|Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 5:42 am: |
Just wanted to check if anyone can tell me the going rate of a beautiful black eagle bass, with original case? How many of these basses were made? How easy is it to get your hands on one? I have the opportunity to aquire one of these beauties, and I don't know if I should take it as I don't know abut value?? PLEASE HELP!
Any replies / comments would be greatly appreciated!
|Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 9:38 pm: |
You should ask Hasy in the 50's and 60's topic, because he owned one a few years ago. He was sad about the fact that he didn't own it any more. I think it's VERY wanted. The buyer started www.blackeaglebass.com and seems to have sold it.
I checked in Russelw's database for 2609B and didn't find one. So you can figure out how difficult it is to find one...
|Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 1:40 am: |
It´s a strange thing about the value of any (Ibanez) guitar or bass. In case of the Black Eagle: I´ve seen auctions end at 1600+ US dollars and I´ve seen them sold for just about 450 too. I think both amounts are extremes and that a reasonable and accurate value for a Black Eagle bass in good and original condition will be around 600 to 700 US dollars.
|Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 1:20 pm: |
I found one a month ago.
Kicks the living crap out of my 78 Fender Precision.
I am restoring it right now.
This bass is AWESOME !!!!
If you don't buy it let me know. I might consider buying a second.
|Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 2:41 pm: |
Black Eagle in action. This is footage of Nirvana at JC Dobbs south street philly. I actuclly played here back in 1983 on a Friday and Saturday night. It was an awesome place to play with a great audience.
Johns this where the Melody Maker was stolen from!
|Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 3:25 pm: |
Cool! Did you ever find any pictures of the MM?
|Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 11:14 pm: |
No but I contacted someone that used to photograph all of the gigs there during the period I played. I am trying to track down pics and film footage. They had a video camera(probably 16mm) hanging from the stage at Dobbs and filmed most of the acts there. I also dated a girl at that period that was in photography school at the time I bought it from the store in Levittown where you traded it. She took numerous slides, black and whites and color shots of me playing it before and after I refinished it and added the neck pup.I just need to get in touch with her. I'm sure she still has most of the pics and negs.
|Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 8:24 am: |
To revive this topic; here is a link to a black eagle bass on Ebay in Oz at the moment.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Ibanez-Commador-bass-guitar _W0QQitemZ280133542879QQihZ018QQcategoryZ38080QQss PageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
I've been in contact with the seller and unfortunately he doesn't have the broken piece of headstock. I guess that makes it difficult to do any cosmetic work on.
Also, seller said that he had to drill extra holes for the fender bridge. Pick-ups are fender too!
On the up-side, the eagle scratch plate looks to be in good condition.
|Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 6:36 pm: |
Here's another one with a BIN:
Ebay Item #110152308903
|Posted on Monday, August 06, 2007 - 5:02 pm: |
thanks for the links...
any others, keep them coming!
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