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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Geezer_Butler, Feb 18, 2004.
I want to know if sombody has any of them and can tell good and bad qualities of each one.
poll speaks for itself.
My main bass is a Ric, i cant say anything bad about it
In fact...i want more Ric's. Hardly wait till the summer, look out Ricpage!
If you want the sound of tic tacs going down stairs, then get the K5.
Depends on your style. I cant stand Ric's one bit, the design alone makes me wanna puke.
You can't argue with Fieldy.
I have a Ric 4003, beautiful instrument. Not that good for slap though. The K5 is just a soundgear with a fancy inlay. Which would you choose?
Fieldy, a true innovator.
Hmm...A Ric sounds great, looks great (although some don't care for its looks), plays great, and is an American Classic
A K-5...well it's an Ibanez, it's a FiElDy sig. Doesn't seem like much of a contest to me.
This is a total apples to oranges comparison. One is a classic, vintage bass, the other is an active 5 string. Figure out what you want, and choose for yourself.
I voted the K5 just so i can brag about my punkness.
I've owned a Ric 4003 for about a year, and have nothing bad to say about it. With the right setup and some practice, it even works well with slap playing. Check out this sound clip that I made with my Ric (it's Stu Hamm's "County Music" solo, which includes both tapping and slap) http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com/Members/000121467_000015048.mp3
Well I dont think its a very fair poll simply coz of the vast difference between the 2 basses. I have a K5 which I think is a really nice bass, deep and heavy and comfortable to play. Ive never played a ric. I personally dont like the look of them. Ill stick with the K5 for now thanx.
Nice playing Andy. I have never played or even heard a Ric, however I didn't expect it to get that kind of tone. Not as thumpy as my old fender, but a very cool kind of vintage tone.
What setup changes did you make to get a good slap sound out of your Ric?
I must go try one now.
I don't like old school basses - waste of wood, and design is horrible ... Vote for K5(good bass, only bad thing is that Fieldy signature,scratch it ..)
Their design is what makes them so classic. There's something good about them or they wouldn't still be so popular. I doubt there will still be thousands of bass players gigging on K-5s in 40 years
and the proof of the pudding, is in the fact its still sweet, reliable and beautiful 40 years on.
Without those "horrible" and "wood-wasting" designs, Ibanez would be manufacturing furniture right now.
Man, "waste of wood" is a pretty strong statement. It's amazing how a waste of wood is still around after all these years. Besides, the features of the Ric clearly outweigh those of the K5 (like dual truss rods, fingerboard binding, Schaller deluxe tuners, stereo output capability, neck-thru body, etc.) I'd say it was designed pretty well. Ibanez builing a bass and putting that guy from Korn's sig on it was a mistake.