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Talk Me Out of Buying this Ric

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by greggster59, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. greggster59


    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    A 2012 4003 Mapleglow for a really good price, under $1600.

    My last experience with a Ric was a disappointment. It had a slight warp in the neck, not a truss rod issue. I lost a few bucks on the return.

    But, I've seen a few beauties as well and I'm trying to fight the urge...
  2. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    You should buy it
  3. Don't do it...unless you can pay cash.
  4. tjnkoo


    Apr 19, 2011
    Metro Atlanta
    If you buy it then you won't have money to spend on something stupid. Its really in your best interest, haha.
  5. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    If you have the cash in savings, then do whatever you want to. If buying it affects your monthly expenses, don't buy it.
  6. greggster59


    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    It's not gonna break me.

    The timing isn't ideal but I've been GASsing for a while now and I know this particular Ric is a beauty.
  7. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Buy it, and post photos, for those of us who are too poor to do it.

    I would do it, but I can't.
  8. rickdog

    rickdog Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2010
    Do you have the opportunity to spend some time with this one before you put money down? If you play it and you like it and it doesn't have the issues the last one did, you can hardly going wrong buying it.
  9. PBnJBassist


    Mar 8, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Don't buy it. Instead, cut out a piece of cardboard and color it like the Ric, air-bass along with your favorite songs, and then the GAS will go away after you realize your a P-guy. Then use the money to buy a P-bass, and if you have a P-bass (or more) already, buy another one (and a set of flats).
  10. +1

    If I got burned by a bass, I'd want to inspect and play the next one before buying.

    But if you get a 100% money back gaurantee no-questions-asked return policy and don't lose any money on the deal if you return it, what have you got to lose?

    When I like a guitar or bass, but have concerns about QC issues, I'll buy three, pick out the cherry, and return the other two.

    Should be interesting if you buy it and it's another dog. It will make for (yet another) great Ric bashing thread.
  11. greggster59


    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    Agreed. Yes, I will be trying before buying though I already know this is a good one. I still want to make sure it feels right, etc. The hassle I went through last time is not something I want to repeat.

    So far, I'm leaning towards getting it.
  12. sninja


    May 21, 2012
    Tokyo, Japan
    Just buy a good JazzBass)
  13. BullHorn


    Nov 23, 2006
    Get it. Hate it. Sell it. :)
  14. Moloch666


    Apr 22, 2012
    Buy the Ric for those of us too broke to get one ourselves! :)
  15. greggster59


    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    I already have an awesome Fender MIA Jazz (2008)

    Just keep coming back to Rics.
  16. Duke21


    Nov 14, 2010
    Narvik, Norway
    Seems like you really wants this Ric, and rightly, why shell we stop you?
  17. greggster59


    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey

    Yeah,you're right. Poverty would be the only reason not to do this and, after a year of being nearly that way, I am in a position where I can make this happen.
    I'm going to call the guy today and, hopefully, have it by the weekend.

    Thanks all.
  18. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Don't buy it....give me the guys number and I will remove your temptation ;)
  19. blackba


    Sep 7, 2008
    Michigan, USA
    I would go for it. Sounds like your previous ric experience was due to issues with that particular bass. I think this one will be different for you.

    If I ever get a 3rd bass, it will be a Ric for sure. :)
  20. phillybass101


    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    Don't buy the RIC,they are overated and overpriced and you've already had a bad experience with one. If you want something different and you have that much cash, do some looking and buy yourself a used boutique bass someone is selling like a Stambaugh, Clement. Bordwell, Brubaker, Roscoe or a high end production bass like a Spector. You said talk you out of it. If a RIC is really what you want by all means get one. But i would play it before I bought it. Like the other person said, buy it, hate it, sell it.

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