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Ric-style 6er?!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hamlet7768, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    I still can't quite believe my eyes.

    I was admiring the Bassmods K6 bass in sunburst and how it merges vintage Jazz Bass ideas with the modernity of the six strings and the soapbar pickups, then I started wondering if there was a Rickenbacker like that, as I love the Ric look and Ric sound.

    And lookie what I found... :eek:

    I'm not sure if it's sacrilegious or awesome. But I knew Talkbass had to know. And the only other thread I could find dated back to 2011 and the link in the OP had 404'd. I could go for one in the classic JetGlo or a burgundy like Cliff Burton's bass.
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  3. IvanMunoz

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    This is actually very tastefully done. Looks really cool.
  4. Spectrum

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  5. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    I was expecting some unbearable monstrosity but...that looks like a really beautiful instrument. Would love to hear it!
  7. smcd

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    +1
  8. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    I heard back from the maker. He still has it, won't make another, will let it go for "5000". I'm assuming that's pounds, considering he's in the UK. That makes it...$8241. :eek:
  9. Jaco Taco

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    It's one of my dreams to get a custom 6-string Ric copy made for me by somebody... and I'll get it one day.
  10. Ric5

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    Bassurgery 6 4001/4003

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  11. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time. Supporting Member

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    I'm not an ERB guy, but that's schweeet!
  12. Ragoo

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    Absolutely beautiful. I think the rainbow silks are also a really nice touch.
  13. bwoodman

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    That's nice! Is there a 5 string version?
  14. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    Not by that maker, but I'm sure Ric5 can help you out...
  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    I bet the guys who made the 6 can make a 5 or a 4.
  16. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    I contacted the maker, and it doesn't sound like he's interested. He said he isn't going to make another 6er, to be fair, but I don't think Bassurgery is an extant company.
  17. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    That bass is sweet! I bet you could find another builder that could make something similar, but it may cost you....
  18. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    Considering this bass costs $8,231, the price from another builder can only be better.
  19. LakeEffect

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    That is soooo cool!
  20. M0ses

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    I imagine sourcing that bridge is like, half the cost. LOL

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