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'71 ric 2001 worth?

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


  1. mactac

    mactac Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    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?

    thanks!
     
  2. 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?

    Mike
     
  3. mactac

    mactac Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    oh, duuuuh. it's 4001. hahah
     
  4. sublimate

    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. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    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.

    TD
     
  6. mactac

    mactac Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    where is the serial # printed on it? i must be blind....
     
  7. sublimate

    sublimate

    Jan 12, 2006
    It's on the plate were the output jack(s) are.
     
  8. mactac

    mactac Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    it say 3255 there.... so i assume ser# 3255. any idea when this would have been made?
     
  9. mactac

    mactac Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    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?
     
  10. 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
     
  11. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    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

    TD
     
  12. nysbob

    nysbob

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

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

    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?
    [​IMG]
     
  14. i have a 80 4003 with a 2 piece PG like that
     
  15. mactac

    mactac Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    it has a 1-piece pickguard. also it says "4001" on the truss rod cover on the headstock :)