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Friend just loaned me an old 4001

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Scottkarch, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Scottkarch

    Scottkarch

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    After talking with a fellow database programmer last year, he mentioned he had an old 70's Ric 4001 that he hadn't touched in decades.

    He offered for me to borrow it for a year or more as long as I promised to gig with it and post pictures of it being used. He felt bad such a great old bass was just sitting in his basement.

    Plays great. Interesting neck profile. A bit C shaped up by the nut to 12th fret. And a flattened D profile further up the neck. Is that common? Not bad, just different than any if my basses. And it is DUSTY!

    Now I'd I could only find a friend with a Washburn B-20-8 I could borrow too. :)
  2. j.kernodle

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    that's a nice friend. you should send him a thank you note with the pictures

    select bad ass rickenbacker
    from tbl_basement
    where dbprgrmerfriend = 'awesome guy';
  3. Scottkarch

    Scottkarch

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    LOL Yeah. Sounds like a great idea. I'll do that. I've known him for about 12-13 years or so. Great guy. I'll be playing it tomorrow at an afternoon gig.
  4. millsbass5

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    What year is it? Checkerboard binding? Crushed glass inlays? :hyper::hyper: Well? Is it? Is it? Is it? :D

    Let us know. Oh, and chop-chop with the pics.:D
  5. thebrian

    thebrian Still can't think of anything good to put here. Supporting Member

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    Pics or it didn't happen broski. :D
  6. Metalbasspro

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    I bet after a year he offers it for sale.
  7. bassmachine2112

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    Remember the neck adjusts differently to normal basses.
    Right that,s that bit.
    Neck sounds like a Rick,once you get in the way of it you might just like it.
    Pics
  8. KeithAlanK

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    A gift card to a nice local restaurant sounds about right.

    Pictures yet?
  9. IAmACrocodile

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    What a fantastic friend you have! He sounds like a really, REALLY good guy. :)

    I hope that you enjoy the Ric!
  10. Scottkarch

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    In the case Friday night when I got it. And Saturday out at a gig.

    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1377571806.635217.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1377571818.952457.jpg

    It needs some work, one broken strap button and noisy electronics. But the neck seems in great shape.
  11. line6man

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    Good lord. No wonder he felt bad.

    Is that the Ruby Red finish? It's beautiful.
  12. rupture

    rupture Supporting Member

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    Thats Hippie glow
  13. woodyng

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    No,but it is a very nice Fireglo. Love the black trim with that color.
  14. Scottkarch

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    The black pickguard is growing on me. It sure looks like a rock and roll machine that way.
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    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

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