Help me! I'm a Fender guy but I'm wanting a RIC

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by foolforthecity, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Anachronism

    Anachronism Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    Of course you were. That's why you made a predictive statement about the OP without any reference to your own experience.
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  2. I'd see if it is possible to rent one for a while.
    They say you can't buy love..but I've always maintained that it can rent you some first class affection.
  3. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    South Bend, Indiana
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2015
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  4. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    The clear coat is some kind of UV activated conversion varnish, which dries more or less instantly, but I think they have had problems with it fully curing before they ship them, hence the chipping finish around the bridge, and sometimes some finish lift at the fretboard laquer. The Ric paint jobs are (usually) very nice, but fragile. Another point in the 4003w sweepstakes. They should switch to a modern hard poly finish. Check out this factory tour video, interesting stuff. The part about the finishing process starts right around 14:00.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2015
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  5. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    Thanks to everyone that helped me in my quest for a Ric, and more so one that I'll actually use and enjoy.

    The dirty deed has been done. I just got back from Fuller's Guitar in Houston with a 2003W. And I was wrong. It slaps, too! And what a cool sound, so unlike all my Fenders and G&Ls. 8.4 lbs. All the Rics I tried were so cool, but this one will do me just fine - thanks again to all for your expertise and valuable advice!
  6. Well how cool is that?? Guy comes here for advice, gets it, and makes a purchase. This can be a cool place at times.



    Of course, it didn't happen if there are no pictures........

    And once you have photographic evidence, you can head of the the Rickenbacker Club thread and get a number (and learn more cool stuff).
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  7. Congrats! I've had mine since the mid 70's, hope you keep yours a long time too!
  8. CGremlin


    Nov 1, 2014
    Palm Bay, FL
    Congratulations! Come visit the Walnut Rick Club and get your number! Photos are required, of course. ;)
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  9. Poke

    Poke Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Cypress, TX
    Congrats! You won't regret it.
  10. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    Pics they be a comin'!
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  11. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    That would be if everyone on Earth was you.
  12. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    I'll do that! And hey, I used to play that brass beast you've got a grip on there! A long time ago, though
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  13. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    The evidence shall be released tonight (hopefully)!
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  14. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    Thank you for the Fuller's tip - duuuhh I didn't even realize they existed - cool place!
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