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Had on '08 Ric 4003 and it was modded with Sergio Silva pups (he is supposed to be the man when it comes to winding Ric pups) and the neck pup was moved to the 1/2 inch spacing like a 4001. It sounded good but I just didn't think it was the bee's knee's like some Ric aficionados think.

 

Rics are one of those Axes, Like em', or hate em'. Not to much in between. I've played a 4001, and a 4003 at the same time to compare between the two, and I like the sound of the 4003 over the 4001. At least playing those two particular basses, and my far from good hearing.

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I parted with a Rickenbacker 4001 several years ago and miss it from time to time.

 

That said, I replaced it with a better Rickenbacker 4001 so I'm not exactly suffering. I'd just rather have 2 Rics, LOL. ;)

 

I've done the same with Ric 4003's. :rolleyes:

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Not being a bassist I don't frequent this corner of the site much but I had a '71 (first year) Fender Musicmaster Bass. # 321888 if you ever see it.

Bought it sometime in the early '80s ('83?) and sold it about 20 years later to pay part of the rent. I think I got around £60 ($90) for it.

 

Warm white (by then!) with white pearloid scratchplate.

It was pretty crap, of course, but still....I'd quite like to have it back.

 

P.

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Not being a bassist I don't frequent this corner of the site much but I had a '71 (first year) Fender Musicmaster Bass. # 321888 if you ever see it.

Bought it sometime in the early '80s ('83?) and sold it about 20 years later to pay part of the rent. I think I got around £60 ($90) for it.

 

Warm white (by then!) with white pearloid scratchplate.

It was pretty crap, of course, but still....I'd quite like to have it back.

 

P.

 

Nice bass to have to kept. But, like an old Roadie sez', Gear comes, and Gear goes.

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I was wondering because I thought about the nylons on the Ric; but, figured it would change the sound that makes a Ric a Ric.

 

I like the sound of the Ric with the Nylons, the over all feel of the Ric didn't feel as good as a Jazz, to me anyway.

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