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Wanted - Shaftesbury – rickenbacker copy - Owners help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by oxygenbass, Aug 22, 2007.


  1. oxygenbass

    oxygenbass

    Jun 27, 2007
    UK - Cumbria
    Hitting the low notes for the king of kings
    Do you own a vintage (60/70 era) Shaftesbury – rickenbacker copy bass?

    i have been offered this bass for a sum of £350

    The bass is in mint condition but the output is very low so needs some work on the electrics asap!

    all pickups are original and hard ware is the same

    slim neck - the bass looks sweet as rice!

    Does anyone have any advice knowledge pictures of these bass guitars?

    Advice and comments are fully appreciated

    john
     
  2. oxygenbass

    oxygenbass

    Jun 27, 2007
    UK - Cumbria
    Hitting the low notes for the king of kings
    can anyone help me?
     
  3. oxygenbass

    oxygenbass

    Jun 27, 2007
    UK - Cumbria
    Hitting the low notes for the king of kings
    can anyone help at all?
     
  4. Phantopeth

    Phantopeth

    Jan 10, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I think everyone is afraid to help you out, because if they do, John Hall will send the Feds to snatch them up for being an accessory to copyright infringement :)

    I'd help you if I knew anything at all about those basses, sorry ;)

    I say if it plays well, looks great, and sounds good (as long as the output issue isn't too bad), it sounds like it could be a pretty cool instrument. A mint condition 30/40 year old Rick copy? Should certainly prove to be a conversation starter. If you can comfortably afford it, why not?
     
  5. jakeox

    jakeox

    Feb 15, 2007
    Chicago
    Well, it depends on what you want. If you're looking for the signature Rickenbacker sound, it may not have it. Some copies sound like the real thing, others don't. I've never heard one nail the real tone, but some have come close.

    I personally think that's about twice as much as these things should cost, especially if it needs work. Not getting into the legalities.

    I'm guessing it's a little hard to come by affordable used Rickenbackers out there, but in the states if you are patient you can still find one for 1k or a bit under.
     
  6. I know nothing.
     
  7. PocketGroove82

    PocketGroove82

    Oct 18, 2006
    Chicago
    Maybe you should report the seller on the Ric. forums. and
    You might get a real Ric. for helping them in their Jihad.
     
  8. oxygenbass

    oxygenbass

    Jun 27, 2007
    UK - Cumbria
    Hitting the low notes for the king of kings
    anyone
     
  9. EddieG

    EddieG

    Jan 19, 2005
    Scotland
    Me personally, the price isn't too high so I'd take a chance on it. If physically, to play it doesn't feel uncomfortable, I'd snap it up.
     
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Seems a little high for weak electronics. Offer him 250 pounds.
     
  11. My advice would be to buy it then BURN IT.
    How dare anyone make a copy of a style icon a heinous crime indeed..:crying:
    Save your cash and stand forward and see the light brother..cast aside your fears and join us in the holy brotherhood of the Rickenbacker..:hyper:

    Or just buy it play it and pretend you have a real Ric..

    Enjoy !!

    :oops:
    :bassist:
     
  12. oxygenbass

    oxygenbass

    Jun 27, 2007
    UK - Cumbria
    Hitting the low notes for the king of kings
    wow - rickenbacker owners are like dead sure on there babys!

    really think i should wait?

    im viewing this bass as a way to buy a vintage 70`s guitar as a investment as well as a bass to own for year or so!
     
  13. EddieG

    EddieG

    Jan 19, 2005
    Scotland
    Then my advice would be, don't bother. If the bass was made in the 70s, is over 30 years old, and is being offered at £350 to you, how much are you seeing the price increase by in a year or so??

    Keep your money, because unless you're buying the bass to play it, you'd be wasting your money.
     
  14. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    OK, that is a poor idea, honestly. This bass will not appreciate noticeably in value. I just about guarantee it. There are very few basses that will increase in value; old, unmodified USA Fenders and unmodified real Rics are the only ones I can think of.
     
  15. oxygenbass

    oxygenbass

    Jun 27, 2007
    UK - Cumbria
    Hitting the low notes for the king of kings
    i have decide after all the feedback to walk away from this bass - i think im gonna go for a rickenbacker!

    :bassist:
     
  16. TheCatuk

    TheCatuk

    Oct 12, 2009
    I have one (looks embarrassed) Was my first guitar, Got a 4003 now ive grown up! :)
     
  17. cleanprophet74

    cleanprophet74

    Aug 5, 2013
    I have a rickenbacker Shaftesbury copy bass for sale..

    70s style and looks a bit like the jam bass..

    that any good?

    email me at gavinluca@hotmail.co.uk
     

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