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New Rickenbacker 5 String

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by johnson79, Jan 19, 2018.


  1. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I think it would look pretty cool with black plastic & hardware.
     
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  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Too bad black TRCs are unobtanium. I have a walnut 650 Dakota, and I swapped out the chrome control plate cover for black to match the TRC since the chrome was a spooge magnet. It’s a good look.
     
  3. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    They are pretty easy to make.

    black TRC.

    1/8" black plexiglass cut to shape, and I had the guy at my local mall print out the logo - he normally make window stickers for cars. I had a few done in reverse, so I could stick the sticker to the back of clear plexi, and then paint the back black. When I had access to a laser printer, I made of couple of TRC in maple.

    customtrc2.

    Of course, no more sticker guy at the mall. My local mall is now a empty husk. And the maker space with the laser printer shut down.
     
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  4. Lance Bunyon

    Lance Bunyon

    Jul 17, 2018
    Local Sam Ash has one of the new 5's in Fireglo. $2200+. What I really want is the Walnut/maple.
    The world needs another powerpop band with guys in their mid 50s.
     
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  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    With the real ones selling for over $200 it has caused an explosion of "replacement" parts

    You can buy them from China
    pretty easy and pretty cheap

    US $45.0 |truss rod cover for 4003 bass guitar(15cm*4cm*0.3cm) ;1 lot =5PCS-in Guitar from Sports & Entertainment on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

    you make our own out of plastic and wood … and you can take white one and paint them black and sand the paint off of the raised letters

    DSCF0903.JPG
     
  6. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    huge.

    40 inches?!?!? Those must be HUGE!
     
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  7. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Wisconsin
    So NOT made in the U.S.A.!:spit:
     
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  8. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    They are actually the correct size …

    This picture is a mixture of fake and real ones

    DSCF0903.JPG
     
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  9. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    truss rod cover for 4003 bass guitar(15cm*4cm*0.3cm) ;1 lot =5PCS
     
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  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    Only Rickenbacker owners would pay over $200 for a $5 piece of plastic
     
  11. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I once paid $120 for an authentic piece of plastic, does that count?
     
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  12. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    Ye me too … back then … but no longer

    You and I both have the skills to make fakes that look better than the real ones …

    I have 2 real Ricks and I swap out the TRC several times a year for a different look …
     
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  13. My credit card is a piece of plastic that is charged to the max. Way more than $200. Haha :laugh:
     
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  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    I try to never carry a balance
     
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  15. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Since Ric ripped off the Tubeampology Treble bezel, I have zero sympathy for them if China does the same with their TRC’s, blatant theft of IP in both cases, so much for Hall’s High Horse, he shot it dead himself.
     
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  16. You’re a smart person. I definitely know better, but I don’t follow my own knowledge.
     
  17. Michael Eisenman

    Michael Eisenman Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Eugene, Oregon
    Try the local trophy shop. The guy in my town has a laser printer and did my TRC, based on logo art that I provided.

    upload_2019-6-9_8-44-19.
     
  18. That's called authenticity!:laugh:
     
  19. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I did end up hitting CME today to check out the walnut 4003S/5. Oh, my... time to start raising money.
     
  20. Sleep Distance

    Sleep Distance

    Oct 8, 2014
    I have had no issues with the outside strings being too close to the edges of the fretboard.
    And as you can see a few pages back in this thread, the string spacing is adjustable at the bridge.
     

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