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Aargghh!! Look what some idiot did to this Ric

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Frank Martin, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
  2. invisiman


    Feb 22, 2004
    Wow, that's bad. I was expecting some scratched paint or something, but that's crazy :(
  3. Mr.Phil


    Apr 9, 2005
    Upstate NY
    I don't know... A little paint, altered pickguard for those jazz pickups... I think it would play real nice.
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Wacky Germans. :D
  5. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Why change the pickups? If you want a Jazz bass, get a friggin' Jazz! The pickups are a huge part of the Ric sound; I'll never understand this type of thing.

    Oh, the humanity! :bawl:
  6. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    Um....Hate it!
  7. man... :scowl:
  8. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA

    thats like sooooo hardcore!!!

  9. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Why... such a waste
  10. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    could be worse :D

    I know, I know, its a guitar... :spit:
  11. Jazz pups in a Ric...now that IS an improvement. :D

  12. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I think it would be easily fixed and quite a score at 16 Euros! :D
  13. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Man, how could anyone do that to a set of Jazz bass pickups?
  14. Shakey

    Shakey Vote for Pedro!!

    Apr 12, 2005
    Roanoke, Va
  15. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    what an *******.
  16. Blazer


    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Now, now guys, this bass is salvagable. But with me being a luthier it's easy speaking, I have an edge in that department...

    I happen to have an original Ricky pickguard, the chiseled holes can be plugged I can order a replacement Bridge and I can custom order Pickups.
  17. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway

    go for it! save and ressurrect the rick!
  18. Why? What's wrong with having a rickenbacker with Jazz pickups in it? Maybe someone actually likes it that way.

    I for one can see advantages to doing such a thing to a rick (bye-bye clankity-clank). I like the feel of rick necks, but can't stand the sound....so I'd buy it...OF COURSE it needs a new pickguard, but that one's easy.
  19. plasson


    Mar 21, 2005
    what the... :eek: :scowl:
  20. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I couldn't read it, but the pictures made me shudder.

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