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ilan

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Cool Rics on eBay
« on: March 27, 2009, 04:51:47 AM »
Another one-off SPC from ric-outlet... the body wings were originally made for a 4002.



A rare white '72 with checkerboard binding, missing treble pickup surround:



A restored/refinished '69:



There's also a Shadow and a nice Azureglo with a reasonable BIN price.

No affiliation to any of those.





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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 07:26:08 AM »
That birdseye one is really cool.

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 08:53:10 AM »
Yow! The 4003SPC MG/BT/CB is super nice.

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 09:45:49 AM »
Yow! The 4003SPC MG/BT/CB is super nice.

Ditto

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 11:36:05 AM »
Yeah, the price on that SPC is going to get nutty. Too bad about the black hardware.  :-\

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 11:48:02 AM »
I just snagged an old Ric pickup off Ebay, and am also bidding on a Ric wiring harness.  Next project bass is about ready to begin.  Combo of Les Paul and Ric ideas.
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 02:57:41 PM »
I just snagged an old Ric pickup off Ebay, and am also bidding on a Ric wiring harness.  Next project bass is about ready to begin.  Combo of Les Paul and Ric ideas.

Sounds like a winner!

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 03:55:37 PM »
I just snagged an old Ric pickup off Ebay, and am also bidding on a Ric wiring harness.  Next project bass is about ready to begin.  Combo of Les Paul and Ric ideas.

Maybe you can combine an exploding "R" tailpiece with a snapping mahogany headstock.  :mrgreen:

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 05:12:38 PM »
Maybe you can combine an exploding "R" tailpiece with a snapping mahogany headstock.  :mrgreen:

LOL!  This bass is going have the Schaller 460 bridge I've been saving.
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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2009, 11:03:55 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/1976-RICKENBACKER-4001-bass-AUTUMNGLO-w-rare-binding_W0QQitemZ150341527746QQihZ005QQcategoryZ118984QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Drop-dead gorgeous Walnut 4001, double bound (inner white, outer black), black TRC and guard. Looks a lot like the Walnut 4002 prototype on the Smith book (p.211).

Ted Staberow over at the RRF says that it's a Walnut 4001 with double binding and that RIC has made a few like that. Still I think there's something special about this one, and it could be some sort of a test instrument. The non-stamped jack plate, the beveled edge guard (4002's had beveled edge guards), and what looks like a beveled-edge Plexi TRC.

« Last Edit: April 25, 2009, 11:25:08 PM by ilan »
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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2009, 11:37:00 PM »
I even like the black trim on that one. I have to agree with you, that must be some sort of special experiment.

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2009, 11:28:31 PM »
Maybe you can combine an exploding "R" tailpiece with a snapping mahogany headstock.  :mrgreen:

Haha! You remember the famous exploding "R" tailpiece too? Now that was funny ;D

I love that all white 72, my favorite Rick color combination.

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2009, 11:49:55 PM »
That walnut ric is very sexy.
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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2009, 01:30:12 AM »
I have learned that RRF member Bryce Gracey was its previous owner, he posted this:

"i bought the bass from the original owner, he had a friend from Ric that helped him put the finish package together.

i'm not sure how it skipped a serial # - pssibly due to the shop worker passing it off directly to his friend?"

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Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2009, 03:18:54 AM »
Two fivers (no affil.):

'88 4003S/5 Mapleglo/BT and '98 S/5 White/BT.





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