another sketchy Ric on CL

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LouieV2, May 24, 2012.

  1. LouieV2


    Jan 9, 2011
    Boston, MA

    Just last week there was another Ric with all the electronics missing as well on the local classifieds for $300.. I dont think this is a coincidence.

    the other one could have passed as a real one, even though I was skeptical, but this one is even more sketchy.

    What do you guys think?
  2. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    That one actually looks more legit, at least to me. Missing an awful lot of stuff, but likely to make a good project.
    People did some weird stuff to those basses back in the day.
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I disclose nothing
    This looks like a real 70s 4001 with the frets removed.

    They also removed the bridge pickup and the electronics. Maybe the neck pickup is wired directly to the output jack?

    $500 is not a bad price. It could be restored. It could be a fun restoration project that would make a nice one of a kind fretless 4001.

    Big question ... Does it have a jack plate with a serial number?
  4. LouieV2


    Jan 9, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Im going to call and ask a few questions.. If he tells me that it has the serial on the jack plate, dual truss rods, and the stereo (although it probably wouldnt be functional as is) I may just go take a look.

    Edit: he said its sold
  5. the wako kid

    the wako kid

    May 11, 2011
    you need to stop wasting time on TB and call the sellers before they get sold on you.
  6. LouieV2


    Jan 9, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I call as soon as I see it.. He didnt pick up the first time haha
  7. As of 1:36PM EDT, the listing is deleted.
  8. gigslut


    Dec 13, 2011
    St Louis, Mo
    Did anyone save a pic?
  9. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    I'd hit it. But that's what happens when these deals pop up, you just gotta be ready to jump on them with the cash in hand. Otherwise, they're gone in hours- even minutes.
  10. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    weird, still works for me. wonder if its in my cache, because i looked at it earlier...
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