Rickenbacker Baritone?

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Postby (jingle_jangle) » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:09 pm

Thanks, Dale. This should be an interesting one, because we're virtually starting from scratch.

Pics will be posted once it's underway.
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Postby (johnashfield) » Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:52 am

A baritone ric would be cool, but I'd want it to look right.

The 8 string CS bass at the hotel was interesting because they added an extra fret, left the neck pickup in the 1" position, but because the fretboard was longer it looked like the 1/2" position.

It was a sort of illusion but it really worked.

That sort of carefull planning would be needed to make a baritone appear "correct".

Keeping the RIC design elements is really important. That is the problem I have with the 4004 bass. It has the shape of the ris bass, but not any of the other design cues. I think if it had a 300/4005 style pickguard on it, it would look more "ric". IMO.

If anyone can do it, and "make it work" (as they say on Project Runway") it would be Paul.
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Postby (jwargowski) » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:22 pm

Any update on this project? I'm in the market and have looked at the Strat and Tele Sub sonics, but a Rick would be way more cool for pulling of that Wichita Lineman solo.
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Postby (jingle_jangle) » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:29 pm

It's not been started yet...we're still looking for suitable bodies for the project. I'm thinking this Spring for a start date; April or May.

Could always happen sooner...
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Postby (lyle_from_minneapolis) » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:17 pm

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But where would you put the logo?
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Postby (cmuk) » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:49 am

In anticipation of a Rickenbacker baritone, if anyone wants to hear some baritone guitar on my recordings, please check out our MySpace page:

www.myspace.com/theparishmusicbox
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Postby (jwargowski) » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:33 pm

Nice sounds Clive ... love the feel and atmosphere. Also reafirms my quest for a baritone. What are you using on this?
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Re: Rickenbacker Baritone?

Postby (kennyhowes) » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:50 pm

This is what I had been contemplating for the 430 carcass I picked up.

See also viewtopic.php?f=6&t=402008
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Re: Rickenbacker Baritone?

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:51 pm

Guess this project was a bust?
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Re: Rickenbacker Baritone?

Postby (elreydlp) » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:32 pm

I got your Rick Bari right here!
OK, maybe not, but a guy can dream.

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Re: Rickenbacker Baritone?

Postby (egosheep) » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:04 pm

This was my old idea for a baritone 481... it's a way of moving the bridge back that looks good and accurate, because it's how the 4000 was done and it uses the Combo bridgeplate. This would allow a regular length neck, with frets compensated for a 30" scale.

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Re: Rickenbacker Baritone?

Postby (jps) » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:26 pm

Move the HS PU down about an inch or so.
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Re: Rickenbacker Baritone?

Postby (JakeK) » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:58 am

I believe there was a 4005 6-string...
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Re: Rickenbacker Baritone?

Postby (jingle_jangle) » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:27 pm

Both righty and lefty, as a matter of fact...
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Re: Rickenbacker Baritone?

Postby (Ivan3000) » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:25 am

If you're looking for a 6 string and money is no option: :lol: :lol: :P

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