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Help stop my roommate buying a fake Rick!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BadJazz, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. BadJazz


    Nov 29, 2007
    Eugene, Oregon
    EDIT: Apparently this was a hoax so I am deleting the link, since I can't close the thread.
  2. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    As much as it might be fake, why would you want to prevent your roommate from getting it? I mena yeha, at worse talk to him show him the ad again when he's sober enough and maybe he'll think about it twice.
  3. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    Don't buy it, drunk roommate. Even the vintage rickenfakers aren't worth that much
  4. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Wish it was in my neck of the woods...I'd talk him down some and take it in a heartbeat :(
  5. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Many are worth up to $800, Ibanez and Greco rick fakes come to mind.

    Its likely worth about $500 if its a vintage through neck copy and not a bolt on or newer through/set neck copy and if I still lived 40 miles from Eugene I would likely be interested.
  6. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    If he's dumb enough to spend $500 on something he doesn't want while he's drunk, he needs to learn the lesson the hard way, I guess.

    It could very easily be worth that amount of money, anyway.
  7. Thick McRunfast

    Thick McRunfast Not just good, good enough

    Sep 30, 2012
    Portland, Oregon USA
    I've done dumber stuff drunk that cost a lot more than 500 bucks.

    Could be a cheap life lesson. Let him (or her) make their own stupid mistakes. That's how we learn
  8. I have a feeling that this might go a few pages..... :-D
  9. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    Definitely not the real deal, no, but if there's nothing wrong with it, it's a pretty hip bass for $500.
  10. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Friends don't let friends drunk buy fakenbackers.
  11. Honestly, it doesn't look too bad. It's got the earlier neck pickup location, too. I had a Seville (Matsumoku) bolt-on copy that kicked some serious butt for what it was.
  12. ciubz


    Jan 30, 2005
    The seller is willing to negotiate the price, so let's say your friend buys it for 450$, puts in better pu's and electronics and ends up with a decent ric sounding and looking bass at around 650$? I'd say it's a bargain.
  13. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Agreed. I'm not even sure if this is a serious thread. If a friend warned me that a bass I was going to look at wasn't the real deal just like the ad says, then I wouldn't buy it if I were looking for a genuine model. Simple as that really :confused:
  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    It looks fake ... but it may be worth $500

    That bridge pickup looks like it is out of a 50s B scifi movie.
  15. I have an old Univox that's very comparable to my real Rics. Some of the old fakes are excellent instruments.
  16. JH Statts

    JH Statts

    Jan 17, 2014
    That treble pickup is odd looking, even for a fake.
  17. Looks pretty ok to me. Nice 70s era copy. I don't think 500 is an insane price.
  18. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member


    Talking a drunk buddy into buying a 100-ish CD Time/Life Rock music collection in the early '90's comes to mind. Poor bastard is prolly still getting CDs every month 20 years later....:hyper:
  19. ngh


    Feb 6, 2013
    brooklyn, ny
    just because it did not come out of the ric factory does not mean it is not a nice bass. 500 on craigslist is 400 anyway.
  20. kcole4001


    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    There are better copies out there.