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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: 4001 neck width at the nut
« on: August 19, 2017, 03:05:47 AM »
All the '86's i've tried (and have) have narrow necks. But if memory serves me right our moderator's sons has an '86 with less comfortable neck
My son's July '86 4003S/BT has a very thick neck, but I find it very comfortable, and it's the fattest sounding (in a best way possible) of the three Rics we have at home.

A friend who's an accomplished violin maker and classical upright player has told me that in his experience, the thicker the neck, the meatier the tone.

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« on: August 15, 2017, 02:58:22 PM »
Most likely a John Birch creation.

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: No way this is AZG
« on: August 13, 2017, 12:10:01 PM »
Maybe the back has a hint of very dark blue but I wouldn't call this one AZG.

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« on: August 13, 2017, 07:11:23 AM »
4th from left is a Shadow. (...) It is my best sounding and best playing Rick. And that is what I read from most Shadow owners.
True dat.

Rickenbacker Basses / No way this is AZG
« on: August 12, 2017, 02:59:28 AM »

In the immortal words of Nigel Tufnel: It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« on: August 12, 2017, 01:08:57 AM »
Oh man, Bert... that's just awesome. And not a standard 4003JG among them!

I think the Shadow looks a little better
I think so too but the binding looks the same. It's noticeable from some distance, when a Fireglo w/CB from 20 feet looks like plain white binding.

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: CME limited run - Cieloglo
« on: July 31, 2017, 08:51:29 AM »
They are running out of namesglo

Someone should make a J pickguard that looks like this

Gibson Basses / Re: How serious is the neck dive in an SB400?
« on: July 29, 2017, 02:01:02 AM »
Okay Uwe now I have GAS for a resonator uke.

Gibson Basses / Re: How serious is the neck dive in an SB400?
« on: July 28, 2017, 04:22:23 PM »
you're tall and lanky, an SB 300 would look like a toy on you!  :mrgreen:

I can pull off a Tele  :mrgreen: It can't be smaller than a Tele, right?  ;)

Gibson Basses / Re: How serious is the neck dive in an SB400?
« on: July 27, 2017, 01:29:58 PM »
Unless you are obsessive with a bass being ergonomic (and how can you, if you are the Ric moderator?  :mrgreen: ), you'll make the adjustment easily.
I find Rics extremely comfortable. Perfect balance on a strap due to the elongated top horn, and the thin body feels great. The binding never bothered me. I liked them from the first time I ever tried a Ric.

I was looking at this one because the price ($725) seems reasonable. But I think I'll wait for an SB300. It's the scale, the possible neck dive, and a long scale neck on an SG body looks a bit weird.

They used the same body for the 300 and 400 with the pickups at the same locations... I don't know if it's good or bad, intentional or just cost effective.

Rickenbacker Basses / CME limited run - Cieloglo
« on: July 23, 2017, 11:57:51 AM »
Here. No checkerboard this time. $2.4K

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« on: July 22, 2017, 10:12:08 AM »
'72 Azureglo in Japan. $9,480 BIN

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