any idea on what this is?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by icantaffordawal, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. icantaffordawal


    May 28, 2008

    saw this bass on a commercial for the flower power cd set thing, and on born to be wild's little video clip it zoomed in on their bass player with one of these things

    anyone have info on it?
  2. It's a Rickenbacker brand bass guitar. Not sure of the model, but I've seen one or two.
  3. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    thats pickup spacing to the extreme.. that bridge pickup has to be Zinggggggyyyyy
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Ric 4005. Very rare, tons o $$$$$ if you can find one.
  5. brianeharmonjr


    Aug 18, 2007
    This fella played one:

  6. icantaffordawal


    May 28, 2008
    oh man... that's some ear porn. it cuts right through the mix. definitely something i'll have to play once before i die (but probably never will LOL).
  7. playibanez


    Apr 3, 2006
    i dont know if i like the sound =/
  8. Happy Face

    Happy Face Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Portland, Maine
    Used one for 29 years. At first I didn't think it was "growly" enough. But it sure sounded just fine on recordings and in the mix live.

    Sold mine cause now they have become too expensive to risk taking out and using.