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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:22 am 
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He's had it that way since his daze with Hawkwind.

viz: http://www.starfarer.net/photos1.html


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:59 am 
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He's had it that way since his daze with Hawkwind.

viz: http://www.starfarer.net/photos1.html


Hawkwind - there's a blast from the past!!


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:55 am 
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anybody got a decent jpeg for "Rickenbastard" ? My highly customised 4003, even though it has a proper Ric TRC, (and that TRC is going nowhere!!!) could occasionally sport a Rickenbasterd TRC - just to annoy my drummer!


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:34 am 
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bender wrote:
I believe that the first "LK" bass (or basses) were custom made by a guy in Europe for Lemmy, thus they aren't actual Ricks, so he created the TRC's with a different name.


Sorry, but not true; we designed and made the prototypes and subsequent units here. After the fact, a fellow in England produced some knockoffs but ceased when we notified him of the infringing nature of his work.

"Rickenbastard" was just a joke of Lemmy's; no idea who made the plate.

Lemmy affixed the pickup cover on his instrument himself because he likes to use it as a handrest.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:09 am 
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I think what Bender meant was that the maple Rickenbacker looking basses that Lemmy played previously to his current 4004LK were custom builds by someone else as opposed to fake 4004LK's. In particular there is a bass with the neck blank that has a walnut stain, and a body with oak leaves engraved around the perimiter. The bass has no pickguard and what appear to be two HB1 pickups. One in the 1" neck position and the other in the Jazz bass bridge position. It also has a chrome 4000 series pickup cover screwed to it and an odd control plate with two knobs and a switch. This bass seems to be the main styling influence on his 4004LK.


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