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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by danzecc, Mar 7, 2006.
Which combinations do you think are the best?
I have a 4001. I use LaBella Deep Talkin' Bass rounds and fingerstyle.
Currently I'm playing mostly R+B with this set-up. If I were to play jazz, I'd switch to a brighter string. IMO the Rick can handle any style, but strings are a major consideration. (obviously the pick or finger choice too)
Roundwounds + Pick seems to be the norm but thats not to say you cant do something different.
Rics bridge pickup make them harder to play finger style than other basses thats why alot of Ric players use a pick
Roundwounds and fingers for me.
I bought up all of the last remaining D'Addario Slowound nickel roundwounds I could find because I love the way those strings sound on Ricks...I play with a pick 90% of the time.
I am going to experiment with flats pretty soon though, & those LaBellas sound pretty interesting too.
It depends. Are you trying to get the Chris Squire sound? Pick and roundwounds for that. The Geddy Lee growl? Fingers and roundwounds. The Sir Paul fat tone? Flatwounds for sure.
Rounds and fingers will make that Ric sing!
flats, fingers, and a tube amp. Really warm sounding, but still has that Ric grit. I love it, and I am not gassin for any other basses out there-except for a burgundyglo 4001 someday!
as of right now i play my rick with roundwounds and finger style but slowly i'm starting to play it with a pick, i like the tone i get from both fingers and pick but i just think it has more tone,kick, and punch with a pick. i'm always going to use both, but sometimes one just sounds better then the other.
For me, a Rick is all about light-gauge roundwounds and a pick. Many basses can generate a lovely sound with flatwounds played fingerstyle. But the Rick roundwounds/pick tone is unique - and most distinctive - in the bass guitar world.
There's not too many instruments you can say that about...