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Is This Ric Worth the Price?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 48thStreetCustom, Jan 22, 2012.


  1. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    Uh...no. That thing is butchered.
     
  2. rocmonster

    rocmonster

    Oct 31, 2011
    :crying:
    Heartbreaking...
     
  3. No,.....only if nothing more than very minimal damage (which I doubt) has been done and it includes all the original parts.

    $1000 Tops - as is.

    heartbreaking yes - but even more so for the person who pays that kind of money for it.

    Thankfully it is a "one of a kind" as is mentioned.
     
  4. That's depressing.
     
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Lop off the last zero and you have a fair price ... $250
     
  6. The hacker wanted a pj they should've just traded the Rick or bought one.
     
  7. NightTripper

    NightTripper

    Oct 20, 2011
    It hurts to look at that. :eek:
     
  8. pnut166

    pnut166

    Jun 5, 2008
    alabama
    $2500 ?!? Makes me wonder if the "financial needs" of the seller is due to drugs :)
     
  9. Tool.

    -jb
     
  10. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Seen that CL post before. The only thing even remotely rickenbacker about the bass is the shape... What a shame! I'd offer $50 bucks and then take a deep breath when he refused to sell it to me!
     
  11. themacinator

    themacinator Always looking for the perfect gig

    Oct 8, 2009
    8,600 feet in the Colorado Rockies
    Endorsing Artist: Babicz FCH Hardware
    It's a "parts bass" now.
     
  12. Duckwater

    Duckwater

    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    I would buy that for around $500-700, it might play well and if you replaced the Rickenbacker bridge pickup I could imagine getting a lot of interesting sounds from it.
     
  13. Hahahahaha

    Tragicomedic
     
  14. BassGen

    BassGen

    Mar 15, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    I wouldn't do it. If you want to pay that much I have a JetGlo that I could sell but, no, by JG is also not worth that much.
     
  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Except most of the real parts are missing ... even the body is full of extra routes ...

    Pay me $25 and I would take it ...
     
  16. Yikes!
     
  17. themacinator

    themacinator Always looking for the perfect gig

    Oct 8, 2009
    8,600 feet in the Colorado Rockies
    Endorsing Artist: Babicz FCH Hardware
    Neck and tuners might be salvageable. That's about it.
     
  18. Flyingfrets

    Flyingfrets

    Dec 25, 2011
    When did ruining a bass become "customizing" it?!!?
     
  19. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    You know I think it's actually pretty cool what's been done to it. It's more versatile now than it ever was. I'm not saying it looks good. I'm just saying its the frankenstrat of the rickenbacker world. Frankenbacker ;)
     

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