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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by john » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:40 pm

It really is. The two on the outside are lovely

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Mr Bass Man » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:58 am

wow - that's some serious coin right there!

I tried a Rick a few years ago because I thought they looked so cool, but it was the heaviest thing I've ever put around my neck!
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by cjj » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:15 pm

Thanks guys! Yeah, some of 'em seem to be a bit heavier than others, but I've used a few Fenders that were kinda heavy too.

One of these days I'm gonna have to get a pic with the rest of 'em...
:shock: :mrgreen:

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by john » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:48 pm

You can never have enough pics :)

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by cjj » Thu May 15, 2014 8:05 pm

OK, a few pics of the newest one, yeah, they're dealer pics. I only got to see it for about 30 minutes whilst in the US a week ago...
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by pins » Thu May 15, 2014 9:34 pm

Wow,that's just awesome,how long before it arrives ?

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by john » Thu May 15, 2014 10:01 pm

Ditto on the wow. Nice looking slab

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by cjj » Fri May 16, 2014 9:48 pm

That's RIC's new 'W' series 4003. I first got to play one at the NAMM show in L.A. back in January and just had to have one.
8)

I'm not exactly sure when it'll get here, a couple of months I suppose. It'll arrive with the rest of our stuff when the container gets here...
:(

Until then I'll just have to make do with this one...
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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by pins » Sat May 17, 2014 12:41 pm

I have built up a real fascination for Ric's over the years,and in 20+ years of playing I have yet to hold one in the flesh.... :cry:

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by cjj » Sat May 17, 2014 3:53 pm

pins wrote:I have built up a real fascination for Ric's over the years,and in 20+ years of playing I have yet to hold one in the flesh.... :cry:
Yeah, they seem to be fairly rare (and expensive) here in NZ. Though John Hall, the CEO of Rickenbacker tells me they have appointed a new distributor in Australia (used to have to go through Japan), so hopefully that'll help with the supply and prices...

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by Tim1 » Sat May 17, 2014 5:45 pm

I was fortunate enough to get a brand new mapleglo Ric at a great price recently from a local enthusiast/collector. Couldn't believe my luck. As with most new Rics (according to the forums) I had to spend a while setting it up - especially cutting the nut and adjusting the truss rod and bridge - but now she plays like a dream and sings like a bird. The experience has totally altered my impression of Rics, the new ones have a push/pull switch which allows easy access to the vintage bright tone or a more full range tone. Incredibly versatile instruments tonally and the neck is super fast with a low action but no fret buzz. I can get a tone very similar to my vintage jazz through to a P and the beast seems to have a natural punch to it which is quite addictive. I am surprised to find it actually suits blues quite nicely too.

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by pins » Fri May 23, 2014 7:26 pm

:oops: sorry potatoes but you gave me serious gas over your genuine Sterling, and when I saw one of these in 3tsb with maple neck and vintage frets,what else could I do ?.......It's a sickness :?

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by john » Fri May 23, 2014 9:32 pm

Too funny!
Congrats Pins, she is a stunner

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by cjj » Sat May 24, 2014 8:21 pm

Nice! Congrats!
8) 8) 8)

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Re: Show us your Bass!

Post by beagle » Mon May 26, 2014 5:47 pm

Yeah nice one. It's good to have at least one MM in yr collection :-)
It's about time you took a new family photo of all yr basses don't you recon? Wide angle lens might be required :lol:
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