any used rickenbacker electric guitars/fender tube amps(30 W) for sale?

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by nayansurfer, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. nayansurfer

    nayansurfer New Member

    it seems like rickenbacker guitars are not officially available in india.some store may import them for u on request but that would cost u more.I would like to know if anyone's selling their used rickenbacker guitar in india? i would come to their place throughout india to collect it myself.Any unaltered model or pickup configuration will do because i've played one of my friends rickenbacker guitar when i had been to U.S.A. and i found their tone distinctive & nice.For those who r not aware of the brand,they were the world's first commericially produced electric guitars.
    Also i'm interested in buying a used fender tube amp of atleast 30 watts or a little more wattage.
    If anyone can help in any way,reply to my e-mail address at nayansurfer@gmail.com
    Please don't reply to this thread as i can't regularly visit this forum to keep track of my threads.Sorry.
     
  2. buster zoso

    buster zoso New Member

    Who doesn't know about Rickenbacker? Cliff Burton, one of the best bassist in the world, also known as lead bassist, used to use a custom built Rickenbacker Bass. Why I am giving an example of Bass? Well because Rickenbacker is a name mostly associated with bass guitar. My friend also tried to find one in India but couldn't as it is not readily available and Amazon India was nearly charging double the money. Good Luck with your search though.
    On the side note, Rickenbacker don't usually produce beginner guitars and their guitars are not easy to work with. I hope you have enough experience to tame one. Most people drop off due to starting with it.
    Last thing, you are gonna use Tube Amp with it? Well good luck with that.
     
  3. flood

    flood New Member

    i've never seen a ric in india, you'd best buy a used one from the states. the new rics are stupidly expensive and offer little VFM. they also have a crapload of lawyers who file suits against companies manufacturing their designs.

    perhaps look around for japanese ric copies from the 70s, some of them did a fantastic job and are a lot cheaper too. search for fakenbacker.

    i've pretty much decided that i want a ric 4001 bass (good jap copy will do too) after playing the real thing in new york a few years ago.

    a fender or vox 30W with alnicos should go well with the ric.
     
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Is Cliff Burton overrated or he genuinely had some skills?
    Any clips to prove his point?
     
  5. varunmm4

    varunmm4 New Member

  6. nayansurfer

    nayansurfer New Member

    i know rickenbacker doesn't produce beginner guitars.i was going to buy some other gear some time ago,but didn't & so i have some decent money with me.So i'm willing to buy it.Second hand,of course.It's not that there r no famous rickenbacker guitar players.The Edge of U2,Glenn Frey of The Eagles,George Harrison of The Beatles,John Lennon of The Beatles,Joe Walsh of The Eagles to name a few.Also i'm not new to playing guitars.It's just that i don't mostly play other aritists' songs.I do play mine own.As i'm not rich enough to get a new one from the U.S. or so,i would be happy with a used one in india.One of my friend's old vox tube amp was lying with me for 3 months & i used it then.So also tube amps are not that new to me.He has got a gibson les paul and a mesa boogie amp now & whenever i need some technical help,i turn to him.I'm not interested in buying copies of rickenbackers.If i couldn't buy a rickenbacker,i would purchase some other gear i need.Thank u all.
     
  7. buster zoso

    buster zoso New Member

    That means you have never heard Anesthesia(Pulling Teeth), right? Cliff Burton was the most creative thrash metal bass player of the last century. He is the reason why the first three album of Metallica were complete success. His signature tone is easily recognizable in all of the songs from these albums. When Cliff died many fans even stopped listening to Metallica.
    As for the bass guitars, he used to experiment with them and he did some most crazy discoveries which even Jason Newsted(bassist on their most successful album) couldn't handle. The only person to master those effects after Cliff was Robert Trujillo, who replaced Jason.
    I can go on but it won't do us any good so you could either hear to first three albums or look through the web.
     
  8. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    I'll check that later, not accessible from work place.
    Is Anesthesia the gold standard of bass guitar that you are referring to?

    I have heard that many times.
    Kill 'em all was the first tape I had bought.

    If your standards about great bass stops at thrash metal, then of course you are right.
     
  9. buster zoso

    buster zoso New Member

    Duh! Thats why I clearly inclined towards Thrash Metal. If a person adds such a conditional statement then there should be some reason to it.
    Obviously JPJ and John Lennon are better than him but as far as Thrash Metal is concerned, Cliff rules. And only listening to Anesthesia won't do any good either, you have to understand what Cliff is trying to say. Just like Stairway to Heaven Solo(extended one), you can admire its beauty to any extent but until you understand what Jimmy is saying through it, you are not even half way into it.
    As for new age Bassists, I think Tal Wilkenfeld is the best bassist around. Girls are better at bass than boys could ever be. Recommended song: Jeff Beck's Hammerhead.
     
  10. flood

    flood New Member

    i'm actually not a big fan of cliff burton's bass tone. when i think rickenbacker tone, i think of geddy lee, john entwistle, chris squire... i've been lucky enough to play one, and it's got that upper mid/treble content and wiriness that i love.

    practically speaking, though, i'd probably buy a stingray.
     
  11. varunmm4

    varunmm4 New Member

    chris squire had a pretty unique ric tone.

    likewise, best 'heavy' ric tone for me would have to be paul d'amour in the undertow days of tool played on squire's sig bass i think..
     
  12. flood

    flood New Member

    oh yeah, paul's bass on undertow has to be one of the angriest, most aggressive non-distorted basses i've heard. i'm a justin chancellor fanboy through and through, and actually bought my whammy for bass use (but never ended up practicing!) but i have to say, paul's sound was pretty awesome too.

    it's pretty funny how ric guitars are all nice and jangly, but ric basses can give you some of the meanest rock sounds you can imagine; throw in a pick, and it hits another level altogether!
     
  13. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Yes, possibly the best bassist in the universe.
    Funny, since the only album where I heard lesser bass in the mix, compared to the first three albums, was the fourth one. So which "tone" are we referring to here?
    Well so make us understand what Cliff was trying to say?
    "Pull my teeth,its hurting ...
    but please gimme local anasthesia!"

    If you really wish to look into mastery of instruments and creativity, perhaps you should try listening to Jazz music.
     
  14. wylder

    wylder New Member

    Talking about bass mastery... Fond memories of the Victor Wooten bass camp here in bangalore last year.

    He is a true genius and more so when playing live. Inspiration unlimited...
     
  15. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    This guy suddenly gains respect in my eyes.



    ... aaah he was in the Vital tech tones ...
     
  16. wylder

    wylder New Member

    I still remember a guy asking at the workshop "How can I overcome plateaus my learning? At times I feel I can't improve my technique inspite of loads of practice".

    And he replied something like "Why do you want to avoid the plateaus? If you keep climbing up and never look back, you'll never be able to appeciate how far you have come. So stop, and give yourself time to smell the roses. Be patient and use what you have learned in a jam situation rather than practising technique alone. You will master it if you keep trying to adapt it to your playing."

    That just made me realise that his understanding of music goes much deeper than all the theory that you can find in books. I felt like a 10 year old kid listening to daddy's words of wisdom.
     
  17. flood

    flood New Member

    ****in' A. i went for a TM stevens (one of my favorite bass players of all time, along with bootsy) workshop and he told us exactly the same thing - stop doing "frickel frackel" and truly feel the music you play. some of the greatest basslines are simple as shit but make the song - another one bites the dust, papa was a rolling stone, se.x machine to name a few.

    i've always felt that putting thought, feeling and purpose to every note you play, however fast or slow, is more important than any technique you will ever learn. technique doesn't define the music; the music you want to bring out will necessitate the use of a technique to make it. truly loving the music you make will automatically set your quality standards higher and force you to improve.
     
  18. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    Wooten also said that he didn't need any more than 4 strings on the bass guitar. Of course he can do more than most can even imagine on those 4 strings. Stupid people trying to add strings to instruments for no reason (read I can't play 6 strings well enough to consider playing more).
     
  19. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Has anyone read his book ? I mean Victor's
     

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