Chinese Rickenbacker bass

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  1. JJCB1995

    JJCB1995

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    I had a quiestion for those ones that own or owned a Rickenbacker bass replica, is at least the body durable?, the pickups and electronics, can be replaced or changed to give you the tone of a original Rick, but if the wood is completely ******, it wont be more than a waste of money, so, what do you think or know about it?, should it be a good inversion?
  2. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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    Sent you a PM...
  3. sourwookie

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    I too am curious.
  4. bass007

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    I have a 1983 4001 rickenbacker a dillion rick copy and a Chinese 4003 rick copy I just bought for $325.00 delivered and I tell you it plays better than the dillion that I paid $800.00 for and almost as good as my 1983. for the price go for it the action is low and body is mahogany. check out dhgates and type in 4003 bass they have many different types. good luck
  5. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    Where are you ordering these from?
  6. Splods

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    DH Gate.

    Be careful, do your research, and you can get some great basses. They are Squier quality basses, and with electronic upgrades can sound quite nice.
  7. bass007

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    you can go to dillionguitars com and check them out quite reliable , use a seller with high sales, the money is held by dh gates till shipping conformation code is sent to you. And keep in mind it is not a real rick but your paying 325 compared to 1800
  8. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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    www.aliexpress.com
    Search 4003 bass, ricken bass ect. You'll see dozens. Purchase from vendors that sell only instruments and ones with lots of positive feedback (like eBay)
    They too hold your funds in "escrow" till you get your item. When you are satisfied, you release payment to the vendor. I've bought a few off this site in the past and never had a problem getting the instruments. They come from China, so be prepared to wait a couple weeks. They provide a tracking system too.
  9. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    I have a real 4003 but I wouldnt mind a cheapo to beat on, the only reason why I have ordered one of these or a knock off gibson is my fear of losing my money as in no item ever comes.
  10. Dan Cooper

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    Can anyone recommend a particular seller on DHGate?
  11. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

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    More than a few of us would like to know the answer to that question!

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  12. Noonan

    Noonan Supporting Member

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    Chickenbacker is the correct term, I believe.
  13. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

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    Buck. Buck. Ba-GAWK!
  14. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

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    I would love a good solid rick knockoff, just so I could heavily modify it without guilt.
  15. Remyd

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    Did you guys know the body of those Dillion Guitars Ric knockoffs is Pine with Mahogany neck? Never heard of that as a tone wood combo before. How does it play?

  16. Ironbar

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    Sounds like they play pretty darn well!

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  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    That sounded pretty good actually.
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  18. steve_rolfeca

    steve_rolfeca Gold Supporting Member

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    I know I'm a bit of a weenie about this stuff, but I am friends with a few small luthiers that cling perilously to their trade, and feel protective of them.

    I feel the same way about low-volume manufacturers like Dingwall, Rickenbacker, Genz Benz (sniff!), etc.

    I would feel a heck of a lot better about that Australian video, if the knock-off at least didn't have a Rickenbacker logo on the headstock. So wrong on so many levels...
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  19. blindrabbit

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    That does sound really good. Looked decent enough too.

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