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Old 12th March 2003
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Originally posted by da5idfox
Couldn't agree more. I guess if your bass player is slapping, you might want to use a P or Jazz or Musicman, but Ric 4003s & 4001s do everything I need. People seem to have this idea that Rics always have to sound like Chris Squire on Roundabout, but I find them quite flexible. Not a "one-trick pony" at all.
Personally, I don't ever, ever, ever, want to hear slapping, and I can't stand Yes, so that's not really factoring into my situation. My opinion comes from recording them on a number of occasions.

For classic rock, they're great. But for R'n'B, for example, you'll most likely find yourself trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Can you make it work if you have to? Of course, but I'd rather not fight stuff if I can avoid it.

All just opinion, of course. If it's working for you, that's the only real requirement.