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Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« Reply #120 on: August 15, 2017, 02:35:21 PM »
That could very well be, it didn't look quite right to me, but I couldn't put my finger on it (though the WAL type bridge and the maple board is a dead giveaway)! Further research reveals that the heart-shaped guitar for the guitarist was custom-built for him by John Birch so that is likely the source of the 8-string Ric-O-Fake too.



You're not telling me those Mud vids have to go now? We don't habe a glam rock forum!!!  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #121 on: August 15, 2017, 02:58:22 PM »
Most likely a John Birch creation.
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« Reply #122 on: August 15, 2017, 06:25:07 PM »
Have we seen this one in this thread?


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« Reply #123 on: August 16, 2017, 06:57:06 AM »
Further research reveals that the heart-shaped guitar for the guitarist was custom-built for him by John Birch so that is likely the source of the 8-string Ric-O-Fake too.

That's it! He built stuff for Sabbath too, among others. Guy in Nektar had a Ric-style double neck.


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« Reply #124 on: August 16, 2017, 07:44:49 AM »
The late Roy Albrighton.  :-\
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Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« Reply #125 on: August 16, 2017, 07:54:12 AM »
Have we seen this one in this thread?



Bruce Foxton played Ric a lot in the early years of the Jam. IMHO he is among the top bassists to come out of the Punk/New Wave movement - together with Burnel from the Stranglers and Mick Karn from Japan. Sadly, without The Jam, he lost his foil for those busy, even nervous, but always entertaining bass runs and hasn't done much of note since then. Reputedly, Paul Weller began to dislike his style as The Jam matured and his later bassists after he had gone solo all had a sparse style. But he invited him to guest on one of his more recent albums.

Weller is another guy that grew tired of the trio concept.
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« Reply #126 on: August 16, 2017, 01:28:55 PM »
I'm eternally grateful to Bruce Foxton... he went into a shop in Hounslow and bought a white Epi Rivoli I had the cash for and when I discovered it was gone (were talking hours here, not days) I discovered the same shop had the PC for sale, £20 cheaper than the Epi...
Cheers Bruce... I owe you a pint, or at least a large dram... ;)
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« Reply #127 on: August 16, 2017, 01:55:31 PM »
That Mud 8 string is a faker. I can't think of the name, but I think it's a British make. Jaydee? Peter Cook??? I've seen 4 string versions - maple board, multiple pole pieces on the pups...

John Birch!



I've played one once, and it sat somewhere between weirdly boutique and weirdly crude. The six knobs were pretty unnecessary. It sounded nothing like a Rickenbacker at least.

A lot of guys used John Birch stuff in the '70s including...




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« Reply #128 on: August 16, 2017, 09:54:34 PM »
Has this one been posted, yet?

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« Reply #129 on: August 17, 2017, 07:19:25 AM »
Haven't heard from "Ronbo" in a long time.? ???
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Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« Reply #130 on: August 17, 2017, 07:43:57 AM »
Bruce Foxton played Ric a lot in the early years of the Jam.

He also had an Ibanez faker.

I'm eternally grateful to Bruce Foxton... he went into a shop in Hounslow and bought a white Epi Rivoli I had the cash for

Would that be this one?

Haven't heard from "Ronbo" in a long time.? ???

I STILL SEE HIM ON FACEBOOK!  ;)

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Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« Reply #131 on: August 17, 2017, 09:42:27 AM »
John Birch!



I've played one once, and it sat somewhere between weirdly boutique and weirdly crude. The six knobs were pretty unnecessary. It sounded nothing like a Rickenbacker at least.

A lot of guys used John Birch stuff in the '70s including...




Hahahaha! The old LastBassOutpost switcheroo!

Iommi probably talked him into it.  :popcorn:
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« Reply #132 on: August 17, 2017, 12:37:00 PM »
Haven't heard from "Ronbo" in a long time.? ???
My last encounter with him was on TalkBass a few months ago.  He's still up to the same old things, car repair and WW II re-enactments.  I'm not sure if he is doing any playing, these days.

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« Reply #133 on: September 19, 2017, 07:32:50 AM »
Here's a short one with my 4003S/8. Kinda tripped myself up at 1:55, but whatever.  ;)


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Re: Music videos that feature Rics
« Reply #134 on: September 19, 2017, 08:22:24 AM »
Unbelievably so, this vid has been criminally ignored all these years here, some tasty British prog rock with an 8-string, you don't see that often:




Justafiably ignored.  ... Did they mean for that one to come off so gay? Because if so, then that was pretty brave.

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