Rickenbacker Basses In Italy

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Rickenbacker Basses In Italy

Postby (admin) » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:53 am

Francesco: Of the 88 Rickenbackers in our Register from Italy, about 75 percent of them are basses. Your comments? :)
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Re: Rickenbacker Basses In Italy

Postby (woodyng) » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:32 am

the traditional high regard/love of progressive rock in italia,perhaps?
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Re: Rickenbacker Basses In Italy

Postby (rickinroma) » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:28 am

yes, exactly

we have a relatively deep passion and tradition in progressive rock....it seems that the only Italian rock bands that achieved a certain success in international terms were Progressive rock bands, back in early 70s....
being the Rickenbacker bass one of the typical equipment used by Progressive bassists, it's easy to suppose that the Rickenbacker 4001 was probably the most common bass guitar in the 70------>early 80s in Italy, after the Fender Jazz and Precision of course.

I personally invited users in possession of a Rickenbacker bass, from the Italian major forum for bassist where I cooperate as moderator, to register their instruments here. So in the last months the number of registered basses may have increased. A few of these musicians even own more than 1 or 2 Rickenbackers.

The Rickenbacker bass is definitely considered by the Italian common bassist as the quintessential rock bass (only). Of course we know that it can be succesfully end effectively employed in several kind of music, but that's it.

Rickenbacker guitars...well..except for musicians involved in the 60s-Beatles related music, there is not much interest amongst guitarists in rick guitars.....and it is not really common to find solid body models

And there is also a certain number of samples of guitar, 60s export series (similar to RMs), here in Italy... fireglos with both slash or f sound hole
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Re: Rickenbacker Basses In Italy

Postby (rick_ovic) » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:56 am

And there is also a certain number of samples of guitar, 60s export series (similar to RMs), here in Italy... fireglos with both slash or f sound hole


You'll be letting us know when you see any of these guitars come up for sale, won't you Francesco? :mrgreen:
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Re: Rickenbacker Basses In Italy

Postby (jps) » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:42 am

rick_ovic wrote:
And there is also a certain number of samples of guitar, 60s export series (similar to RMs), here in Italy... fireglos with both slash or f sound hole


You'll be letting us know when you see any of these guitars come up for sale, won't you Francesco? :mrgreen:

Don't you have enough, already? :lol:
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Re: Rickenbacker Basses In Italy

Postby (rickenbrother) » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:33 pm

jps wrote:
rick_ovic wrote:
And there is also a certain number of samples of guitar, 60s export series (similar to RMs), here in Italy... fireglos with both slash or f sound hole


You'll be letting us know when you see any of these guitars come up for sale, won't you Francesco? :mrgreen:

Don't you have enough, already? :lol:

I think Trotty is just getting started! :wink:
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Re: Rickenbacker Basses In Italy

Postby (rick_ovic) » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:07 pm

Hey, I only have a RM 1998 and a RM 1999! I'm still looking for a RM 1995, RM 1996 and a RM 1997 :mrgreen:

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Re: Rickenbacker Basses In Italy

Postby (jps) » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:29 pm

rick_ovic wrote:Hey, I only have a RM 1998 and a RM 1999! I'm still looking for a RM 1995, RM 1996 and a RM 1997 :mrgreen:

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What, you don't want a 1993? :shock:
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