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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.

    Jun 5, 2011
    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.
     
  2. TinyE

    TinyE

    Jan 31, 2013
    portland,or
  3. This is actually very tastefully done. Looks really cool.
     
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  5. Hamlet7768

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

    Jun 5, 2011
  6. dwjazz54

    dwjazz54

    Jan 21, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ
    I was expecting some unbearable monstrosity but...that looks like a really beautiful instrument. Would love to hear it!
     
  7. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    +1
     
  8. Hamlet7768

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

    Jun 5, 2011
    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

    Jaco Taco

    Jul 30, 2012
    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

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    Bassurgery 6 4001/4003

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  11. Engine207

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

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
    I'm not an ERB guy, but that's schweeet!
     
  12. Ragoo

    Ragoo

    Oct 14, 2011
    Richardson, Texas
    Absolutely beautiful. I think the rainbow silks are also a really nice touch.
     
  13. bwoodman

    bwoodman Supporting Member

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

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

    Jun 5, 2011
    Not by that maker, but I'm sure Ric5 can help you out...
     
  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    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.

    Jun 5, 2011
    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

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    That bass is sweet! I bet you could find another builder that could make something similar, but it may cost you....
     
  18. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Considering this bass costs $8,231, the price from another builder can only be better.
     
  19. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect

    Feb 21, 2013
    Denver
  20. M0ses

    M0ses Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Eastern Wisconsin
    I imagine sourcing that bridge is like, half the cost. LOL