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SUCH a mess

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by funktastic, Nov 19, 2005.


  1. funktastic

    funktastic

    Mar 16, 2005
    I was looking into either getting a Ric, or a Warwick Thumb. My problem is i cannot decide at all which one, the music i play suits generally both basses. Sometimes i will play metal or harder rock but i think a Ric could handle it, so i was coming to you guys on your opinions between the two instruments. The weight is no biggie...sorry if this is overkill, i would have just done a search and called it a day, but they didn't give me any peace of mind on a decision to make. thanks
     
  2. pil

    pil

    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    Ricks have style, sound and a bloody fine history behind them.

    Warwicks (particularly those dodgy 70's sideboard coloured ones) just look cabaret.

    In my opinion.

    Go for the rick! :bassist:
     
  3. Ricks can handle hard rock and metal, I've seen bands use them.

    However, the upper horn of the Rick can be broken if you jump around too much. :smug:

    I saw Dinasour Jr. and the bassist had to "duct tape" his horn back on. :smug:
     
  4. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    whats good enough for cliff is good enough for me!

    i also recommend the ric, warwicks just dont feel right (although i think both look and sound great)
     
  5. i see more metal bands with warwick...if that means anything :)

    personally i like rics better, but warwicks seem to work very good for metal imo
     
  6. Kristopher

    Kristopher

    Mar 13, 2005
    Tempe, AZ
    Whichever bass you think will scream "play me!" loud enough while sitting on its stand in your house.
     
  7. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Warwicks are excellent basses for hard rock/metal.

    So are Rics, though.

    To me, Rics have a bit more of an "old school" vibe, while the Warwicks seem more modern. Since I'm more of an old school rocker, who mostly enjoys "classic metal," I'd go for the Ric. More character, history, and mojo, for me. If you're younger, though, and want the bass that's currently really popular for metal, get the Warwick.

    Either way, you'll rock out. :bassist:
     
  8. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    I think that the Rics have a more bad a** tone, but the Warwicks have more variety in tone (from model to model). Did you try playing all the Warwicks you could get your hands on?
    Personally I find it difficult to play a Warwick due to the feel. Those necks and I just dont get along.
     
  9. 7thbass

    7thbass

    Nov 21, 2003
    Houston, Tx
    I have liked some warwicks at the venerable GC, esp. with fretless neck, but for some reason the fretted basses seemed hit or miss. Have no idea why that is the case, probably GC setup.

    I love geddy, so I love ricks.
     
  10. i had to make the same choice too. i was torn between a rick and a thumb. after playing them both, i went with the rick. it just had more character and everything. maybe its a personal thing but i love rickenbackers.