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 Post subject: Re: Chris Squire's Bass
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:02 pm 
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I had heard(FWIW)that Rog's Ric developed neck problems so he got a Fender. The Ummagumma album shows his Ric and Fender side by side, suggesting that he didn't switch to Fender as the result of his Ric being stolen.


Ronn, yeah I should have been clearer on that....I knew he had both a P Bass and the Rick at the same time, but never went back to the Rickenbacker at one point. Nick Mason said it was in New Orleans on a tour that the gear went missing, and didn't specifically mention the Rick bass...so I'm speculating for sure. We just don't see it around after that time, so I'm wondering if it was one of the pieces that got nicked. I'll have to see if the tour was after Ummagumma was released...


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Squire's Bass
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 10:19 pm 
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if you have a 4001 bass be careful who you let work on it ... the truss rods work different and many luthiers have misconceptions about Ric basses ...
Indeed, and that's why we see so many 4001 fretboards popped out...

(many compliments for your FG 4001, it's beautiful)


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Squire's Bass
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:08 pm 
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I sold a 60s Ric to a friend of Squire's ... and he told me the original horseshoe degaussed and Squire had it recharged
It's funny you should mention that, because all of the basses here right now were brought down by that same friend! I suspect one of these basses probably is the one you mention.


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Squire's Bass
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:35 am 
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this is the one I used to own ... http://www.3dentourage.com/425/68-ric-2.htm ...

It was my main bass for 30 years ... before I switched to 5 string basses ... the old neck held up quite well to round wound strings ...

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Squire's Bass
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:41 am 
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Nope, that one's not here. But we're talking VG, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Squire's Bass
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:54 am 
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I'm sorry I don't know what you mean by VG?

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Squire's Bass
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:55 am 
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do you mean Very Good condition? yes it was very well preserved ... the finish held up well the original pickups and electronics held up well and the frets and neck held up well and the wood was some of the prettiest I've ever seen on a 4001 ... and I did not baby it ... it was gigged ...

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Squire's Bass
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ok ... I figured out what you mean ... VG ... his initials ... yep VG ... he made me an offer that I couldn't refuse on that bass ... it gave me the cash to buy a 4004CI and a 2020 and a 10 stringer and a few other basses ...

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Squire's Bass
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:09 am 
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this is the one I used to own ... http://www.3dentourage.com/425/68-ric-2.htm ...

It was my main bass for 30 years ... before I switched to 5 string basses ... the old neck held up quite well to round wound strings ...


Oh my God...that bass is gorgeous.


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Squire's Bass
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:40 am 
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Sorry JH for the bogus info. It's just an old article from a Ric newsgroup I saved a few years ago. I will not post it anywhere again! Thanks for the clarification.

PS - anyone see 4001CS #793 go for $4550 on ebay a few days ago? WOW! I'll be holding on to #475 until I die...


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