Why not buy a Mapleglo Rickenbacker and get it painted Candy red?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Bass_Ronin, Jun 30, 2020.

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  1. Bass_Ronin


    May 17, 2020
    Question guys. Would it be smart if I just buy a Mapleglo for 1,999 and get it repainted to the Ruby Red color? I love that finish, but Ric only has limited models in the finish and, of course, I am on a college student budget that is currently working a minimum wage job. So what are your thoughts?
  2. Considering that a professional refinish of the neck and body would cost you in excess of $500, take several weeks to complete, and negatively affect the resale value, I would say it's a poor financial decision...but the music industry is built on poor financial decisions so don't let me talk you out of it if you want it that badly. :D
  3. callofcthulhu


    Oct 16, 2012
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  4. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    I’m thinking if I’m on a budget I DGAS what colour my bass is.
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  5. bpc


    Mar 29, 2016
    Central Scotland
    My thought is that under those circumstances, spending 2.5k on a bass is not the most fiscally responsible of ideas.
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  6. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    This. If you are on that budget, you should be getting a used Squier or MIM, and putting money aside for that bass (and perhaps your rent).
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  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Central Texas
    Answered. Closing before this turns into a mass dad beatdown.
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