cassius987 wrote:This being based on a link to another forum, which is against the house rules here, will likely get this thread deleted. Besides, I'm not sure what's interesting about Lou's post--so he doesn't think Rics are all that great. I can find you half a dozen people who think that in less than five minutes!
cassius987 wrote: It's not important, and it's not even correct, because it suggests that his [Geddy's] assessment and use of Rics should somehow affect ours. I totally disagree with that.
cassius987 wrote:I guess it's partly an issue of me not really knowing who this guy is--but really I'm just not concerned with people who talk about whether they like Rics or not on public fora, so I guess I'm probably not going to be very good at contributing to this topic. I mean, frankly I don't miss Geddy Lee as a "Ric bassist" either and I just wish the topic of "Will he pick a Ric up again?" would die. It's not important, and it's not even correct, because it suggests that his assessment and use of Rics should somehow affect ours. I totally disagree with that.
Anyways, I don't mean to stomp on your thread--if other Dinosaur Jr. fans come along to discuss I hope they will. I think I just automatically reacted to the notion that what this guy had to say was even important, any more so than the countless folks on TalkBass arguing about whether Gibson T-Birds have neck dive, if the Ric 4000-series tailpiece is "okay" or "downright awful", whether Rondo basses are as good as Fenders or not. It just seems like one big meaningless argument to me because it always breaks down to personal experiences that can't be reproduced...