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cwroyds

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I LOVE those bad ass Rickenbacker Basses.
My brother had a 4001 (Stereo) back in the 1980s.
I used to crank it up (Using the stereo set up, of course) and play along to Yes "Fragile" and Rush "Moving Pictures".
There is nothing like that meaty growl.
No other bass sounds or feels like that.
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I used one (4003) pretty exclusively for the past 10 years...lately though I've been deferring a bit more to my fretless, or to a Warmoth homebuilt Jazz bass (with two Musicman style pickups). Much more conventional. But you are right, the Ricks not only sound very unique, they have their own feel. I wouldn't mind having a 330, either! I always went for light gauge strings on the Rick, I like the low bendable string tension. Sitar has certainly strengthened my left hand bending, now I find myself frequently grabbing a note a fret back and pulling it up to pitch.
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Hi.
I've heard the most overtones so far from a KP custom sitar w/ a 2-8ve tarb-set:haunting.
Have fun.

P.S.: I like Ricks, too, & would like 2 learn more: why not start a 'Gen. Disc.' thread on these?
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Me with compootuhs - dead loss.
I started a RIC thread over on the General page but it won't allow attachment uploads. Anyway, here are a few of my RICs from years past. It is to laugh ! !

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Last one, I promise ! ! ! Laughing like crazy here ! ! !

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If perfect tuning is desirable, but the overtones/harmonics evinced are out of raga, isn't there something adrift?

The great vocalist Amir Khan used to tune his tanpura to include Shudha Ni even on ragas like Darbari (Komal Ni).

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This one is far too classic not to clean up for a better look.
It is like Bootsy Collins attacking Tokyo.
Awesome Photo.

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Roids. I'll see if I can get a decent scan for you. Let's see your baby ! ! !
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Shuddha NI on Darbari That's a poser ! ! ! No idea what that's all about.
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The great vocalist Amir Khan used to tune his tanpura to include Shudha Ni even on ragas like Darbari (Komal Ni).

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Yes indeed, and also Bhimsen Joshi similarly. I've seen this debated before, but no conclusion reached.
I think it can only be assumed that this is an individual artist's preference and if the sa is establshed clearly then the rest of the notes of the tanpura, whether played or perceived, are not relevant.

This is, of course, a tad upsetting to those brought up in the religion of pa or ma, sometimes ni, but always according to raga.

And this is miles distant from the dhrupad crowd's insistence that the raga can be established simply from the tanpura tuning.

Personally I can well understand a preference for ni tuning. It has always had for me a specially pleasing character, and alongside this a plain pa tuning seems brash and commonplace.
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