06 ric

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mike phillips, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. do it

    47 vote(s)
  2. keep the geddy your a fender man

    13 vote(s)
  3. no, you dont need a ric

    11 vote(s)
  1. jetglo, mint, original everything includin reciept, $1200. naturally i dont have the cash. should i trade in my beloved geddy with the jz 3. i know i will miss my geddy BUT i will have a black ric.
  2. NoHomework81


    Jul 27, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    If you haven't played it already, you definitely need to play one and make sure it is comfortable for you. They sound great, but you can wave goodbye to your "offset contoured body patented." Sometimes if I don't have mine slung just right, my forearm starts to hurt where it hits the edge of the body.
    Or, perhaps I just need to play it long enough to develop a giant callous on my arm!
    Either way, tough call! I say go rick.
  3. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    I voted 'do it'... you can always grab another GL. Plus everyone knows what the resale value is on the Rics :eek:, so you wouldn't be losing any $$$ if you decided to sell down the line.

    Of course, I'd play it first (if you're able) just to make sure it's a good fit for you. If everything's good on that end than I say go for it! Good luck! :)
  4. I think the biggest questions is whether or not you need the tone of a Ric or if you just want to own a Ric. Basically, if you aren't craving that tone, don't trade. Rics are great instruments, but if you don't need the tone and the Geddy bass is fine, it's just a trade, not necessarily an upgrade.
  5. Chronicle


    Sep 13, 2006
    1200 for a Rick is a steal.
  6. a fella here in town has it. so playin it is no problem. for him it doesnt have enough bottom end. with his work hours and our travel plans we havent been able to get together. i have played a 73 ric not very long and sittin down. i should probably bring my strap with me. i know my geddy is a tank after about an hour. 4 hrs is killin my back. thanks guys for all input positive or negitive
  7. the tone is what drew me into a ric. as a child of 9 the bass line from smoke on the water was all i could hear. at that age i didnt know what it was but i knew i liked it.
  8. i just sold my 99 thumb to buy an 88 rick. Best bass i have ever played, I have had a geddy lee also and the rick blows it out of the water for the most part. i love it and can never see myself parting with it, but i could see how they may not be for everyone. but i say DO IT!
  9. Hoover

    Hoover Inactive

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Ricks are an aquired taste, but it seems as if you aquired it, so undoubtedly the bass would be appreciated & used. Whereas a Geddy is just an ugly Fender imho. I can't imagine 20 years from now anyone will be jonesing for a "vintage" Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass...or that they won't be able to cobble together a kickass facsimile from easily available non-Geddy parts.
  10. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Even though I LOVE my Geddy, what Buskman said is right...if you dont love the Ric you can always snag another Geddy down the road (even though I have noticed that the average price has gone up a bit since I got my pristine used Geddy last October for $550)
  11. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    And, yes, that is a great price for a mint Ric...you could probably make money on the deal if you didnt like it. Seems like a win win there. Hell, I could probably make money on my Geddy!
  12. worshipped and enshrined. kept clean and polished to a mirror like finish. all my stuff is handled with kid gloves.
  13. DaveF


    Dec 22, 2007
    New Westminster, BC
    I almost bought a ric, but then got something else instead...

    I figured, it's just going to get beat up at my gigs anyways, why worry about an expensive instrument?

    HOWEVER, for jamming with your friends it would be great!
  14. BigBassBob


    Jul 17, 2005
    Wales, UK
    I voted "do it" for the reasons stated above. The price is good for a second hand, mint Ric... it's not as if the price of the Fender GL is going to skyrocket so you could even possibly buy another later on if you want.

    However, if you don't think the Rick would cover all of your musical ground, or if you don't have another bass, I'd think carefully about it. You can coax a load of sounds out of a Rick, but it doesn't have the versatility of a J-bass.

    Personally, I would go for it.
  15. this would NEVER leave the house. any scratches or chips would be heartbreakin, so it would be for my own selfish pleasure. i have a fender p and a fretless jazz for giggin
  16. BigBassBob


    Jul 17, 2005
    Wales, UK
    In that case then, definately go for it!!! :D
  17. hopefully i can raise the money. he is in no hurry to sell it. so i have some time. but i dont want to wait to long. until i tell him no he wont try to sell it. thats cool of him. i cant remember if it was a 4001 or 4003. either way 1200 is probably a good deal? what is the difference between a 4001 and a 4003 come to think of it?
  18. For the resale value of a Ric, as mentioned above, this is totally safe either way. Win-win,indeed...especially if you've got a versatile ol' faithful like a P-bass standing by for gigs. I voted yes, go for it.
  19. Relayer59


    Feb 23, 2007
    One important thing to keep in mind given your situation... a Jazz (Geddy or otherwise) is a great and very versatile bass to have as your one and only. A Ric has a much more limited range of tones/applications. While I do like Rics, I'd never own one as the ONLY bass in my arsenal. Rics are great second basses and offer their own unique voice. I'd hold on to the Geddy and wait to buy a Ric when you can really afford one. There will be other great deals on Rics later on when you have the cash. Just a thought and opinion to keep in mind.
  20. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    Good point, Relayer59. But the OP does have other 'go to' basses (see below). :)