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Futumch (Futumch)
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 2:24 am:   

anyone know anything about the black eagle jazz bass
Captainibanez (Captainibanez)
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 3:06 am:   

SEE THE IBANEZ NIGHTHAWK THREAD FOR A PIC
Ibanezfreak1960 (Ibanezfreak1960)
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 8:55 am:   

I have this bass. I found it in a music shop for 195.00 2 years ago. Somebody had butchered it by stripping its finish and replacing the neck with a fretless one peice maple. There is no inlay left at all because the pickguard was replaced with a Fender Jazz style pick guard and dimmarzio pups. I would like to find some parts to restore it but as it is now I like it. It weighs a lot. Its sounds great. I guess all I have left of it's original form is thge body tuners neck plate and controls.
Ibanezfreak1960 (Ibanezfreak1960)
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 9:04 am:   

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Ibanezfreak1960 (Ibanezfreak1960)
Posted on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 9:05 am:   

Ibanezfreak1960
Username: Ibanezfreak1960

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 7:44 am:   

This is the bass above

black eagle bass
Ibanezfreak1960
Username: Ibanezfreak1960

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 7:47 am:   

It's a shame the fate of this bass., If anyone has any parts that I need to restore this thing email me please.
Ibnzplyr
Username: Ibnzplyr

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 2:01 am:   

I bet the guy in Taiwan who does guitar inlay (mentioned somewhere on the board here-- he sells his work on ebay) could do the neck and body inlay if he had good pics of an original one. His prices have been quite reasonable. I assume you want it all funky with the eagle and cool fretboard inlay.
Ibnzplyr
Username: Ibnzplyr

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 2:12 am:   

Hi: I realize now that the body inlay is just on the pickguard. Maybe you could send the guy in Taiwan a jazz bass scratchplate if it's the same shape, and he could inlay it with abalone. You could find a jazz bass neck and send it to him for the inlay-- you would not have to send the entire guitar (just the scratchplate and neck). Then have the body pro painted black. Sell the fretless neck on ebay. Am I missing something, or this as doable as I think it is?

If you do it, please give me the price for the scratchplate. It would probably look really cool on a standard black jazz bass!
Ibanezfreak1960
Username: Ibanezfreak1960

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 7:53 am:   

Thanks for the info, I'll look into it. The bass was made in 76. The tag in the store said Ibanez black bird. But I knew what it was. Maybe I'll keep the neck for another bass because I like fretless too!
Fox
Username: Fox

Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 12:01 pm:   

Ibanezfreak, does it still have the original neck with cut-outs in headstock? Or a standard JB neck instead.. Do you mean this guy, btw..
http://stores.ebay.com/Antoniotsais-Guitar-Mandolin-Arts_W0QQsspagenameZl2QQtZkm
Ibanezfreak1960
Username: Ibanezfreak1960

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 12:47 pm:   

The original neck is long gone. If you look at the string alignment you can see the Black Eagle neck was wider.
Ibanezfreak1960
Username: Ibanezfreak1960

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 12:49 pm:   

Correction the string alignment doesn't tell that it is the gap that is in the neck joint to the body which you cant see in this picture.
Fox
Username: Fox

Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 5:31 pm:   

There are exellent pics here at:

1977 Black Eagle Bass for sale ! thread by Hasy.. Im wondering if he got it sold...
Ibanezfreak1960
Username: Ibanezfreak1960

Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 6:25 pm:   

yeah i saw that. It made me wanna cry when I saw what mine used to look like.

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