Help me pick the right one

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jock, Sep 29, 2001.

  1. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I have rounded it up to two basses after a long time of headscratshing.
    Alternative one is the oh so famous Rickenbacker 4003. Brand new in fireglo. I´m planning on changing to a horseshuepickup to get a fatter sound.

    Alternative number two is infamous but dearly loved among it´s owners. I´m talking about th Epiphone Jack Casady bass. This altenative is much cheaper too.

    I´m playing stuff like Wilco, Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, the Clash.......

    What would you choose?:)
  2. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    ...and why?:D
  3. I'd choose the Ric but thats my own personal opinion. I tend to play with more of a Tool type of sound. Then again I've never tried the Epi your talking about, but they have some good basses. Which one to you sounds beter? Or have you played either?
  4. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9 Guest

    Jun 20, 2001
    another vote for RIC :)
  5. I'd go wiht the Ric. You can get a lot more sounds with it. Rics are do-alls, kinda like StingRays.
  6. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i'd go with the casady, that's a lovely bass. but consider that i have a rick. and i wouldn't change my 4001 for nothing out there:)
  7. I've read on TB that Stingrays are one trick ponies.. which one is it?
  8. I wouldn't consider any single pickup bass to be very versatile--I mean besides the possibility that the one tone fits well in a lot of different contexts. My RingStray has a 3 band EQ, but that still doesn't give it a whole lotta versatility.
    Just my opinion, of course.

  9. They do have a pretty limited range of tones, but those tones work in in just about any setting.
  10. Lazy


    May 30, 2001
    Vancouver BC
    Get the Ric! IMO they sound awesome. Tool's first bassist Paul D'amore used one and it just sounds totally amazing on their album "Undertow."
  11. Obviously everyone knows that I'm gonna vote for the Casady. Ricks are nothing short of excellent themselves, but, if I may ask, why two basses that sound so different? I mean they're in completly different categories. The Casady is a versatile little devil though. If I may suggest, do this: Buy one, then buy the other, even if it's a couple of years apart. Don't you love how I spend your money?


    Mike J.:D
  12. I don't think it's really our decision, buy what you like, it's completely personal. I play a Yamaha RBX260F, which some people don't like, but it's perfect for me. I don't like Ibanez's but others do. Just play the two and make a decision.