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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (Isaac) » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:01 pm

aceonbass wrote:With my band...The Atomic Cats at The Granada Theater in Lawrence,Ks. July 24th.

Interesting looking bass you have there.
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (aceonbass) » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:58 pm

Isaac wrote:
aceonbass wrote:Interesting looking bass you have there.


I modded it. Just a bit... :wink:
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (daveman) » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:18 pm

I need to get out to Kansas just to see Dane in action.
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (Isaac) » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:28 pm

aceonbass wrote:
Isaac wrote:Interesting looking bass you have there.


I modded it. Just a bit... :wink:

What all have you done? And what were the results, in terms of sound? If you don't mind my asking.
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (aceonbass) » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:43 pm

I routed the bass for a pair if hi gains in the "4002" positions. The rear most hi gain is actually a standard bridge hi gain cut down and mounted to a brass plate (left over from modding the 60's Rick lapsteel pickup surround I use for the center pickup, which is a RIC HB1). The HB1 has a volume control. While the hi gains are run through a balance control, then to another volume control. The HB1 pickup volume can be pulled to drop a coil, while the hi gain volume control can be pulled to change both mono output jacks to stereo. I removed the mute housing from the tailpiece, then modded it for top loading strings, and intonation adjustment from the front. I made the pickguard and truss rod cover from 1/10" thick bureled maple. The tuners are Hiposhot UltraLites. I've sanded the top edges quite a bit to remove the sharp bound edge. The whole bass has been sanded, oiled, and waxed, and was influenced by Lemmy, hence the Motorhead mascot/logo above the tailpiece. I wanted a more midrange, punchier tone, hence the pickup placement, while the HB1 gives a great all around full rock tone. The bass is tuned BEAD with Kalium balanced tension strings with a .136 B string.
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (cheyenne) » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:26 am

Very cool.
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (Isaac) » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:49 pm

Thanks for the rundown.
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (AndyM) » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:17 pm

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Music jam Dec 5 with Montezuma Brown 4003. People just drool (at the bass, not so much my skills) when I bring this out to play.
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (Neight) » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:09 pm

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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (bassduke49) » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:40 pm

AndyM wrote:Image

Music jam Dec 5 with Montezuma Brown 4003. People just drool (at the bass, not so much my skills) when I bring this out to play.


Is that my old one? :D
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (AndyM) » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:44 am

I don't think so Paul. It looked virtually unplayed when I got it. On this forum you explained the appearance of a toaster pickup on this model and you mentioned that you had a MB yourself. The jack plate data says 04 23888. I've never visited the RR register. I think I purchased it around 2010.
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (bassduke49) » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:48 am

OK, twin brothers from different mothers then. I've sold off most of my Ricks (just keeping two now) and I know some of them have been sold by the people who bought them from me. I can't keep track of my children anymore! :cry:

But it sure looks good on you!
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (AndyM) » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:46 pm

very kind of you to say so, Paul. It's a sharp looking instrument; that's for sure. It does go with my brown eyes :roll:
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Re: Post of picture of you PLAYING your ric

Postby (cheyenne) » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:31 am

Montezuma Brown should be a factory standard finish right along side Fireglo in my opinion.
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