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Dylanharbour
Username: Dylanharbour

Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 5:42 am:   

Hey all

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!

Regards
Dylan
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Gemberbier
Username: Gemberbier

Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 9:38 pm:   

Dylan,

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.
http://www.blackeaglebass.com/for-sale.htm
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...


Ginger
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Harry
Username: Harry

Registered: 3-2001
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 1:40 am:   

Hi Dylan

Its a strange thing about the value of any (Ibanez) guitar or bass. In case of the Black Eagle: Ive seen auctions end at 1600+ US dollars and Ive 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.

Kind greetz,
Harry
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Shrap
Username: Shrap

Registered: 2-2007
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.
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Ibanezfreak1960
Username: Ibanezfreak1960

Registered: 3-2004
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!
http://www.philebrity.com/2007/02/14/noontime-nugg etz-nirvana-at-jc-dobbs-71289/
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Johns
Username: Johns

Registered: 2-2001
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 3:25 pm:   

Cool! Did you ever find any pictures of the MM?
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Ibanezfreak1960
Username: Ibanezfreak1960

Registered: 3-2004
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.
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Sweep
Username: Sweep

Registered: 5-2006
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.

Sweep
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Michaelkaufman
Username: Michaelkaufman

Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 6:36 pm:   

Here's another one with a BIN:

Ebay Item #110152308903

mk
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Dylanharbour
Username: Dylanharbour

Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2007 - 5:02 pm:   

thanks for the links...

any others, keep them coming!

Shotto.
Dyl

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