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Wickenbacker (mockup)

Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by DiMarco, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. DiMarco

    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

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    In case you ever wondered what it would look like here's a Wickenbacker 4001. 8:

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    I'll try to add a proper bridge tomorrow. Now it is bedtime.
     
  2. DiMarco

    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Gawd that just looks WRONG! lulz.
     
  3. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Haha, nit bad :)
     
  4. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Eerrr...ummm...aaarr... It´s aaaa... I don´t kn.....


    Nice frankenbass. :)
     
  5. The_Other_Aaron

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    Put a set of $$s on it lololol.
     
  6. shaftbass

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    I never understood how people could play with that huge chunk of metal in the way.
     
  7. DiMarco

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    On modern models it is a huge chunk of plastic even.
     
  8. The_Other_Aaron

    The_Other_Aaron

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    I had a 4003 that I got a really good deal on for a few months. It was a cool sounding bass but it was just never very comfortable to play. Ended up selling it and actually making a little bit of money on it haha.
     
  9. lasteffect

    lasteffect Forum Nudist

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    Sh!t, I don't know.
    Warwick already has a Ric like bass, the Fortress Flashback. Heh, just pull up the TJ up or replace with those vintage single coils on the Survivor ot Starbass, heh.
     
  10. Curtis

    Curtis Editor De Bassist magazine (NL)

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    The Warwick headstock isn't that far off from a Ricky...
    I guess totally different people buy a Warwick than those who buy a Ricky.
     
  11. Grgzilla

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    I couldnt play without it.
     
  12. shaftbass

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    I can't tell if you're joking or not because I don't see one on the SSII in your avatar..
     
  13. jester

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    I tend to find Rics super sexy, especially jetglo ones.
     
  14. Augie

    Augie The Desert Bass-ape

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    I have a mate who actually left the guard on his marcus miller jazz, says he plays behind the guard for finger style with his thumb on the guard and rests his hand on it for slap...I borrowed it and did nothing but bump into it, miss notes and slap in the most retarded fashion. no idea how people get it to work but they do...Marcus miller leaves his on, and he is pretty decent at slappa da bass
     
  15. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    On ric is different, the neck pickup is really a slap retainer...
     
  16. DiMarco

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    A Ric is really sensitive to where you put your right hand. I found myself always playing near the bridge because the string tension on them is really low so the strings feel sloppy near the neck. It is also the only spot to play if you want that classic Ric growl...
     
  17. Nachobassman

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    Yeah, he seems to know one ot two things about it... :D
     
  18. Curtis

    Curtis Editor De Bassist magazine (NL)

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    I like Rickies. I'm a fingerstyleplayer and they look so cool!
     
  19. golem

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    I'm not finding myself able to bleeb that. IIRC the scale is a fraction
    of an inch short of 34". I was playing a Ric duther day and it never
    felt abnormal. I was considering buying it, so I was reeeeally paying
    close attention. [It was the sound that didn't sell me, not any lack
    of string tension].


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  20. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Golem, maybe you know it already... The original ric wiring has a hi pass cap for the bridge pickup, so it sounds really weak and trebbly. A very common mod is to bypass it, really easy job, find the little black cap and solder a wire in parrallel, and the sound will get thick and boomy :)