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Ric Pics- post your's or die

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 5stringDNA, Oct 13, 2004.


  1. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I am GASing bad for a vintage Rick 4003 jetglo, but I'm poor as dirt, so if you have a Ric, particularly a vintage ric, please post pics- I coudln't find a big Ric pics thread, so here it is.

    Related- I've noticed the jetglo rics going for a couple hundred $$ more on ebay and the like- is the black finish really that much more popular?
     
  2. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    i have an autumnglo 1980 4001 but i dont know how to post pics!... :bawl:
    also check out the dudepit. they have a "show us your Ric" thread
     
  3. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Posting pics is very easy- when you reply to a post, go below the reply window and click on "manage attachments" button, then upload your picture from there. :)
     
  4. kubacki

    kubacki Guest

    May 24, 2003
    Brunswick, Me
    My 2004 4003 in the awesometastic Montezuma Brown. I've had it for a week and 2 days. :D

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    :bassist:
     
  5. <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/ekutzler/Basses/4001front.jpg">

    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/ekutzler/Basses/4001backcloseup.jpg">
     
  6. I thought there was a "Post your Ric" thread..ah well.

    My 1986 rare Silver Ric and my 2002 - 2003 Fireglo 4003. Also i have had a Fretless Jetglo on order since March..hopefully it comes soon so i can add it to the pic.

    As for black costing more, it shouldnt...its a standard colour offered by Rickenbacker.
     
  7. apollo11

    apollo11

    Aug 19, 2004
    New York
    Here's my 4003---a 2003 model:
    A Ric sure is addicting to to look at and play!
    Andrew[​IMG]
     
  8. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
  9. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
  10. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
  11. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    And if you really want to drool, here are twelve of the most desirable Rickenbacker basses ever made. These are late 1950's 4000's, 1960's 4000's, 4001's and 4005's plus one 4005/8 (potato head).

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    TD
    :cool:

    PS - Sadly these are not mine, but I wish they were.
     
  12. incubus2432

    incubus2432

    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    Here are my current two....MapleGlo and Midnight Blue. I have been waiting for my 4004LK since I placed the order 01/2001. The price on JetGlo RIC's are usually on par with average. On Ebay there have been some rarities popping up and that may be what you have noticed.....I believe there was a Shadow recently and also a 1973 with checkerboard binding that went for a premium.
     
  13. My recent arrival. 1978 Burgandyglo. I love the bass, but I can't seem to figure out where to place my right hand for comfortable playing. :crying:
     
  14. Stinkoman20xx

    Stinkoman20xx

    Oct 19, 2003
    Heres my 4003 thats for sale with kahler trem.The bridge is actualy a faded brass and isnt as gold and has the original stock pickup in it rather then the one that is pictured.
     
  15. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    With the Elusive Teeth I quite often borrow the lead guitarist's 4003 (although I'm afraid I've only got blurry pics to show for it). I nomally pluck between the two pickups unless I'm aiming for a tighter sound, in which case I'll jump on the bridge side of the covered pickup.

    Mind you, that's roughly where I play on most other basses so I don't find the "obstruction" too much of a pain. I'm also normally a six string player, so my technique is more towards 'floating thumb' than anchoring at any point on the bass.

    Wulf
     
  16. I am a fingerstyle guy that loves to be between the pup's. But I am used to having something to anchor my thumb on..... If I rest my thumb on the PU cover, my only real option is to play behind it, and I don't get the best tone there.
     
  17. incubus2432

    incubus2432

    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    Take the p/u cover off (the part that goes over the strings on the bridge p/u). You'll then be able to rest your thumb on the p/u surround if you wish. This is where I rest my thumb (if I rest it at all :smug: ) and I get great tone with my fingers striking the strings pretty much right over the bridge p/u.
     
  18. I've thought about it.... but I'd lose that cool look of the pu cover.

    Most of the time, it's not that big of deal. But if I'm trying to play something that's got some intricate finger work then I usually end up sounding like crap and unless I go back to my Benavente. Maybe I just need to learn not to rest my thumb.
     
  19. incubus2432

    incubus2432

    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    I guess I could understand not wanting to lose the look of the cover but it is well worth it for the increased playability. C'mon over to the darkside :ninja: and remove the cover for a few and see if you enjoy the RIC more. I tried leaving it on for weeks when I got my first 4001 because of the looks but finally couldn't take it anymore and haven't looked back since. Enjoy the bass either way.....I've always loved the BurgundyGlo :bassist: