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 Post subject: 1975 burgundy/ruby 4001
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:38 am 
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hi...i have a Rick id like to give a new lease of life to.....does anyone have a picture of a 75 ruby/burg 4001 for reference?....i dont think mine has the original pickups on it....it has a tailfan pickup guard for example and signs of reg pickup under it.(screwholes)....a picture would be great...many thanks..k


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 burgundy/ruby 4001
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:12 pm 
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Welcome to the forum, Karlo. Burgundy was a transparent red finish that was available in '75. Ruby was a solid metallic finish that was not available until about '80.

This is my 4001FL Burgundy. You can see the figured pattern in the maple.
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 Post subject: Re: 1975 burgundy/ruby 4001
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many thanks for the pic.....mine has the wedge shaped fret markers , silvered top knobs and a different neck pickup.....did they mix and match or have mine been replaced do u think?....many tanks.....k


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 burgundy/ruby 4001
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:28 am 
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karlo wrote:
hi...i have a Rick id like to give a new lease of life to.....does anyone have a picture of a 75 ruby/burg 4001 for reference?....i dont think mine has the original pickups on it....it has a tailfan pickup guard for example and signs of reg pickup under it.(screwholes)....a picture would be great...many thanks..k



ask and ye shall receive!! :o :o :o

Hundreds of pictures of Burgundy RIC basses here

http://www.rickresource.com/register/ga ... =0&month=0

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67 FG 625
74 JG 4000
76 JG 430
77 JG 620
77 JG 320
79 JG 4001
80 FG 620/12
81 BG 480
91 JG 610
02 BG 620

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78 TR7
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 Post subject: Re: 1975 burgundy/ruby 4001
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:09 pm 
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holy cow...when it rains it pours!!....can u give me the irish lottery numbers too plz?!?!.....many thanks for that link......k


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 burgundy/ruby 4001
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:58 am 
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karlo wrote:
many thanks for the pic.....mine has the wedge shaped fret markers , silvered top knobs and a different neck pickup.....did they mix and match or have mine been replaced do u think?....many tanks.....k

The fretless basses that RIC builds have dot fingerboard markers. I changed the control knobs to the vintage style and if you look closely I also swapped out the neck higain for a toaster pickup.

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 burgundy/ruby 4001
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:35 pm 
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karlo wrote:
holy cow...when it rains it pours!!....can u give me the irish lottery numbers too plz?!?!.....many thanks for that link......k


Happy to help! :)

I just scored my first BG Rickenbacker myself a few months back. It is a 2002 Burgundy 620 which was the last time RIC produced the colour.

http://www.rickresource.com/register/vi ... ine%3Dtrue


The RRF is a cool place to hang out, many of us are on both forums... And the register is an amazing tool to research RICS...

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A Rickenbacker Fan in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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67 FG 625
74 JG 4000
76 JG 430
77 JG 620
77 JG 320
79 JG 4001
80 FG 620/12
81 BG 480
91 JG 610
02 BG 620

Amps -
78 TR7
83 TR25


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