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Bummer! Discontinued Rickenbackers!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Dec 21, 2001.


  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    From the RIC site:

    There go the prices on that eight I wanted someday...damn.
     
  2. I can't say that too many people will miss the 4003S/5. Hell, even Chris Squire won't play it.
     
  3. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    is that a Chris Squire signature hung on the wall in Tampa for months and I didn't get it. Now they're all gone!
     
  4. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    Maybe there's something new just around the corner that will be introduced at NAMM next month that we don't know about yet!
    I wouldn't be surprised. All thought I wouldn't expect to see a new 8-string though.
    Cheers,
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    That's too bad. I've never played either, but I've heard that the string spacing on the 5 string is SUPER TIGHT!!!!! I'd like to try an 8 string though.
     
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Well, you know what it means when a company discontinues a product...


    NEW RICKENBACKER MODEL(S) ON THE WAY!

    Nino, maybe we'll even get to see that wide string space 5...
     
  7. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    aww, i really wanted to try a rick 5 too!
     
  8. I love Rics, I've owned three, my V63 is my # 1 bass.

    Having said that, the 5 and the 8 are simply not designs they excel at or are known for...especially in their price points. They won't be missed by most. A wise business decision.

    The best 5 string basses I have personally played are the Fender Roscoe Beck V and the EB MM Stingray 5. Both simply outstanding.
     
  9. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    But the reason I'm attracted to their eight is that it can be set up for fingerstyle, with the octave closest to the floor!
     
  10. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    I wanted the 5 because of the super tight string spacing, but it didn't come with binding and because of that...it looked ugly as....well it was ugly.
     
  11. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    That sucks. And I have still never seen one of the newer Laredo or Cheyenne models in a music store, or even played by another bassist. I'm quite curious about those new models, but it seems like no ones ever played them.
     
  12. Originally posted by Intrepid
    I wanted the 5 because of the super tight string spacing...

    The Stingrays have pretty tight spacing...it feels like a four!
     
  13. but the tone...