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Rickenbacker for Polkas

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marcury, Mar 18, 2008.


  1. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Does anyone here use Ricks in their Polka band. I like the way they sound, but I'm not sure the Rick sound will be accepted by the Polka community.

    :help:
     
  2. did'nt know Ric made a tuba...:)
     
  3. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    way back in the day I got a Union call for a polka band. I was one of the first bassists in the Local's guide. I can read a little, actually pretty well back then ... so I show with my one and only rig. SVT 1 cab and Ric - not too mention the hair ... oddly enough, I remember getting paid, but not another polka band call ... I think it was the hair - this was about '75 and I hadn't punked yet ... truthfully - I doubt any polka band would complain about a Ric. You can point to Sir Paul as opped to Geddy or Chris Squire after all... I really do think it was the hair.
     
  4. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    I shave my head so that's not a problem.
     
  5. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Back in the early 90s a friend of mine took every piece of music we played and made a polka out of it. And, you guessed it, I used a Ric. It actually sounded good (to me. He was and is a jazz snob, so nothing I ever played sounded good to him) especially for the Danny Elfman stuff we did.
     
  6. Sure, go for it.

    I would say using the standard output would probably be better.

    I would imagine it would liven up the polka even more than they already are.
     
  7. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    your probably right about the output. Most Polkas are pre stereo.
     
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    I RIC would likely be a better fit than a BC Rich for polka.

    If it sounds good, who cares?
     
  9. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Yes, I believe the International Polka Association has banned BC Richs.
     
  10. Have your accordian player dress like this.

    And for god sake make sure he...she...it wears panties.

    turisas.
     
  11. Noooooo---a Ric playing polkas, Lemmy playing polkas? Unless you start a new form---Steroid Polka. Ric might work.

    :bag:
     
  12. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    But what kind of bass is the Bass Player using?
     
  13. jtre

    jtre

    Nov 22, 2007
    why not? you can start with reworking the classics -
    "Who Stole the Siberian Khatru?"
     
  14. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Is that by the same band that did Close to the Beer Barrel Polka?
     

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