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The BL800 is a four-string Blazer series solid-body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 1981. It was made in Japan by Dyna Gakki.

The BL800 features a double-cutaway ash body bolted to a rock maple neck with a 21-fret maple fingerboard and black dot inlays. Components include a single Super P-4 pickup mounted in a black pickguard, a Brass B-II bridge, Hercules B tuning machines and solid knurled brass knobs.

For 1982 the pickguard was changed to white and new finishes were introduced.

The BL700 is a similar model with a less beefy bridge.

The BL800 was discontinued with the entire Blazer series after 1982.

Specifications

Specifications for BL800
Model name: BL800
Year(s) produced: 1981–1982
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) 1981 / Brazilian Red (BR) 1982 / Brown Sunburst (BS) / Burgundy (BY) 1982 / Traditional Violin (TV)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash
Body dimensions:
  Length: 19¾" / 502mm
  Width: 13¾" / 349mm
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
Brass B-II
Pickguard:
1981: Black
1982: White
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome ((solid brass))
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Blazer bass
Neck material:
One-piece rock maple
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
21
Machine heads:
Hercules B
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Super P-4 passive
Controls:
Master volume / master tone
Factory tuning:
1G,2D,3A,4E (E standard)
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Images

Additional finishes/ details
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Controls layout
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Black 1981
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Brazilian Red 1982
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Burgundy 1982
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Traditional Violin 1981

Sources

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