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 Post subject: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:40 am 
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Hej Ho,

I was wondering who made the Rickenbastard name plate for Lemmy's Rickenbacker 4004LK.

If you watch carefully, you can see it on that photo:
http://img-x.fotocommunity.com/70/3154470.jpg

any idea's ?

If I remember correctly, it's not on the official 4004LK models. hhmm...

apart from the huge metal bridge, which seems to be missing on the official models too...

regards,
Rabauke


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:07 am 
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There also appears to be a string tree on the headstock, which isn't on the stock models.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:08 am 
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I don't know about the plate but it's a great pic of this dude in action!

Cheers, Kez


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:01 pm 
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A lot of people take the pickup covers off their ricks. Not Lemmy. He put one on.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:31 pm 
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Great Pic, indeed :)

What does a string tree do?

Seems like although the 4004LK is already custom made for Lemmy, it's not custom enough for him :)

Cheers,
Rabauke


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:24 am 
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guess i'm missing the humour but i don't get why
someone would want to put a "Rickenbastard"
nameplate on such a great looking axe ..though
i guess the artist "image" is what it's all about(?)


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:19 am 
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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.

A string tree helps keep downward tension on the strings to ensure that they resonate properly & don't pop out of the nut slot while playing. Fenders have 'em.
They're usually found on basses & guitars with no headstock back angle. Ricks have a slight back angle, but not as much as Gibsons. Not sure about other brands.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:56 am 
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guess i'm missing the humour but i don't get why
someone would want to put a "Rickenbastard"
nameplate on such a great looking axe ..though
i guess the artist "image" is what it's all about(?)


Because he's Lemmy of course. He has an odd sense of humor like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:09 am 
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I think Lemmy has two 4033LKs.

Their DVD 'Stagefright' has some pix on it and one of them shows Lem's basses from the tour: two LKs and the one that has a (maybe) quilted maple top.

I was wondering about the TRC, too. Kinda disappointed that the LKs that RIC make don't come with it.





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 Post subject: Re: Rickenbastard name plate
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:22 am 
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I wonder why he has the strap button behind the neck like that. One of the things I really love about the various 4001's, 3's etc. shape is how perfect and naturally it hangs with hanging from the top horn.


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