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Rickenbacker finish vote

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KeithPoker, Oct 28, 2013.


  1. Mapleglo

    49 vote(s)
    48.5%
  2. Fireglo

    52 vote(s)
    51.5%
  1. Out of mapleglo and fireglo only
     
  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I Grow Organic Carrots
    What about the other colors?

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  3. sloppy_phil

    sloppy_phil

    Aug 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Not actually named Phil
    i went with Mapleglo only because I find their aesthetic more consistent than the Fireglo, which can look a little hit-or-miss (see: Clownglo). If you find a really killer FG, though, that would trump the nicest MG for me
     
  4. I love all the finishes! I just kept it to those two because I've been considering a C64 purchase.
     
  5. Haha Clownglo, that's funny because the lack of blending is largely desired on early Fender sunburst basses.
     
  6. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    My first Rick was an '87 "BozoGlo" with a fantastic neck! Likely the "smallest" Rick neck I've ever felt! But that fuzzy racing stripe around the perimeter drove me nutz!

    I have a nice C64 alternative you might like. PM sent.
     
  7. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    I don't understand that. Kinda interesting, though, in that the visual features favored are opposite like that.
     
  8. bump, let's get some more votes :)
     
  9. Kharkfum

    Kharkfum

    Aug 21, 2013
    I'll vote for mapleglo just as soon as I can stop laughing about BozoGlo. That made me snort decaf out my nose. :D
     
  10. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    Although it's not my favorite Ric finish (that would be Blueburst), I have to go with Mapleglo. For several reasons, I have a deep dislike of anything red; and I especially dislike Fireglo.
     
  11. Before people told me about Clownglo I thought maybe 20% of the Fireglos looked bad but now so many more seem to have a clown inside them I cannot escape!
     
  12. HosMan

    HosMan Los! Zum dritten Mal denn!

    Aug 24, 2009
    Northern CA,USA
    I voted for Fireglo as it is,IMHO,the best looking finish(with Mapleglo being a close 2nd).

    If I`m ever at a point where I feel my playing is good enough(and I can afford) a Rickenbacker,then the color will not be an issue. :smug:

    HosMan
     
  13. woodyng

    woodyng

    Dec 19, 2007
    Oregon coast
    Get both! :D
    And my Laredo is a clownglo,thankfully largely obscured now by the custom pickguard.
    I've always liked Mapleglo,but some of the more recent fireglos have just been stunning!
     

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  14. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Your choice, but mine would be Fireglo. I think natural finishes are meh. :meh:
     
  15. FrednBass

    FrednBass

    Feb 24, 2012
    Fireglo for me. I see much more mapleglo than fireglo on Rickenbackers these days.
     
  16. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Seattle, Washington
    I have found that Rickenbacker's Fireglo has varied over the years. Some years it was pinkish, other years it was orangeish, other years it was burgundyish. But I still prefer good old Mapleglo.
     
  17. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I voted for Fireglo, mostly because I have one. I don't think it looks like Bozoglo, but a bit of weirdness is good sometimes. It's almost disappointing to have a normal looking Ric, instead of Bozoglo.
     
  18. Ross McLochness

    Ross McLochness Living Room Bassist Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Definitely Mapleglo.
     
  19. I think you hit the nail on the head. MG is a better blind bet, FG if I can be selective and patient.
     
  20. My favorite burst finish by Ric is autumglo(70's)\walnut gloss(that's what they called it in the 80's)..with that said I currently like the mapleglo because it kind of reminds me of Chris Squire's bass with the walnut headstock wings..however,the newer fireglo is getting better..the ones from a few years back had a pinkish thing happening that was just awful..
     

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