Find me this bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Disco Batman, Mar 5, 2012.


  1. Disco Batman

    Disco Batman

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    It sounds like a Ric, has the comfort of a Fender Jazz and the smooth playability of a Music Man.

    What is it?
  2. Jawbone

    Jawbone

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    It's a Ric, they have all three requirements: tone, comfort and playability.
  3. cataract

    cataract

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    Doesn't really sound too much like a Rick but I'd say a Gibson Ripper would cover all three of those bases fairly well.
  4. tsverrir

    tsverrir

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  5. Knettgummi

    Knettgummi

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  6. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

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    Any of the RIC models without binding (4001S, 4001V63, 4001C64, et al).
  7. Muziekschuur

    Muziekschuur

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    BC Rich Eagle bass.
  8. tsverrir

    tsverrir

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    Don't know anyone that has tried it. it's fairly new, but looks interesting. And yeah, the price raises some concerns, but if the body is properly built, one can switch out the electronics for this price.
  9. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

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    Cool bass, but .....

    That won't SOUND like a Rickenbacker OR a Jazz Bass. I'm sure it's a fine bass, but the Rick-ish shape is cosmetic, and the pickup configuration won;t allow it to sound like either. It will sound like....well, a Retrovibe Vantage Bass ! Of course you could mod it somewhat, but even then it will be missing some of the key elements to Rickenbacker tone.

    For Rick tone you need .... maple body ... thick RW fretboard...rick pickups ...multiple truss rods... etc ....

    :)
  10. themacinator

    themacinator Supporting Member

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    This one in the middle. I bought it, plays great. Boggles bassists at every gig.

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  11. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBass - PlayBass! Supporting Member

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    Rickenbacker 4004 Laredo or Cheyenne ii, depending on whether you want something a bit brighter or warmer, respectively.
  12. lunarpollen

    lunarpollen

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    Hahaha... That thing's amazing!!!!!!!! Great find!
  13. Avalon

    Avalon

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    Ha. Now you're just fuggin wid me. :smug:
  14. NortyFiner

    NortyFiner

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    That right there is a stroke of genius. If someone started making that as a custom build, I bet there'd be bassists lined up for it.
  15. themacinator

    themacinator Supporting Member

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    So the RickenFender or FenderBacker started it's life as a 60th Anniversary MIM P-bass. All the electronics came from Pick of the Rick's. All 4003 parts including the toggle and the push/pull pot. Routing and build completed with a Babicz bridge. So I have the sound and versatility of a Rick with the ergonomics of a Precision. And like I have said, bassist's in the crowd ALL look at with boggled minds.
  16. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    That Precision's got my attention.
  17. hifibass

    hifibass Supporting Member

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  18. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

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    How does that "sound like a Ric and has the comfort of a Jazz" ?

    More likely it "feels like a Ric and sounds like a Jazz".

    ;)

    Cool bass though ...I like it.
  19. Spleenface92

    Spleenface92

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    Okay...okay...stop this before...before I spend lots of money making a Fenderbacker...
  20. addylewis

    addylewis

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    ONE DAY I'm getting Fender to make me one of those but with a neck-through Ricklike design...:hyper:

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