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 Post subject: Ibanez Roadstar II - RB650 1985 left handed
PostPosted: January 4th, 2023, 6:58 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Ibanez Roadstar II - RB650 1985 left handed
PostPosted: January 4th, 2023, 9:33 pm 
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Does this fall into the prime Roadstar years. Paulo?

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PostPosted: January 5th, 2023, 7:42 pm 
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Does this fall into the prime Roadstar years. Paulo?

For sure!


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PostPosted: January 20th, 2023, 12:02 pm 
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PostPosted: January 20th, 2023, 6:17 pm 
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Local pickup only Astoria, Queens/NY it says on the Reverb listing. If anyone is interested, I'm not far from Astoria and could pick it up for you. We can figure out the shipping later.


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PostPosted: January 21st, 2023, 6:59 am 
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pjmuck wrote:
Local pickup only Astoria, Queens/NY it says on the Reverb listing. If anyone is interested, I'm not far from Astoria and could pick it up for you. We can figure out the shipping later.

Astoria/Ditmars/Steinway is a really nice part of town. I don’t know a lot about New York City, but that would be one of the finalists for areas of New York City I would live in if I were to move there.

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I never really "got" what a Rick is capable of until I ran it stereo a few times in my college band. We used to call it the "Piano of Doom". You get all the bottom and all the top in total a**kicking mode.


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PostPosted: January 22nd, 2023, 11:00 am 
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paulo wrote:
superheavydeathmetal wrote:
Does this fall into the prime Roadstar years. Paulo?

For sure!

The 1983-1985 (maple fretboard version) RB650 still remains my all time favorite passive vintage P/J- style bass. $750 is probably a bit too rich for the market, but I say this whenever these come up: Imho if these basses weren’t “Ibanez” they would easily command that price relative to their actual quality as 35+ year old vintage instruments. Apparently I’ve been raving about these basses on LB since 2009 (I’m getting old, lol)…


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 Post subject: Re: Ibanez Roadstar II - RB650 1985 left handed
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2023, 11:05 am 
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Great basses indeed. I don't own one, but I have two '86 Roadstars with the active low B soap bars (one black, which I'll be selling, and one I just bought off Paulo in white) and I love those basses. But the bassist in a cover band I play with regularly has the PJ model in question that he uses all the time, and it's killer. The whole Roadster/Roadstar line of basses were great, IMO.

Edit: Mine are actually RB850s


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PostPosted: January 22nd, 2023, 11:09 am 
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Spot on , PJ!

Here’s my extensive coverage/ rant in a “BC Rich” thread from 2015:

http://www.leftybassist.com/viewtopic.p ... &view=next


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PostPosted: January 22nd, 2023, 11:15 am 
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Carmine wrote:
Spot on , PJ!

Here’s my extensive coverage/ rant in a “BC Rich” thread from 2015:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6364&view=next


Yes, I remember your "rant". :lol: great wealth of info, as always. And that Aztec gold refinish! Killer choice. I'm still holding out for a white RB650. I got my white RB850, but I can afford to wait longer. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Ibanez Roadstar II - RB650 1985 left handed
PostPosted: January 23rd, 2023, 6:57 am 
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pjmuck wrote:
Yes, I remember your "rant". :lol:


As do I! That is why I asked if this bass falls within the "prime" Roadstar years. I thought it was Paulo who had said that. (I think because you two had similar avatars at the time. I would get you two mixed up all the time back then. :lol:)

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superheavydeathmetal wrote:
I would get you two mixed up all the time... :lol:)

Same here, Conley ;) …there have been many times that I wished I was Paulo! :lol:


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Would love to score one of these some time. How are the pickups & electronics in these?

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PostPosted: January 29th, 2023, 6:40 pm 
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Hi all,

This bass is listed on Talkbass for $650.


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 Post subject: Re: Ibanez Roadstar II - RB650 1985 left handed
PostPosted: January 30th, 2023, 10:39 am 
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Just to save folks a search:

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