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Rickenbacker ltd. edition colour

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kink Rimson, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Does anybody know what this will be for 2006?
    I'm hoping for white/black or burgundy... Fingers crossed! :hyper:
  2. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    It will be announced in January at the NAMM show.

    Don't count on Burgundy, as it was the colour of the year in 2003.
    You can order a Jetglo (Black) with white trim anytime. It's a standard.

    White (Blue, Red) with black trim were never a popular combination according to John Hall CEO of RIC. That's why they discountinued it.

  3. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    I'd say, another year of Blueburst, ohh maybe a nice blackburst? A subtle one.
  4. Bob the Bass

    Bob the Bass

    Aug 13, 2004
    Well it doesn't sound like there will be one !!

    Quote from a John Hall post on the Rickenbacker Forum :-

    Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 04:22 pm:

    I keep saying THERE IS NO NEW COLOR FOR 2006 . . . per se.

  5. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    He said, no new color per se, but there is a chance they'll be something special for the 75th anniversary.
  6. Bob the Bass

    Bob the Bass

    Aug 13, 2004
    JH is being very cagey on the 75th - he has promised something VERY special, but no clues at all !! :bassist:
  7. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Checkerboard Binding!!!!
    *fingers crossed*
  8. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Yeah I'm quite curious to see what they've got up their sleeves for the big 75. John Hall's also mentioned, in recent days, a redesigned bridge/tailpiece for the 4003 that, judging from his comments, may be seeing the light of day soon; I'm equally curious about that I must say.
  9. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    How about tuxedo/blackstar/redneck!
  10. Whoa. I think I just fried my brain trying to imagine what that would look like.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    Ric has some nice finishes.
  12. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Huh! I didn't mean all three combined, just making those three available (individually) again. But it does suggest some possibilities. But since Hall said there will be no new color, I guess we won't be seeing it.

    I would love to see blue body/white neck/red headstock and triangle inlays.

    And that patterned photoshop they're using in the print ads would be awesome!
  13. Im thinking along the lines of a lightshow...he said "No colour...per se" :ninja:
  14. good thought bass'es...the light show has no color "per se" until you turn it on,but could you imagine the price on a new light show 4005...downright scary :eek:
  15. pil


    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    Sod the colour, my bet's on a brand new solid body 4005 :D
  16. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    "no color per se"....one of those shifting paints? That would be wild. That also could mean some sort of natural....
  17. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    "No new(emphasis added) color for 2006" (the actual quote) is not exactly the same as "no color."

    I'd like to see them offer silver again. It looks killer with black binding and hardware.
  18. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    If that's the case, silver would be cool, but I want blueboy back.