Rick 4080: Snap quiz

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Rick 4080: Snap quiz

Postby (bassduke49) » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:27 am

Anybody else notice something unusual about this nice Rick 4080? :shock:

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Re: Rick 4080: Snap quiz

Postby (jps) » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:43 am

I think this looks really cool with the "Gumby" headstock on the bass neck. I always like the headstock shape on the 2030GF I had.
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Re: Rick 4080: Snap quiz

Postby (cheyenne) » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:07 am

Interesting. Any info on this one?
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Re: Rick 4080: Snap quiz

Postby (bassduke49) » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:11 am

It's up for sale. In the explanation, the seller notes that John Hall said the factory made a few 4080/12 with the "gumby" headstock on the bass. Here's the listing:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163768498382
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Re: Rick 4080: Snap quiz

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:36 pm

Very cool. Even after all these years, anomalies still abound. :)
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