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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by relman, Jun 2, 2001.

  1. Does anyone know which artists (besides Paul Mc, Geddy and Lemmy) have used/use rickenbackers?
  2. cole


    Sep 14, 2000
    - Chris Squire
    - Roger Glover (of Deep Purple)
    - er, the guy from the Vapors?
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    cliff burton played a ric occasionally - there's a pic of him playing a red one on ride the lightning.
  4. The guy that replace Roger Glover, Glen Hughes also played one. I forget the guys name but RIC make a bass for the guy from the Smithereens
  5. doesn't the bassist from Oasis play one???
  6. Bruce Foxten of the Jam played one, he was well known for it.

  7. Sorry, but they come to me one by on. Janis Tonoike (if that is spelled correctly this way?) of L7 plays one (pretty good too).

  8. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Jon Pomplin plays a RIC.
  9. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Nicky Wire from Manic Street Preachers (not that he's that much of a bass player).
    I also think Mike Rutherford and Roger Waters have played them?
  10. Paul D'Amour (The old bassist from Tool) played the Chris Squire signature model.
  11. cole


    Sep 14, 2000
    how could I forget them? Rutherford played a doubleneck Ric quite a bit in Genesis' early days. Waters also played a Ric in PF's early days, but I'm pretty sure he switched to a P-bass by Meddle or so. (of course, Gilmour also deserves credit for some of the bass tracks on Floyd's stuff...)
  12. sgepson


    Jan 25, 2002
    Chris Squire of YES
  13. Claypool has a 4003 jetglo, I haven't heard it, but he does have one
  14. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I like the fact that this thread pops back up after 2 years of hiding.

  15. Well, you have accuatly. He played it on "David Makalaster Part I" through some DI box he left un named

    On a side note: w00t! post 2000!
  16. Steve DiGiorgio played one before he settled on fretless.
  17. BigTed


    Jul 1, 2002
    San Diego
    Rick James
  18. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Trevor Horn played a Ric with the Buggles.

  19. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    I like the fact that the person who revived it repeated the first answer of the first reply.
  20. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Taken from The Rickenbacker Resource Page

    Frank Allen (Searchers)
    George Alexander (Flamin' Groovies)
    Michael Anthony (Van Halen)
    Arto Alaluusua (Trio Niskalaukaus)
    Mark Beford (Madness)
    Andy Bell (Oasis)
    John Bentley (Squeeze)
    Kim Berly (Stampeders)
    Anita Binder (Clover Honey)
    Trevor Bolder (Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep)
    Mickey Bradley (Undertones)
    Johnny Bridgewood (Morrissey)
    Chris Brubeck (Dave Brubeck Quartet)
    Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
    Cliff Burton (Metallica)
    Bernie Calvert (Hollies)
    Jon Camp (Renaissance)
    Ron Carter
    Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane)
    Peter Cetera (Chicago)
    Adam Clayton (U2)
    John Collins (Powderfinger)
    Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
    Rhett Crowe (Guadalcanal Diary)
    Paul Damour (TOOL)
    Mark Deacon (Moth)
    Caithlin Demarrais (Rainer Maria)
    Steve DiGorgio (Sadus)
    Paul Donnelly (My Drug Hell)
    Nancy Douglas (2 Iguanas From Earth)
    Jack Duke (Abdoujaparov Electric Vapors)
    John Entwistle (Who)
    Mark Evans (AC/DC)
    Pete Farndon (Pretenders)
    Rick Fenn (10 cc)
    Dick Roby (Castaways)
    Bruce Foxton (Jam)
    John Frankovic (Plasticland)
    Ed Gagliardi (Foreigner)
    Noel Gallagher (Oasis)
    Rinus Gerritsen (Golden Earring)
    Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees)
    Roger Glover (Deep Purple)
    Paul Goddard (A.R.S.)
    Graham Gouldman (10 cc)
    Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone)
    Gail Greenwood (Belly)
    Mike Gregory (Escorts)
    Ian Hampton (Sparks)
    Cameron Hawkins (FM)
    John Hesterman (Grapes of Wrath)
    Chris Hillman (Byrds)
    Tom Hooper (Grapes of Wrath)
    Alan Hornall (Gallagher and Lyle)
    Steve Howe (Yes)
    Bill Hudson (Hudson Bros.)
    Mark Hudson (Hudson Bros.)
    Glen Hughes (Deep Purple)
    Ashley Hutchins (Fairport Convention)
    Rick James (Rick James)
    Tony James (Generation X)
    Bill Jerram (The Danglers)
    Dennis Johnson (Survivor)
    Harry Kakoulli (Squeeze)
    Mick Karn (Japan)
    Jeff Kuha (Art in America)
    Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
    James Kirkland (Rick Nelson)
    Angus Kirkpatrick (Duotang)
    Graham Knight (Marmalade)
    Royston Langdon (Space Hog)
    Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)
    Geddy Lee (Rush)
    Jordan Leff (UHF)
    Pete Luckovic (Three Colours Red)
    Phillip Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
    Mark Mashburn (Echo Park)
    Scott McCarl (Raspberries)
    Paul McCartney (Beatles, Wings)
    Andy McCluskey (OMD)
    Dirk McQuickly (Rutles)
    Randy Meisner (Eagles)
    Mike Mesaros (Smithereens)
    Dave Meros (Spock's Beard)
    Mike Mills (R.E.M.)
    Colin Moulding (XTC)
    Gary Mounfield (Stone Roses)
    Bill Mumy (Barnes & Barnes)
    Graeme Murray (Pallas)
    Jeff Nelson (UHF)
    Prescott Niles (Knack)
    Brett O'Reilly (Ricaine)
    Benjamin Orr (Cars)
    Fabio Pignatelli (Goblin)
    Chuck Panozzo (Styx)
    Steve Priest (Sweet)
    Peter Quaife (Kinks)
    Jimmy Randall (Jo Jo Gunne)
    Mike Rutherford (Genesis)
    Duncan Sanderson (Pink Fairies)
    Joe Satriani
    Jim Scholter (Sawyer Brown)
    Fin Seth (Tearaways)
    Paul Siminon (Clash)
    Rod Slaughter (Duotang)
    Derek Smalls (Spinal Tap)
    Steve Smith (Vapors)
    Joey Spampinato (New Rhythm & Blues Quartet)
    Chris Squire (Yes)
    Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf)
    Stan Stammers (Theatre of Hate)
    John Stax (Pretty Things)
    Doug Stegmeyer (Billy Joel)
    Cat Stevens
    Gary Strater (Starcastle)
    Janis Tanaka (L7)
    John Taylor (Duran Duran)
    Pete Trewavas (Marillion)
    Dean Turner (Magic Dirt)
    Fred Turner (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
    Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols)
    Rodger Waters (Pink Floyd)
    Brandon White (Fletcher Pratt)
    Pete Williams (Dexy's Midnight Runners)
    Leon Wilkerson (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
    Keith Wilkinson (Squeeze)
    Danny Wilde (Rembrandts)
    Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers )
    Stuart Wood (Grapes of Wrath)
    Allen Woody (Government Mule
    Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones)

    Hope this helps...

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