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My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (blueflamerick) » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:10 am

25 years ago today, I bought my 1st Rickenbacker, the blue flame 4001, as a birthday present for myself. I turned 45 a few days ago, the bass turns 45 sometime next month.

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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (espidog) » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:39 am

Wow - I've never seen that design before. Nice. 8)

You've kept your baby in lovely condition, Erik. Actually, age-wise not so much of a baby, is it - shall we say sibling? :wink:
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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (ram) » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:52 am

Happy Birthday to both of you! sweet looking bass!!
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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (bassduke49) » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:16 am

And a veteran from the book! Hope you are well, Erik!
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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (blueflamerick) » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:17 pm

ram wrote:Happy Birthday to both of you! sweet looking bass!!

Thank you!
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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (blueflamerick) » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:17 pm

bassduke49 wrote:And a veteran from the book! Hope you are well, Erik!


I am. Hope you are as well Paul.
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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (cheyenne) » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:54 pm

I never get tired of seeing that one. :D

I bought a V63 from Guitar Villa.
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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (blueflamerick) » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:20 pm

cheyenne wrote:I never get tired of seeing that one. :D

I bought a V63 from Guitar Villa.


I know that at one time, the owner of Guitar Vila, John Slog, had a really impressive collection of vintage Rickenbacker basses.
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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (jps) » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:12 am

blueflamerick wrote:I know that at one time, the owner of Guitar Vila, John Slog, had a really impressive collection of vintage Rickenbacker basses.

I believe this is part of his collection.

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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (iiipopes) » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:45 am

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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (teeder) » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:44 am

+1!

Happy Birthday, Erik!
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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (thx1955) » Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:43 pm

+2

Happy Ricken-Birthday
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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (thx1955) » Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:44 pm

jps wrote:
blueflamerick wrote:I know that at one time, the owner of Guitar Vila, John Slog, had a really impressive collection of vintage Rickenbacker basses.

I believe this is part of his collection.

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That is one impressive Fireglo collection .... drooling slightly here !!
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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (rickenbrother) » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:15 pm

Erik, that's one of the few modified Ricks that I like very much...but you knew that already. :wink:
The JETGLO finish name should be officially changed to JETGLO ROCKS! :-)
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Re: My Rickenbacker Anniversary

Postby (daveman) » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:41 am

Happy Birthday to mine! I purchased my 4001 bass on June 25, 1973 at Terminal Music, 48th St. in Manhattan. 47 years of faithful service and only one refret!

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