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3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (ilan) » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:13 pm

@RickenbackerInt has just tweeted and posted to facebook this -

Custom one-off 4030's for Death From Above 1979's Jessie F. Keeler. Three of the same:
- 24 Fret
- 30.5 inch scale length
- 4002 body
- Overwound, custom pickups
- Richlite fingerboard
- Scooped heel

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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (jps) » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:10 pm

I like the concept of a longer pickguard with both pickups under it. Very cool basses.
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (aceonbass) » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:34 pm

I did something very similar with the bass neck on my custom doubleneck Rick.
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (wim) » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:10 pm

Toaster coils with hi gain covers.
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (aceonbass) » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:59 pm

No Toasters were harmed in the building of this instrument. The guitar neck had HB1's at one time, but now has a pair of guitar bridge position hi-gains due to the slightly wider string spacing. That neck has been converted back to a standard six string.
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (cheyenne) » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:13 pm

Nice to see black binding. And white.
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (cassius987) » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:34 pm

So cool! Well done, RIC.
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (songdog) » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:44 pm

I'm not a short-scale guy... but I think I could make an exception for that Fireglo :wink:
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (wim) » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:55 am

aceonbass wrote:No Toasters were harmed in the building of this instrument. The guitar neck had HB1's at one time, but now has a pair of guitar bridge position hi-gains due to the slightly wider string spacing. That neck has been converted back to a standard six string.


I was referring to the RIC basses ;-)

Yours is nice too btw
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (cheyenne) » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:31 am

Looks like RIC has their ear to the ground, short scale basses have been really hot the last few years.. I like these alot better than the new 5'r.
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (ilan) » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:13 am

cheyenne wrote:Looks like RIC has their ear to the ground, short scale basses have been really hot the last few years.. I like these alot better than the new 5'r.

If they had their ear to the ground they'd build a 330-based 30" bass.
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (teeder) » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:33 am

cheyenne wrote:Looks like RIC has their ear to the ground, short scale basses have been really hot the last few years.. I like these alot better than the new 5'r.


+1! I like these!
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (cassius987) » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:41 pm

cheyenne wrote:Looks like RIC has their ear to the ground, short scale basses have been really hot the last few years..


I think folks are realizing that longer scale length does not translate to bigger/better tone. Short scale basses also seem to play to the hipster millennial simpler = better aesthetic. Certainly lots of 35'' scale basses end up sounding more anemic than anything, to my ears. I have been wanting a JPJ Mustang lately.

cheyenne wrote:I like these alot better than the new 5'r.


I respect your right to be wrong. :twisted:
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (Isaac) » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:09 pm

They look nice, but as custom one-offs, I can't get too excited.
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Re: 3 Short scale 4030 basses

Postby (teeder) » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:52 am

Short scale basses also seem to play to the hipster millennial


OK, that just changed my mind. No short scales for me! :lol:
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