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So I went to the guitar shop the other day...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pdthelefty, Aug 16, 2007.


  1. To ask about getting new pickups for my Squire P-bass. I got them priced and the guy showed me a Fender Jazz bass so I tried it out. Alot better than my Squire if I say so myself. He priced it at 481.36
    Well I decided to wait and go check out reviews for it on Musicians Friend. I find that the lefty rics are gonna come in on the 6 of sept (which a day or so ago said until 09') and is being sold at 1399. Ive never played a ric, but I love their sound and have searched these threads about rics so ive done my homework.
    I just wanna know what you guys think.
     
  2. Double Agent

    Double Agent Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    not sure what the question is.
     
  3. Sorry, should I go for the Fender or save a little bit more for the Ric?
     
  4. Joey3313

    Joey3313

    Nov 28, 2003
    Play a Ric first, then decide.
     
  5. Double Agent

    Double Agent Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    The Jazz is a known commodity (since you said you liked it) and it very inexpensive. The Ric is an unknown commodity (just because love their sound doesn't mean you will love playing one) and is very expensive. My answer is....

    Get the Jazz AND save for the Ric. Might take a little longer to get the Ric in your hands this way, but at least you'll have the Jazz in the meantime.
     
  6. I would play a ric but the closest place that sells a ric in a store is about 4 hours away from where I live.

    And getting the jazz does sound like the smarter thing to do. And what does the GAS thing mean, ive seen it mentioned but have no idea what it is?
     
  7. markdavid

    markdavid

    Jun 29, 2007
    +1 , go for the jazz , save up for the ric , 1399 is a lot of money , get the jazz and you will have a decent bass to play while you save up for the ric
     
  8. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things. Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA
    GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome
     
  9. slapagroov

    slapagroov

    Apr 24, 2007
    Fort Myers, FL
    GAS is exactly what you have - gear acquisition syndrome. We 'need' what we don't have. I would say go for the J and save your money. I know there are many who love the Ric, but I play a jazz, and really don't like the feel of a Ric. That's just me though.
     
  10. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    They're getting lefty Rics in less than a month? Man, I'd take that any day over a MexiJazz.....

    GAS stands for Gear Acquisition Syndrome.
     
  11. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Well, it's more than "a little bit" difference between a Fender Standard, and the due date for Rics are hugely flacky - for example, at Zzounds.com the next ones come in Wednesday June 25th, 2008.

    You might want to upgrade to the MIM Jazz - you'll have pleanty of time to save up. ;)
     
  12. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I'd buy the Fender and forget about the Ric, but this is coming from a guy who owns three Fender's and has never really considered buying a Ric.
     
  13. ggunn

    ggunn

    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX

    Righty-o, and there's two kinds of musicans - thems what admits to having it and thems what lies about it.
     
  14. Thanks guys, Ill get the jazz then. In the mean time ill try to hunt down a rick to try out.
     

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