying vintage German Höfner guitars from the late 60s.
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very cool collectible matching Ibbies - congrats man!!!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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Those are great! I go to a lot of shows and stuff like this is so rare. I good shpe it's next to impossible to find.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you, guys!

The bass is in pretty bad shape actually. There's black laquer spots on the back, the bridge looks selfmade and it was disgustingly dirty when it arrived. The neck is slightly shimmed because the trussrod is stuck and doesn't work.
It plays and sounds well, though. After a thorough cleaning it also looks great now. Of course it has quite some dings and dongs. That's pretty normal with this age.

The guitar is in much better shape!
It also has some scratches and dings and dongs but it's entirely original, plays and sounds great and also needed a thorough cleaning but it wasn't as filthy as the bass was.
In comparison to my Fender Strats it's pretty heavy.

I'm really happy with both!
I'm not a bass player, I just need a bass for my hobby recordings, so I don't have special expectations regarding basses. It should do the job.
I just bought a Mexican Fender Precision bass, so if the Ibby doesn't do the trick, I'll keep it for collection reasons and will use the Fender for recording.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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I love the way they match! Great pair of vintage Ibanez instruments.

Peace

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Vintage ibanez's, awesome!
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