Building a Ric

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by geddyfan, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. Any of you buliders ever tried a Ric?I've done a few insruments and am thinking about it.Any advice opinions etc.Can the sound be fairly faithfully roproduced by a luthier wannabe?
  2. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    everything is possible, in this case if you want a copy that really sounds like a rick you have to use the same pickups, the rickenbacker single coil because they are a big part of the bass' particular sound.
    check this site:
  3. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    You might want to check out the interview with John Hall of Rickenbacker on bunnybass. He feels that a great part of the sound is due to the bridge and headstock design, as well as the electronics. It's at:
    bunnybass john hall interview

    Good luck, and let us know how this comes along!
  4. Didn't geddy lee use a Badass on his ric,and it still sounds like a ric eh.It would seem to me a little more PUP related along with wood selection maybe second.Maple is certainly a much brighter wood than some of the other instrument woods.