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My only NBD thread - A treatise on modern NBD threads, also pretentious thread titles

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr. Lovejoy, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Well, that sure took up the thread title character limit, eh? This isn't technically a NBD thread, but something "make-up" for the lack of them on my part.

    I have noticed a strange deficit in my contributions to this site: no NBD threads. So, let's change all of that. Let's right the wrongs of the past by partaking in viewing way too many pics of my basses. I won't say anything much about them as I don't want the text to get lost among the pictures. I'll explain my thoughts later if you explicitly ask for them though.

    I'll start with my least favorite of my two Basses, and probably the most interesting to the Talkbass community: a Sadowsky MV5, black and maple.








    And for my favorite: a 1984 Rickenbacker, in mapeglo with some mods the guy who had it before me put in. I ever thought I would like a Ric, but then again many Ric diehards would not consider this a true Ric (must be why I like it).








    And that's about it. I hope you enjoyed the pictures.

    I don't know if I will be able to muster up some clips, but I'll try one of these days and post them here.

    EDIT, for those who cannot see my images, use these links please:


  2. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  4. If your responses are due to not seeing any pictures:
    I see them fine on two devices. I can reupload them if you want.

    If your responses are due to not "getting" or "understanding" the thread:
    I'll make a list to help with that:
    1) Look at pictures
    2) Repeat 1

    That's what a NBD thread is all about, right?
  5. laneline

    laneline Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    North Jersey
    The only pic is the Sadowsky, the rest are 15 little boxes with a
    question mark in each.
  6. Really? Every single one loads on my phone when I checked the thread and my phone is terrible.

    I'll reupload the pictures on a more reliable host then.
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I don't even see that?
  8. I'm re-upping them on imageshack.us as of right now, which will mean a drop in quality over what I was using previously.

    Oh well, such is life.
  9. I see them, and they look very nice. Especially that Ric, I dig it.
  10. Ok, I re-uploaded them.

    They show up on my phone and both of my computers.

    If they don't show up on yours, then I don't know what to say. Please make sure to try reloading your page and giving them time to open, the images are very large and there are quite a few.

    Thank you so much.

    It has an aethetic quality about it that I can't quite describe, I love it.
  11. Luckydog

    Luckydog Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Strange thread. Are you that stressed by lack of forum feedback? Nice basses BTW.
  12. This will sound a bit weird, but your sadowsky's fingerboard wood looks really nice. Might be the grain, it just looks really clean and, you know... nice. :)
  13. No, I just wanted to show you guys my stuff for your own viewing pleasure. If I cared more about feedback I would have posted more text... or choose my words more wisely in general :D I really just needed something to say before I got to the pics and that is what came to mind.

    I know looking at basses is the only reason I come here, so I decided to provide some more images to gawk at.

    The grain is very closed on that fingerboard, it almost feels like the "plastic" wood veneers they used to put in cars.

    I could not make it dirty even if I wanted to.
  14. Fuzzbassian


    Jan 12, 2012
    how does that seymour duncan pickup in the bridge position of the rick go for you?
  15. Well, when solo'd, the SD hum honestly sounds a bit like an old 70's 4001 with both pickups full on. In other words, it doesn't sound like a guitar with just the bridge pickup on. That is a problem every other Ric I have tried has that this one doesn't

    With both pickups on it sounds not really all that different from a normal 4003. Maybe more "thick" overall, but it still has the Ric sound full stop. No feedback either.

    The real star of the show is the little switch near the knobs. It has three positions:
    1) neck + coil-tapped bridge, parallel --
    Sounds like an old 4001 or something Lemmy would play.

    2) neck + dual-coil bridge, parallel --
    Sounds like a 4003, or your more "typical" Ric sound.

    3) neck + dual coil, series --
    Pumps out low-end like a Thunderbird but with the Ric growl and no mud. A stingray without the clank or a P with some bite, if you will.

    That series switch option was worth the price of admission alone.
  16. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    I would play either of those happily.

    Very nice!

    The RIC mod is very cool. I HATE that standard bridge PU. I can't get used to it no matter how hard I try.
  17. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
  18. This bass definitely does not have the bridge pu problem, thankfully. It actually sounds like a Bass when it is on.

    Now if I can only get the ric-o-sound to work.

    Thank you.
  19. miner


    Oct 26, 2008
    I saw a ric at the guitar center in arlington heights a few months ago, is that by any chance the same one?
  20. heb9_28


    Jul 1, 2009
    Are you loving the number of responses this thread is getting?

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