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Ric with a Pick!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brat, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. Brat


    Jun 4, 2004
    NW Indiana.
    Hey. Does anyone have a sound clip of any sort of Rickenbacker being played with a pick? I heard em played fingerstyle (beautiful!) but never with a pick and I was just wondering.

    Thanks! ;)
  2. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Yes, yes I do have a clip. Not me obviously but,

    This is bass!

  3. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    For the nastiest picked Ric, soloed and everything, and playing some of the more famous Ric basslines, go to chrissquire.com, click on "gallery," and listen to the three files that go with the transcriptions.
  4. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    chris squire is wicked sick. i do frown on pick playing but eh.... he is the exception. except maybe if a bassist could sweep with a pick. then that too would be acceptable IMO
  5. OiBass


    Apr 9, 2003
    Try early "The Jam"-
    Early "Yes"-
    These are the best examples-
    But there's plenty more...
  6. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    forgot to mention that i saw the Casualties play in NYC and thier bassist had a ric and played with a pick.
  7. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Yes - Roundabout?
  8. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I listened to the soundclip (the one in the first post)... He is just playing with uber distorty stuff.
  9. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    how does one get that super aggressive paul d'aumor of tool sound with a ric?

    the few times i've played a ric, i couldn't get anything NEAR that. maybe it was the SWR redhead...?

  10. Prahainspring


    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    I know that he uses a Chris Squire signature Rickenbacker and a Mesa Boogie set-up, so I would assume that would contribute to his tone.
  11. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    Sep 8, 2004
    With your preamp and Rick, can you get the motorhead sound? How about Geddy Lee? I just started getting into Rush because of how high regarded they are around this board. I think I have a new influence.
  12. Motorhead and Arch Enemy :) 2 great bands with great bassplayers, just listen
  13. DubDubs


    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Listen to Yes. Chris Squire uses a Rick and a pick most of the time.

    There are some tracks of just basslines on his site <a href="http://chrissqure.com">chrissqure.com</a>. They're under the gallery section.
  14. Bigwig


    Dec 27, 2003
    geddy used to play a ric befor switching to fender.
  15. Anti_Wish


    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    before switching to a wal, before switching to a fender if im not mistaken. i am no rush expert though.
  16. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I think Lemmy always runs straight into Marshalls. He plays a lot of chords with a pick.
  17. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Roger Waters played a Ric in the early days of Pink Floyd. Listen to "Saucer Full of Secrets", and "Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun", in particular. :bassist:
  18. Tames


    Dec 31, 2002
    Decatur, IL, USA
    Franz Ferdinand. Beatiful Ric tone IMO.
  19. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Dave Meros of Spock's Beard had a killer Ric tone, although in the interests of full disclosure he does have a set of J pups installed on his main bass for "his" version of an "all-in-one" bass.

  20. You are 100% correct.

    I really got to work on getting some stuff recorded..i play with a pick most of the time. I am lord of procrastination.