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theres been a few threads on this now. make sure a ricky is realy what you want before you drop $2000 dollars on it
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put Rics in FAQ. we must. it's the only way.
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Aren't they the cadillac of basses? I want one too, they are teh sexy and I love their sound. They cost a bitch load though. That's right, a bitch load.
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Aren't they the cadillac of basses? I want one too, they are teh sexy and I love their sound. They cost a bitch load though. That's right, a bitch load.

no. they are the kid who no one else talks to because he's too different. their success comes from their unique tonal properties. I still want to hear an active Ric though, I bet it will sound brilliant.
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no. they are the kid who no one else talks to because he's too different. their success comes from their unique tonal properties. I still want to hear an active Ric though, I bet it will sound brilliant.


Actually, I would put a lot of it down to their clever control of supply and hype. By keeping the number of new ones going out low, they keep the price up. This also gives them a mythical status, as a lot of people are unable to try them extensively. If a few high profile artists use them, a lot of people will be interested in buying them. There are hundreds of used Ricks on the market because they are not for the majority of players. However, if it is for you, I can't imagine anything could replace it.

The same applies to Wal basses. The Tool effect has driven the prices of used Wals through the roof. Luckily, they are beginning to resume production in the near future, as they have a new luthier (he worked as an assistant before, now taking over fully). If my sources are right, they are currently sorting out back orders for spare parts and contacting people who orders were not fulfilled when they closed down. However, again, they are specialised basses, where a few high profile players massively boost the demand for low supply, specialised basses (very good, but not for everyone).
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