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Rickenbacker 4001/3: Whats the first thing that comes to mind?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Holy War, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    same as the Stingray thread from last week...what do you think of when you hear about a Rick bass? Can be a band, player, tone, or your favorite brand of laundry detergent, just whatever comes to mind
  2. Jjango


    Nov 16, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I thought Rickenbacker had come out with a new 3-string.

  3. Five things:

  4. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Geddy Lee/RUSH
  5. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    1) Paul McCartney

    2) Paul D'Amour
  6. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    not many basses out there with dual output
  7. Awesome tone
  8. Bad ass.
  9. :D
  10. geddy lee comes to mind.and amazingly distinctive tone that runs along side of guitars,rather than being burried under them
  11. Ugly bass. Sorry, never been a fan of the Ric. But hey, that's just my thought.
  12. Mr. Mig

    Mr. Mig

    Sep 7, 2008
    McCartney comes to mind.
  13. Neck dive.
  14. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    Great tone, not enough frets.
  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I Grow Organic Carrots
    When I think of Rickenbacker what comes to mind?

    Mechanical mute ... yecch
    Hard to set up.
    Binding ... looks cool but it is uncomfortable.
    Finished bubinga fretboard ... cool
    Tailpiece pullup ... bummer
    Single coil pickups ... they sound cool ... but that buzz can be annoying.
    Ric-o-sound ... obsolete but kinda cool feature
    .0047 capacitor ... TAKE IT OUT!
    Pickup Covers ... Always a bad idea.
    Triangle inlays ... cool
    Hard to get spare parts for.
    Priced too high.
    Cool body shape.

    I like Rics but I am disappointed that they have never produced a good 5 string bass.

  16. Yodhan


    Dec 10, 2007
    The bass I want that I will probably never get because I know that deep down, my main J bass will always be my number one girl.
  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I Grow Organic Carrots

    I have owned and played a lot of Rics ... pretty much every bass model from pretty much every era. Not a single one of them had neck dive.
  18. CharlieDog


    May 29, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Haruhara Haruko.
  19. RocketGuy


    Mar 8, 2009
  20. ishouldbeking


    Feb 5, 2007
    Hollywood, CA
    Endorsing: SIT, Eastwood, Hanson
    Mine doesn't either. Admittedly, it's not as "butt-heavy" as some fenders can be, and left to it's own devices it likes to settle pretty much parallel to the floor, but it certainly doesn't try and dive any lower than that. Now my Guild JS-2, which looks like an SG or Gibson EB type, now THAT thing has neckdive.

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