desire to see ricks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by d8g3jdh, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    i would like to see some rics if i may. they look nice, theyre next on the list. Damn you GAS!!!

    And if this has been done before sorry, i searched and found nothing
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    there mine, i love her so much, but it need new strings BAD

    i dont have my MIA p anymore, mad a stupid choice to sell it :scowl: :bawl: :(
  3. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    My 1976 4001 Autumnglo:


    This is definitely one of my all-time favorite basses...
  4. 00soul


    Jan 4, 2005
    seal beach, ca
    rick pics
  5. Horny Toad

    Horny Toad Guest

    Mar 4, 2005

  6. Ricks rule.

  7. Lewi_wilko


    Mar 24, 2004
    Nice :eek: How much were all of those?
  8. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004

    it doesn't matter
  9. Kruton


    Aug 20, 2005
    Ocean Springs, MS

    Im Diggin the Fretless.
  10. Loves4003


    Nov 27, 2005
    The Netherlands
    My '94 4003:

  11. 69'Vette


    Jan 28, 2003
    Provo, UT
    '03 4003

    This one's a '77 Greco 4001 copy, but it's pretty just the same...
  12. I played a Ric once, and I couldn't tell if I liked it or not because it had the damn pup cover and needed a set-up.....
  13. tepes22b


    Sep 15, 2005
    Maumee, OH
    God, I would kill to have back my jetglo Ric 4003. I just didn't know what I was doing at the time. I went from heavy metal and hardcore guitar to rock and blues bass playing in the last year or so. I sold the Ricky a couple of years ago to help pay of my Line 6 Vetta. ::sniff:: What was I thinking? :mad:

    Anyway, those were some beautiful Rics, thanks for showing them, guys. I especially liked the Autumnglow, never seen one like it.
  14. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    You mean this one? Thanks man, yeah, I really love this bass and lucked out when I got it. I think what I like about Autumnglo is that it's kind of a natural finish, but with the sunburst effect of Fireglo without the red! Keep your eyes open, good used 4001s and 4003s (and other models too!) are lurking here and there!

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  15. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    now for a stupid question. whats the point of the pickup cover and what are the pros and cons of removing it?

    and if i find myself looking for a rick in the near future, should i look for a 4003, or 4001, or what?
  16. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    One of the cons of removing the pickup cover is the big gaping hole that's left! Though Pickguardian makes a bridge pickup plate that I'm thinking of getting myself!

    I have another Rick with the cover, and I am definitely planning on taking it off - it just gets in the way for me, especially when using a pick. But if you watch videos of Chris Squire, he's still got his and picks between the cover and the bridge. The original covers affected the sound, but nowadays their just made of plastic and have no effect on the sound (not sure of the exact date of that transition, but I'm pretty sure it was during the '70s at the latest?).

    I'm sure other folks will pipe in!

    Oh, and one more thing: check out the Rickenbacker Forum, some definite Rickenmaniacs there, but also a wealth of great information!
  17. I heard some wishbone Ash on the radio today followed by Moterhear 'Bomber'. Hearing Lemmy on his Ric made me have another look at this thread.

    Great stuff!

  18. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Yeah, originally, the bridge pickup was a "horseshoe" pickup. The "cover" was actually two horseshoe-shaped magnets and they were integral to the pickup. Sometime in the 70s I think, Rickenbacker changed to a more conventional pickup (called "HiGains"), and they added the cover to preserve the look.
  19. My Ric4001 from februari 1977.
    Mine is 7 years older than me :D

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  20. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    wow - that thing is sweet! burgundyglo? rubyglo?