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 Post subject: what should I do now?
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:30 pm 
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hi guys,

I'm new here, this is my first post ever in a musician's forum. I'm 17, and I want to start an all-girls-band. my father said (he used to play bass when he was young, too), he's gonna by my the best bass in the world. so he came along with this neat black n white ric. wow. I really like the looks. It rocks!!!!
but the sound? I don't know ... like, bloomb, bloomb. I play fingerstyle, and I try to hit the strings really hard. but the e-string is kinda dull. the others cut, they are rockin'.

can anybody help? what should I do? should I sell it, piss my father off and get a Music Man Stingray (that's what my boyfriend plays)???

guys? *blinkblink* ^^


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 Post subject: Re: what should I do now?
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:12 pm 
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Punt.


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 Post subject: Re: what should I do now?
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:08 am 
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heeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

what have you donte to my thread????????????

what TF is wrong with you? I was just asking a question!!!!!!!!!!




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 Post subject: Re: what should I do now?
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:23 am 
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Huh? What happened here?

QUE ALGUIEN ME EXPLIQUE! :P (I mean, Can somebody explain this?)

I might insist, too much Rick-o-smell is being sniffed this days.


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 Post subject: Re: what should I do now?
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:25 am 
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Perhaps you should look into getting the bass set up. Or maybe a new set of strings would do the trick.


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 Post subject: Re: what should I do now?
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:00 am 
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Somehow the origninal post in this thread was hidden. It has now been restored.


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 Post subject: Re: what should I do now?
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:02 am 
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ok, so I'm back ...

the bass is brandnew. out of a box. my dad already said, I should try lighter strings. I changed them. still, the e-string just mumbles. the other strings twaaaaang! could it be the neck, do I have to tweak it? ok, not meself, my bass teacher ... it looks so coooooool. I would be really sad if that one had to go. :'(


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 Post subject: Re: what should I do now?
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:03 am 
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yeah, but somebody punted me. not this girrrrl!!!


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 Post subject: Re: what should I do now?
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:52 am 
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ok, so I'm back ...

the bass is brandnew. out of a box. my dad already said, I should try lighter strings. I changed them. still, the e-string just mumbles. the other strings twaaaaang! could it be the neck, do I have to tweak it? ok, not meself, my bass teacher ... it looks so coooooool. I would be really sad if that one had to go. :'(


There have been a couple recent threads on a dead string (in the Setup and Technical forum IIRC) and the advice was to tweek the truss rod(s) to see if that made the difference. This because you already tried new strings. Don't give up on it, it should sing on all 4 strings. Take Kenny's advice and have the setup checked - the store you got it at should do a setup for you, or any reliable guitar tech who is familiar with the Rick's two truss rod neck adjustments.

Your Rick is a fine instrument - let him have his Stingray, you can growl right on past him!!


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 Post subject: Re: what should I do now?
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:00 am 
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hmm, right ... my dad has a friend who owns an old ric from back then. I'm gonna ask him too. I think he has all the tools you need for adjusting that neck. at least that's what I hope. I don't trust the guys in the store, they said it's alright, but it isn't. I can tell that.

and, yes, my ric looks muck cooler than his odd black stingray (which sounds kinda alright). I just have to get that e-sting twangin like the a-string .... !

thanks anyway
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