FS/FT: Rikkers neck through 4 string beauty

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by naetog, Dec 28, 2012.


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  1. naetog

    naetog

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    This is a 1986 active/passive Rikkers Bodyline from the Netherlands. This model starts at 2,350 Euros.

    $1500 shipped in HSC OBO.
    Trades for other less fancy basses plus cash.
    I have nothing in particular in mind, so please run anything by me.

    It is in very good shape for a 26 year old bass, and has only a few dings and very little fret wear.
    I have had an 87 Streamer and an 88 Thumb, and this Rikkers is every bit as good of an instrument as those highly sought after late 80's Warwicks.
    This is an exceptionally bad ass bass and is gloriously imperfect because it is legitimately put together by hand. Check out the pickup recesses. Not perfect, but who cares? It's a labor of love.

    EMG P/J config
    V/V/B/T controls, passive mode bypass on Bass knob
    Brass nut
    Schaller locks (bass side only)
    Schaller roller bridge, which is tastefully recessed into the body.

    Very powerful sounding, easy playing bass.
    Neck is slick, slim, and fast up and down the 2 octaves.
    The back is ergonomically curved for your playing pleasure.
    Balances very well, and really does sound fantastic.

    No time to play anymore unfortunately.

    Here's a link to the luthier website: http://www.rikkersgitaarbouw.nl/gitaarbouw_basgitaren.php?lang=en

    There's a few nice videos of the still making instruments by hand. Shaving and chipping the contours, etc. Very impressive stuff.

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  2. naetog

    naetog

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  3. naetog

    naetog

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    Bump for this.

    The original pre finally pooped out on me.

    I replaced the pre with an EMG BQC and the pickups with contemporary EMG's.
    The variable mids really makes this bass sing. Can't edit original post, but it looks basically the same only with the EMG knobs.
  4. naetog

    naetog

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    UPDATE!

    ANY and ALL offers considered.

    My vehicle was stolen a couple days ago (thank you Fresno) and I will need funds.
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  6. cubanz

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    That's a 35" neck I take it? What's the weight?
    Neck appears to be mahogany - what are the wings?
    Got any pics with the new EMGs?
    thanks
  7. naetog

    naetog

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    Scale is standard 34"
    Via the bathroom scale it is right at/just below 9 lbs

    I honestly don't know about the body wing wood.
    From some research, the neck is mahogany, and the fretboard is ebony.

    I've got an email in to Rikkers asking for further details.
    Will update when I get info.

    I've got the pots set up (from top to bottom in the pic) as Mid/Sweep, Bass/Treble, Neck Vol, Bridge Vol.

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