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50's Ric?!??!!?!?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dsDodgers, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. dsDodgers

    dsDodgers Banned

    Sep 7, 2008
    sunny so cal
  2. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Its only slightly worse than whats on the 4001 and 4003 models :p
  3. dsDodgers

    dsDodgers Banned

    Sep 7, 2008
    sunny so cal
    haha seriously :p
  4. Slax


    Nov 5, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    Ah! You beat me to it. lol.

    Though I haven't had problems w/ my Ric bridge... I'm sort of afraid to touch it. (Besides the mute.) Thanks god it's intonated and the string height is set right on mine. :)
  5. broadblik


    Aug 10, 2008
    Sheffield, UK
    That is gorgeous...

    Now, if I sell my house....
  6. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    The pickguard looks like it was designed by flash gordon ...
  7. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Are... are they... ...:confused:... ....:eyebrow:....

    Are they hanging a 19 thousand dollar bass on a STRING?

  8. richnota

    richnota Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    are there what appears to blocks of lucite on either side of the bridge?

    i'm assuming its part of the 1950s "modern" style.

    I wish the photos were better...it looks really clean. restored?
  9. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    That's what the original bridge assemblies looked like for sure. Beautiful basses. While I own a 4003S, I would love to see Rick reissue these 50's basses.
  10. RED5


    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    Looks to be period correct "Twine" sides it's only wood.
  11. Thats one fugly rick :/
  12. Jonyak


    Oct 2, 2007
    Ottawa, Ont
    aren't they all?:eek:
  13. RonChase


    Aug 15, 2008
    I was under the impression Paul Mac got the first Ric bass,But then it did'nt look like that one.Maybe they made a bass before the SGT Pepper bass who knows.Of interest sir Pauls lefty bass has the headstock logo upside down
  14. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    The first Ricks came out in 1957, plenty of them sold before Macca ever picked up a bass years later.
  15. woodyng


    Dec 19, 2007
    Oregon coast
    there were very few of these models made from about 1957-1960 or so,and not a lot of high profile players (i have seen a picture of the bass player for ricky nelson holding one). i personally love the look of these,and have thought about doing a pickguard shaped like that on my cii,or trying to attempt a copy. i,too,would love to see the company reissue this bass as a limited-edition model,bigtexas. macca's rick was a 60's model,by then,they had changed the pg,bridge,etc.to the more modern standard.

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