I was a big fan of the Jam back in the day and appreciated the kick and rhythmic foundation Bruce Foxton brought to the band.
I've been building guitar partscasters - Tels and Strats - for a few years and this is my first bass and I wanted a black and maple precision.
All pre-used parts this cost less than £500. 2018 Fender Player Precision neck, 2016 MIM Precision body, USA pickguard, ebonised tru-oiled rosewood thumb rest, Seymour Duncan SPB-1 pickup with CTS pots and Bare Knuckle .22uF paper in oil cap. Gotoh 201B-4 bridge. It's got plenty of thunk and clang on tap.
The Rotosound Swing Bass set are in the post, but the D'Addarios on there currently sound very good.
Looks great with my early nineties Rickenbacker 330 in Fireglo (final pic).
Hey guys, I have an absolutely gorgeous Ricky 4003 and now I'm looking for the right amp. I'm primarily after something that will cope with the growl but that is also versatile enough to provide a cool, round, woody tone when required - I love McCartneys bass sound around the mid - late 60's. Other favourites include Jamerson, Willie Weeks, Sting. My budget isn't huge. Budget is £500 give or take. Wouldn't have to be a new amp either, used is fine. I'm considering Fender Rumble 500, Ampeg BA 201 etc
I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts, advice and experiences. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Recently got myself a Rick. I've never used a pick and don't intend to start now. I was struggling to find where to put my fingers. Felt uncomfortable at the bridge and the neck.
So today I have taken off the pick up guard to reveal razor sharp edges on the bass plate. I am trying to play it waiting to chop my finger off.
Are there any Rick players that can advise before I throw a 2.5k bass at the wall?
I'm an American living in Germany, and play for fun with a 14 piece R&B band over the last 5 years. It has been interesting to learn to read music again, as it is something I hadn't done since my university days. I've been lurking on this site for awhile, but thought I'd finally join this year.