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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (kiramdear) » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:10 pm

OK, Tim, just for you. :)

Oh darn! It's one of those 4-stringed things. :o :( :wink: :mrgreen:

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Here are some more shots of it from the register:

http://www.rickresource.com/register/viewitem.php?id=19358&bl=%2Fregister%2Findex.php%3Fsearch%3Dtrue%26mine%3Dtrue
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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (jps) » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:14 pm

kiramdear wrote:OK, Tim, just for you. :)

Oh darn! It's one of those 4-stringed things. :o :( :wink: :mrgreen:

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Here are some more shots of it from the register:

http://www.rickresource.com/register/viewitem.php?id=19358&bl=%2Fregister%2Findex.php%3Fsearch%3Dtrue%26mine%3Dtrue

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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (jimk) » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:21 pm

kiramdear wrote:OK, Tim, just for you. :)

Oh darn! It's one of those 4-stringed things. :o :( :wink: :mrgreen:

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Here are some more shots of it from the register:

http://www.rickresource.com/register/viewitem.php?id=19358&bl=%2Fregister%2Findex.php%3Fsearch%3Dtrue%26mine%3Dtrue


Oh well.....since you're so obviously disappointed, you'd better let me take it off your hands. :twisted: :mrgreen:
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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (winston) » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:50 pm

Congrats Kira. :D You needed this.
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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (kiramdear) » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:06 pm

winston wrote:Congrats Kira. :D You needed this.


Thanks, Brian. You're right. I seem to have a hard time hanging on to rick basses. Maybe this one will stick around (huge honkin' paddle head and all :lol: ). Actually, I think it's pretty cool. It has a passive circuit board and plays and sounds great. And OMG, it weighs a ton!
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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (ken_j) » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:13 pm

kiramdear wrote: ...And OMG, it weighs a ton!

:lol: :lol: :lol: I knew that was coming. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (johnallg) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:21 am

kiramdear wrote:Oh darn! It's one of those 4-stringed things. :o :(

Just pack that nasty thing up and send it on to me. Wouldn't want to cause you stress.... :twisted:

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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (rickboy88) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:39 am

I've got one that looks just like it, although I needed to do the nail polish treatment around some edges and surfaces. I had to buy 3 shades if memory serves.

I liked the tone the best with just one of the pickups on, whereas I always have blended my 4001 series pickups together. They may be wired to give you noise canceling with both on. Also, I'm pretty sure that mine has single coils.

The seller gigged with it for years, and he related that he usually got questions about it since it was a Rickenbacker bass that didn't "look" like a Rickenbacker bass.

I've got my jetglo 4001S nearby (the avatar), but now I'm thinking of getting out the 2030 after seeing your pics. Welcome to the 2030 club!

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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (kiramdear) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:19 am

David, thank you so much for the welcome and the info. Our basses would seem to be identical. 8) I do believe my pickups are single coil, and the hum canceling makes sense. After a good hour shakedown I can say I really like the neck. It's narrow enough and not too thick, but still very solid. It reminds me a bit of my old Gibson Ripper, with its fast neck and heavy slab body. I plan to put some flatwound strings on it. It has a very slight neck dive, nothing too annoying. I haven't been able to crank it up yet, maybe tomorrow I can report about tone. I'll also post a detail picture of that unique jack and the card inside. What year is your 2030?
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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (manta) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:09 am

Sheeeesh, finally!! :lol:

That paddle head is great! :D

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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (jdogric12) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:48 am

Looks great, way to go Kira!
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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (wj350) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:54 am

I'd return it or at least demand the seller provide the other two strings. :D

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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (sloop_john_b) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:15 am

Paddlehead notwithstanding - that is very pretty. :shock:

Enjoy it in good health. Play it sitting down. :D
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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (woodyng) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:14 pm

So you DID get it! YAY! Great,love the FG. Congrats,and enjoy! Looking forward to hearing your impressions of the sound,too.
It would be fun to a/b one of these with a 3001,with their different pickup locations....
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Re: Therapy for expectant owners

Postby (scotty) » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:26 pm

Congrats kira :D
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