Got a 1983 Ibanez Roadstar II RS100BS for $30!!!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by pfapin, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. pfapin

    pfapin Squier Talker

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    Im super excited to have found this on STL facebook marketplace for $30!!! The neck is super comfortable to play and its a very well made guitar. Only thing is its a little worn with some paint coming off, knicks and scratches, missing strap knob, missing neck screw but neck is still stable, and 2 of the neck screws are completely stripped out in a nice circular bored/hollowed out kind of way, it looks like it was dropped on the volume and tone knobs because it is cracked around both of the pots on the pickguard and sunk in a little, and the mini toggle/phase switch is bent. Other than that it is a true pleasure to play and worth every bit of $30!!! I found one just like mine that sold for $500 in near perfect condition on Reverb, what do you guys think this one is worth in its current condition?







     
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  2. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Worth a whole lot more than you paid...:D
    Cool guitar.. I don't think I seen one quit like that with the hard tail and that style gaurd with output.. (What's the toggle for)..
    As far as the striped neck screws you might try a dremel with a cutting blade.. Cut a slot and use the largest straight slot screw driver you can fit in it..
    Match up neck screws at a hardware store..
     
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  3. pfapin

    pfapin Squier Talker

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    The toggle is a phase switch... I find it useless and leave it off. I forgot I had these drill bit/extractor things called speed outs. I was successful in removing the 2 stripped out neck screws, now all I need is to find 3 neck screws that are the same size. Can I easily find these at a hardware store like ACE?
     
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  4. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Yea,, I'd start there.. Useless phase?.. Sure its hooked up right.. Should be a noticeable difference in tone..
     
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  5. pfapin

    pfapin Squier Talker

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    Its hooked up right and there is a noticeable difference in tone, I just dont like the sound out of phase so I leave it off.
     
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  6. optofonik

    optofonik Squier-Meister

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    The Roadstar II series is awesome. I sort of but not so much regret giving my Roadstar II bass to a family friend (brother from another mother). I still get to play it so I kinda have the best of both worlds. The neck is the very definition of a "baseball bat" neck but it still feels great to play even though the necks of my personal basses are the antithesis of baseball bats. The fit and finish on the Roadstar IIs are way solid, tourable even.

    You scored, dude, in a big big way.
     
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  7. pfapin

    pfapin Squier Talker

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    I figured I did, I really am just interested in its overall value for shits and grins... I plan on keeping this and playing it when the mood strikes me to play a strat. One minor complaint is that the pickups dont handle high gain without squealing, I would imagine that I would have to re pot them all, and I might get all the stuff to do that job but I might also end up putting a hot rails in the bridge position because I am a high gain player and like the sound of a humbucker in the bridge when I play most of the time.
     
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  8. Mister Noonan

    Mister Noonan Squier-Meister

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    I have drilled out a screw head and then removed with a set of pliers after getting the body off once the others were free. One way but probably not the only way.

    They call me "the stripper" hehe.
     
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  9. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Why don't you buy 4 of the same ? Get stainless.
     
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  10. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

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    Score!
     
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  11. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-Meister

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    What a deal! I like the look of it. Bet it plays nice
     
  12. Matt Shevell

    Matt Shevell Squier-Meister

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    Wow! Greatest deal ever!
    Congrats.
     
  13. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

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    Fine deal. Congrats
     
  14. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-Nut

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    Nice find.

    How many strings was it missing? I've never seen a Facebook marketplace guitar that had all of its strings.
     
  15. pfapin

    pfapin Squier Talker

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    Surprisingly it had all of its strings.
     
  16. pfapin

    pfapin Squier Talker

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    I think I will, thanks for the suggestion.
     
  17. pfapin

    pfapin Squier Talker

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    One of the best feeling necks I have ever played, and man... the weight on this one is super light. Very comfortable guitar to play on.
     
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  18. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I second the idea about using Stainless screws on the neck. I have gotten lots of replacement screws at my local hardware store, just bring the old one to match up if you need to... the only trouble I ran into was they may not have the same style heads, depending on how big a selection the store carries. I put flat headed screws on one of mine, and it worked just fine.
    Oh, and this site most likely has replacement pickguards, if you need one
    http://pickguards.us/priceibanez.html
     
  19. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Haha, “I’m prepared to offer you DOUBLE YOUR MONEY for that axe...” Great score on that one!
     
  20. wickedtools

    wickedtools Squier-holic

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