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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:39 pm    Post subject: I bought a bass Reply with quote

I bought this today.Not sure what it is.




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But it looks like this one




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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet nab!
How's it play/sound? Get that Ric sound?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow....
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how's it sound?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my. Do love. I wonder if it sounds anything like a shortscale? I can do an ok job imitating Hooky with my Musicmaster bass.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought some bass.
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I like yours better.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't get this. I had bought and paid for it but there was a problem.When I bought the bass the seller told me it was an Ibanez. What he didn't tell me was that the trussrod cover is not original. Chuck at Ibanez Collectors World,the guy who wrote this article about vintage Ibanez guitars (Link) told me that it probably is an Ibanez but it is not 100% sure.Without the original TRC it is worth less than what I paid for the bass and if it's not an Ibanez it is worth much less.That is why I decided not to buy it.

Anyway,now I know the Number 1 rule when buying a vintage Ibanez:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i totally thought it was a legit ricky. damn, had me fooled, altho when i first saw the pic it was on my phone so the picture was as big as my thumbnail.
there was a fellow in c-ville who purchased a 73 fireglow rick for like 500 bucks straight up. played it for about 3 years and then sold it for a lil over 3 grand so he could buy a motorcycle, he then wrecked the bike, broke his wrist and regrets it all.
anywho.
if its not an ibanez. then what pray tell do you think it may have been?
i have seen a hofner that was a really good copy of a rickenbacker but the electronics and hardware were absolute garbage.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robert(original) wrote:
i totally thought it was a legit ricky. damn, had me fooled, altho when i first saw the pic it was on my phone so the picture was as big as my thumbnail.
there was a fellow in c-ville who purchased a 73 fireglow rick for like 500 bucks straight up. played it for about 3 years and then sold it for a lil over 3 grand so he could buy a motorcycle, he then wrecked the bike, broke his wrist and regrets it all.
anywho.
if its not an ibanez. then what pray tell do you think it may have been?
i have seen a hofner that was a really good copy of a rickenbacker but the electronics and hardware were absolute garbage.

uh, it's a bolt-on neck. with the common matsumoku style "made in japan" neck plate.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i didn't even see the hidden photos till just now. oopsy poopsy.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohh, ok. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter Hooks bass was a Hondo.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh bolt-on.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loev bolt-ons. If it's not a real rickenbacker, what the fuck does it matter anyway?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah wasn't saying anything about boltons was just pointing out to roberto original that that made it quite apparently not a real rick.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
How much?


I paid $900 for the one I bought(but cancelled).Here is the listing. It's a '76. You can see the seller said all the hardware is original
The guys at the Ibanez forum said going by the serial number it probably IS an Ibanez.Still the seller should have said that the TRC has been replaced in the ad.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300872811086

This is another Rick 4001 copy on ebay.Current bid is $900. It's an earlier model,not as accurate as the '76.Compare the pickups and knobs. It does have full sized "crushed pearl" inlays which the '76 doesn't have.The earlier (pre-75) ones don't have a serial number so it is impossible to determine the brand without a TRC.
I surprised that Rickenbacker legal let this one get by.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RICKENBACKER-bass-RARE-73-LAWSUIT-1973-FIREGLOW-VINTAGE-CHEKER-PIPING-RARE-/151007410947

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think Greco made these too.
well definitely the Matsumoku mob.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pacafeliz wrote:
i think Greco made these too.
well definitely the Matsumoku mob.


Yes,they did.





Fernandes too.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i want a fakenbacker so fucking bad
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