Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SilverandBass, Apr 8, 2014.
Love the sound,don't like the triangle inlays or the ergonomics.
That's all I got..........
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expensive. kinda ugly.
but looks are subjective, so yeah. What are you going to use it for?
There's one in this thread/video ... at the end. > http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/20-bass-shootout-1068501/
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.
Pretty expensive thats what I say, and the body looks a tad ugly
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.
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
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.
If I could get that sound in a 24 fret 5 string, I would be a very happy bass player.
there're both near here < . 2,000.00 each for new but they're
still too much for a divorced father
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.
No thanks, I always wanted a Ric until I played a few.
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!
I think they're pretty. I don't like playing them.
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.
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.
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.
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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