1978 Antoria Black Eagle Bass

FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3246
Not mine. Just in my custody for pot and jack socket replacement. Posted here for your infotainment.

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Serial number I78#### suggests September 1978. I will be happy to have this notion confirmed or corrected by the Fugi-Gen enthusiasts on this board.




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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 15404
    I'll give you 6 green shield stamps, a curly wurly and a two pack of um bongo for it..?
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    PS - are they TI Jazz Flats on it?!
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3246
    I'll give you 6 green shield stamps, a curly wurly and a two pack of um bongo for it..?
    Which bit of "not mine" has failed to register? ;)

    PS - are they TI Jazz Flats on it?!
    Judging by the corrosion in the control cavity and on the pickguard screws, the Antoria has been languishing in unsuitable storage for years, if not, decades. The strings and their condition seem to confirm this. They remind me of Rotosound Tru Bass. 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 15404
    edited July 10
    I'll give you 6 green shield stamps, a curly wurly and a two pack of um bongo for it..?
    Which bit of "not mine" has failed to register?

    PS - are they TI Jazz Flats on it?!
    Judging by the corrosion in the control cavity and on the pickguard screws, the Antoria has been languishing in unsuitable storage for years, if not, decades. The strings and their condition seem to confirm this. They remind me of Rotosound Tru Bass. 
    Oh I know it’s not yours, but you could at least pass my offer on

    And yes, some roto flats do have red/orange silks so they could indeed be those. 

    Bet that would be nice with some zingy rounds on actually 
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3246
    edited July 10
    I'll give you 6 green shield stamps, a curly wurly and a two pack of um bongo for it? you could at least pass my offer on
    In these uncertain times, only one currency is good enough. Jaffa Cakes.

    Bet that would be nice with some zingy rounds on
    Wot? Kill the dull thud? There's hardly any tonal difference between the two pickups. You'd love it.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 15404
    I'll give you 6 green shield stamps, a curly wurly and a two pack of um bongo for it? you could at least pass my offer on
    In these uncertain times, only one currency is good enough. Jaffa Cakes.

    Well half a yard then.


    Bet that would be nice with some zingy rounds on
    Wot? Kill the dull thud? There's hardly any tonal difference between the two pickups. You'd love it.
    Oi! I resemble that comment! Yes so I have a number of old P basses with flats on, but that’s not the whole extent of my bass portfolio....!!
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  • blobbblobb Frets: 847
    Yup, Sept 1978.

    Antoria branded version of Ibanez 2609B Black Eagle Bass

    Very nice, don't see many around at all.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 15404
    @blobb - cor!!
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3246
    Can not help noticing the similarity of both the guitars and the graphic design style in the Antoria leaflet to their exactly contemporaneous Ibanez posters. e.g. Those over-dressed Les Paul Artisan types and the Rex Bogue-inspired Artist model before it became associated with Bob Weir.
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  • blobbblobb Frets: 847
    Ibanez / Antoria, same guitars different markets. The Antoria catalogue is cool though eh? The Japanese factories usually took pictures of their catalogue guitars against a white background, sometimes with no name on the headstock so distributors could add their own - James T Coppock [Leeds!] was obviously a bit of a prog fan. Here's how Ibanez presented the Black Eagle Bass:


    https93105080onlinehomeusIbanez-Catalogscatalog1976-411jpg
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  • Guitar_SlingerGuitar_Slinger Frets: 1278
    edited July 11
    Wow, thanks for posting the pic @blobb. A bit of detective work with the URL dug out a pic of my Antoria Strat - a 1977 2655ZB, which I'm guessing stands for Zebra Burst as it has a burnt ash body.

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  • TheGuitarWeaselTheGuitarWeasel Frets: 3654
    I used to lust after one of those as a teenager ... ended up with a white Precision. That's a real trip down memory lane! 
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