This is a 1986 active/passive Rikkers Bodyline from the Netherlands. This model starts at 2,350 Euros.
$1500 shipped in HSC OBO.
Trades for other less fancy basses plus cash.
I have nothing in particular in mind, so please run anything by me.
It is in very good shape for a 26 year old bass, and has only a few dings and very little fret wear.
I have had an 87 Streamer and an 88 Thumb, and this Rikkers is every bit as good of an instrument as those highly sought after late 80's Warwicks.
This is an exceptionally bad ass bass and is gloriously imperfect because it is legitimately put together by hand. Check out the pickup recesses. Not perfect, but who cares? It's a labor of love.
EMG P/J config
V/V/B/T controls, passive mode bypass on Bass knob
Schaller locks (bass side only)
Schaller roller bridge, which is tastefully recessed into the body.
Very powerful sounding, easy playing bass.
Neck is slick, slim, and fast up and down the 2 octaves.
The back is ergonomically curved for your playing pleasure.
Balances very well, and really does sound fantastic.
No time to play anymore unfortunately.
Here's a link to the luthier website: http://www.rikkersgitaarbouw.nl/gita...en.php?lang=en
There's a few nice videos of the still making instruments by hand. Shaving and chipping the contours, etc. Very impressive stuff.