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 Post subject: A new 4003 BBR has arrived
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:49 am 
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I am a very happy camper today, the 4003 BBR that I have been waiting for has arrived. Yes, she's a beauty (well, ain't that PURDY!). And there's nothing like cranking up the amp and hearing that truly unique Rickenbacker Bass sound. And I don't even have to work at getting it. Originally ordered by the dealer 20 Jan 2005 and placed on reserve by me 20 Jul 2005 (listed for those who would like an example timeline). I consider it absolutely worth "all of the above", meaning the efforts of the RIC staff, my dealer, and my patience. And for cost vs what it is, well, WoW What a DEAL!

To the Rickenbacker folks:
My sincerest thanks for the finest instrument I've ever played on. Full Marks. Right out of the box, perfect (it was even in tune!). I really can't say thank you enough to express my delight. I'm truly impressed.

Photos will be on my website in a couple of days (there are sample photos there now, but actuals will replace those with a note indicating same):

http://www.yourwish.com/Ric4003BBR/

Note that there is a link at the top of the page to the RIC website and a link to the dealer below that.

Again, Thank You So Much. Wow!


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 Post subject: Re: A new 4003 BBR has arrived
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:35 am 
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Congratulations! You sound like a proud new daddy! Let's pass out the cigars! (bubble gum, of course!)


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 Post subject: Re: A new 4003 BBR has arrived
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:35 am 
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Congratulations! You sound like a proud new daddy! Let's pass out the cigars! (bubble gum, of course!)


Now there's nothing wrong with an occasional REAL cigar, but its gotta be a premium brand!! :)


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 Post subject: Re: A new 4003 BBR has arrived
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:16 am 
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Can you say Cuban? We can only wish... and sometimes they come true (RIC 4003 BBR)! I got blisters on my fingers!


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 Post subject: Re: A new 4003 BBR has arrived
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:31 am 
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Enjoy the honeymoon! May it never end. My wife is just fine with ne saying I'm going to the bedroom (practice room) to spend time with my mistress!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: A new 4003 BBR has arrived
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:58 am 
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Beautiful!, I really like that collor!

Q: I thought the BB basses had the walnut headstock wings?

~Paul :-)


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 Post subject: Re: A new 4003 BBR has arrived
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:20 am 
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Soooo pretty.... Congrats, Rosby!


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 Post subject: Re: A new 4003 BBR has arrived
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:20 am 
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BB = Blue Boy, definitely not what I have or have pictured.
BBR = Blueburst :)
Oh, by the way the photos on there now are not of my bass (yet), but those I found searching around the internet. Mine does have the walnut wings and the pullup tone control (Thanks RIC!!).

It really does play and sound wonderful. Aaaaaahhhhh.


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 Post subject: Re: A new 4003 BBR has arrived
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:19 pm 
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Ok, I have photos of my new 4003 RIC bass on my web site now. Probably not the greatest photographer, but Oh well. Maybe later I'll take some with a black background and see how those look. The new photos are in a table of 18 thumbnails that you can click and see the full sized images.

http://www.yourwish.com/Ric4003BBR/

Photos never seem to do the real thing justice and you can't hear or feel how well it plays. Totally awesome, and yes, the tone push-pull really does change the sound enough to make it a really useful option.

I play it at least a little almost every day and each time I'm rewarded well. The way it just fits in your grasp, plays fast and delivers that excellent classic RIC sound and it looks killer too!!!

My great thanks again to all the folks at RIC for making this beautiful and incredible instrument for me and The Rickenbacker Page for being a patient, knowledgeable and top notch dealer.


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 Post subject: Re: A new 4003 BBR has arrived
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:55 pm 
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Way to go awesome !


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