Author Topic: Rickenbacker photo thread  (Read 17045 times)

leftybass

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 777
    • View Profile
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2008, 12:02:33 PM »
So...it was the Shiner Bock that made you do it! Wonder how things would have turned out if you'd had a 6-pack of Dos Equis? 

And all this time I assumed this was your "Tragical History Tour" bass.  ;D  But then the street sign would have to say "Denny Lane,", right.  ;)

Speaking of that...if I didn't already know your Penny Lane story, I would ask you where the street sign in that photo came from. But you've showed the pic several times on different boards, and nobody ever asks. Guess nobody else is curious.  :-\






This is my "Tragical History Tour" bass, used in my Rutles tribute band(which just got a mention in a BBC special on "Rutland/The Rutles)


Bit of the BBC special:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Tl7ENIieGgI

I guess my "Penny Lane story" is, when my wife and I got married 5 years ago we moved into Abbey Road Apartments on Penny Lane in Austin,Texas.
"Top 10 Best Bass Players" 2014 Austin Music Poll
"Top 10 Best Bass Players" 2013 Austin Music Poll
"Top 10 Best Bass Players" 2012 Austin Music Poll
"Top 10 Best Bass Players" 2011 Austin Music Poll
"Top 10 Best Bass Players" 2010 Austin Music Poll

Proud owner of Dee Murray's Steinberger.

Dave W

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 17115
  • Got time to breathe, got time for music
    • View Profile
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2008, 05:26:19 PM »
I didn't realize you had so many Ouch! videos up. Last time I looked there were only 2 or 3. Cool that you got that mention on the BBC, but he could have at least said the band's name.

Hey! I was just nosing around MySpace and saw the baby pics -- congratulations Daddy (and Mommy)! The baby-with-Rick pic is great.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2008, 05:33:05 PM by Dave W »

leftybass

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 777
    • View Profile
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2008, 06:37:11 AM »
You mean this one? ;)
"Top 10 Best Bass Players" 2014 Austin Music Poll
"Top 10 Best Bass Players" 2013 Austin Music Poll
"Top 10 Best Bass Players" 2012 Austin Music Poll
"Top 10 Best Bass Players" 2011 Austin Music Poll
"Top 10 Best Bass Players" 2010 Austin Music Poll

Proud owner of Dee Murray's Steinberger.

Dave W

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 17115
  • Got time to breathe, got time for music
    • View Profile
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2008, 09:14:09 AM »
That's the one.  :)  RIC ought be paying you a product placement fee.  ;)

Thornton Davis

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 129
    • View Profile
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2008, 10:43:41 AM »
This is my 1973 Burgundyglo 4001, just before it was stolen. It's Serial # is MD 1582

It has all the vintage goodies including a RIC re-issue horseshoe p/u incorporated into the original pickup surround.

If you see it or know of its where abouts, please contact me at thorntondavis at hotmail dot com.

A reward will be provided.

Thx,

TD

Please keep your eyes open for my stolen 1973 Burgundyglo Rickenbacker 4001 Serial # MD1582. It was stolen in November of 2006. Reward for its return. Thx!

Bert

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 221
    • View Profile
    • My website
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2008, 12:34:16 PM »
This is my 1973 Burgundyglo 4001, just before it was stolen. It's Serial # is MD 1582

Ouch. Sorry to hear that. I'll keep an eye open for this one when Ebay'ing. You gave it a ScratchX/Zymol treatment before the picture?
'68 4001|'73 4001 MG|'73 4001 AZG (PW refin)|'75 4000 MG|'79 4001 JG FL|'81 4001S AZG|'86 4003 MID/BT|'86 4003 Shadow|'86 4003S JG|'88 4003s Blackstar|'89 4003 Grey/BT FL|'96 4003S/8 FG|'98 4003S/5 JG| 05 650D|06 4004 CII BBR||B-115|RB 30||?

Bert

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 221
    • View Profile
    • My website
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2010, 01:00:26 PM »
My current Ricks:


The 4001c64 is gone. New are:











new, and allready gone:



'68 4001|'73 4001 MG|'73 4001 AZG (PW refin)|'75 4000 MG|'79 4001 JG FL|'81 4001S AZG|'86 4003 MID/BT|'86 4003 Shadow|'86 4003S JG|'88 4003s Blackstar|'89 4003 Grey/BT FL|'96 4003S/8 FG|'98 4003S/5 JG| 05 650D|06 4004 CII BBR||B-115|RB 30||?

ilan

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2312
    • View Profile
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2010, 01:08:52 PM »
The Azureglo w/checkerboard is absolutely gorgeous. That's my ultimate dream bass.
A bad day of playing bass is still better than a good day of playing cello.

Bert

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 221
    • View Profile
    • My website
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2010, 02:16:01 PM »
The Azureglo w/checkerboard is absolutely gorgeous. That's my ultimate dream bass.

More pictures of the '73 AZG then:







'68 4001|'73 4001 MG|'73 4001 AZG (PW refin)|'75 4000 MG|'79 4001 JG FL|'81 4001S AZG|'86 4003 MID/BT|'86 4003 Shadow|'86 4003S JG|'88 4003s Blackstar|'89 4003 Grey/BT FL|'96 4003S/8 FG|'98 4003S/5 JG| 05 650D|06 4004 CII BBR||B-115|RB 30||?

OldManC

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2833
    • View Profile
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2010, 07:13:57 PM »
Is there even such a thing as a Penny Lane in Liverpool or London? I just knew of people swiping the Abbey Road sign.

Just saw this and I don't think it was answered... Yes, there is a Penny Lane in Liverpool. It's been so long I can't remember the bus I took to get there but the barber shop is right there too!

ilan

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2312
    • View Profile
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2010, 11:30:58 PM »
More pictures of the '73 AZG then:

Thanks! My all-time favorite Ric color. Especially when it's not too bright and not too purple-ish.  

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that a blue VW microbus was parked near the RIC factory in Santa Ana and they liked the color and copied it.



Imagine what would have happened if this was parked across the street:


« Last Edit: September 07, 2010, 11:40:00 PM by ilan »
A bad day of playing bass is still better than a good day of playing cello.

Bert

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 221
    • View Profile
    • My website
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2010, 04:26:37 AM »
Thanks! My all-time favorite Ric color. Especially when it's not too bright and not too purple-ish.  

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that a blue VW microbus was parked near the RIC factory in Santa Ana and they liked the color and copied it.

I think the minibus is not the right color. It is more towards this




It is volkswagen color L360, Sea Blue . Is is not a coincidence I have 2 Rick's in this color. It is my favorite too. :)
'68 4001|'73 4001 MG|'73 4001 AZG (PW refin)|'75 4000 MG|'79 4001 JG FL|'81 4001S AZG|'86 4003 MID/BT|'86 4003 Shadow|'86 4003S JG|'88 4003s Blackstar|'89 4003 Grey/BT FL|'96 4003S/8 FG|'98 4003S/5 JG| 05 650D|06 4004 CII BBR||B-115|RB 30||?

Bert

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 221
    • View Profile
    • My website
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2010, 04:38:26 AM »
Thanks! My all-time favorite Ric color.  

And since that makes 2 of us I can just as well post more pictures of my other AZG.





'68 4001|'73 4001 MG|'73 4001 AZG (PW refin)|'75 4000 MG|'79 4001 JG FL|'81 4001S AZG|'86 4003 MID/BT|'86 4003 Shadow|'86 4003S JG|'88 4003s Blackstar|'89 4003 Grey/BT FL|'96 4003S/8 FG|'98 4003S/5 JG| 05 650D|06 4004 CII BBR||B-115|RB 30||?

gearHed289

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2942
    • View Profile
    • Book of faces...
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2010, 08:35:10 AM »
Drool..... I always thought of Azureglo as Ford corporate blue.  8)


Highlander

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11691
  • Brexit...? Next they'll be wanting independence...
    • View Profile
Re: Rickenbacker photo thread
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2010, 11:50:28 AM »
Imagine what would have happened if this was parked across the street:




Makes me pine for my Tequilabird...
Staring at the event horizon is a dirty job, but someone has to do it...