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4004L

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ScottTunes, Aug 11, 2012.


  1. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    What's it worth? Choice between "new" 2009 and used 2008 (just guessing on 2nd one's age).
     
  2. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    I'd get a "new" 2012.
     
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    The 4004 is usually a little less than a 4003 used ... new maybe a little more.
     
  4. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    Is it worth the $$$ if priced "fairly?
     
  5. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    What makes the newest better??
     
  6. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    They feature the same two piece neck that are on the 4003's. A bit slimmer than before.
     
  7. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    A warranty, and the ability to return it if you don't like it.
    Shouldn't be an issue though - everyone I know on the Ric Resource Forum who owns a 4004L or 4004Cii loves them.
    I know I love my 4004Cii....

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  8. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
  9. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    I certainly LOVE that flame-top!!! Now that I would have jumped at... Just being overly cautious about a black Laredo because I haven't seen many, and don;t know what resale value is...
     
  10. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
  11. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    I have always preferred the "dot neck" Ricks (tho that's originally a Gibson ES335 moniker). So the 4004s have always appealed to me, but there are never any nearby to try...
     
  12. FretlessMainly

    FretlessMainly

    Nov 17, 2010
    Re-sale on 4004s seems to be somewhat less than on 4003s. They just haven't caught on much, but they are just as well-made as the 4003s. As far a stone, just a bit darker, but still edgy.
     
  13. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Thanks!
    Mine does have some really nice flame in the maple.
    As for resale value, the 4004 basses don't seem to hold their value quite as well as the 4003 basses, but like any musical instrument purchase, if buy it because you love it, you usually won't have any regrets.
     
  14. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    +1

    Can't argue with that!
     
  15. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Are you buying or selling? Hard to tell from your posts. I had a 2004 4004Cii that was great but the neck was a bit fat for my tastes. The new Ruby I have (NAMM Show 2012) has a great thin neck and a most killer finish, too. :bassist: If you are buying one to play, why the concern over resale value? :meh:
     
  16. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Wow! Nice bass, Jeff. That's the first Laredo I've seen in the new Ruby finish.
    Stunning.. Simply stunning.
     
  17. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    Beautiful finish on that bass, Jeff!
     
  18. Yep she's a beaut Jeff. Congrats!
     
  19. williamk

    williamk

    Apr 2, 2008
    I've tried one 4004 in my life, and I don't know what year it was but this thing had the fattest neck you can imagine...much bigger than a p-bass, almost ridiculous...
     
  20. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    they are fat , those old ones .It was by design they were going for fat but changed a couple years ago . I dig it though it's different , plays great and I usually do prefer J necks . I hear almost everyone say they wish it was thinner and perhaps Ric got the message but i wouldn't change a thing .:cool:
    '08 4004cii
    40047.

    40045.

    40046.

    back1.

    TWric7.
     

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