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Jeff Scott

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2016, 07:08:54 PM »
What's the story behind this bass?
Read all about it on the other forum.  :)

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2016, 03:53:29 AM »
Oh, okay. Cool trade. Got any sound samples?
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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2016, 08:10:07 AM »
Read all about it on the other forum.  :)

At RRF? Link? I can't find anything but a reference to you using a Cave pedal with it.

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2016, 02:07:36 PM »
The 4004L SPC looks a bit like the mystery 4001 prototype at Rick HQ with dual toasters in the 4005 positions.



I quite like the 4.7 nF cap in the middle position of a 4003, but not on a solo'd bridge pickup. Minus the cap I find a 4003 sounds like a less together Jazz bass.

Greg Lake wasn't really that keen on the mids! The recording of the band from the 'Mar Y Sol' festival highlights a pretty nasty tone from Greg; all highs and lows and pretty much zero mids. I understand he was after a tone like the low end of Keith's Steinway piano....

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2016, 06:03:51 PM »
Oh, okay. Cool trade. Got any sound samples?
I've been doing some noodling into my Marantz PMD661 but nothing worthy of releasing to the world, yet!

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2016, 06:05:05 PM »
At RRF? Link? I can't find anything but a reference to you using a Cave pedal with it.
Search FS; 2030GF, it's all in there.  8)

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2016, 06:08:41 PM »
The 4004L SPC looks a bit like the mystery 4001 prototype at Rick HQ with dual toasters in the 4005 positions.



I quite like the 4.7 nF cap in the middle position of a 4003, but not on a solo'd bridge pickup.
My bass does not have the .0047µF cap, just full on tone from the toaster. And yes, the '67 4001 Experimental bass, along with my old '67 4005WB (both Jetglo) were the inspiration behind the 4004L SPC.  :)

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2016, 09:22:35 AM »
Hey!  Greg stole my control harness design!!!  :mrgreen:

I made this in 2003 for my old July '73 4001; a friend of mine has the bass now, but I still have that pickguard with the harness on it.  8)

Mine too! I recently did this layout on my Alembic-ized 4003S. Vol/vol/filter/Q switch.

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2016, 12:03:50 PM »
Search FS; 2030GF, it's all in there.  8)

No wonder. I was searching the bass section for 4004L SPC.

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2016, 12:15:29 AM »
Jeff, why didn't you want a pickguard?
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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2016, 10:21:25 AM »
I would have liked that and the control harness, ideally, but I was being practical with my real needs for this bass (it would have required a whole lot more to do such on a 4004, too), and I wasn't really looking for a copy of the 4001S EXP bass, just the essence of it.  Tone was the goal, and the simplified controls stay out of the way.  This bass is for those great roundwound Squire/Lee kinds of sounds so all I really need is the selector switch, although I may eventually replace the volume and tone controls with two volume controls, along with the selector switch, but I am in no hurry to do so (and may never get around to doing that) since the bass sounds great as is.

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2016, 09:36:56 PM »
Nice backstory there, Jeff. Pretty close to being a RIC custom shop bass.

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2016, 04:44:53 PM »
I don't have a Rick Resource account, and as I don't own a Rick I don't think it would be a good idea to join!

Please can I have the back story on here as well Jeff?

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2016, 07:41:29 PM »
Pretty simple story, really.  I had a 2030GF for sale and I was offered something interesting in trade for it.   8)

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Re: Greg Lake's modded Rickenbacker
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2016, 09:53:26 PM »
I don't have a Rick Resource account, and as I don't own a Rick I don't think it would be a good idea to join!

Please can I have the back story on here as well Jeff?

No reason you need to own a Rick to join. I don't own any Ricks anymore yet I still go over there on occasion.

Pretty simple story, really.  I had a 2030GF for sale and I was offered something interesting in trade for it.   8)

You're being too modest. You're important enough that Ben did some custom programming for you to make that interesting trade come about.