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Is buying a Rickenbacker even possible??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Felken, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. TrueNorthMatt

    TrueNorthMatt Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2004
    Quebec City
    That's perfectly understandable. I saw several Ricks on Reverb yesterday (Canada and USA) while looking for something else. Take all the time you need, check regularly, and I'm sure you'll find exactly what you want at some point.

    By the way, thanks guys: I discovered Reverb because of this thread! :D
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
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  2. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Possible...of course!
    Feasible, practicable, realizable, sensible?
    Ah, there's the rub.
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  3. Koshchei


    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    They will; this is how I get my Mesa EL-84 tubes without having to drive to the ‘shwa.
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  4. ive seen several for alittle over 1500.. several times. mainly on reverb and bass central, but as of now there is none on bass central.
  5. go to reverb right now. there is tons around the 1500 dollar range..
  6. 96Brigadier

    96Brigadier Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2015
    $1500 Canadian as the OP said? Keep in mind that means no more than $1,150 USD.
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  7. Green Knight

    Green Knight Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2016
    I've never seen one at L&M brand new for under 2100. Not sure if it's the same one that's always there or not. Can't speak to their value used.
  8. 96Brigadier

    96Brigadier Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2015
    Yup, a few people in this thread missed that the OP said Canadian funds, not USD. Even used there isn't anything that cheap, $1500 USD sure, but not CDN.
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  9. Rugmaster


    Dec 6, 2012
    Keep some money saved up and look for a decent deal on a used one, it shouldn't be that hard to find one. I just got this 4003W for $2000 off a guy that bought it to learn bass and hardly ended up using it, it doesnt have a mark on it and is basically brand new. I've also seen used 4003s go for as low as $1600 at this store in Whitby Ontario called the Guitar Boutique, and you can put them on layaway.

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  10. Iristone


    Jul 8, 2017
    Same in China. ¥20,000+ (around $3,000) and only shipped from America (slow, especially with USPS being literally a pile). :(
  11. guygorilla


    Apr 11, 2017
    Bought a used (2018) jetglo 4003S at L&M recently for $1900(Can) tax included...you just have to keep looking and be ready to make that purchase.... could've bought one back in the early '90s for under $800, but I went for a Fender J instead (still own it)...when I saw this 4003S I knew I was being given a second chance and couldn't pass it up.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
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  12. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    That's not a price point Rics hit very often, and when they do it's usually for all the wrong reasons.
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  13. Not sure why anybody would buy a Ric anyplace but Wildwood Guitars...they have the absolute BEST prices on NEW RIC'S I have ever seen (they sell new ones for what most people ask for used ones)
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  14. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    I recently played a 4003W, and as much as I love Ric's, I couldn't see myself parting with the money to buy it.

    It was priced very competitively for the UK market (way below the UK Recommended Retail Price), it played nicely, it sounded good, it didn't have any flaws that I could see (and I did look!), it just didn't speak to me enough to justify spending £2,000 (approx. $2500, CDN$3,250).
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