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Username: Supascoopa

Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 - 1:07 pm:   

I've come across that weird Rick 4001 replica by Ibanez, it has Ibanez written on trussrod cover, but looks nothing like 2388B or 2389B. It has p-bass style pickup in the neck position and j-bass style pickup under this metal plate that says "ibanez something". Look here http://acapella.harmony-central.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=773080 I attached the photo of the bass in the first post. I'm looking for any information about this bass.
Username: Ibanezfreak1960

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 - 9:22 pm:   

if you scroll down the page on the above link there is a good quality Ibanez catalog scan of Rick copies.
Username: Supascoopa

Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 6:55 am:   

I know, it was me posting that scan. My point is, the one I'm interested in doesn't look like the ones in the catalog. Check the pic in attachment in the link above. Does anyone know if Ibanez made other (than 2388 and 2389) Rickenbacker bass replicas?
Username: Ibanezfreak1960

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 7:41 am:   

I was talking to other members who may be interested in the catalog scan. I could tell it was you who posted it.
Username: Proline

Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 10:35 am:   

Username: Johns

Registered: 02-2001
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2004 - 11:48 am:   

Here's the picture of Supascoopa's mystery Rick bass. Looks like sonething for Harry and Hasy's archives.

Username: Harry

Registered: 03-2001
Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2004 - 5:07 am:   

Hi all!
It would be great for our archive, if it really WAS an Ibanez, which I strongly doubt. If it is or ever was one, it surely isn't in original condition anymore: the logo on the trussrod cover looks like home-made to me: Ibanez never used this type of letter for the logos. Black scratchplate? Unknown so far on any Rick copy Ibanez ever made. Split P-bass pickups? Nope, none original! Block inlays on the fretboard? Nope: Ibanez Ricky's always had the well-known triangular inlays like the originals had. So: I'm 99,99% sure this bass is NOT an Ibanez.
Kind greetz,
Username: Supascoopa

Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 3:43 pm:   

yes, the pickups are most likely not original. but the guy that has this bass says it's real ibanez "from greco period". maybe it's greco then?
Username: Bassassin

Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 8:53 pm:   

Hi - this is my first post here, and I can introduce myself by resolving the controversy over this curious bass!

First of all, it's no Ibanez - in fact it's several thousand miles from being an Ibanez! It is actually a Jolana D-Bass, and it was made in Czechoslovakia some time in the mid '80s.

There's a bit of info here:

As far as I can see from the pic, it's all original - apart from the name...

One of these appeared on UK Ebay a few months back & ended up selling for about 250 (about $440).

Anyway, I hope this resolves the confusion!


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