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Rickenbacker 4004LK, R.I.P Lemmy

ZackWyatt
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11 months ago
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So I heard the news this morning of the passing of Lemmy, a true icon and legend to rock n roll.
does anybody else think Rickenbacker should release his 4004LK model for public purchasing, if anyone gets any news about Rickenbackers future ideas, please let me know.
Leiria
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If I'm not mistaken they've done that before but the production was VERY limited. But who knows if they'll sell them again. Maybe they will as a tribute or maybe they won't because they'd be cashing in someones death. But if they do release them they are going to be crazy expensive
ZackWyatt
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it wouldnt be the first time a company cashed in on someones death, and i think many would pay anything to own a Lemmy signature Bass.
Marko1960
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When Cobain died, Fender had the re-released Jagstang on the shelves within a week, pushing the prices of originals through the roof. I was always amazed at Lemmys choice of bass, Ricks are about as far from heavy metal as you can get, theyre overpriced, overweight and if you dont like the ‘Rickenbacker Clank’ then tough shit
MotorMog
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My response will sound a bit harsh and I have been on the sauce most of the day being the holidays

If you want to show respect to an artist get off your arse and go and see them live, whilst they are alive!!!!

I had tickets for Motorheads 40th anniversary show in London which would of been my 20th head gig and sadly this will not now happen

I would find it pretty repulsive if rickenbacker or marshall brought out signature models on the back of his death

Same as the recently released Dee Dee bass, Its a mex with shiny bits

It was the geezers playing the instruments that made it, not the other way round

Ha Ha but that being said I do have the Chris Aiken Sig Squire p bass, but as I don't have a clue who he is and i reckon he's probably still alive that's alright then


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Marko1960
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How's your head this morning Mog?
rip
MotorMog
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How's your head this morning Mog?

All good thanks Marko

Well will you look at the time


IamMark
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I never really understood the desire to buy an artists' signature series instrument.

I guess if you were a collector, having a remake of an artist's bass with their actual signature on it looks good in a glass case or something.

But for me, buying something like a signature series is like buying a coat in a store and then seeing people on the street wearing the same coat. There's really no originality to it. You just like the same thing others like.

I only thought about buying a signature model one time, and that was the Tony Franklin fret less Pbass. Only because it was the neck and pickups that were his “signature” set up, and you could still get the body in any finish and color you wanted. But then I built my own fretless.
Leiria
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But for me, buying something like a signature series is like buying a coat in a store and then seeing people on the street wearing the same coat. There's really no originality to it. You just like the same thing others like.
that applies to any production bass you buy, signature or not. I personally wouldn't buy a signature bass just because of whose signature it is but if it's a quality instrument and gets me what I want out of it then it will do just as well as any other
2nick3
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that applies to any production bass you buy, signature or not. I personally wouldn't buy a signature bass just because of whose signature it is but if it's a quality instrument and gets me what I want out of it then it will do just as well as any other

I'd be more inclined to buy it without a signature on it. You have to figure a non-signature bass with the same specs would cost a bit less, and there are people who will assume a lot about you from the name on your bass. Just because you might have a Dee Dee Ramone signature PBass doesn't mean you only play punk, or that you're even a Ramones fan, just that you liked the bass!

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