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Rickenbacker players: Wanna know about your rigs!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fireglo forever, Dec 5, 2001.


  1. What amp & cabs do you Rick players out there use for practice and gigs? Im interested to see how your rick tone survives all the tone manipulation of your amps!
     
  2. Rickenbackerman

    Rickenbackerman

    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    I've used my 4001 thru my Mesa 400+ and two Eden 410XLT's, but the classic Rick growl comes through better with my '72 SVT. I usually run the SVT with tone controls dead flat, and the volume between 10 and 11 O'clock.
     
  3. Funkster

    Funkster

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I wail my RIC through a Ampeg SVT Classic that I just sold and now I play her through my SVT 3 into a Ampeg 4 10 and a Ampeg 2 10, It smokes!
     
  4. 72beetle

    72beetle

    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    My 4003 goes clean (no effects) into my Peavey Mark IV head (high gain input), with a Peavey 4x10 on channel A and a Sunn 6x10 on channel B. Between the two pickups on the Ric and the Pyramid and EQ on the amp, I come up with a huge range of sound. When I practice, I keep the pre-gains at about 2. When I jam with others, they sit at about 4. Although I think I show admirable restraint when I practice, the neighbors still hate me. :rolleyes:

    -72
     
  5. For practise at home, I run my Rics through a '67 Jansen Bassman 35w tube head (superb local copy of a Fender Bassman) into a JBL 1x15. Gives me a really warm smooth sound, great for dub excursions, but no bite whatsoever.

    For rehearsal and gigs, I was running a '72 Ampeg V4 into an Ampeg SVT410HLN...3pm boost on the 1Khz, full bass and a 1pm hint of treble. Vicious tone is all I can say, but lacking in headroom (we practise at over-gig volume).

    Now i'm running an Eden WT800 into the same cabinet, with EQ set to achieve an Ampeg-like tone (gain maxxed, 1pm bass, 1pm 1Khz boost, varying 3Khz and treble boosts depending on the room, etc). Headroom and EQ to spare.
     
  6. RicMeister

    RicMeister Guest

    Nov 25, 2001
    I run my mapleglo 4003 full-time through a Walter Woods Ultra Hi-power amp, and a Euphonic Audio VL-210 4 ohm cabinet. Don't use effects of any kind. My Ric is strung with Pyramid Gold flatwounds, the best bass strings ever. This is the best bass set-up I've ever used.
     
  7. damn, those are nice amps you guys have. I was hoping to see some kind of pattern, but seems like everyone has different choices.

    Me, i only use my crappy peavey TKO115, and no coments on the tone :rolleyes:
     
  8. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i played my Rick 4001 thru a lot of amps. i liked expecially an old Marshall rig it was a JCM 800 head and a 4x12 cabinet. i loved that sound. actually my personal rig is a three channel preamp, it's a Tubema plus by Hughes & Kettner, the head is a SWR sm 400s and the cabinets is an homemade Magirus 412. it's an old style can with jensen speaker, as the name suggests the speaker are 4 12". no tweeter and no bass reflex. it is my first home made cab.... the sound is good. i used to have a svt3 pro but i prefer the swr sound, even with the rick. the swr is for me darker and with the magirus cabinet i can have a sound very similar to the famous old SVT sound. i was impressed by a gallien krueger rig too.
     
  9. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i played my Rick 4001 thru a lot of amps. i liked expecially an old Marshall rig it was a JCM 800 head and a 4x12 cabinet. i loved that sound. actually my personal rig is a three channel preamp, it's a Tubeman plus by Hughes & Kettner, the head is a SWR sm 400s and the cabinets is an homemade Magirus 412. it's an old style can with jensen speaker, as the name suggests the speaker are 4 12". no tweeter and no bass reflex. it is my first home made cab.... the sound is good. i used to have a svt3 pro but i prefer the swr sound, even with the rick. the swr is for me darker and with the magirus cabinet i can have a sound very similar to the famous old SVT sound. i was impressed by a gallien krueger rig too.
     
  10. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Simple rig for me - a G-K 400RB into a Bag End S15-D, with a second S15-D to follow someday.
     
  11. nanook

    nanook

    Feb 9, 2000
    Alaska
    I amp the 4003 Rick with an SWR 350 and use a (4 X 10) SWR Golieth and an (1 X 15) Ampeg SVT-15.

    This rig will kill small animals out to about 50 yards.
     
  12. right now my rig consists of a carvin r600, 2x10 combo, an old peavey 2x15 with one of the speakers replaced with a carvin, and a newer peavey 18" PA sub (the one with the wierd cabinet, with the sideways speaker). I run the 2x10 and the 2x15 off of the high channel of the amp and the 18 off of the low.
    I figured that using the 18 I could lose the 2x15 but the fifteens push some really nice mids that the 18 and 10s don't seem to find.
    Best part about it is that I can bring down small aircraft just while tuning up.