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 Post subject: 1989 Midnight Blue Ric
PostPosted: May 21st, 2023, 10:53 am 
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https://reverb.com/item/69276641-ricken ... night-blue


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Midnight Blue Ric
PostPosted: May 21st, 2023, 2:48 pm 
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I'm all set with Rics but man I love that color combo.


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Midnight Blue Ric
PostPosted: May 21st, 2023, 10:29 pm 
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Then it sounds like you're not quite all set with Rics. :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Midnight Blue Ric
PostPosted: May 22nd, 2023, 7:22 am 
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I had one for a while, but despite digging the tone and the look, the ergonomics didn't work for me at all. I've learned that it's pointless to fight that kind of thing.


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Midnight Blue Ric
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2023, 8:19 am 
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I have an '86, which plays like a dream. It has a nice thin, narrow neck. I'm not sure if I found a gem or if that was just a good run or a good era for RIC, but if that one is like mine, it will make someone happy.

The bass in the listing has a true lefty headstock, whereas mine has a righty. So, I guess sometime between '86 and '89 was when RIC started making true lefty headstocks. The inlay on the '89 is still reversed, though. I kind of like that mine has a righty neck put on a lefty body.

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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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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Midnight Blue Ric
PostPosted: May 25th, 2023, 3:00 am 
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I think the 80s have gone down as one of Rick's best decades in terms of quality and variety.


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