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 Post subject: Rickenfaker, Kasuga/Greco/Ibanez etc.
PostPosted: January 31st, 2022, 1:44 am 
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Hi all,
I'm looking for a Rickenfaker true enough to the original to produce the tone Ricks are known for.

I'm currently not interested in Chinese Ali express fakers, as they are a little too off in their measurements to be upgraded with original Rickenbacker parts without a lot of work/mods.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenfaker, Kasuga/Greco/Ibanez etc.
PostPosted: February 1st, 2022, 2:20 am 
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Hello!

Here's one:

https://www.yeahmansguitars.com/collect ... ty-natural

It has a repaired neck though.


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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2022, 9:31 am 
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Smo wrote:
Hello!

Here's one:

https://www.yeahmansguitars.com/collect ... ty-natural

It has a repaired neck though.


Cool, thanks for sharing that link.
I saw it the other day, but have to say that it looks pretty gnarly with that neck damage.
Also it's a set neck, not neck thru, so I doubt it's gonna sound much like a Rick.
Cool looking bass though.

Cheers :)


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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2022, 9:37 am 
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The old 4001S was set-neck too, and definitely had the proper Rick sound. I don't think the type of neck joint matters much, it's a maple neck paired to a thin maple body and if the neck was set-in right (and tight) there will be no audible difference. If I'm not mistaken, Paul McCartney's Rickenbacker is in fact a set-neck 4001S!

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Edit: Looked up Macca's Rick, it was not a set-neck.

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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2022, 11:57 am 
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Jeroen wrote:
The old 4001S was set-neck too, and definitely had the proper Rick sound. I don't think the type of neck joint matters much, it's a maple neck paired to a thin maple body and if the neck was set-in right (and tight) there will be no audible difference. If I'm not mistaken, Paul McCartney's Rickenbacker is in fact a set-neck 4001S!

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Edit: Looked up Macca's Rick, it was not a set-neck.


What do Rick basses usually have - neck through body?


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Agent00Soul wrote:
What do Rick basses usually have - neck through body?


Typically, yes. Here's a 1973 Rick 4001 with all the hardware gone where it's clearly visible both front and back.
Earlier models (like McCartney's) didn't have the skunkstripe, and neither does the 4003 which succeeded the 4001.

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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2022, 2:57 am 
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Is there a noticeable difference in sound/playability?


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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2022, 5:35 am 
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Jeroen wrote:
The old 4001S was set-neck too, and definitely had the proper Rick sound. I don't think the type of neck joint matters much, it's a maple neck paired to a thin maple body and if the neck was set-in right (and tight) there will be no audible difference. If I'm not mistaken, Paul McCartney's Rickenbacker is in fact a set-neck 4001S!

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Edit: Looked up Macca's Rick, it was not a set-neck.


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Hmm... In that case I might reconsider buying it.
Also, MiJ Aria Pro IIs are known to be super well built instruments.


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PostPosted: February 8th, 2022, 1:50 pm 
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Compliments of Tim:

https://www.sweetwater.com/used/listing ... alien-bass

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I never really "got" what a Rick is capable of until I ran it stereo a few times in my college band. We used to call it the "Piano of Doom". You get all the bottom and all the top in total a**kicking mode.


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