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70's ric

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oleskool, Aug 10, 2012.


  1. oleskool

    oleskool

    Sep 27, 2011
    Detroit, Mi.
  2. nubs

    nubs

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wisconsin
    that neck and inlays original for a '79??? my '79 had shark fin inlays...doesnt look right to me, but i am FAR from a Ric expert...
     
  3. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    US
    Its a fretless and I think the dots are standard equipment.
     
  4. greggster59

    greggster59

    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    From the description I think he's saying the bass has a replacement neck. In a neck through, what does that mean?
     
  5. nubs

    nubs

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wisconsin
    oops...:rolleyes:
     
  6. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    US
    Not "replacement" neck, "repaired" neck. Whatever that means.
     
  7. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    are the knobs in the right place? looks funky
     
  8. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    US

    The knobs do look off, maybe the photo is just distorted. I would definitely have to see that one in person before purchasing!
     
  9. 1rtperry

    1rtperry

    Feb 14, 2010
    Northwest
    The knobs are off and I've never seen white binding around the headstock before.
     
  10. I'm thinking they popped the board off and replaced with the fretless board. Maybe a truss rod accident.

    I can't imagine them lopping off the neck of a neck through and then? Gluing?
     
  11. I think it's probably legit and besides the neck and fretboard work someone added what appears to be binding around the head stock. However it's a real pig in a poke given all that's been done or happened to it. If the repair and fretboard was done by a pro it might actually be a decent bass, who knows. Way too much risk to buy without playing unless they're giving it away.

    Strange looking photos, kind of like an aspect ratio problem.
     
  12. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Probably a modified / repaired Ric ... or a fake ...

    Headstock and pickguard are wrong.
     
  13. Q serial number puts it as a '77.
     
  14. Either a fake or a real Ric, modified. Dot inlays were standard on a fretless, but I've never seen factory binding on a headstock. Definitely would require a personal going-over before making a serious bid.
     
  15. I Had a 77 , headstock wrong, pick guard wrong, knob orientation wrong, I wouldn't fool with it. a "PIG in a POKE ' so to speak.
     
  16. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    The 4002 came with binding on the headstock ... the 4001 didn't.

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    The pickguard should look more like this ...

    4001jgfl-thumb.
     
  17. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    I think it's fake.
     
  18. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    It is a fake. I live by the Goodwill this is at...I'm a dummy and it looked all wrong.
     
  19. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    I live in STL too. Where did you see which Goodwill this was located at? There are at least 22 Goodwills in the metro area.
     
  20. StereoPlayer

    StereoPlayer

    Aug 29, 2010
    I dunno, pretty beat up. It says pick guard was replaced. Looks legit to me. Binding on headstock could be a slip up. Bridge looks right. Need better pics
     

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