Tricked my wife Ric 4003

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RickenBoogie, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    All the modding I'm willing to do on my '06 Ric 4003. Vintage RI Toaster pup, pickguardian Pearloid pickguard, and vintage black knobs. Wife came home, saw it, got angry at me for buying a "new" bass. When I finished laughing, all was well. Here's a close up. I think I might be in love.
  2. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett
    Sweet, that does like like a brand new Ric ;)
  3. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    I always wanted to throw in a toaster pu on my 4003, how do you compare it to the stock pickup?
  4. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    That looks hot man.
  5. dakpluto


    Oct 14, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    I so read the title of this thread wrong....

    I thought he pimped his wife out to buy a new Ric

  6. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett
    Now that you say, It does.

    ....nice one :)
  7. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    That does look hot.

    My wife is just the opposite of yours, by the sound of it. She never gives me grief about buying another bass, but when I put a 70s style B/B neck on one of my Jazz basses, she seemed a little surprised ("Wait, so you just paid hundreds of dollars for *a part* of a bass??").
  8. Rich L

    Rich L

    May 17, 2006
    Ft Myers, FL
  9. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    They're worlds apart, but similar. The Toaster has a smoother, deeper voice, and balances better with the super hot bridge pup. I still turn the volume down at the bridge a tiny bit when both are on, (most of the time), but the two together just have a better overall tone to them. Hard to explain, but the difference is noticably warmer.
  10. Sweet looking bass !!! enjoy !!!:bassist:
  11. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005
    the toaster sounds quite tempting. that's kind of cool that your wife is tuned in to the details of your Ric, mine wouldn't notice anything different.
  12. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
    Nice Ric
  13. bassalo


    Jan 23, 2008
    Me too. I thought he 'tricked out' his wife by selling his Ric (think silicon enhancements).
  14. Jjango


    Nov 16, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Beautiful – have you got a larger photo?
  15. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Strange... my wife did the same thing to me when she had one of the chairs reupholstered. The difference is that I'm still pissed. :mad:

    (just kidding of course)
  16. blikeng


    Jun 23, 2007
    Oslo, Norway

    Seet Ric there dude, it didn't make my GAS stop, to put it that way. :smug:
  17. wizay


    Mar 5, 2008
    Nice :]

    Do as my dad:

    Mom: have you bought a new guitar?
    Dad: huh? no, i have had that for, uhm 2-3 year:) Dont u remeber that?
    Mom:oops:h, yes.
  18. peter jack

    peter jack

    Jun 8, 2008
    YEAH, RARA, me too! I did it when I got my PBass reissue '57.
  19. Now you can buy a new bass, put the old parts on it and she'll never notice.
  20. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    She's a beauty.