Aargghh!! Look what some idiot did to this Ric

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

  1. invisiman


    Feb 22, 2004
    Wow, that's bad. I was expecting some scratched paint or something, but that's crazy :(
  2. 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.
  3. 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:
  4. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    Um....Hate it!
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

    thats like sooooo hardcore!!!

  6. Aj*


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


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

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

  9. Marlat


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

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

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

    Shakey Vote for Pedro!!

    Apr 12, 2005
    Roanoke, Va
  12. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    what an *******.
  13. 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.
  14. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway

    go for it! save and ressurrect the rick!
  15. 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.
  16. plasson


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


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