ibanez sr885, should i buy it?

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  1. pablometal

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    Hello guys, so i'm still looking for a good bas and a guy from my city is selling this bass guitar and i like, is made in japan but i'm pretty sure it's really old!! i record a lot of music since i work as a session musician (metal) and need a good bass. I was also thinking about getting a squier jazz bass! both basses (squier and sr885) cost the same, which one would you buy?

    pics here
    http://www.chilemusicos.net/comunidad/Thread-VENDO-Ibanez-SR885

    https://www.fender.cl/squier-jazz-bassr-v-affinity-5-cuerdas-1345.html

    thanks in advance!
     
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    It's a '93 i think

    Already modded for EMGs, best 5 string neck, Japanese....and if I understood correctly, ~$340 USD in local currency?

    HELL YES.

    Can't be beat for less than $1000-1500, far superior to any modern bass most stores will stock, even in big cities in rich countries. Next step is custom shop.
     
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    that looks like a really good deal to me.
     
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    It's 200-series, really low end... squier level

    Fujigen Japan Ibanez is what turned into Ibanez Prestige line, and in the early 90's the 800's were iirc the second-HIGHEST model. And this one has an EMG upgrade.

    In Fender terms, ~= American Professional series.
     
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    I’ve owned an SR885 with a padauk top since 1992. It had been my main bass for 90% of my time playing actively. I always received compliments on it both for live performances and recordings.
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    Buy it now before i do! Price is good i own a sr800 and they are fantastic basses, the neck is fantastic and they sound great people sell them for dirt cheap usually and they outclass anything in the sub 1k range
     

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