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 Post subject: Convert a Mapleglo Ric 4001 to a black Ric?
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:02 pm 
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Can I convert a Maple Glo Ric 4001 to a black Ric 4001?
Is that possible or will cost that a lot of money?
I would like to buy a Ric, and someone offered me a Mapleglo but i really don't like that "color".
Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Convert a Mapleglo Ric 4001 to a black Ric?
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:56 pm 
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Well, eleven years ago I had my February '76 4001 professionally refinished in white. The original finish was Burgundy. As for the cost, well, the guy didn't charge anything for the job as I had rewound a number of pickups for him.


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 Post subject: Re: Convert a Mapleglo Ric 4001 to a black Ric?
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:15 pm 
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If I where you I would just try to sell the mapleglo Rick to come up with the money for the jetglo (black) Ric.
Believe me there are alot of people looking to buy a mapleglo Ric and you could likely get almost as much for or pretty close to the cost of getting a new or used jetglo Rick.
I think the main problem you will have is to keep a value on any Rick you should never do anything to the bass like repaint or modify it in any way, price goes down intensely.
You are taking a chance if you try to get somebody to paint it and they charge you alot of money and the paint job doesn't come out right or you get the paint job done and you eventually want to sell the bass down the road and you will be screwed because you painted the bass which means price goes down. You need to keep it all original if possible, you will get more out of it in the long run $$ wise. Just sell your mapleglo and but a Jetglo even if you end up paying maybe a couple of hundred dollars more for the Jetglo adleast your getting something you want and besides you would still end up paying that little extra more anyways for the paint job.
Always remember the cool thing about RICKENBACKER basses are they always retain vaule as long as whatever the condition dictates.


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 Post subject: Re: Convert a Mapleglo Ric 4001 to a black Ric?
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:42 pm 
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What I told you on the other page.......don't ruin a perfectly good guitar.


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 Post subject: Re: Convert a Mapleglo Ric 4001 to a black Ric?
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:47 pm 
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I agree....I've heard some place that rickenbacker uses better wood on thier mapleglo guitars/basses and the reason why is that jetglo, as well as almost any other color, can cover up any imperfections in the wood...so leave it the way it is...besides...painting it black would bring the value of the bass down


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 Post subject: Re: Convert a Mapleglo Ric 4001 to a black Ric?
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:30 am 
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Sorry. I forgot to mention that the original Burgundyglo finish on said '76 4001 was totally trashed and the back of the body had some nasty dents on it, otherwise I wouldn't even think of refinishing the bass.


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 Post subject: Re: Convert a Mapleglo Ric 4001 to a black Ric?
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:01 am 
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From what I've been reading here; I agree with what is said. Just about every manufacturer of anything hardwood, selects the choicest shade and grain for finishes that will show it off. As previously stated; you may want to look for someone to do a swap if you really want a black bass. You may just find someone with a near flawless black one who's just tired of polishing fingerprints off it all the time, and has been wanting what you have. A WIN WIN, instead of the LOSE LOSE of it's value; unless of course, that is of no concern to you . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Convert a Mapleglo Ric 4001 to a black Ric?
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:27 am 
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Put the bass down and step away... A refinish throws away 75% of it's value


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 Post subject: Re: Convert a Mapleglo Ric 4001 to a black Ric?
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:45 pm 
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Put the bass down and step away... A refinish throws away 75% of it's value
Utter, complete, absolute nonsense, unless you are using KRYLON and spraying in a sandstorm.

But I would hesitate to refinish a Mapleglo Rick unless the original finish is pretty thrashed, and then I'd stick with MG, FG, or AG, so the grain could be seen.

Mapleglo guitars usually (but not always!) have a nicer figuring in the woodgrain. To cover this with JG, when JG guitars are relatively common, would not be my choice.

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 Post subject: Re: Convert a Mapleglo Ric 4001 to a black Ric?
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:19 pm 
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Put the bass down and step away... A refinish throws away 75% of it's value


Yeah, then it's only good for playing.


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