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Rickenbacker - Beauty or Beast?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stompfrog, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Hello All! :)

    We are not talking about the feel of the neck, sustain, pickup response, sweet spots or tone.

    What I want to know is, based purely on LOOKS ONLY what people think about Rickenbacker basses?

    I would have started a poll but couldn't work out how to do it?? :meh:

    In my opinion they are HIDEOUS

  2. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Definitely beauties. :D
  3. Razor


    Sep 22, 2002
    Looks alone?

  4. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    Utterly gorgeous
  5. at first i hated them, but some i have seen are so beyond hot it is distrubing
  6. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Mucho Caliente.
  7. alansan


    Mar 12, 2004
    Dublin, Ireland
    The only bass I ever regretted selling. Definitely a beautiful vibe in both the looks and tone department.
  8. gorgeous
  9. I am feeling most outnumbered!

    I have played one on breifly backstage at a gig once and it felt nice but wasnt plugged in so I have no ideas about sound.

    They definatley have their own look which is good as you can spot a rickenbacker at a hundred paces. I just dont like it? oh well, each to their own...
  10. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Beauties, no question...
  11. rkatapt


    Jun 7, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    ahh definetly a thing of beauty, I am hoping one will be in my arsenal soon.
  12. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    gorgeous I wish I never sold mine :crying:
  13. Definately beauty
  14. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    One of the best looking and unique basses ever made.
  15. nice but not the nicest , very unique in their style and theyve been around forever so people must like them!
  16. RedVette


    Jan 1, 2005
    Medford, OR
    The various Rickenbacker models look VERY different and they sound very different.

    However, they are all beatiful to look at and to hear.
  17. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Beauty for sure.
  18. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Love 'em. the classic Ric look is...beautiful!
  19. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Beauty IMHO (that crested wave shape, the binding, the headstock, the finishes, hardware, etc, etc) ... but it's definitely a love or hate look, from what I've heard over the years.