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rickenbacker tone

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


  1. DADGUITARD

    DADGUITARD

    Nov 14, 2012
    anyone know any bass' that make a good rickenbacker like tone that doesent cost an arm and leg.
     
  2. Yerf Dog

    Yerf Dog

    Jun 29, 2009
    Carol Stream, IL
    Stolen Rickenbacker?
     
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  4. DADGUITARD

    DADGUITARD

    Nov 14, 2012
    even so they are too hard to find.
     
  5. bill reed

    bill reed

    Apr 2, 2012
    scotland
    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.
     
  6. DADGUITARD

    DADGUITARD

    Nov 14, 2012
    do they hold up well, have you tried them?
     
  7. bill reed

    bill reed

    Apr 2, 2012
    scotland
    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

    Nov 14, 2012
    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

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Peavey T40 in series mode.
     
  10. DADGUITARD

    DADGUITARD

    Nov 14, 2012
    do they still make those
     
  11. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    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

    Aug 14, 2006
    St. Louis
    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

    Nov 14, 2012
    can mim jazz' get that tone
     
  14. pocketgroove

    pocketgroove

    Jun 28, 2010
    Detroit
    Where are these $150 T40s that you speak of?!
     
  15. DADGUITARD

    DADGUITARD

    Nov 14, 2012
    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

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    T-40 for sure. I played one last week and it was VERY close sounding to my Ric.
     
  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado

    No
     
  18. bassmachine2112

    bassmachine2112

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bite the bullet time I,m afraid.
    If you want that sound/tone there is only one answer.
     
  19. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    I "probs" have actually.
     
  20. ko stradivarius

    ko stradivarius Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    St. Louis
    Keep looking. Not very often that low but its happened before.
     
  21. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY



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