OK, some photos. First The Serial Number:
The flash picked up lots of scratches there. Many of the screws look like this from corrosion. Years of being in Ohio.
Rickenbacker says it was made in February of 1980, earlier than I remembered.
Here is a photo of the Rick in the case:
There is some paint scratched off the end of the headstock. There is some tarnish on the tuners, but they work fine. Needs some TLC.
Here is the back. Not many buckle scratches here
Body - There are some finish cracks that I found were very difficult to capture on the camera.
It currently has flatwounds on it. I had it loaned out to a Hillbilly Baptist Evangelist that did country/gospel music and he had it set up like he liked it. The strings are too high and I hate flats on the Rick. Thought he was going to buy it, but he is broke like most Hillbilly Baptist Evangelists.
Here is a photo that I cranked up the contrast in Photoshop to show the finish cracks. I drew red arrows to where they are.
Control knobs - missing two stickers, I have a set of Allparts replacements, but they are not on there yet. You can see some of the corrosion around the screw heads.
Here is the bridge pickup. I ordered a pickup cover for it in 1984 because I liked the way it looked with the cover on better and the previous owner had taken it off and lost it. There are some scratches and pitting.
I have the original Rickenbacker case. Shows a lot of wear.
I guess this bass is going to have its 34'th birthday in a month and shows some signs of age.