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[quote name='Old Horse Murphy' timestamp='1454877967' post='2973889']
Just took this in a trade. It's a 1980 4001 in Azureglo. It's actually in pretty good shape apart from a few dings and checking in the nitro.

The action is very low and it's a nice sized neck, not one of the clubby ones :)

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I had the twin of this, I thought for a minute that it was my old one! The neck on mine was almost perfect in terms of width and profile, just couldn't get on with the body.

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Rick porn is the equivalent of a "grab a grot night" - you all need to go to Specsavers"

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[quote name='TheGreek' timestamp='1454878922' post='2973902']
Rick porn is the equivalent of a "grab a grot night" - you all need to go to Specsavers"
[/quote]I did and I still bought one, it 'spoke' to me. Hmm, maybe I should've bought a hearing aid too :D

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That bass used to belong to the bassist in Purson, but was on Ebay a wee while back. Did you get it?

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Looking at the pictures of the 4003S Rics on here has really pushed my GAS button for a Jetglo one... Seems like there aren't any firms that have any stock around though?!

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Hmmmmmmmm ruby red 4003S....that would be very nice. It'd be just like a 4003 but without the fight and arm cutting ;-)

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[quote name='clarkpegasus4001' timestamp='1446482620' post='2899718']
Here is my 1975 Rickenbacker 4001

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oh dear lord :o

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OK - here's a brace of Rickys...


[center]DA07 Jan '64[/center]


[center]LJ1165 '73[/center]

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More to follow after I clean it and set it up B)

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[URL=http://s519.photobucket.com/user/cd_david/media/Basses%20To%20View/B0C5C370-2B5B-44AF-A878-EF42E7D9B21A_zpsmyincehn.jpg.html][IMG]http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u359/cd_david/Basses%20To%20View/B0C5C370-2B5B-44AF-A878-EF42E7D9B21A_zpsmyincehn.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

L-R, 76 4001, 86 4003s/8, 85 4003s.

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Hi,not been on basschat for a while, but since last time I've joined the Ric club so here's my lefty 4003 mapleglo from 2000 which has since had the annoying pickup cover removed and replaced with a Tubeampology bezel.

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That's a lovely bit of Mapleglo!

I have the same bezel as it happens, seems to work nicely- well, as nicely as anything works on a Rick. 😉 I pulled the 'made in USA' sticker off recently, but I still can't work out it feels like it should be there or not!

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On 06/12/2018 at 00:41, Jus Lukin said:

That's a lovely bit of Mapleglo!

I have the same bezel as it happens, seems to work nicely- well, as nicely as anything works on a Rick. 😉 I pulled the 'made in USA' sticker off recently, but I still can't work out it feels like it should be there or not!

Oh no - you've halved its value!

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4 hours ago, prowla said:

Oh no - you've halved its value!

Oh man! Perhaps I should hunt down a vintage replacement sticker to bring it back to original spec!

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1 hour ago, Jus Lukin said:

Oh man! Perhaps I should hunt down a vintage replacement sticker to bring it back to original spec!

There's one on ebay for $150 BIN

ebay.com/rickysucker

 

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Moyb1gU.jpg

 

My 2009 4003 bass. This has been a massive modding project.

I bought the bass on Ebay, from a seller who was selling all their possessions to go around the world teaching folk to paraglide. 

I made the pickguard myself, pickups are JBE/ Joe Bardens,  I've fitted a Tubeampology bezel, used a Retrovibe carriage on the bridge pickup, stripped the factory varnish and applied Danish Oil finish, installed a Rickysounds bone nut and knobs.

It arrived from Ebay looking like this:

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The factory lacquer didn't really make the figuring pop in the wood. Luckily the oil finish chased this out:

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The inside of the bass was also fully shielded while I was in there:

 

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