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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Nov 19, 2002.
Nice shot! Anything but timid looking. Does it get the "Rick sound," with the pickup not being as close to the bridge? Or is it actually in the same place as on the 2-pickup ones?
Looks weird. LOL
Marco, is that you playing?
You guys have unearthed a rare beast indeed - behold the Rickenbacker 4000.
This is the first bass guitar model Rickenbacker produced, starting in 1957. It was removed from the price sheets in 1984, and production supposedly ceased in 1987.
It was initially neck-through, but they changed it to set-neck some time in the mid 70's.
Single pickup, obviously. Similar (lack of) features to the 4001S - no binding, no fancy-schmancy inlays.
The pickup is in the same position as the bridge pickup is on a 4001/4003.
Apparantly Geddy Lee himself is currently looking for a nice example, after seeing one at the EMP in Seattle.
Edit: Darn, SmallFace beat me to it
That is the Rickenbacker 4000. It only had one pickup and lacked such features as "rick-o-sound", bindings and fancy inlays. I think it looks great, especially in black!
another model you don't see enough of is the 4002!! I would love one....and a 4000.....and a 4080..
mmm4002... I've never played one, but I swear if I ever find one, I will instantly sell my soul for it. Actually, I think a 4002 would be the only thing I'd ever consider getting rid of my 4003 for, and believe me, I love my 4003... perhaps too much...
TOO much? I didn't think that was possible!!
Would you take a bullet for your 4003?
no that's not me.
Awe, come on, you have to have a better pic of you in action. If I can put a pic like this on TB, you can do better.
I did get to play a 4002..about 10 yrs. ago...it belonged to a bass player in another band that used to do a lot of gigs with the band I was in at the time....anyway,I tried to con...I mean buy the bass from him,he said that he did'nt use it much anyway and he'd think about it...well that band broke up and I never saw him,or my...I mean his beautiful 4002 again...I would have sold my soul for that bass....at the time I owned a 4001(which I still have)a 4001 fretless,and a 4008 neither of which I don't have anymore that would have been a addition to the family
you are right, but i have no groupie that follows me to take pics.....