Rick Bass - Where do I find one?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sasquach, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. sasquach


    Feb 10, 2014
    Guitar transplant here looking to try out a 4001 or 4003 model. Any dealers out there specializing in them exclusively?
  2. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    pick of the ric?
  3. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Where do you live? If you can get to Santa Monica, True Tone music has a whole herd of Richenbacher's hanging on the wall.
  4. ngh


    Feb 6, 2013
    brooklyn, ny
    if you live near nyc, Rudy's music in midtown usually has some new 4003's on the wall, and main drag in Williamsburg BK usually has one or two 4001's (they recently had a really rad white one with one of the really nice thin 70's necks). also 30th street guitars usually has a pretty good selection of 4001's and 4003's
  5. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Pick of the Ricks or Wildwood will have the best prices on new 4003's. They'll also give you great service and a choice Ric.
  6. BAMonBASS


    Apr 28, 2010
    Kansas City, MO
    Wildwood has some of the best prices you will find.
  7. And if you're Canadian, Long & McQuade.
  8. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
  9. woodyng


    Dec 19, 2007
    Oregon coast
    Apple Music in Portland,OR.
  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
  11. C130AVN

    C130AVN Stringed Tubist

    Apr 19, 2012
    Winnipeg, MB
    Long and McQuade is the music store version of Wal Mart, if you want a Rick, you pays your cash and then wait up to 18 months, and HOPE you get a decent one. You're better to take a trip to the states and pick one up because L&M doesn't give a crap about you... only your money.
  12. MoreBeer


    Jan 5, 2014
    I've been hearing the newly built Rick's suffer in the quality control department. Is this true?
  13. Thick McRunfast

    Thick McRunfast Not just good, good enough

    Sep 30, 2012
    Portland, Oregon USA
  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Yep ... they are horrible ... they break strings all the time and you need 2 amp because they have such weak output. If you buy one you will hate it.


    Well that is waht some people say ...

    There are others who think they are the holy grail of bass guitars.


    I am somewhere in the middle. I love the Ric tone but I am not 100% happy with some Ric quirks.

    The newer ones are better than the older ones.