The big songs that feature a Rickenbacker bass thread.

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Blazer, Aug 13, 2019 at 9:41 PM.

  1. rze99

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    But what about any current bands?

    I’ve always wanted to own one.

    Great thread OP
     
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    Actually no...
     
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    Yes, John Entwistle used them before Paul but he wasn't the high profile Rock star he'd become yet and would switch to Fenders when The Who started to get famous.
     
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    Never get bored of this.
     
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    did lemmy not famously use gibson thunderbird pickups for most of his career?
     
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    when I was a teenager, early 70s, it seemed like most of the local bands I saw had a ric bass. how so many of them ended up here in the backside of nowhere has always puzzled me.
     
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    Glenn Hughes!!!!!!
     
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    I’m not a big Purple fan but I’d say that was Roger in that video on bass? Although there is a lot of hair going on, could be almost anyone.
     
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    A friend of mine owned a 4005 many years ago. Cool bass!

     
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    Don't forget about Pete Quaife.

    PQ-Pic-41.jpg
     
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    Great thread!

    I've always liked the sound of Mike Rutherford from Peter Gabriel's era Genesis:

     
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    That's what I meant. Roger plays Rickenbacker in Purples most iconic recording. Trying to be funny and overdramatic....and missed the target...
     
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    My first bass was a brand new 1979 black 4001 with hard case. I still have it and the original receipt. Street price in 1979; $390.00 with hard shell case.

    The Rick-o-Sound in action courtesy of Chris Squire:

     
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    You probably already know that Geddy Lee was heavily influenced by Chris Squire *and* Paul McCartney both, so it only makes sense...
     
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    Did Colin typically use a Ric?
     
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    Swing a dead cat anywhere on this stage you'll hit a Ric.



    As said before, it always seemed the garage bands in my neighborhood growing had a Ric bass. Maybe they all shared the same bass player?

    Ric love.
     
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