Bass thoughts?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SilverandBass, Apr 8, 2014.


  1. SilverandBass

    SilverandBass

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  2. 5StringBlues

    5StringBlues

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    Here we are...
    Love the sound,don't like the triangle inlays or the ergonomics.




    That's all I got..........
     
  3. anavar

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    expensive. kinda ugly.

    but looks are subjective, so yeah. What are you going to use it for?
     
  4. Solarmist

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  6. GIBrat51

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    I like mine. I like my 4001 better, but no problems with either. They're not for everyone, and don't pretend to be. And, that's about all I got. :)
     
  7. Metalmaster6254

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    Pretty expensive thats what I say, and the body looks a tad ugly
     
  8. Andy D

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    I've never heard, prior to this thread, anybody call the Ric 4000 body design "ugly". Pass me some of what you're smoking. 99% of audience members will "Ooo" and "Aaahh" when you pull it out of the case, because they're bored stiff with constantly seeing J and P basses. Soundwise, Rics do their own thing, and I think it's stupendous, with either flats or rounds.
     
  9. nubs

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    I love my 4003. IMO nothing ugly about it. Plays great. Vuts through the mix. Will own it always. Will be getting the 4003w as well
     
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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  11. OldDirtyBassist

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    I've never heard any bass, no matter how expensive, sustain like a 4001-4003. They're beautiful basses. I've never seen one with a finish or construction/assembly flaw.

    Cons: Ric's are too hard to intonate. The pickups seem to go bad after about 15 years. It's especially difficult to slap on a 4003. I hate binding.
     
  12. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    If I could get that sound in a 24 fret 5 string, I would be a very happy bass player.
     
  13. Wallace320

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  14. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

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    But only of the audience consists of 1 bass player...and even then 1% of him will hate it. I've gigged my Ric for over 30 years and most audience members don't give a rats...

    I love it though, and that's all that matters...

    And even then I hate the bridge.
     
  15. DiabolicLow B

    DiabolicLow B Supporting Member

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    No thanks, I always wanted a Ric until I played a few.
     
  16. Wallace320

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    I enjoyed both playin' it fingerstyle, like I usually do, and its dual output (I know and love for I own two Yamaha Sheehan's Attitude limited) but I almost immediately felt uncomfortable with the simple idea of settin' its bridge, the friend/owner of that one describin' it as an authentic PITA!

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  17. Gorn Captain

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    I think they're pretty. I don't like playing them.
     
  18. Dakotah

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    To each his own,I like mine.Has a lot of versatility.Picked up an older one once and hated it,was set up all screwy,store didn't even bother cleaning it up! Bought a new 4003 in 2012 and a few minor adjustments and it plays great.
     
  19. Mojo8ass

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    Got one. Tried to love it. The neck wasn't for me and the E string was always weaker than the others, no matter how was adjustments I made. Traded it and haven't looked back.
     
  20. Titania

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    I have one. It's my favorite bass...the one I will never sell. It's by far the most pedal-friendly of my basses. Sounds good with just about everything (except the Billy Sheehan pedal) and sustains for ages.

    Off all the basses I play out with, the one that gets commented on by audience folks is the Rick.
     
  21. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    +1

    They look awesome, sound good but kill my forearm.

    An iconic bass, I have owned a couple, but not for everyone to say the least.
     

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