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Which side of the Ric 4003 body, do you like most?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr M, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Maybe a stupid question but here we go. And "Rics are completely ugly" is not included in the answers ;).

    As you know, the body of Ric 4003 is asymmetrical like most of the basses. Which side do you like most? I mean if you'd have to mirror the curvature of one side (to create a more symmetrical looking bass) which side would you go? Left side (the part remaining under your arm) or the right side (where the controls are)?
  2. deekay911

    deekay911 Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Charleston SC
    Control side
  3. nrssab


    Jun 28, 2006
    Right and black as the one on the pic!
  4. Backside?
  5. shakey_slim


    Jan 3, 2001
    The outside

  6. Thump Jr.

    Thump Jr.

    Jun 8, 2008
    SW FL
    One of each. ^_^

    Seriously, though, my first instinct would be the left (long horn) side. It'd make for a wilder-looking bass, and should balance better. Were it a guitar (or a 30" six-string bass), I'd go with the right (short horn) side.

    At the end of the day, though, there is no beating the way it's shaped (at least, for me).
  7. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    No, the inside.

    Gotta love that maple. :)

    (note: I don't think RIC's are ugly.)
  8. The left side, so it looks like it has big old horns.
  9. Jjango


    Nov 16, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    You tell me:


    (Personally, I prefer Ricks just the way they are)
  10. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    What the hell do all of the knobs do on that one on the left:confused:
  11. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    Well. The left looks like Alembics take on things. The right... I truthfully dont know. Wow... people who think Rics are ugly (not me) would love the right one.:spit:
  12. ishouldbeking


    Feb 5, 2007
    Hollywood, CA
    Endorsing: SIT, Eastwood, Hanson

    I like how the left gets all Alembic-y and the right looks strangely reminiscent of a Burns Bison...

  13. The one on the right looks like it's asking for a BIG HUG!!!
  14. Wow thanks, as my Photoshop skills were not enough to do this and put in my first message.
    I still can not decide which looks better...
  15. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    The left one's body looks best, but the right has much better horns, IMO.

    Still, the oriinal Ric is miles better than either.
  16. It's all about the horns man, all about the horns. LOL
  17. KPAX

    KPAX Banned

    Mar 22, 2005
    What a strange, random and totally pointless question. My hat is off to you!
    If you were to mirror the top half, you would have the most ridiculous, agressive, texas devil's longhorn monstrosity ever imagined (reason enough to do it).
    If you were to mirror the bottom half it would look like some solidbody Ric guitars and not look that bad (eh).
  18. KPAX

    KPAX Banned

    Mar 22, 2005
    Duh! Just saw these. I was right though.

  19. Wow
    The one on the left is intriguing.
    I would be proud to own one. That's cool!
    Thanks for posting the pic. LOL
  20. Well actually it is not a pointless question. And if you think so, I see many threads posted daily here in TB that I find pointless.

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