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Japanese Rick Rip-off

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by subsonic87, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. Groove Theory

    Groove Theory Grizzly Adams DID have a beard.

    Oct 3, 2004
    The Psychiatric Ward
  2. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    "2 output sockets - just the standard one is ready."

    That's one of the features I look for in a bass, really. Output jacks that are purely aesthetic.
  3. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    It actually almost kinda sorta looks real....

  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I placed my bid. :)
  5. Dream Works

    Dream Works

    Dec 5, 2003
    Atleast people would stop thinking you played guitar.
  6. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    I've heard amazing things about the Ibanez and Greco copies, apparently those were pretty close to the real deal.
  7. Too bad it doesn't show if it's neck-thru or bolt on. The checkerboard binding is a nice and rarely seen feature on a copy.
  8. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I'd bet dollars to donuts that it's bolt-on.
  9. bigmcgiv


    Mar 29, 2005
    i cant afford a real one and would like a copy does anyone make a new version of a classic 4001 ric. tks matt
  10. Mingus Dew

    Mingus Dew

    Jul 8, 2005
    "electric bass" ahahahaha :p

  11. not of rickenbacker has anything to say about it...which they do...the bass listed on ebay is a "lawsuit" (no longer produced, for obvious reasons) bass
  12. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    If it was a Sadowsky, we will refer to it as a "copy". Since it's a low brow product, it's a "rip off".

    I kinda like it. But if I wanted to bed Angelina Jolie, I won't settle for a lookalike.I want the real Ms. Jolie.
  13. FireBug


    Sep 18, 2005
    Ok, everyone knows what OLP stands for right? "Officially Liscensed Product." Sounds like they weren't the only ones to miss a deadline.

    Does anyone know if that is a USA bass assembled in Japan? That's really the only way there could be a lawsuit.