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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Maestro29, Dec 1, 2019.
Nicely done John. I think you're the first TBer to document and post this.
I use a strap locks, and a fancy dual shoulder strap, both help, but if there were ultralights for my ric, I would buy em immediately.
I counterbalance mine, too, with a 1-lb dive weight woven onto my strap at the body end. Works great.
$1800Cdn isn't exorbitant. It's pretty much in-line with every good quality USA-made instrument before you start getting into exotic options like buckeye burl tops. Rickenbacker is many things, but overpriced, they ain't. An Ibanez Premium is more money than a Rickenbacker.
I was talking "exorbitant" vs, say, a run-of-the-mill MIA Fender.
From a lot of what I've read here, folks don't balk at the pricing; they balk at the pricing on an instrument that, in their mind, STILL doesn't work well. Thus requiring expensive changes. My takeaway from such people is that they'd be far happier paying a lower price, since they'd then factor in all the aftermarket stuff they'd need in order to make their "good quality USA-made instrument" even marginally playable (or marginally palm-mutable, anyway).
My take is that a) you don't really need a lot of the aftermarket stuff, b) you can just choose to buy a different bass anyway, and c) from Ric's perspective, the product is priced just fine.
FWIW, I agree with you 100%.
the badass bridge is commercially available for the last 40 years … and there are 100's or people who can make the surround
Cool. Have anything interesting to add?
Whats you point? Any bridge with 4 or 6 or 8 screws, if not placed properly, will result in a crooked bridge.
Aw. Someone took something personally on the internet that has nothing to do with them.
I’d be curious to hear what they say. I have an email from them saying this issue was corrected.
was actually talking about the surround on the Badass in the picture...
was actually inquiring about the surround...is that a 1 off or is it commercially available? If so where?
Ah. Didn't see the quoted pic when I was skimming the thread on my phone. Carry on.
That is a picture I found on the internet ...
If you want one made maybe try Tony at Pickguardian.com
A no from me to retrofitting the bridge to my 2019 4003S. It's disappointing that new holes have to be drilled into a $2000+ bass and there is no way I am going to do that. I know in another related thread someone mentioned it would have been a better piece of engineer if it was a one-piece bridge - I would agree with that too. Saying that, it is a welcome improvement and if was buying a Ric again I would be more than happy. But making it a bit easier to intonate the bass is not enough for me. My bass intonation is spot on and stable with the old bridge, so couldn't be happier.
Because Rics have more quirks than just the bridge.
Some of us like the quirks.
Never stated I did not appreciate the quirks.
I guess I'm paranoid from all the haters.
We love our Ric's, quirks, and all.