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Vintage Ric Rescue (Jetglo)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Just grabbed this locally. She's been to hell and back, but I hope to have her in working order in a few weeks or so.... Yes, I also got the original case (also beat to hell). Oh, she was born in Sept of 78...

    One more thing...according to the owner, the bass was owned by a couple of goth / death disco band bassists and this bass went on tour with those bands in the 90's...

    First owner was Maitri of the band Christian Death

    She then gave the bass to Arti of the band Apocalypse Theatre

    Both are female bassists. I bought the bass from Arti.

    Anyway, pics.... Progress pics will follow in weeks to come....

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    Last edited: Mar 22, 2018
  2. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Definitely a player, but not a pretty one. The bass, that is.:)
  3. RobTheRiot


    Aug 31, 2016
    las Vegas, nv
    That’s cool to know the history of the bass... so often it’s a complete mystery with a used instrument.

    Def looks like it was used hard, but the bones are definitely there. Keep us posted with your progress!

  4. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Cool that the maple is now visible through the finish!
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  5. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    very nice! looking forward in seeing the progress~!
  6. Cool--hope you'll post the "after" photos.
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  7. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    I will! Thanks!
  8. Dbassmon


    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    Quadzilla, how far are you going in the restoration of the bass. There doesn't seem to be alot of finsh wear or dings. The finish is cloudly. The head stock look it needs some repair.
  9. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    As of right now, I'm going to have the headstock issues corrected. She also has the tell-tale fretboard separating from the neck by the headstock (due to improper truss rod adjustment). But I've dealt with that before and it's totally reversible/fixable...

    Also will go thru the truss rods and electronics and clean her up. Oh, and get the correct knobs. Beyond that, not much.... I want her to maintain this "rode hard, put up wet" look. After all, she toured with two different punk / death-metal bands....
  10. Dbassmon


    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    Good luck, play it in good health. - they are fun basses....klangy nasty tone. You won't want to play it on a Motown gig for sure.
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  11. rickdog

    rickdog Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2010
    Pretty is as pretty does.... Fix the mechanical problems, leave the cosmetics alone, and rock out!
  12. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    That's exactly the plan...
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  13. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    I came in to plead for your exact plans. That is awesome. Never owned a Rick, still wanna some day.
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  14. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

  15. themarshall


    Jun 26, 2008
    cochrane wi
    Leave the knobs. Part of the mojo.
  16. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Hmmmm, you have a point!
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  17. Those brass knobs add enough weight to feel the difference (yeah, I need to work out) - I have a drawer full of those knobs 'cause I always pull them off and put lighter weight knobs on.
  18. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    That is an ax that has been there, done that and buried the bodies!
    Looking forward to seeing the refurb!
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  19. Good project.
    That Rick has character.
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  20. mindwell


    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    Some definite structural issues to contend with. Hopefully manageable. Because that bass is an absolute classic.
    Michael Schreiber likes this.
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