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rick project

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by modulusan, Jan 12, 2013.


  1. modulusan

    modulusan

    Sep 8, 2006
    I got some plans and Im starting this cool build.
    Im using native woods and I think will be a nice bass... I got some parts yesterday and truss rod and cream binding will arrive next week I think...
    special thanks to Talkbasser Chromium to send me a few measures...:bassist:

    some pics:

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  2. modulusan

    modulusan

    Sep 8, 2006
    will be nice if someone could help me to choose the pickguard color...Im thinking white, black...wood?
     
  3. f64

    f64

    Oct 31, 2009
    Naples, FL
    I'd go without one. You've got some nice bearclaw in the wood - I wouldn't cover it up.
     
  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    Use a real bridge ...

    For the pickguard white or black will work.
     
  5. modulusan

    modulusan

    Sep 8, 2006
    the bridge I have is wrong?
     
  6. MPU

    MPU

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    It is a Ric bridge. Whether that is a real bridge is another thing. If I made a Ric copy once again I'd use a Hipshot bridge.
     
  7. modulusan

    modulusan

    Sep 8, 2006
    Thanks...ill try to do the best I can with what I have..
     
  8. sledz

    sledz

    Jan 31, 2008
    Poland
    Lovely project. I agree pickguard is looks cool without pickguard.


    I would not. Hipshot Rick replacement is most crappy bridge I've ever had, either alu or brass. For my new Rick I'm going to use Badass or anything, but not the replacement (saddles move, leap out and lower due to vibrations)...
     
  9. MPU

    MPU

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    That bridge is a bit fiddly to adjust and may need extra screws onn the tail to make sure the tail does not lift up. Otherwise it is usable bridge and for looks it's the best solution. So you have nothing to worry.
     
  10. modulusan

    modulusan

    Sep 8, 2006
    I think using 0,40 strings (what i use) and with the a little short scale will be not necessary a extra screw...
     
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