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

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

  1. redstrand


    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I have both, don't fight the urge :)
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  2. DinoRock


    Mar 26, 2015
    New York State
    Last time I checked, a new 4003 is only a couple of hundred more, and as you and others have said, considerably less than $2K.
  3. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
  4. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    I may be way off base but it seems to me that the majority of opinion diffs surround the neck and picking/plucking/slapping area mechanics. It seems that it really fits and works for some but is horrendously nasty for others.
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  5. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    That's just a bit of a fixer upper.

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  6. Hi-End Basses

    Hi-End Basses

    Apr 20, 2015
    And it was used at a death metal concert!
  7. Ballin'bass


    Jun 16, 2014
    Madison, WI
    I don't get it either! I don't talk smack about a bass just cause I don't like it, even if I think it sucks. Taste is totally subjective. Seems kinda dumb that ppl get all crazy over something so trivial. Eh... :rolleyes:
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  8. AnalogKid4003


    Jul 8, 2012
    I own two Rics. The make great wall hangers!
  9. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    I'm about 99% with you on that, I think... although I do love the Fireglo.
  10. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Sure, so do I. Can't justify spending big bucks on one right now, so I've been checking out similar stuff.
  11. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    Right on!
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  12. I'm sure that will buff right out.
  13. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    Red one looks like a Dean Hillsboro - what's the other two? They look cool too. I'm digging' the white one
  14. fretter


    May 24, 2012
    I read in a different post that RICs have 2 truss rods. That could be an argument against getting one.

    That being said, I tested one at GC. I understand where you're coming from.
  15. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    Now that's just sad.
  16. scheil442


    Feb 1, 2009
    Two great tastes, that taste great chocolate and peanut butter ! Get em' both!!! image.png
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  17. crucislancer

    crucislancer Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    (some) Fender guys love Rickenbackers, too :bassist:
  18. DinoRock


    Mar 26, 2015
    New York State
    I'm likely the odd one out. I've been at it for 40 years - serious studio and live work. Ignoring the constant trading up when a young teenager, I've never sold a bass or guitar.

    I play at least 2 different basses each day. As I now do mostly studio work, I care only about tone. I'm not a 5-stringer, but using one tomorrow in a session. I don't care for small necks, but used my mustang w Labella flats on a track a couple of weeks ago. I've probably used my Aria Pro II SB900 on more tracks in the past 30 years than any other. In the late 70s and early 80s, I probably used my Fender J, Ric, and Aria pretty evenly in the studio and the J and Ric pretty evenly live. In the mid 80s, I probably used the Aria and J evenly live but the Ric almost exclusively in the studio.

    So, for me personally, I just want a bass with the tone I need - mostly a function of strings and pickups, I'm guessing.

    (Complete disclosure - I am not a slapper; I predominantly play w fingers - pick is rare.)
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  19. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    Sweet! There ya have it
  20. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Dean Motto...better than the Hillsboro, slightly, and I mean slightly different body and different headstock.
    The black one is the Schecter Stargazer, available in white and a model they call Crimson Ghost.
    The Vintage White one is from Retrovibe, UK.

    There was a Retrovibe thread here about a month or two back.
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