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New Rick 4003 question...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by antoniolopez90, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. antoniolopez90

    antoniolopez90 Supporting Member

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    Ok guys I just put a deposit down on this bass:

    http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/products/1346697.php?CategoryID=119&n=5

    These guys have two jetglo 4003 in stock. In all the excitement I saw they were very close in weight so I said Ill pick the one that has the coolest finger board figure to me. I am very excited! :hyper:

    Then I went back to look and see they have a neck thickness spec on there! Out off all the 4003s these guys have in stock, including left handed, mine is apparently the thickest.

    Can somebody with a knowlege of what how the measurements .910-.940 translate into real life help me out? Did I put a deposit down on a baseball bat of a ric?

    My other child is a Roadworn Jazz which I love, I dont think I am into thick necks.
  2. Immigrant

    Immigrant Supporting Member

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    9/10ths of an inch is hardly baseball bat-like. Congrats on the purchase!
  3. Jeff Scott

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

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    Nice fingerboard; you're gonna love this bass. :)
  4. 10cc

    10cc

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    Awesome
  5. The Unit

    The Unit

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    No such thing as a baseball bat of a ric, however they all seem to be unique. That's what makes them so ricish. Congrats
  6. antoniolopez90

    antoniolopez90 Supporting Member

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    Well in Colorado my bass sits while I impatiently wait in Texas. It was a great price but I didn't get to try it out. :smug: thanks guys Hope it turns out to be a life long buddy!
  7. Crg2

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    The neck on mine is thin and fast, as are most. Only a 4003 sounds like a 4003. It'll make you play with more abandon than before!! Congratulations!
  8. antoniolopez90

    antoniolopez90 Supporting Member

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    Ok lol upon eyball with a tape measure inspection these measurements line up pretty closely to my other bass, the only other I consider a keeper ;) my Roadworn Jazz.

    I realize the Ric is the same width all the way down but I guess I am worrying about nothing!

    I just watched a youtube video also the necks are apparently CNC'd so they should be fairly consistent from one to the next. I figured if anyone reads this that bit of info might be helpful, I wasnt fully aware of it till I saw the video.
  9. thiocyclist

    thiocyclist Supporting Member

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    I have always known Rics vary a lot in their neck specs just by personal experience. It's cool that Wildwood actually documents this. However they seem to range around +/- 0.02'' which probably isn't that much to fuss about. Long-term data over a year or more, if they keep collecting it, would be neat.
  10. antoniolopez90

    antoniolopez90 Supporting Member

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    Ill see about asking about that in an email. Very interesting data indeed it would be.
  11. Jeff Scott

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

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    We have an Excel file over at the RRF with lots of neck measurements of owners/member's bass' necks. ;)
  12. antoniolopez90

    antoniolopez90 Supporting Member

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    How would one get to said spreadsheet? I nosed around the site for a bit on the site but didnt see an option to download a database or likewise :confused: Looks like they have a ton of data there though!
  13. Jeff Scott

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

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    I was looking to, it may be in a area that is inaccessible for the casual user as it is more of a data file that we try to update occasionally. I have it as a Mac Numbers file on my HD; the data is primarily neck girth at several locations along the neck. The data includes model and year of the measured instruments. Do a search over there for:

    Rick_400x_Neck_Measurements
  14. antoniolopez90

    antoniolopez90 Supporting Member

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    hmm no dice on that :/ it seems advance search lets me go search the database but I see no neck girth specs!

    Mind if I pm you my email address and so you could send me the file? I happen to be typing this on a mac :smug:

    That is if its ok to be giving away such top secret info's :p
  15. bassmachine2112

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    Just get the one that sounds good and feels right.
    I wouldn,t worry you,ll mould to shape with it.
    Enjoy
  16. marutizhiyi

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    That's what makes them so ricish. Congrats[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  17. thiocyclist

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    Same as Wildwood (depth)? I've seen the file, I don't remember that data. I think I remember girth (circumference basically? and width) being there instead. For some reason I find the depth measurement paired with the width most interesting. I guess girth is a compounded measurement of several factors so it's less informative, in a way.

    Also wink?
  18. antoniolopez90

    antoniolopez90 Supporting Member

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    My bass arrives today!!!!!
  19. Jeff Scott

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

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    :cool:
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    Disclosures:
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    Post some pics when you get it.

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