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Gear Discussion Forums => Rickenbacker Basses => Topic started by: ilan on June 16, 2017, 12:33:51 PM

Title: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
Post by: ilan on June 16, 2017, 12:33:51 PM
RIC posted this to fb (https://www.facebook.com/ricguitars/photos/pcb.1422235891193391/1422235594526754/?type=1&theater) and Twitter: "A prototype finished today. General production worthy or nah?"

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There's also a pinkish 4003. RIC used the hashtag #mykindoftownchicago so my guess is these will be sold by CME.

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Title: Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
Post by: Dave W on June 16, 2017, 10:08:58 PM
Nah on that Fireglo, if that's what they're calling it.

Double nah on the Pepto-Bismol pink.
Title: Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
Post by: exiledarchangel on June 19, 2017, 12:31:43 PM
Triple yay on the pink, but with all black hardware. Looooooong shot, I know.
Title: Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
Post by: bassilisk on June 20, 2017, 04:00:11 AM
I have fulfilled my quota of pink basses (1), and even if I hadn't, I would never consider it on a Ric.

However, I find the FG variant very appealing.

I could go for that....
Title: Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
Post by: ilan on June 25, 2017, 03:40:24 PM
Regarding the Pepto-Bismol pink finish, I have learned that it has a name - Metallic Plumglo - and in 2014 a small number of 4003's and 620's were made in this color for the Japanese market.
Title: Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
Post by: Dave W on June 26, 2017, 07:16:49 PM
This morning on FB I saw a photo from Ernie Ball of a pink Stingray and the actual name is Pepto Pink. Hopefully a very limited edition.
Title: Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
Post by: ilan on June 27, 2017, 03:48:04 AM
This morning on FB I saw a photo from Ernie Ball of a pink Stingray and the actual name is Pepto Pink. Hopefully a very limited edition.
The 80s are back! What's next? Spandex and big hair? Oh the humanity

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Title: Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
Post by: Paul Boyer on June 27, 2017, 05:52:54 AM
Is that a Musicwoman? 8)
Title: Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
Post by: ilan on June 27, 2017, 06:00:35 AM
Is that a Musicwoman? 8)
Hot pink was a guy color in the 80's.

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Title: Re: A new prototype: FG/BT w/CB binding, ebony fretboard
Post by: Dave W on June 27, 2017, 09:37:29 AM
It's for aging 80s rockers with digestive issues.