A heartbreaking Ric moment

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jscriv, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Jscriv


    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    As some of you may know I've been complaining about my Ric lately. Been toying with trading it away. Finally decieded to just pull the trigger and make an offer. Upon a quick inspection as to not misrepresent my gear...I FIND THIS. Just took the wind out of the old sails. I've already contacted Rickenbacker and the members of the Rickenbacker club. It's used so..warranty won't be happening. It's kept in a climate controlled area. Well maintained as all instruments are. Just wanted to vent to the masses IMG_20190130_170953520_LL.jpg
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  2. themarshall


    Jun 26, 2008
    cochrane wi
    Can't like this post. Bummer, dude.
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
  4. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael Suspended

    Sep 19, 2001
    Pacific Northwest USA
    I see that as repairable, and not ruining the whole bass...
  5. KB5


    Sep 28, 2012
    Fixable. A little tricky on a finished bass but a good luthier should be able to make that almost undetectable.
  6. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    omg, nope, can't like that... is there evidence of this occurring on other Rics?
  7. Jscriv


    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    A bass I was looking to get rid off, not dump money into. And I guess to some degree I didn't expect a Rickenbacker to just...come undone like that.
  8. Jscriv


    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    I haven't found very much out there. One instance so far in the Rickenbacker group
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  9. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Sorry that happened to you, and it just solidifies my resolve that I don't like bindings.
  10. BlueTalon

    BlueTalon Happy Cynic Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Inland Northwest
    Endorsing Artist: Turnstyle Switch
    Is it a 4001 or a 4003?

    (I'm guessing 4003 because you mentioned warrantee.)
  11. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I definitely hope you can get that repaired!
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  12. Jscriv


    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    I have a few jazz bass necks that have binding that have held up to wild abuse and misuse. Extreme hot and cold. Years and years of punk shows. But I will have to say....I'll leave the binding for the next guy from now on.
  13. Jscriv


    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    4003. Made 10/2008
  14. Vinnie Boombatz

    Vinnie Boombatz Inactive

    May 26, 2010
    Easy fix for a reputable repair person. That's what these guys are for.
  15. It solidifies my resolve that I don’t like Rickenbackers...
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  16. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I like 4004 models just fine, no binding, no weird bridge, & humbucking pickups.
  17. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    It’s fixable but I’m trying to understand how that could happen and I’m thinking temp or probably humidity changes and perhaps age all combined.
  18. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I guess it took the wind out of your sail and “sale”. Sorry, should be an easy fix.
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  19. FugaziBomb


    Jun 5, 2017
    In general, Rickenbacker breaks my heart. They are serious great looking basses that have a distinct sound, but so many people complain about QC from them that I don't think i would ever be comfortable paying the price they command. Add that to their unwillingness to address their known design flaws - like their bridges - and the complaints I hear about their customer service, and I'm not a buyer. Too bad, because I'd really love to buy one with confidence that something like this wouldn't happen.
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  20. Jscriv


    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    In curious to see what they have to say. I understand they might not be willing to cover it, even though I see it as a manufacturer flaw. But I expect them to atleast offer to let me send it in an pay to have then fix it to factory spec