I've heard Rickenbacker has spotty Quality Control is it true
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I've always heard it was great. Never tried one myself though.
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I've always heard it was great. Never tried one myself though.

the same here.
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Considering they are one of the most iconic bass guitars in the world, I would say it's safe to assume that Ric will go well out of their way to ensure that their good company name isn't damaged over something as trivial as bad QC...
I've read around a few places that you really have to set them up right to get the most out of them, and it's a bit different to your regular bass. You'd want someone who's set up a Rick before as apposed to someone who goes through your run of the mill Fenders, Gibsons and Ibanez' day in day out.
As for QC I remember hearing a few things but I couldn't source them if I wanted to. I read on another forum that you'll find a fair bit of different between even a '08 and '10 Rick.
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I've also heard some talk that the QC "isn't what it used to be" or something along those lines, but take that with a grain of salt.

That being said I've had personal experience playing several Ricks, both new and old, and while they weren't my cup of tea, every one of them was solid as a rock. Even if QC has supposedly "slipped" a bit recently, chances are still very good that you'll end up with a very solid, well put together bass should you get one.
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