rickenbacker tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DADGUITARD, Dec 18, 2012.


  1. DADGUITARD

    DADGUITARD

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    anyone know any bass' that make a good rickenbacker like tone that doesent cost an arm and leg.
  2. Yerf Dog

    Yerf Dog

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    Stolen Rickenbacker?
  3. DADGUITARD

    DADGUITARD

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    even so they are too hard to find.
  4. bill reed

    bill reed

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    Rockinbetter or Rebelrocker if you live in Austraila, made in China in the Tokai factory. think the newer 22 fret ones are made in the korea tokai factory.
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  6. DADGUITARD

    DADGUITARD

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    do they hold up well, have you tried them?
  7. bill reed

    bill reed

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    I have a Rockinbetter and i do get that McCartney/Lemmy sound. has a really good tone and bags of sustain.
    if your looking for a Squires sound you would need to fit flats to get near his sound.
  8. DADGUITARD

    DADGUITARD

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    im not looking for a lemmy, McCartney or squire tone im looking for an alex griffin tone who you've probs never heard of hes awesome.
  9. lug

    lug

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    Peavey T40 in series mode.
  10. DADGUITARD

    DADGUITARD

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    do they still make those
  11. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    Jazz bass ... turn all the knobs to 10 and roll of the bridge pickup enough to get the single coil tone.

    I build my own frankensteined parts basses and I put pickups in the Rick positions. Bridge pickup 4" to 5" from the bridge and the neck pickup in about the 24th fret position. Also basses with a maple body and a maple fretboard get closer to that tone. The 4 band Audere preamp can help, it has high and low mids. Boost high mids to get the Ricky clank.
  12. ko stradivarius

    ko stradivarius Supporting Member

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    I scan the midwest Craigslists every day and they pop up very fequently. Cost ranges from $150 -$500. Usually between $250-$350.
  13. DADGUITARD

    DADGUITARD

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    can mim jazz' get that tone
  14. pocketgroove

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    Where are these $150 T40s that you speak of?!
  15. DADGUITARD

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    hmm i cant buy stuff online so ill look in my local classifieds and see if one ever pops up.
    those t40's are sexy.
  16. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

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    T-40 for sure. I played one last week and it was VERY close sounding to my Ric.
  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    No
  18. bassmachine2112

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    Bite the bullet time I,m afraid.
    If you want that sound/tone there is only one answer.
  19. IPA

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    I "probs" have actually.
  20. ko stradivarius

    ko stradivarius Supporting Member

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    Keep looking. Not very often that low but its happened before.
  21. jlepre

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