ok so this HAS to be a scam, FL ric 4001 999$

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by flipper_gv, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Why not? The bass is a mess..... Read the ad....

  2. millahh


    Sep 20, 2005
  3. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    why is it a scam?
  4. contakt321


    Jul 31, 2006
    New York, NY
    Buy it now might even be a little high for this. My friend got his 4003 lefty for $600!!! I got mine for $1,100 (worn and w/ pickups replaced). This seems to be in the range.
  5. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Agreed, price is a bit high with the body being hacked up.
  6. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    but is it a scam?
  7. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Why would it be a scam? The bass is butchered and the seller has good feedback.
  8. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    did you not read the title of the thread?
  9. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

  10. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Obviously not! I never read the titles. Takes too much time.;):D

    Your post taken literally could make others assume that you weren't following the thread also.:)
  11. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    you're right, i wasn't thinking about that until you mentioned it. :)

    i was actually quoting someone else's stance, minus the quotes. LOL :D my bad..
  12. ko stradivarius

    ko stradivarius Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    St. Louis
    No scam. Its been through everything short of being used to hammer nails but some dummy will pay it. not THIS dummy though.
  13. What's so beat about it? Besides the electronics and the rout job- if that's the stock finish- it looks relatively clean. Look at the headstock, and there's no major biffs, there's no major biffs on the body horns-

    If'n it were me, I'd get a new pickguard made to cover that rout hole and you'd never even notice.
  14. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    I think it's pretty cool that somebody with a "what I did to my bass when I was 16 years old and dumber'n asparagus" instrument has one up on eBay without screaming ***RARE*** and ***VINTAGE*** and whatnot and just being honest about what it is.

    As for the price, it doesn't look out of line to me. As noted above, it wouldn't take much to bring it back cosmetically. I like the white finish...I don't remember seeing one in that color before.
  15. Panda Licker

    Panda Licker Guest

    Jan 5, 2005
    Coaldale PA
    Doesn't that bass count as a Tuxedo ric?

    I've seen them white w/black plastic, and then I've also seen them white with white

    if you would take the time to clean that bass up, and then put white accessories on it, it will look amazing.
  16. Sorry, I haven't read all the description before posting the thread :bag:
  17. Hey, If I had the bucks, I'd buy this thing. The neck looks good, the hacking is all cosmetic, and I bet it sounds incredible. The duncan humbucker probably sounds great for a fretless. I've got an old beat (and modded years ago) rick of my own that isn't worth $$ but is a joy to play and hear.