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Ric RB55 Amp

Postby (mtlbasslad) » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:00 am

Hi all, first post here

Glad to find this site, now the question - I have a Ric bass amp labeled RB55, serial# ZS 004961 - can't find any reference to this model. I should mention that the model number is just a stick-on thing...

Any clues? :?:
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Re: Ric RB55 Amp

Postby (mtlbasslad) » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:04 am

So, a month later, 71 views and no one has any clues? :(
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Re: Ric RB55 Amp

Postby (Ashgray) » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:37 am

Posting a photo of your amp would probably help members to identify it...

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Re: Ric RB55 Amp

Postby (rickyfricky) » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:04 am

Using the Register Search, I would surmise the Z in the serial number dates it to 1986. :idea:

There is no RB55 listed as a model however... :?

Some pics would probably be helpful.

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Re: Ric RB55 Amp

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:34 pm

mtlbasslad wrote:Hi all, first post here

Glad to find this site, now the question - I have a Ric bass amp labeled RB55, serial# ZS 004961 - can't find any reference to this model. I should mention that the model number is just a stick-on thing...

Any clues? :?:


With amps you need to delete the first two zeros to get the correct SN.. So ZS4961 will work in the RIC SN decoder.

There is some info on the later RIC amps at this link. http://jzu.free.fr/rick/amp/TRR.html

No details on a RB 55 - perhaps ask John Hall over at the RIC Corporate forum.. :D
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Re: Ric RB55 Amp

Postby (mtlbasslad) » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:56 pm

Tried to upload pics, 'image size to big' - how do I resize images on iphoto ? :?:
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Re: Ric RB55 Amp

Postby (cjj) » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:42 am

No idea how to resize with iPhoto, but in case you don't know, max size is 1280x1280...
I have NO idea what to do with those skinny stringed things... I'm just a bass player...
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Re: Ric RB55 Amp

Postby (mtlbasslad) » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:45 am

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Let us try again, after wife figured it out... sheesh, I got me a good wife here... :D
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Re: Ric RB55 Amp

Postby (xcoyle) » Thu May 21, 2015 12:35 am

Who knows?

But looks like an early version of the RB series. I have a 1986 RB/RG catalog and it does not included a RB55. It looks the most similar to the RB60, so would assume its a 55 watt version, rather than a 60 watt RB60. Might even say RB60 under that sticker.

Both are very rare, but most RIC amps are not highly prized.

http://jzu.free.fr/rick/amp/TRR.html
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