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Converted to the rick side of the force

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stinkoman20xx, Sep 27, 2004.


  1. Stinkoman20xx

    Stinkoman20xx

    Oct 19, 2003
    was going to buy a used 4001 but realized I was a 100 short and didnt have the money cause of bills then I ran into a 4003 with Kahler trem. I Didnt think they could get much better then at the guitar store then you get to take one home.The trem is ok not really my thing but its installed really profesionaly and adds alot of sustain to the bass.These have the best slap/funk tone to my ears replacing my love for warwicks. I think im converted for life.
     
  2. Bwahahahahahaha.

    Whose next? :D
     
  3. Probably not next, but I'm definitly moving over to the dark side someday.
     
  4. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Me as soon as they make one with a BIG neck :)
     
  5. RandallFlagg

    RandallFlagg Guest

    Aug 18, 2003
    Kansas City
    Sooner or later, everyone will come around....

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  6. I had one exactly like that in the late 70s, color and all. It played really nice and sounded great!
     
  7. DubDubs

    DubDubs

    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    As soon as I can afford it I'm converting. I've always loved the look and sound of Ricks but untilll recently never got the chance to play one. After playing for a short period of time I was hooked.
     
  8. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    I'm slowly coming to the Dark Side. I suddenly find myself craving a mapleglo 4001.
     
  9. gamera

    gamera

    Sep 20, 2004
    Gloucester, MA
    I love the narrow width and round and fat back of a Rick neck. For my hands, there is no bass more comfortable. Plus they sound great.

    I had a great burgundy one in the mid 80's, right before I switched to guitar. I wish I had stayed with bass.
     
  10. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    What color is yours? Mine is Azureglo, but yours looks bluer - it may just be the picture.
     
  11. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    Looks like Midnight Blue (which is the color of my Rick). From what I can tell they're a little darker and "bluer" than Azureglo.
     
  12. Hey thedeadking,

    Congrats on the 4003. Here's a shot of my BurgandyGlo... I'm newly acquanted with the Rick side of the Force myself. It made it's debut this weekend.
     
  13. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    How much do 4003's go for used? I played one once a month or so ago and have been more than a little intrigued with them since. I'm trying to hunt up a new 4 string but won't decide for a while I'm sure but I wouldn't mind a fireglo 4003.
     
  14. As of Saturday. Reconverted actually. Played a tuxedo 4001 in the early 80s. Just got a nice 4003 courtesy of Talkbass. RAS! Need a five . . . Need a five . . .
     
  15. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    Another quick question, what are the differences between the 4001 and 4003? They look similar but I'm sure there are plenty of differences between the two. Enlighten me if you can please!
     
  16. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    :D Cool. How'd it go? Was your pastor jealous?

    Marshall
     
  17. Well, he normally plays a Q5, and of course, I normally play the Benavente... but yes... the Rick turned heads, and sounded great. And my pastor was jealous. Unfortunately our normal sound guy was out, he's traveling with a well know country artist... I wanted to see what he said about it.

    It was good time. !!
     
  18. RandallFlagg

    RandallFlagg Guest

    Aug 18, 2003
    Kansas City
    Yep! Midnight Blue. Purchased at Ed Romans in Vegas in 2002. No one in KC could get hold of that color for at least two or three months (when I was in the market) so I contacted them. Went to Vegas, Lost some money in the casino, went to his store, paid for the ric and it was waiting for me when I got home....all in all, not a terrible experience!
     
  19. RandallFlagg

    RandallFlagg Guest

    Aug 18, 2003
    Kansas City
    This is an "open-ended" response to your question because there are a great many variables, but somewhere between $800-900 range would be fairly accurate I think..
     

  20. I would say that those are accurate numbers. Only time i see them any higher is if they are rare models or old models.

    As for differences in 4001 and 4003 they have been discussed many times...and instead of me repeating them...here is a FAQ which explains the differences by "The Man" John Hall himself.

    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/music/guitars/rickenbacker/section-23.html