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 Post subject: famous 4003 bassists
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:05 am 
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i am looking to buy a 4003 in the future. and i was wondering if anyone knew some famous bassist that own a 4003. i want to hear what it sounds like just so i am sure i want one. so thank you to anyone who responds to this.


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 Post subject: Re: famous 4003 bassists
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:01 am 
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I am famous in my neighborhood. Everybody hates me. With my amp an two cabs I achieve only about 600 watts of power. That’s not too noisy...don't you think?

http://www.gearwire.com/rickenbacker-4003-bass.html

Click on quick time or windows media...whatever u have


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 Post subject: Re: famous 4003 bassists
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:17 am 
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There are plenty of famous musicians who use either a 4001 or 4003, but you should play one yourself to see how it sounds, feels, and plays for you personally. Good luck, I hope you find what you seek.


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 Post subject: Re: famous 4003 bassists
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:21 am 
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Definitely play one for yourself. It's an experience I can't describe... The first time you pick up a Rick, you never want to put one down again.

That said, the Rick has many, many different sounds. Here are the most familiar.

Rush - Circumstances
A great growl, some awesome high end sound... almost 'bubbly'
http://youtube.com/watch?v=49q59A8OhM8

Muse - Knights of Cydonia
A Rick with distortion. Sounds just as good when effects are thrown in.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jV1bRfLHA3A

Yes (Chris Squire) - Solo from "Ritual"
Played with a pick, very aggressive sound. Has a 'fuzz' sound to it.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CEYgxbusbIw

The Beatles - Hello Goodbye
A more subdued sound. Really bassy with a 'thump' to it.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QShSmpI0r9k

The Jam - Going Underground
Played with a pick, quite aggressive. Lots of treble, but still a lot of bass.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=whSYTSXm8wo


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 Post subject: Re: famous 4003 bassists
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:22 am 
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There are plenty of famous musicians who use either a 4001 or 4003, but you should play one yourself to see how it sounds, feels, and plays for you personally. Good luck, I hope you find what you seek.


Agreed. Any guitar or bass will sound different in the hands of different people. Alot of tone seems to be in the hands.


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 Post subject: Re: famous 4003 bassists
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:21 am 
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You can go to my website, found in my profile. There you'll hear short sound clips of some of my basses. Some of them are not the best quality recording, but you'll get the idea of the sound.

Ric5 also has some sound clips of his Rick basses on his website:
http://www.3dentourage.com/425/hear.htm

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 Post subject: Re: famous 4003 bassists
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:36 am 
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other ric users are paul d'amour of TOOL, gilmour on early Pink Floyd, the dude from Wolfmother, and Cliff Burton from Metallica back when Metallica kicked A**!


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 Post subject: Re: famous 4003 bassists
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:06 pm 
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other ric users are paul d'amour of TOOL, gilmour on early Pink Floyd, the dude from Wolfmother, and Cliff Burton from Metallica back when Metallica kicked A**!
I believe D'amour was only on the very first TOOL album. Also, I think you mean Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.


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 Post subject: Re: famous 4003 bassists
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:42 pm 
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Technically you're both right. Waters was the bassist but, Gilmour played bass on a lot of the recordings, including the fretless on "Hey You", among many others, and he played the Ric on some of those recordings, I am told. It seems Gilmour is a better bassist than Roger, not surprisingly.


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 Post subject: Re: famous 4003 bassists
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:17 am 
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I had never heard that. I stand corrected.


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