Chris Squire 4001CS Rickenbacker autographed

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  1. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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    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
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/72-fender-jazz-real-geddy-922657/

    Rare Early Ken Smith BT-4
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/vintage-ken-smith-bt-4-sn-140-a-922662/

    Veillette Archtop Fretless 5
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/veillette-archtop-fretless-5-string-922666/
  2. ZuluFunk

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    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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    you can see the pickguard well here.

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  7. aproud1

    aproud1 Lost time is not found again. Gold Supporting Member

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    Want! Played one of these a few years ago and loved it! Bump!
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  9. ZuluFunk

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    Demo video posted.
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  12. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

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    Free bump for a very cool bass.

    I owned one of these about 10 years ago when I played in a YES tribute band. I bought it new, and ended up selling it to some guy in England. The number of my 4001CS was also in the 700's as I recall.

    I also attended a meet and greet (in 2001 I think), and chatted with the YES guys for a bit individually. Jon is really short! And Chris is the opposite. When I told Chris I played a 4001CS, he asked me in his English accent, "how does it sound?" My respectful response was: "it sounds good, but when I play mine it never seems to sound as good as when you play yours." He smiled.

    GLWTS! These don't come up very often.
  13. MasterBass!

    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

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    Killer stuff from my local brother!!!
  14. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Denny!
  15. king_biscuit

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    Beauty! Can the signature be easily removed? I know some people are not in to that sort of thing.
  16. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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    Probably could come off with some alcohol, but I haven't tried.
  17. ursusaltered

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    Bump for yes
  18. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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    Were you looking for me to do that? It's only on with a silver magic marker.
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  20. him666

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    Love it.
    Im still deeply in love with mine. Pictures don't do this CS basses justice.
  21. ursusaltered

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    Where is the YES love! One of the greatest rock bands ever, let alone one of the most brilliant bassists of all time. You can't go wrong with this RIC. Excellant basses.

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