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I've found your postings very helpful and look forward to dropping in and seeing how the other half lives
Right now, Gil (RRF technical admin) is planning the first Israeli Ric confluence. This could be a foundation for a local RRF chapter. Probably not very large at first but certainly classy...
There's no RIC authorized dealer in Israel - hasn't been in more than 10 years. So Ric owners and enthusiasts are left with eBay. The Web have enabled things that we could only dream of only a few years back. Shipping remains the big problem. Shipping a bass from the US is ~$300 and then there's 15.5% V.A.T. So prices are higher than in the US but still considerably lower than UK prices. Those of us who have accumulated some knowledge (where to find spare parts, tweaking vintage Rics, simple reversible mods etc.) are helping the "newcomers".
There are some high-level Israeli artists who use Rickenbacker guitars and basses. One of them is a Rickresource member. But yes, this is Fender-Gibson-Ibanez-Squier land... Still, there is a number of very nice collectible vintage Rics here, several of which I've seen in person.
By the way, I love Trance music from Israel. It has a very high energy level and rock edge.
You mean Skazi? He's so cool. Ex-hardcore metal guy, he combines both worlds, he takes the beat and bass from trance, that's the "bottom", and on top of it he lays metal guitar riffs, and the combination is so powerful it's irresistible. Hilarious guy. He once invited me to jam with him but somehow it fell through.paul_yan wrote: By the way, I love Trance music from Israel. It has a very high energy level and rock edge.