Indentifying a supposed "70's" Rickenbacker copy

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xJERKKx, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. xJERKKx

    xJERKKx Guest

    Jul 5, 2011
    Just wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction for trying to identify this thing. Thanx guys!

    Details given:
    -Said to be 70's
    -Bolt-on neck
    -Rick Toaster pups
    -Serial #764996
    -Single output jack (not stereo)
    -Single truss rod

    Here are some pics:
  2. Talkbass rules state that you can't ask about the value of a bass unless you purchase a supporting membership.

    That being said, the bass looks sweet!
  3. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    First it's a fake and secondly not worth to much. But as Joe mentioned you're not a supporting member so this thread is not permitted and will probably be deleted once discovered by one of the moderators.

  4. ko stradivarius

    ko stradivarius Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    St. Louis
    Yup. Fakenbacker. I'd buy it anyway if it was cheap enough.

    Ohhhh, and what they said!
  5. xJERKKx

    xJERKKx Guest

    Jul 5, 2011
    How do I become a supporting member? Also, less than 600.
  6. Immigrant

    Immigrant In Memoriam

    Look to the left of your original post. And to the left of every page viewed on TB. It says "Donate to Upgrade Today" - its an underlined link.

    The whole Rickenfaker thing confuses me. I've seen some really cool ones (like a Univox in the classifieds) but they are all lacking one thing- authenticity.

    It doesn't bother me when I see the multitudes of Fender copies, but these Ric copiers need to be strapped into a rocket and fired at the Sun.
  7. Immigrant

    Immigrant In Memoriam

    I DO get some of the funkiness that accompanies certain Ric copies, like the Univox. It has a bizarre mojo about it. This bass doesn't.

    Add a seat in the Sunrocket for the guy who had the audacity to slap that truss rod cover on that.
  8. Tschmu20

    Tschmu20 Guest

    Apr 9, 2012
    I've got one of the Univox copies, and it's really a great bass (accurate copy, too. Double truss rods and everything) but it just doesn't quite have the whole package. The growl isn't quite there, it just doesn't have the same panache as the real deal.

    I'd still be bummed out if it got launched into the sun, though. At least I've got the decency to leave the Univox nameplate on it.
  9. Matsumoko factory. I had a Conrad bass from the early 70s that was manufactured there. The neck plate is identical except for the serial number.