The Rickenbacker Club Part Twelve

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Apr 15, 2014.


  1. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    FM.
     
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  2. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    Okay, just not manufacturer stickers.:D
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  3. Only the sticker.
     
  4. sleddogn

    sleddogn

    Sep 8, 2013
    ric loves their country (sticker) hates us customers, lol:woot:
     
  5. ProbablyTooLoud

    ProbablyTooLoud

    Aug 1, 2020
    Atlanta
    I just wanna testify...
    ...that this here setup sounds just right.

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  6. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka My roadworn is in mint condition Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    Dammit I want an FL! What day of the week do we complain about the availability of FL models?

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  7. ProbablyTooLoud

    ProbablyTooLoud

    Aug 1, 2020
    Atlanta
    Unfortunately all the fls I've seen for sale since I got this one have been way overpriced. But you do have pink!
     
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  8. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka My roadworn is in mint condition Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    not just the FL models are overpriced!

    I had to make my own pink fretless due to availability… I think it’s still under warranty…
     
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  9. rickdog

    rickdog Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2010
    Looks just right, too. Nice grain in that fingerboard.
     
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  10. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    I remember,and loved, my 800rb. Had it hooked into 2 15” cerwin vega cabs and a 210 Traynor top cab.
    Massive…..beautiful bass,too,especially that fingerboard.
     
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  11. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    Whaddaya mean want?
    Ya got 2 there! :D
    (Okay, technically they didn’t leave the factory fretless, but so what?)
    Also,gotta ask, doesn’t stuffing foam under the strings kill all the mwahhh?
     
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  12. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka My roadworn is in mint condition Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    I like em clunky and thumpy, I use the foam to take off some overtones and kill sustain.

    I use egg crate foam and it’s not packed in tight enough to change intonation.

    I have some in the V1 sawtooth too, not a fan of the Ric foam… ohh crap, what day do we complain about foam?
     
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  13. ProbablyTooLoud

    ProbablyTooLoud

    Aug 1, 2020
    Atlanta
    The best part about it is that it lives at the practice space. I got real lucky with the fingerboard.
     
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  14. ProbablyTooLoud

    ProbablyTooLoud

    Aug 1, 2020
    Atlanta
    Beautiful as it is I'd sound better with a lined board.
     
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  15. How did Rickenbacker pick the 33.25" scale length over the prevailing 34"?

    Was it another instance of forgetting to measure twice and cut once?
     
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  16. BassGen

    BassGen

    Mar 15, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Where’s the zero mod tug bar from MG?
     
  17. isaac42

    isaac42

    Apr 13, 2003
    Ya think?
     
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  18. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Wisconsin
    Geez, they've been that scale length since the first ones in 1957. Back then maybe just Fender and Gibson had electric basses in the U.S. Don't know. Maybe some short scales from Höfner back then? Point is, they all had different scales. 34" may be the prevailing scale length NOW, but that's because there are so many basses that are based on the Fender standard. No one can say that Rickenbacker just copied a Fender!
     
  19. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    So, the $800 I paid for my new 4003FL several years ago was a good deal?

    I did perform a few mods to it since purchasing it.

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    That's a real mid '60s horseshoe surround on it.
     
  20. My theory is, turntable records play at one third of a hundred revolutions, or 33 1/3 RPM,
    and since we don't measure in thirds of an inch, RIC rounded it to 33 1/4", which is a rough number anyway.
    A third of an inch is just a hair over 5/16"(one third of a sixteenth actually).
    Measuring the actual lengths, we find they vary, slightly above 33.25".
    Therefore, I believe RIC's intended scale length to be roughly one third of one hundred inches,
    like record RPMs :)
     
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