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Which bass guys? :poll:

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pdthelefty, Aug 14, 2007.


  1. Helms bass

    14 vote(s)
    23.7%
  2. Rickenbacker

    45 vote(s)
    76.3%
  1. Ok Im having a hard time picking between two basses. Here are the options:

    Helms bass:
    32"
    29 frets
    tremolo arm
    1970 bucks.
    about 1 month wait

    OR

    Rickenbacker:
    33 1/4"
    20
    frets
    1939 bucks.
    18 month wait probably.
     
  2. I voted for the Rick, because I love Ricks! :bassist:

    I've never heard of the other bass.

    There's an 18 month wait for a new Rick? :confused:

    Mike
     
  3. Its a lefty model, and I checked this website and called to see if they had it in stock and thats what the guy said.
     
  4. born2play55

    born2play55

    Jul 15, 2007
    does that helms bass really have 29 frets?!
     
  5. If you want 29 frets, he will do it. I asked him and he said he would do it.
     
  6. I assume you want a brand new made-to-order bass?

    Mike
     
  7. Actually just trying to find a lefty ric. I checked out musicians friend and they are backordered till august 2009. the place mentioned in a previous post was sam ash. So thats the only option I see.
     
  8. Yeah, I know what you mean; lefty Rics aren't that common.

    Have you tried e-bay?

    Mike
     
  9. All they have at the moment is a reverse strung ric with a righty body.
     
  10. I hear you.

    Well, good luck; I hope you find what you're looking for.

    Mike ;)
     
  11. Thanks man, either way Im sure it will be a good buy. :bassist:
     
  12. Ayliffe

    Ayliffe

    May 8, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    pics of this "helms bass"?? ive never heard of them
     
  13. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    What in the world is a Helms bass?

    And $1939 for a lefty Ric? That dealer is ripping you off. The wait is indeed that long, but the price should be right around $1500.
     
  14. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    i don't know helms bass, but voted for it since i don't like ricks. plus it sounds VeRY expensive.
     
  15. Helms is a luither (I think thats the right term) anyways, here is his site www.jjhemls.com

    you can check out the gallery there.
     
  16. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    I see. Well, you are comparing two completely different products.

    The only thing I can point out is that the Ric will retain and possible gain value, but the Helms will probably lose 50% instantly upon receiving your purchase. Custom basses from unknown luthiers depreciate drastically, and can be extremely hard to sell, if you ever decide to.
     
  17. I see your point Lefty007 Would you reccomend calling around stores and seeing if they have any rics in stock and ask them do they ship?
     
  18. the helms look pretty cool. I voted Rick but I changed my mind
     
  19. nickbear

    nickbear

    Jun 12, 2007
    surrey, uk
    i would look out for a used ric in good condition, im pretty sure you would get one before you recieve the new one!
     
  20. JanusZarate

    JanusZarate Low End Avenger Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    I've been hunting for a lefty Ric for a while.

    Ironically, while hunting for my Stingray, there were plenty of good-looking lefty 4001 and 4003 basses on eBay... :crying:
     

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