Board index » Just Basses




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 4001 Bass with or without Treble pickup cover
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:51 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 1193
Location: NE Ohio
Quote:
I draw the line at drilling holes in my 4005 however...
Aw, come on, be adventurous!


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 4001 Bass with or without Treble pickup cover
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:00 pm
Posts: 1677
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California
I like the cover to be on. It's a nice handrest for pick playing, and when playing with my fingers, it's a good thumb-anchor.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 4001 Bass with or without Treble pickup cover
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:56 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 1527
Location: S.W. Michigan
Quote:
Thanks guys. Hi John...I remember you from the Ampeg forum before it got shut down.
I hope fondly!!! :D :D :D


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 4001 Bass with or without Treble pickup cover
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:33 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 39
Location: DFW TX
Quote:
I hope fondly!!! :D :D :D
Yes John...You were one of the very few voices of reason on that site, and I appreciated you moderating some out-of-hand postings.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 4001 Bass with or without Treble pickup cover
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:00 pm
Posts: 34
Location: Chicago, IL
So far I've bought all three of the 4001's I've owned second-hand. The first two did not include the pickup cover. The third one did, but by then I was used to having it off so I took it off.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 4001 Bass with or without Treble pickup cover
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 36
Location: Poughkeepsie, New york
Awhile-back Mr. Hall posted that there was a simple modification to put the cover underneath the strings. He said it would be posted on the website somewhere. I can't find his initial post though. I've looked carefully at the possibilities but nothing is obvious


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 4001 Bass with or without Treble pickup cover
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 64
Location: West Covina, CA (Los Angeles)
I don't have a Ricky bass yet, but I think the "sweet spot" for me is right above the bass pickup. How hard is it to remove the cover from the treble pickup from a v63 or C64?


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 4001 Bass with or without Treble pickup cover
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:00 pm
Posts: 1677
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California
Quote:
I don't have a Ricky bass yet, but I think the "sweet spot" for me is right above the bass pickup. How hard is it to remove the cover from the treble pickup from a v63 or C64?


On those you basically can't. The "cover" is actually part of the pickup, not an accessory, if I recall correctly. Look at the parts diagrams on the site. Any of the RIC people would know.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 4001 Bass with or without Treble pickup cover
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:52 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 47
Location: VA
I personally love the "cover" because its great for placing your thumb on it to play with your fingers or use it as a handrest for picking.It is a Rickenbacker....it will always sound beatiful.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 4001 Bass with or without Treble pickup cover
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:00 pm
Posts: 60
Location: San Francisco
I had always taken the cover off of my ric basses and picked over the treble pup. But I recently got a 4001c64s and decided to try it with the horseshoe pup intact. I am loving the horseshoe pup. I turn it down a tad so most of the (amazing) tone I am getting comes from the toaster...

BUT... the metal horsehoe/cover makes me pick closer to the neck. The strings are more floppy there, and I am therefore picking lighter. The sound is just so supple.

I hope to get a horseshoe for my 4003 now! The one piece cover just doesn't look as good as the metal cover with the slit in the middle.


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

Board index » Just Basses


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ
X