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NBD: Rickenbacker 4003 Ruby Red from Wildwood Guitars

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tanner5382, Jul 22, 2016.


  1. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Just got this delivered by UPS today!

    I was getting the urge to get a Rickenbacker again after getting rid of my old one several years ago. Ruby, my favorite Rickenbacker finish, has been discontinued so I wanted to act fast and get a new one before they started to disappear. My local dealer just wants too much for them in my opinion, so I took to searching for recommended online dealers. I got a list of the good ones, and Wildwood was the best in both price and communication/customer service, or I guess you could say pre-customer service. I thought about it for a day and decided to order the last Ruby one they had. I couldn't be happier!

    Bruce at Wildwood was very friendly, communicative and just an all-around pleasure to deal with. I asked if they minded going ahead and taking off the bridge pickup cover during their complimentary set-up, and they happily obliged. Now, many store's "complimentary" set-ups are less than stellar, but this set-up is great, as many other Wildwood customers said! Mike, the tech, did an outstanding job. The bass is a joy to play right out of the box.


    Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend Wildwood if you have want to buy a Rickenbacker, and I'm sure that applies to any other instrument too. To me, it was a no-brainer. They offered the best prices, best service and threw in an awesome set-up and a free T-shirt to boot.

    Thanks for checking it out!

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    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016
  2. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    You know the rules...
     
  3. Anachronism

    Anachronism Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    MO
    Enjoy the bass!
     
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  4. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Got 'em up now, hit "create thread" too soon on accident!
     
  5. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    I will, and thanks for recommending Wildwood in our PM conversation last weekend!
     
  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    That's the second prettiest Ric I've seen.
     
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  7. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Back-handed compliments will get you nowhere, sir. ;)
    Just kidding! Thank you! Your Fireglo is very nice.
     
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  8. ptensioned

    ptensioned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2013
    Vancouver, BC
    Gorgeous. I love that colour, one of my favourites.

    Now get thee to tubeampology.com or pickofthericks.com and order up a treble bezel to fill up that void!
     
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  9. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Thanks! Yeah, that's something I'm considering.
     
  10. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Well I'm 22 so I'm gonna wait a while before I have to deal with any wife grief!
     
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  11. You got one of the endangered species Rubies, sweet bass dude! Now rock it like it was born to do.
     
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  12. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Oh it's definitely gonna get rocked!
     
  13. kcole4001

    kcole4001

    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    She's a beauty!
     
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  14. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Add a trebel bezel and you are all set.
     
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  15. Solar

    Solar

    Jun 8, 2015
    Michigan
    What year is it? I bought one from WW a few months ago!
     
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  16. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    2016. That's cool you bought one from them too!
     
  17. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Such a good looking bass in my favorite color!
     
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  18. That is gorgeous. Easily my favorite color on the newer models.
     
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  19. Wolfenstein666

    Wolfenstein666

    Dec 19, 2014
    Gorgeous man, congrats! I too went through WW for my Ric, dealt with Bruce as well. Great guys over there, I'd buy from them or recommend them to anyone.
     
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  20. Lol

    I was listening to my mom talk to somebody last night when she was referring to me, that I buy whatever the shag I want whenever I want cause I don't have a wife yet. Ahaha
     
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