|PaulBoyer ||10-14-2013 09:27 AM |
Rickenbacker 4004Cii Blueburst
While preparing my book over the last eight years or so, I accumulated quite a few Rickenbacker basses. I'm no longer an active player, and I'd like to see the collection distributed to folks who want/need/appreciate a good Rick!
When "Blueburst" was announced as the 2005 Color of the Year, I knew I just had to get one. Eventually I decided to go with a Cheyenne II. But it took better than three years for RIC to make that combination available. Bought new from North Coast Music; it's a 2008, and I took delivery in January 2009. Besides the spectacular clear blue finish, this bass also has a highly figured front with great flame running perpendicular to dark accented grain (see detail shots). The contrasting head wings are a bonus. This late-model 4004 comes with a Schaller bridge instead of the earlier ABM bridge.
The feel of the neck on this bass is a bit deep and wide, more than any other bass in the collection (by measuring girth) -- that will be great for folks who prefer thicker necks. A few months after receiving the bass, I discovered that the bass (neck) pickup wasn't functioning. I was allowed to have the pickup removed and send in for exchange, but the new pickup I received must have been set up out of phase or something. When both pickups were engaged, the sound became weak and tinny. I ended up having to send the entire bass back to RIC for correction. With all that monkeying around, my local guitar guy took a chip of clear coat out of the edge of the bass pickup route (G-string side). It's barely noticeable, but I want to report it to potential buyers. Otherwise, the bass is unused and in near-mint condition.
Serial number is 08 46507. Price is firm at $1800 with case (plus shipping). No trades, no lower offers.
one of the nicest rics ive seen
|PaulBoyer ||10-14-2013 07:33 PM |
Originally Posted by Dug2
one of the nicest rics ive seen
Yes, it IS nice. It is VERY NICE. Look at it again. Keep looking at it. You can't stop looking at it. You must have it. You must possess it. You must make it your own now!
Now, when I snap my fingers . . . . :ninja:
The blueburst works well on the 4004 basses.
|PaulBoyer ||10-16-2013 03:22 PM |
Yeah, not so much covered up by pickguards and massive hardware!
|SactoBass ||10-16-2013 07:52 PM |
Free bump for a nice guy who is very knowledgeable about Ric basses!
|conebone ||10-21-2013 04:54 PM |
This thing is beautiful. How has this thing not sold yet? Great Rics btw.
|RickenBoogie ||10-21-2013 06:46 PM |
Quite coincidently, I waited 26 months for my Cii, and finally got it in Jan '09, serial# 08 46564. Aside from the color, these 2 basses are pretty close brothers. Good luck w the sale Paul, it's an awesome bass. Mine too has a very thick neck, so I tuned it D standard with heavy strings. Oh, and thanks for the book, very nicely done.
|PaulBoyer ||10-21-2013 08:30 PM |
Your welcome, RickenBoogie!
|PaulBoyer ||11-18-2013 09:54 AM |
Another perfect Christmas present for someone. Maybe you?
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