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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dsDodgers, Sep 10, 2008.
1959 4000 ric
whats going on with that bridge?!
Its only slightly worse than whats on the 4001 and 4003 models
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.
That is gorgeous...
Now, if I sell my house....
The pickguard looks like it was designed by flash gordon ...
Are... are they... ...... ........
Are they hanging a 19 thousand dollar bass on a STRING?
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?
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.
Looks to be period correct "Twine" sides it's only wood.
Thats one fugly rick :/
aren't they all?
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
The first Ricks came out in 1957, plenty of them sold before Macca ever picked up a bass years later.
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.