Yet another special run

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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (Isaac) » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:17 pm

gregson62 wrote:Last night I caught wind that Wildwood had these in stock. On the way to work this morning I stopped by in person and bought one. 8AM and they opened the shop for me. Great customer service...and the bass? In the morning sun it pretty much sold itself. What a way to start the day.

And you didn't pick one up for me? :(
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (bassduke49) » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:47 pm

Damn! And I stopped collecting five years ago. :( :( :(
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (jps) » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:16 pm

bassduke49 wrote:Damn! And I stopped collecting five years ago. :( :( :(

Collecting should have nothing to do wit it, Paul. You're just buying one, not a bunch. :wink:
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (bassduke49) » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:45 pm

But I haven't played even one of the two I have left in three years. No sense having three I don't play. But it sure is pretty!
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (squirebass) » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:52 pm

jps wrote:
bassduke49 wrote:Damn! And I stopped collecting five years ago. :( :( :(

Collecting should have nothing to do wit it, Paul. You're just buying one, not a bunch. :wink:


Kinda like potato chips, all you want is the next one... right now, anyway! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (teb) » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:10 pm

BEWARE SHARP INSTRUMENT!

really pretty.
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (bassduke49) » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:45 pm

Ooh, das pretty! :D
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (jps) » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:01 pm

teb wrote:BEWARE SHARP INSTRUMENT!

really pretty.

Not quite a sharp (pointy) as the one to its left. :mrgreen:
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (gregson62) » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:49 pm

I stopped collecting 10 years ago, but sometimes a Rickenbacker is produced that checks all the boxes for me--and this is it. LOTS of boxes. I forgot how much I love the Toaster pickups.
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (jps) » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:54 am

I love the tone and looks (I admit it :mrgreen: ) of toasters, so almost all of my Rick basses that I have owned over the decades (lots of them) have had at least one toaster pickup on them, in several cases, two of them. My 2030 GF being the one exception to having no toasters on it.

Even, all the Rick electric guitars I've owned had two toaster on each of them.
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (gregson62) » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:48 pm

Bought a used 2016 Mapleglo 4003 about a year ago from Wildwood, and then a Toaster/Horseshoe pickup combo from RIC. Years ago I bought one of Dane's harnesses for a project that never happened. The intent was to send everything off for a Montezuma Brown refin with checkerboard binding, and to have everything installed. Wasn't sure how to handle the vintage truss rod cover...could those still be swapped through RIC? Unbelievably, Wildwood basically delivered on pretty much all of this, new. It DOES need a setup and I'll rough it in today, then take it back to Wildwood in about a month for a free adjustment. The only thing I might have done differently is move the neck pickup 1/4" closer to the fretboard.
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (turlu) » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:51 pm

Honestly, the best looking Ric out there in a long time!!! Truly love that finish, the binding and the TRC, along with the toaster pickup. Really, good job Ric for Wildwood guitars!
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (teeder) » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:49 am

FretlessOnly wrote:That looks an awful lot like my December '72 refin:

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That looks great, John!
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (JRyder) » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:46 pm

Does anybody have one of the CME Walnutglo/Gold TRC 4003 they want to part with?
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Re: Yet another special run

Postby (jdogric12) » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:05 pm

bassduke49 wrote:Damn! And I stopped collecting five years ago. :( :( :(


Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin' glue...
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