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New Rickenbacker 4004 cii

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ric5, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    I got a new bass. a 2001 Rickenbacker 4004cii. It is a very cool bass. It will end up a 5 string bass. It came strung with flats. I rewired it Vol, Vol, Tone.

    I know a lot of people here love the p-bass with flats. Well this bass with flats outdoes the p-bass for sweet low end growl. You p-bass lovers should look at the 4004 basses.

    Here's some pics.

    Oh ya ... the flame on this bass is over the top!

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  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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  4. Baird6869

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    That's nice!

    I actually like these more than 4001/3's. More ergonomic and I love the tone.
  5. greggster59

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    That is a real beauty. Congrats!

    +1 on flats on a Ric. Love the TI Jazz Flats on my 4003.
  6. DeathFromBelow

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  7. fretno

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    Beauty ! Congrats !
  8. Root 5

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    I believe it has Fender nylon tapewounds in the pics.

    Nice instrument!
  9. lyla1953

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    What a beauty.....
  10. FretlessMainly

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    That's gorgeous!

    I agree. I would classify those strings as rounds, not flats. The core is the same as a roundwound string and the nylon wraps are much more rounded than any other tapewound I've tried.
  11. Pet Sounds

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    Beautiful.
  12. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    Yes the strings are tapewound ...

    Soon the bass will be a 5 stringer with rounds.
  13. EagleMoon

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    I like those but the ones I've tried have had baseball bat fat necks.
  14. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative Supporting Member

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  15. grenadilla

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    Lovely bass! That would be a nice bass for Paul McCartney, Getty Lee, and I will take one also! My Jetglow 4003 is just plain by comparison.
  16. BassHappy

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    Very very Purty!

    Nice score....

    You are going to turn it into a five string? How is that possible?

    BassHappy
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  17. cnltb

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    Nice looking bass.
    :)
  18. Spectrum

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    What was it wired at the factory?

    These things are awesome, but I can't help thinking a Ric with no pickguard looks naked, somehow. But it wouldn't look right with the huge 4001/4003 guard on it, either; would have to be something unique to this model. And that wood is awesome. Did I use the word awesome? Because this is awesome.
  19. Immigrant

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    BOING!

    Beautiful! I'm looking forward to the pics you'll post once it has the appropriate number of strings on it. ;)
  20. mapleglo

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    that is a work of art!

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