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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ScottTunes, Aug 11, 2012.
What's it worth? Choice between "new" 2009 and used 2008 (just guessing on 2nd one's age).
I'd get a "new" 2012.
The 4004 is usually a little less than a 4003 used ... new maybe a little more.
Is it worth the $$$ if priced "fairly?
What makes the newest better??
They feature the same two piece neck that are on the 4003's. A bit slimmer than before.
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....
I have owned a lot of Rics ... I sold them all off except for 2 4004 basses ...
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...
Really like your two 5 strings too!
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...
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.
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.
Can't argue with that!
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. If you are buying one to play, why the concern over resale value?
Wow! Nice bass, Jeff. That's the first Laredo I've seen in the new Ruby finish.
Stunning.. Simply stunning.
Beautiful finish on that bass, Jeff!
Yep she's a beaut Jeff. Congrats!
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...
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 .