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NBD! Rickenbacker 4003

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by greggster59, Jul 25, 2012.


  1. greggster59

    greggster59

    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    A year after a major disappointment with a new Ric that had a bad neck I decided to take advantage of Pick of the Ricks summer pricing and gamble on Chris' reputation as a Rickenbacker Master.

    I've barely played it, it's still warm from sitting in the UPS truck all day but am thrilled so far with the tone, action and setup. Check out the grain on the headstock shot. Finally took care of my Ric GAS!

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  2. dbd1963

    dbd1963

    May 18, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    It's a beauty!
     
  3. greggster59

    greggster59

    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    Thanks. I am beside myself right now.
    The last time a new bass impressed me this much was the day I received my Birdsong Cortobass. This is as sweet!
     
  4. WavyGravy

    WavyGravy

    Jun 11, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    Guess we didn't talk you out of buying that ric. Happy NBD :)
     
  5. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    That is just plain fantastic. You should be very happy with it.

    If I wasn't one of the people talking you INTO buying it, I darn well should've been!

    NICE!
     
  6. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    I like the two little 'eyes' over the A-string tuner. Did he swap the pickup cover for the bezel for you?
     
  7. Bassoballs

    Bassoballs

    Nov 14, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    Very nice!
     
  8. greggster59

    greggster59

    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    Yeah. Chris did the setup on Sat., including the bezel and installing the flats. I am truly amazed at how smooth it plays and how sweet it sounds.
     
  9. msb

    msb

    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    Beautiful bass !
     
  10. TVC15

    TVC15

    Apr 17, 2011
    Nice! Would cost me over $2500 to buy in the UK.
     
  11. I bought a Mapleglo myself a few weeks ago. Really nice basses. And the color goes with anything. :D
     
  12. waynobass

    waynobass

    Feb 27, 2008
    Texas
    For the uninitiated (me), what is that and who is that?
     
  13. greggster59

    greggster59

    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    http://www.pickofthericks.com/


    PotR is a music store that specializes in Rickenbacker basses and guitars. They are located in southern New Jersey, not far from Philadelphia. The owner, Chris Clayton, is a bassist and Rick fanatic who checks out and sets up every bass he sells. Really nice guy and while his normal prices are not the cheapest you will be hard pressed to find anyone in the forum who has had a negative experience dealing with him.

    This is my first time buying from him and I am another very satisfied customer.
     
  14. It looks like they've gone back to walnut wings.

    Beautiful instrument!
     
  15. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Wisconsin
    Yep! Since late 2005.:cool:
     
  16. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Congrats, and welcome to the club! She's a beauty!
     
  17. What I meant was, weren't they were using retified maple for a while (like on my late-2011)?
    btw, I can't wait until your book is out!

    attachment.

    I don't mean to derail.
    That is a beautiful bass, greggster!

    :bassist:
     
  18. That is gorgeous. Love the grain and the deep red colour of the fret board.
     
  19. Looks absolutely beautiful. Congrats![​IMG]
     

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