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Ibanez Ric copy?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by The_D, Dec 8, 2005.


  1. The_D

    The_D Well, thats like your opinion. Man...

    Mar 20, 2004
    Fife, Scotland
  2. GSRLessard14

    GSRLessard14 All-Things-Claypool Enthusiast

    Jun 23, 2005
    Newington, CT
    Weird. ask for the serial number and check it on the Rick site.
     
  3. Seen a fair few of them before


    Ibanez ripped off everyones designs back in the day, and were usually pretty damned good too!
     
  4. Yeah, I wouldn't be talking to anyone at Ric about it.... there is a reason why they are called 'lawsuit basses' (also, note how he has carefully avoided usign the 'r' word in the auction description... these auctions have a tendancy to disappear... :ninja: )
     
  5. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    I have the corpse of one, bought stripped of hardware and electronics. Tough to find affordable parts for, everything's geared towards the people who spent $1200 on a Ric! Made well enough, but it's a bolt on unlike a real Ric. It also measures identical to my 34" scale basses, not the slightly shorter scale of a real one. The bolt on neck though - is more of a "bolt in"... almost a set neck, it fits into the body rather than being screwed onto it Fender style.
     
  6. 8guy

    8guy

    Jun 19, 2005
    Madison WI
    I owned one of these in the early 80's, My first bass :) .

    I had wanted A Ric so bad as I wanted that Geddy lee sound of the late 70's and I was playing in a New wave power trio so needed a bass with a lot of Bite to it to get that sound.

    My old High school had a 74 P-bass sunburst with a rose wood neck that was sweet and I Taught myself to play the bassics so to speak on it. But that wasnt the sound I wanted...I wanted to hear that sound of Rotosounds on a ric with a lot of treble.

    So my First Thought was to Try a friends Gibson Ripper, Nice but not quite what I wanted, so went to a local city(Appleton WI) and tried a new Ric...It was like the sound of heaven out of whatever amp I was playing through....But the price tag was way above what I could possibly pay.

    I almost setled on a used Ovation magnum II not to bad This might be it but I went to one last store before I decided.
    walked into Tonys music and there she was....It was true love at first site, A Used 70's sunbust with white pick guard Ibanez Ric copy!!!!

    I picked it up and pluged it in, It had dead strings on it and yet the sound was there, I could hear it, I bought it for 300.oo with hardshell case and then a set of Rotosound Round wounds!

    I used That for years Through a Bassman 50 head and a home made 12"/15" speaker cabnet with a Boss compresor and octavier......It rocked!!!!!!!!!!! :bassist:

    A few years later I met a woman I loved and wanted to get married, she wanted a big wedding and could not afford it so I sold the Bass to a friend of mine, This is also the same woman who made me sell my very early Hamer 12 string later when times were tough but things turned around the next week and we were fine again....women....no Im not married to her anymore......I have pics if I can find them
    Jay
     
  7. AxtoOx

    AxtoOx

    Nov 12, 2005
    Duncan, Okla.
    If you remember, back then they were only making copies of other peoples stuff, until they got sued out of it for making them as good or better ( the les paul copies is mainly what I'm reffering to). The first original they made was that Paul Stanley signiture. What was it an Iceman or something?
     
  8. 8guy

    8guy

    Jun 19, 2005
    Madison WI
    Not to derail the thread into a kiss thread that has nothing to do with Rics, But yeah they made the iceman, wich was a Gibson Destryer lookking thing, Then Kramer Came out with the Gene Simons "Axe" bass...hideous thing, looked like a axe.....Gibson Eventualy came out with a beautiful 3 Pup Ace Les paul...now back to the show