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Username: Biohazard

Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 2:22 am:   

Hi everybody, I gotta sell my Ibanez bass because I switched over to playing guitar.

As i wrote the description for eBay I noticed that I do not know the model-number of my good old bass. I searched everywhere on the internet and I think I found it in an Ibanez catalogue of 1989. I think it's a RD828LE: http://www.ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1989/roadbass.jpg

Could somebody confirm this by looking at these pictures:


If it really is a RD828LE, how much is is worth? And has there been a model called RD828 (without LE) as well? If so, what was the difference? And can I tell which one my bass is?

Unfortunately I cant lookup the serial number, as I dont have the bass around.

Many thanks in advance!
Username: Bassassin

Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 4:30 am:   

Have a look at the Roadbass section on www.ibanezregister.com - looks like yours is an RD828LE. It's quite similar to an RD727 or an RD909, but has a different control arrangement. There aren't any other 828 models listed, so it's reasonable to assume there weren't any.

As far as value's concerned - like anything else - & particularly basses & guitars, it depends what someone's willing to pay - and that depends on whether someone really wants the particular model in question.

Username: Biohazard

Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 12:02 pm:   

Thanks for your replay Jon.

I know it's hard to tell a price for an used instrument but I thought there might be a certain range in which the price can be. The original price was 900$, but that was more than 15 years ago...

I'm afraid the auction is gonna end much too low anyway. I bundled it with an amp, and bass-case and the auction is halfway through and it stands at about 5$. Guess many people dont bid because I dont wanna ship it, but only sell to people who pick it up personally...
Username: Biohazard

Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 12:03 pm:   

I meant reply :-)

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