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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pklima, Dec 18, 2011.
I promise pics of both the bass and the third cab when the bass arrives
Well gosh dang nabit my Country rock band is back on the road this Saturday. Big doins in the Magic city. Hope we blow the roof off.
Diggin' the vintage Kong graphics, there, timber22!
Thanks, GP. We're not a traditional Beatles tribute, so I didn't feel the need to go with a traditional sunburst model. I rather like quite a few of the custom color options which are available, and thought the flat black was quite handsome. This experience honestly made me appreciate my Ric that much more.
BTW, I recently switched out the stock white pickguard for a gold one, which I absolutely love:
Just now finishing up a gold TRC as well to match!
aaaand .... the food and chicks?
Can you send me a picture of your Ric sideways so I can see the gap between the strings and the fretboard... I think mine should be lower but not sure. Then I have to find someone who is qualified to work on Rics..
Send it to Dave!
Actually, don't. He hates Rics.
I'll be glad to send a photo tonight.
I noticed that my action was higher than I preferred after about a year, so I bought a 1/4" (?) nut driver to adjust the truss rods (of which both were loose.) I think each nut only required about half a turn (after digging out some wood under each nut so I could get the tool to fit.) If you were close by I'd be glad to help make the adjustments.
Rics are funny creatures though, which is why there are no shortage of posts when it comes to maintenance. If you're not comfortable doing the work, finding someone with that experience is definitely best.
Depends on whether you've been good or not....
This is what I'm talking about... does this look like the correct string gap?
If you can't fit a grilled cheese sandwich in the gap, then it's low enough for me!
Oh, I wish! Alas, no, but I have sung on Prairie Home a few times, and it was an absolute ball each time. That band could play anything at sight and in any style--the band are all really fun and supportive, both musically and personally. It was a lot like playing with the Electric Mayhem, and of course you have to pinch yourself when you're participating in a script with that wonderful troop of radio actors.
Not sure how it is now with Thile in charge, but Garrison and the actors' scripts were constantly being refined with a staff of writers backstage throughout the rehearsal process and the show. They'd just walk on stage and hand you pages in the middle of a skit. You had to have a very flexible mindset in case timing changed--you might have to substitute a different number or leave off your last song.
Love Prairie home C!
I think we're getting into the "Hardware, Setup, and Repair" territory, but have you seen this?
Joey's Rickenbacker Bass Guitar Maintenance, Setup and Wiring Diagrams
I guess this is a pretty good guideline for the care and feeding of your Ric.
Thank you for your indulgence,
Hey dbase -
SHEEEEEESH! You're definitely working WAY too hard! Your action is very high, but should be able to be remedied easily by adjusting the neck (and maybe even saddle height at the bridge.) You have too much relief in the neck as is.
BTW - What type of strings do you use?
PM me if you need anything else.
I use D'Adderio wound rounds.
I dont even change the strings myself .. I have the local music store do them when I buy them ... Te last time I had them do a setup and asked to lower the action, two seeks latert he 'kid" told me that he was'nt finished yet as he had another Youtube video on how to do Ric setups to watch ... When he said that, I took the bass back.
Hello people no gigs this weekend but I did up date the power supply on my Epiphone Embassy iv it has black light Leds helps bring out the neon strings. Anyway pix
I'm in New Orleans. We're doing a little sightseeing tonight before our gig tomorrow.
Full gig report looming.
Thank you for your indulgence,
Have a fun and safe time Cliff
Make some memories to last a lifetime
A bunch of bass playin' lunkheads are there with you in spirit and looking forward to your report