I have been dreaming of this day since 1982. Rickenbacker!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by armybass, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
    When I was 12 in 1982 I got turned on to Rush. I had an older family friend, a bass player named David Harbour who played in the 80's with Jeff Chastain and a few others....anyway...our dads were friends and I used to go to Davids house and here him play his Rics along with Rush albums....I have wanted a JG and MG Ric just like David had back when I was a kid.....welll it only took 30 years..... but I have them none the less and my 17 year old bass playing son is so excited too!
  2. BassPlayer900

    BassPlayer900 Guest

    Oct 19, 2011
    Wow, awesome basses!! Rush has gotten me interested in Rickenbacker basses since I got my first bass. I hope I can find one someday!
  3. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks I build Grosbeak Guitars and Basses Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Grosbeak Guitars
    Very nice! I bought a '73 Fireglo 4001 a while back and have been in love with Ricks ever since.
  4. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
    now if I really want to fork over some serious dough.....I would love to find a vintage 4001... I had a 1978 4001 when I was a kid.... but the frets were non existant and a fretjob was nowhere to be seen in my 17 year old budget
  5. Great basses - I'm an '11 in Jetglow and a '78 Burgundy - nothing else like 'em IMHO.
  6. Jwood

    Jwood Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Richmond, Va
    Congrats! I'm wanting a JG Ric some kinda bad
  7. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
    my JG is an '11 and the MG is a '10. Amazing how different the necks are.
  8. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Congratulations on your much-delayed gratification! I have a bass-playing nephew who just loves my 2010 MG 4003. Between him and my son, I could never sell it if I wanted to - they both think it's the coolest in my arsenal. ;)
  9. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Congrats! I had the same GAS and finally got two Ric's myself. One, a 2009 FireGlo, I will never sell (God willing!)
  10. Sexy, my mapleglo '11 ric is thee bass I wont ever sell.