'71 ric 2001 worth?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mactac, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. a friend of mine has a 1971 ric model 2001 that he was considering selling & asked me to find out around what it's worth..

    it's in good shape & plays well, except the truss rod is seized against a metal plate inside.... i assume it would be a fairly easy fix for a bass tech (but not for me!)

    any thoughts?

  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Never heard of a 2001, nor can I find any reference to one on the Rick sites I know about. Do you mean the old bolt-on model (3001), or the old neck-through single-pickup model (4000), maybe?

  3. oh, duuuuh. it's 4001. hahah
  4. sublimate


    Jan 12, 2006
    It's not worth much of anything. But being the nice guy I am I'll give you $100 for it to help you out. :)
  5. You do have 2001's.
  6. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Are you sure it's a 1971? The serial number would start with the letter J, followed by a second letter which indicates the month then 3 or 4 digits.

    If your friend has a 71, depending on its condition and how original it is, it could be worth up to $4000.00

    Good condition 1972 and early 73's have been selling in the $3200.00 - $3500.00 range.

  7. where is the serial # printed on it? i must be blind....
  8. sublimate


    Jan 12, 2006
    It's on the plate were the output jack(s) are.
  9. it say 3255 there.... so i assume ser# 3255. any idea when this would have been made?
  10. actually i missed this... way above the ser# on the output plate it says UI

    this makes it a 1981, no?

    any idea what *this* one is worth?
  11. Yeah, September of 1981.
    But I guess it's a 4001 and not a 2001?
    If it is a 4001 and in good condition, then I think something like $1000
  12. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Depending on the colour of the finish you might be able to get up to $1500.00 for a 1981 4001. But the bass must not have been modified and it must be in very good condition to get this dollar value. But i'd expect $1200.00

  13. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    I've KA 017...and no you can't have it.

    It's going to a session today.
  14. sublimate


    Jan 12, 2006
    You sure it's not a 4003? Sometime in 80/81 Rickenbacker replaced the old 4001 model with the new 4003, although some 4001 were produced from leftover parts as late as '83.

    Does it have a 2-piece pickguard like this?
  15. i have a 80 4003 with a 2 piece PG like that
  16. it has a 1-piece pickguard. also it says "4001" on the truss rod cover on the headstock :)