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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tkcthulu, Nov 18, 2010.
You play progressive rock and classic rock.
Also, you slap.
Rickenbacker. Only because it's more my thing. Not "better," just more suited to me.
You can't try both?
Is both an option?
Rickenbacker. Because I know that the old 4001's are some of my absolute favorite instruments out there. I'd love to give a Dingwall a tryout though.
i also would choose the Ric, but I already have a few. Choosing a bass is like buying clothes, you have to try them on to know if it fits.
If you're really that serious about prog and classic rock, you want a Ric for the same reason lots of people say you need a P Bass for certain gigs. The Dingwall is really cool though. The basses have very different features and it's comparing apples to oranges.
Slap wouldn't really be a factor here, both basses slap just fine. There are very few basses I consider hard to slap.
Oh, I can only try the Dingwall, no Rickenbackers where I live
Where do you live? It's a common misconception there are no Rics to be played. Actually there are lots of places with them in stock right now.
I agree with that last comment especially. Only bass I've played that was really difficult to slap was an EB-3 copy.
I can't really go anywhere outside of like my quadrant of Calgary since I don't have any transportation currently.
So, what are you playing on now?
A Hofner Icon. *snicker*
What are you playing through?
Fender rumble 150
Are you sure you don't want to upgrade your amp first? Though a Hofner does seem like an odd choice for one's only bass.
Yeah, I was just thinking of getting a better bass first because I think I'm not developing as a bassist as well with just the Hofner
I would try to upgrade your amp as well. It will make a huge difference.
Although if I were in your situation, I would definitely replace the Hofner too. Those can be cool, but I wouldn't want one as my only bass.
I would say you'd be fine with either one. Ric's CAN be slapped. Definitely get your hands on a Ric before you buy one, they are pretty "love-or-hate".
Also, take note that certain years of Ric's have completely different neck profiles. Some are chunky, some are thin. As well as 4003's before 2006 don't have the vintage tone push/pull pot (uses a capacitor to emulate the 4001 sound).
Dingwall. And not a combustion. A *Dingwall*.
You can try to slap a Ric - and you might have more luck than I did...
I can't afford a "real" dingwall, so how much difference does it have?
Psh, Ricks are perfectly slapable. Use the bridge pickup, EQ in a bit more low end/low mids, and slap away.
I agree with Dub56, though. Try before you buy. Then again, you can probably sell a Rick for what you paid for it if you don't like it. Especially if you buy used.
So would it still win over a Dingwall even if not tried out first?