There were only 1000 made and this is a good one. Even Chris Squire said so... this one is #734 built in 1998.
Rickenbacker 4001CS. Neck thru construction, African vermillion fretboard and headstock wings, horseshoe bridge pickup, toaster neck pickup, dotted fretboard, Devon cream color, mono output, dot markers, no binding.
Sounds fantastic. As much juice as any active bass. Nice grindy ringing tone. Definitely hot!
There are no real flaws other than a split and discoloration on the pickguard where the screws are installed. I've seen many adverts for these and this seems to be a common thing.
I took it with me to a meet n greet a few years back when I met the band. Steve Howe (who is hilarious) yells out "Chris, stop that man, he stole your bass!" Anyway, he graciously signed the upper horn for me.
I only really got this to do Yes covers. But it seems there is nobody around here who can handle the other parts. So it's usually just me in my music room. Lately it's been in the sliver Rick case.
These basses just do not come onto the market very often at all. I'm not at all eager to let it go too. Asking $4500 /price drop!!!!/ and shipping from PA.
No trades though. I have all that I need, and all the wife will allow.
I have three other basses for sale too:
1972 Jazz Bass '72 Fender Jazz real Geddy
Rare Early Ken Smith BT-4 Vintage Ken Smith BT-4 SN #140
Veillette Archtop Fretless 5 Veillette Archtop Fretless 5 string