main components that make rickenbacker basses sound like rickenbacker basses: hard maple body AND neck, neck thru construction, and two single coil pickups. now, normally a jazz bass would only check off one of these categories, but if you use a harder wood (waaaaaalnut anyone??) or denser and heavier wood than alder or ash, could you get into rickenbacker type ‘treble-ville’? i think rickenbackers are the only mainstream bass i’ve ever seen to use maple bodies, and not even counting mainstream stuff i don’t think i’ve EVER seen a maple body bass. well, i’ve seen 1-4 at most. like, on the webs. and that’s obviously for ergonomic purposes. but anyways, skimping out on the neck thru aspect do you think that a harder wood body with a two single coil pickup configuration could find a sound similar to ricks?