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Is this a sin? Have I made a Monster?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LegoBass, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. I consider myself to be quite a Rickenbacker fan boy. I have now amassed a collection of 11 basses and 1 guitar from them, including this...thing.... As much as I love their instruments, some times their lack of flair leaves something to be desired. So I was lucky to find a 2006 Jetglo 4003 that was a factory blemish. Apparently the finish didn't cure correctly and it turned into a gummy mess and then the case stuck to it. It was quite a mess and needed some love to get back into tip top shape. Black is boring though, I have 2 Jetglo 4003s already, this had the opportunity to be something more.

    I recently saw the limited edition Babuik Candy Apple Purple 4003 and while I loved the idea, it wasn't enough. It needed more flake! More purple! More racing stripes! After about of a month of work and multiple layers of paint, flake, and clear I finally finished this crazy creation! I know some RIC purists may hate it, but I love the thing so much! 20210126_115046.jpg 20210126_115021.jpg 20210126_115016.jpg
  2. Haans

    Haans Altruistic nihilist Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Bergen, Norway
    Oh my! The Hannah Montana guitar came to mind. I love it!
  3. TrevorG

    TrevorG Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    i would have appreciated a warning to put my shades on but I love it!
  4. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    Love it! (Well, not the racing stripes). ;)
    But that color/finish is fabbbulous!
  5. Plake

    Plake Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Adam Clayton sig Ric? :rolleyes:
    Doug4321, Doug P, Ghastly and 13 others like this.
  6. Whenever I see purple sparkle anything, it reminds me of those banana seat bikes that were popular when I was growing up, which usually had a sparkle plastic cover to them.

    And that's not a bad thing.

    Love the bass, OP, it's pretty.


  7. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    You even changed/painted the binding! :thumbsup:
    mjm666, Sholmer, kentiki and 2 others like this.
  8. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    Rick James, Bootsy and Prince would approve. :thumbsup:
    The Owl, Bluesbob, Saint70 and 34 others like this.
  9. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Now all you need is this......... Glitter.jpg
  10. Drucifer

    Drucifer Not currently practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Endorsements: your name could be here, Mr. Sadowsky!
    Soooooooooooo much flake!
  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    sinfully delicious! :laugh:

    that piece looks great! :thumbsup:
  12. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I think it has just the right amount of sparkle
    KaraQ, lowdownthump, Iristone and 3 others like this.
  13. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka "zero" fret Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    Yeah, you dun good.
    the harp unstrung and woodyng2 like this.
  14. moon-bass

    moon-bass Up to the moon and back Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    USA, New Orleans
    Dude that is awesome. How much to do one of my basses? :)
  15. ficelles


    Feb 28, 2010
    Devon, England
    An awesome work of modern art :) But you must only play it while wearing stack heels, flares, and oversize shades.
  16. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    I especially love the fact that you still have the sticker on it after all that. I think it's cool.
    mjm666, Ric4003S, Sholmer and 5 others like this.
  17. Ostie


    Aug 1, 2018
    Mid MI
    That’s not just Grape Glo, that’s bedazzled! I only want to see it standing in that Purple Rain.....Seriously, though, that’s a one of a kind. Enjoy it!
  18. RissKippery


    Mar 3, 2016
    Wow... just wow! I think we need some video of it moving around in the sun, maybe being played too.
  19. blacktocomm


    Feb 19, 2013
    The mountains
    Not a fan of racing stripes, but I LOVE the flake.
  20. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    I love everything about it besides the stripes. That purple sparkle is FABULOUS!
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