New Ric 4004 Laredo ...... BLACKENED!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by incubus2432, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. incubus2432


    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    I added another Ric to the mini-fleet today.....a JetGlo 4004 Laredo. I immediately swapped all of the chrome hardware for black. I'm going to get the neck refinished in black as well to make my version of an updated Blackstar. Anyway here are a couple pics plus a new "family portrait".......



  2. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    Best Ric collection ever, period.

    You win.
  3. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
  4. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Geez Louise, you've got a Lemmy *and* an 8-stringer. Nice!
  5. incubus2432


    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    There's some much nicer collections out there......I could have more but I try to keep it to the necessities. I may actually be selling the 4003s8 soon as I don't really "need" it. I hate to do it since it is probably the nicest playing/sounding of all of the s8's I've tried but it hasn't been getting much use lately and I'm trying to keep my gig arsenal to two it will be the new JetGlo 4004 and the 4004Cii (tuned BEAD). I can be a little more selective of what gigs I take the LK to now which is why I bought the JetGlo. Woe is me. :crying:

  6. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    The first thing that came to mind when reading this thread title was "...but can it be used for songs other than Metallica's?" :smug:

    Very nice collection, and I think that's the first Lemmy I've ever seen outside of Ric promotional shots. I like. :D
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    ooo, now all you need is one of these...


    and you'll be set.

    heh. that's a nice 4004.
  8. someone please sell me a used ric at a good used price before i jump off my roof.
  9. How does the 4004 hold up the BEAD tuning?
  10. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Every time JT posts that doubleneck, my heart skips a beat.

    And hang on to that 8! :)
  11. incubus2432


    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    JT....if only it was a 4 and 8 sting bass doubleneck I'd be all set.

    Dude....I already bought mine when the one with Darkstars came up on the 'Pit or I might of bought it. The chunky necks don't bother me but I prefer the p/u spacing on mine (with the p/u's shifted towards the neck).

    Kink.....The BEAD tuning seems well suited to the 4004 (and it was great on a 4003 I owned as well). The B string is nice and issues at all.

    Kurt.....I'm not totally convinced that I can bring myself to part with the s8. I really do love it. I just have only so much toy money and I've stretched it a tad lately so the s8 is the only one of my Rics that I don't actually "need".......I don't "need" the LK either but selling it isn't an option.
  12. DO NOT SELL THE 8 STRING !!!!! aprox 16 years ago I sold my gloss walnut\autumglo 4008(not a 4003s8) and regret it every day of my miserable life,and YOU TOO will regret it if you sell it. that one is a KEEPER and it's a sharp lookin one too
  13. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    ooo, that'd be cool
  14. I love Rics.

    The tone is so... versatile and the aesthetic is so idiosyncratic. When you're playing a Ric, people KNOW it's a Ric. Not to mention the growl you can get out of the things.

    If you want to hear an example of a Ric with growl, check out the URL provided in my signature and listen to the "Bolero of Fire" cover. Pure Ric right there.
  15. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Uh Oh. I think JT's got an idea ;)
    Or at least I hope so!

  16. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Forget the 4/8 doubleneck Ric idea. I already begged John Hall for a bunch of them a few years ago and he said no way.

    I also asked him for a 4/4 fretted and fretless to which I got the same reply. :bawl:
  17. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    A Lemmy...lucky you. I'm jealous

    And that double neck is sweet.
  18. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
  19. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I love Ric threads. :)

    Beautiful basses everyone. Does anyone have a COTY 4003?