Show your Rick!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by freshmeat1989, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. I have taken a recent fascination to Rickenbackers. I think they are awesome lookin and are definately totally unique. But, one thing does puzzle me. I dont understand the stereo and mono system. Anyways, show your Ricks!
  2. The front and back of my Fireglo.

    I also have a Fretless Jetglo on order...but no telling when that could be in :(
  3. This is basically what my Fretless Jetglo will look like(only new:))
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I miss the crap out of mine... bought it new in 87, had it swiped from the van less then 2 years later :(

    1987 Mapleglo 4003 w/black trim
  5. Man, those are nice. Also, whats up with the funky 33 1/4" scale? How noticeable is it from a 34"?
  6. All my other basses are Fenders so they have 34" And i have to say i hardly notice a difference really...i got used to it very quick...i find Rics to be very compfy.
  7. Prahainspring


    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey

    Just... everytime I look at it :crying:
  8. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
  9. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I keep telling myself the next bass I get is going to be a Ric 4003 but so far a Jerzy Drozd and a Steve Harris P-Bass have intervened with those plans.

    But my next bass is going to be a RIC 4003.

    BTW, nice Ric's
  10. Walbassman


    Nov 27, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    I have 2 4001's, a 4000, and a 4003 on the way. Pics will be around later.
  11. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    My awesome midnight blue one... which sadly is for sale...
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  12. ^ That is beautiful! J/W How much are you asking?
  13. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Well, since it's basically still brand new I'm asking $1k shipped incl case.

    Paid 1100 for it and haven't so much as taken the USA sticker off the pickguard. Played it 3 or 4 times in the house, but it just isn't getting any attention, my Fodera gets the nod every time I wanna play (of course!)
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  15. Walbassman


    Nov 27, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    Okay, the mono works with both pickups and is standard output and is most commonly used. The stereo input has to be used with a splitter cord (you cannot use the mono while using the stereo). what it does is it separates the frequencies and all of the boom and if I remember correctly, the front pickup, goes to one side and the back p/up goes to the other side. When used with two amps, it can REALLY be huge sounding. I have used this setup in the past and it can be a lot of fun. It takes a little while to set up especially if you use different effects on each side!! The bass comes alive in a big ferocious kind of way....try it sometime....I have the Ric-o-sound box from way back and it still works well. I may have to get it going again!!!!
  16. CaptainWally

    CaptainWally Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2000
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    I love the sounds and cool-factor of Ric's, but I could never get used to the ergonomics.

    Anyone else have trouble getting used to the myriad of ashtrays and pointy contours on them?
  17. keb


    Mar 30, 2004

    It's kinda neeto. I haven't used it much (and actually, John Hall, CEO and owner of RIC, personally thinks it's a little archaic (it is, after all, a holdover from the days when guitar amps didn't have channel switching), but it can be cool to use in some applications. I actually think, from time to time, of wiring my other instruments in stereo in a similar manner, just for giggles.
  18. incubus2432


    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    Here is my Midnight Blue and Mapleglow that I currently own. I have had the 4004LK on order since January of 2001.....I'm sure it will be here any day now :crying: . Actually I guess Ric is slowly producing them again after holdup after holdup so hopefully I'll get it before I retire.
  19. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Wow man, 3 years for a bass... I admire your patience. I want the seafoam green Ric i saw a pic of somewhere once that I can't find now.