Rickenbacker experts, check out this CL ad & chime in

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Josh Thatguy, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy Registered abUser Supporting Member

  2. 254 stringer

    254 stringer

    Apr 15, 2010
    Waco Texas
    Pics are pretty bad but its not all original pickups have been changed and I don't think its a '66 and its way too much. Pass on it get a new one.
  3. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains

    "Nothing is aftermarket..." excepts for the pickups
  4. David Hayes

    David Hayes Guest

    Yeah, not the best pictures. The bridge doesn't look right to me. And obviously the pickups. Not worth 3 grand in my estimation.
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  6. PaulIsTheMan


    Nov 25, 2012
    I think it is a fake for 2 reasons
    1) Look up 1966 Rickenbacker 4001's and look at the pick-ups, then go back to the ad and look at those pick-ups. He claims "nothin is aftermarket" therefore either he is lying or he has a repo that he thinks is real.

    2) Just look at the way this guy types...
  7. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy Registered abUser Supporting Member

    Yeah, the pickups were my biggest point of question. I was researching them in the meantime to see what the '66s had, but I'll end up on a tangient somewhere drooling over various Rics on different websites while I try to figure it out
  8. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Looks real. Post-'76 with the 1" pickup spacing. White/black trim. Hardly rare. Pickups look to be the only non original parts. Maybe 1,000-1,200 bucks?
  9. Has features more typical of a 1976, but it's certainly not a 1966. Considering the pickup swap, it's not even worth half of what he's asking. Still, it takes only one dummy who makes impulse purchases...
  10. David Hayes

    David Hayes Guest

    That bridge does look correct for a post '76, but if it were a '66 wouldn't it have that weird gap?
  11. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008

    NOT 1966

    It is a modified 70s 4001 ... maybe 1976???
  12. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    Looks like a modified 76.
  13. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    I agree with Ric5. Certainly not a '66. Definitely "aftermarket" pickups, and they probably weren't even made to fit. Most likely a mid-late '70s 4001 and in its condition (as far as we can see in those awful photos), I'd say worth about a grand.
  14. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
  15. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    As others said based on the photos I wouldnt be showing up with more then $1000 and probably try to get it for less.
  16. s4001


    Feb 2, 2009