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The Rickenbacker Gallery

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JayAmel, Jul 13, 2003.


  1. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Hey, what about showing your Rickenbacker basses ?
    Let's do it !
     
  2. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    My previous 4003 (WHT, made in 99)...

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  3. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    My new 4003 (JG, made in 03)...

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  4. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    April 2001. Turquoiseglo
     
  5. Turlu

    Turlu Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
    My 4003 Burgundy year 2002, along with her friend Gibson Thunderbird 1976 Bicentennial.

    Love them !!!
     
  6. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
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  7. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
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    (ok ok, i'll stop, but these are pretty ricks guys.)
     
  8. LizzyD

    LizzyD Chocoholic

    Oct 15, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Sadowsky Artist
    My 1983 4001, sold it last year.

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    Info about it (and more pics) here.

    My Chris Squire sig.

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    Info and pics here.

    I had a 5 string Rick for awhile too, but don't have any pics handy. I bought a Geddy Lee Jazz about 6 months after I sold the 4001, so I guess I just missed out on being in the Geddy worship club! :D
     
  9. LizzyD

    LizzyD Chocoholic

    Oct 15, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Sadowsky Artist
    I found a picture of my 5 string Rick. Unfortunately, I'm in it too, and it's huge so I'll just link to it.
     
  10. rumplebunny

    rumplebunny Guest

    Jul 8, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Oh, this thread makes my heart flutter. No pics yet, but I own a '92 Midnight Blue 4003. :)
     
  11. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    What do you think of the 5 string Ric?

    Does it keep the traditional Ric sound on all 5 strings? Is the B string tight enough?

    Peace
    Nick
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here are a few I used to own:
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1058533">
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Natural
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1058534">
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    White
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1058535">
     
  15. LizzyD

    LizzyD Chocoholic

    Oct 15, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Sadowsky Artist
    It was my first 5 string, I bought it from a friend around 1990 I think. The spacing is very close, in fact, I believe the neck was not much wider than a regular 4. The scale length is the same as the 4's, which I think is less than 34". I'm sorry to say it was the worst B string I've ever come across.

    The overall tone was nice, for the most part. I was playing through a big ol' Peavey combo in a couple bands (seen in the pic), but I do remember doing a couple recording sessions with it direct, and it sounded pretty darn good. Not really Ricky though, in the twangy sense. It was big and full.

    Never totally loved it, even though it was my main player for a few years. Finally dusted it off and sold it last year when I went Roscoe crazy!
     
  16. I'd post a picture, but there isn't a lot of visual difference between one JetGlo 4003 and another...
     
  17. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    Ric 4003 Jet Glo made april 1998, and my 2001
    Fender Geddy Lee Signature Model Jazz Bass.
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  18. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    Here is a recent picture of my 1973 Burgundyglo 4001.

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  19. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    And one more, this time a full view.

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