November 8th, 2006, 07:15 PM
Does anyone know where I can get one? It seems Ric has forced Ebay to pull all auctions with a ric copy. I did find an auction for a Rogue 330 6 string copy. I would love to have a real Ric...but they are very pricey.
November 10th, 2006, 12:38 PM
There were several copies made that I could find- Aria, Ibanez, Univox, Elektra, Carlo Robelli, and maybe many others. These apparently were 4001s. Maybe this will help you narrow your search.
Or you could build one. Here is a 4005 going together- here (http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=283322)
November 12th, 2006, 10:07 AM
There's nothing you can do about the eBay situation so aside from Craigslist your best bet is checking the gear for sale ads on bass-specific forums or putting a gear wanted listing.
I saw an Aria Ric copy in a vintage/used guitar store yesterday. It's been upgraded with Seymour Duncan pickups and Schaller tuners, but it's not cheap at $599 and it's a consignment so a price drop isn't likely. But PM me if you're interested and I'll give you the details.
November 12th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Thanks for the info fellas. I'll keep looking around. I dunno about the Aria...it does sound a little pricey for a copy. I was hoping to find a bargain somewhere, maybe around $300.