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New 2019 Rickenbacker Bridge

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Maestro29, Dec 1, 2019.


  1. Guzzi Toad

    Guzzi Toad

    Mar 10, 2019
    Nicely done John. I think you're the first TBer to document and post this.
     
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  2. Teijo K.

    Teijo K. Commercial User

    Sep 8, 2014
    Jyväskylä, Finland
    Endorsing Artist: CCP
    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.
     
  3. Picton

    Picton

    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    I counterbalance mine, too, with a 1-lb dive weight woven onto my strap at the body end. Works great.
     
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  4. Koshchei

    Koshchei

    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    $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.
     
  5. Picton

    Picton

    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    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%.
     
  6. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    the badass bridge is commercially available for the last 40 years … and there are 100's or people who can make the surround
     
  7. Hounddog409

    Hounddog409

    Oct 27, 2015
    ohio
    Cool. Have anything interesting to add?
     
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  8. Hounddog409

    Hounddog409

    Oct 27, 2015
    ohio
    Whats you point? Any bridge with 4 or 6 or 8 screws, if not placed properly, will result in a crooked bridge.
     
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  9. Matt R.

    Matt R.

    Jul 18, 2007
    Huntsville AL
    Aw. Someone took something personally on the internet that has nothing to do with them. o_O
     
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  10. RissKippery

    RissKippery Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    I’d be curious to hear what they say. I have an email from them saying this issue was corrected.
     
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  11. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    was actually talking about the surround on the Badass in the picture...
     
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  12. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    was actually inquiring about the surround...is that a 1 off or is it commercially available? If so where?
     
  13. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    Ah. Didn't see the quoted pic when I was skimming the thread on my phone. Carry on.
     
  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    That is a picture I found on the internet ...

    If you want one made maybe try Tony at Pickguardian.com
     
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  15. 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.
     
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  16. Auspuff

    Auspuff Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2019
    SoCal
    No.

    Because Rics have more quirks than just the bridge.
     
  17. Some of us like the quirks.
     
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  18. Auspuff

    Auspuff Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2019
    SoCal
    Never stated I did not appreciate the quirks.
     
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  19. I guess I'm paranoid from all the haters.:laugh:
     
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  20. Auspuff

    Auspuff Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2019
    SoCal
    No worries.

    We love our Ric's, quirks, and all.
     
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