jet & tort Rickenbackers?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sarcastro83, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. sarcastro83

    sarcastro83 Guest

    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    Hey all,

    I'm loving the Fireglo 4003 I picked up over the holidays so much that I'm starting to put some cash aside for another one! I've always had a thing for black basses, so I'm going to try to score a Jetglo one ASAP.

    Also, I couldn't really find anything specific when I attempted a search, but I was wondering if anyone had a picture of a Jetglo 4003 with a tort pickguard on it? I figure since it looks great on a P or a J, it very well might look spectacular on a Rickenbacker...
  2. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I can't say that I ever recall seeing one with a tort guard, but I LOVE the idea! That Marcus Miller 5 on here that was posted yesterday or today with the black/tort combo is really hot. I bet a Rick would look fantastic w/ it. Especially if someone took a beater and redid the binding in tort!
  3. I asked the same thing in the Rickenbacker Club thread. No response. I've only seen black and white pickguards on the Rics. Surely somebody has thought outside the box. :) They do offer them at Pickguardian.
  4. sarcastro83

    sarcastro83 Guest

    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    tort binding... now THAT would look really cool...

    I really would like to do up a jetglo Ric. Tort would look really cool. Also, they've got that black and silver paisley stuff which could look cool as well. Shame you don't see much aesthetic customization on Rics... but then they're pretty enough to a lot of people, I suppose...
  5. Maybe it's time for a Photoshop. :)
  6. I don't know where I got the original picture for this photoshop. I had it in my screensaver file. So if it belongs to someone here, sorry about using it without permission.


    Honestly, I think this looks gorgeous. I may have to seriously rethink my thoughts on getting a black pickguard and go with the tort.
  7. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I think white tort might be better - or even black tort!
  8. sarcastro83

    sarcastro83 Guest

    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    That looks TOTALY SWEET. Kind of crazy to think that Rickenbacker never really went this route...
  9. Derek_L

    Derek_L Guest

    Holy shat, that's the best lookin' rick I have EVER seen
  10. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Wow. Very nice! (Eagle Moon is a Photoshop wizard!)

    I used to always wish they'd make a Jet Glo Ric with an ebony fingerboard, but keep the shark's teeth inlays. I think that would be an awesome combination.
  11. Shhh....thanks. I'm traveling incognito this week. :p
  12. Slax


    Nov 5, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    Wow. Thanks for giving me pick guard gas for my Jetgo. :hyper: That looks awesome!!!
  13. lawsonman

    lawsonman Guest

    Dec 19, 2005
    NW IL
    Damn You EM! I WAS quite happy with my Jetglo.:D
  14. Sorry about that. :D
  15. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I put a white pearloid pickguardian p/g on my jetglo Ric, and to me, that's the shiznits.
  16. superfunk47


    Sep 9, 2007
    As if I didn't already want a Ric enough as it was...

    EagleMoon, you owe me a new keyboard...mine is full of drool.

    That's one of the sexier basses I've ever seen.
  17. Pics?