So I was happily plodding along not suffering from GAS whatsoever and totally in love with my Ibanez . Then…
BS excavations posted his twin Rickenbackers and I watched a load of Motörhead videos on YouTube. Now I have the worst case of GAS I’ve ever had
As they cost an arm and a leg I’ve been searching for a copy but I’ve had no luck
Does anyone know if they exist?
@Mac and @gragil1: I think they call them Chickenbackers and you can get them from China (alibaba!?). There should be a few YT videos discussing them…
That said, Thomann’s Harley Benton line has a kind of copy that is quite affordable - however, it is not THE most classic Rick model:
I’ve even thought of getting my hands on a body and building one like the jazz bass copy I’m making but the guys here don’t do a copy and again nothing seems available world wide.
I’ve dealt with U.S sellers a lot for Harley parts and the service has always been first rate and quicker postage wise than sellers here but the cost is a little prohibitive
I’ve found as I can’t really stretch to buying a real Rickenbacker after buying the Ibanez, I could rent one for around $140 a month . After 3 years I could buy it but it just seems like a very high rate credit scheme really
Sooooo tempted though but I must be strong
Well, not that I’m planting a seed or anything, but there is no way I could have afforded all those fenders out of my back pocket.
I know some people go by the mantra of “if you haven’t got the cash, you can’t afford it”, which is solid advice.
But I know what I’m like - I’ll never end up saving thousands for all the stuff I want, because if I did, I should put it on work on the house, or savings or whatever boring shit people are expected to do.
So instead, I put them on monthly credit payments - I only ever do 2 monthly payments at a time and wait until they’re all paid off, reduce everything to zero, wait a while, and then do it again later on at some point.
I can manage this, and to be honest, it’s about the only thing left that I like to spend money on, as it’s my one and only serious hobby. I’ve tried other hobbies, but if I’m completely honest with myself, they are mainly 9 days wonder and then I trail off them. With music though, I’m comfortable dishing out the cash, because I’ll be doing music all my life.
So you should really get a Rickenbacker while you can, is what I’m saying hahaha
I do know what you’re saying @quadfather but I’m not working atm and I really don’t want to stretch things too far.
However,in the future I WILL be the proud owner os a genuine Rickenbacker. Vintage if I can
Yeah, that’s definitely fair enough. I’m still working at the moment, so financially I’m the same. If my situation was different then I simply wouldn’t be able to pay them back, so I’d have to wait until I was in a position where I could.
Plus, when you do eventually get it, I bet you’ll covet it even more