Al Cisneros Signature Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by OrphicTrench, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. This was posted about an hour ago on Rickenbacker's official Facebook page (Rickenbacker Guitars (Official)). Looks freaking orgiastic.

    This is the original post (including pictures):
    "Follow the smoke to the riff filled land.. Introducing the Al Cisneros Limited Edition 4003AC. More info to follow. #rickenbacker #alcisneros #sleepband #OM #ric #4003 #4003AC #420"

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  2. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    Just saw it on Facebook. Looks pretty wild!
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  3. Neil Martin

    Neil Martin

    Oct 28, 2017
    This looks so amazing. I MUST own this bass. I simply MUST.
  4. I wonder how much it costs. :drool:
  5. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Hmm, no 5 string version? Since I've seen him playing a 5er Rick recently I would have assumed we would get one of those.

    Would KILL for a six string Rick, but alas. If I ever do get one, Al will be the reason.
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  6. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

    As far as I remember, he only plays the 5 string for a few certain songs.
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  7. radapaw


    Mar 22, 2000
    It seems perfect for his playing style, but I don't think I could play it. I've been hoping for an Al signature model since I saw his 3 pickup 4004 SPC, but I think this is just too al-centric for me. I love the look of the new bridge, and almost love the guard (seems small....)
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  8. I would love to hear that neck pickup in the sweet spot soloed.
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  9. Picton


    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    I like everything except the green inlays, which need to be consigned to oblivion. And I say that as a guy who likes green.
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  10. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    The bridge pickup is pretty much in the sweet spot on a stock 4003 bass.
  11. RissKippery


    Mar 3, 2016
    I love this. Do the green inlays look weird? Yes. Do the knobs look weird? Yes. But weird is better.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2019
  12. MG Wolf

    MG Wolf Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2014
    Due East
    Even though I'm a nobody (NOT TB legend "Nobody" :D) I like mine more betterer. :thumbsup:
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  13. Picton


    Aug 16, 2017
    Reading, MA
    I like yours too, but yours doesn't have the cool new saddles the AC seems to have.
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  14. muike


    Sep 13, 2016
    Rhode Island, USA
    I like the feel of rounded bodies but a 400* looks weird without binding to me. however it looks like the 4003w is gonna stick around for a while if sog models are being based on it
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  15. Fialka


    Jul 29, 2018
    Looks nice, Al is one of a kind bassist for sure. The pickups seem to be in approximatelly jazz positions? Interesting. The huge knobs and green inlays? Can not tell if I like these touches or not, it looks rather weird.
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  16. MG Wolf

    MG Wolf Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2014
    Due East
    Agreed. Let's hope this soon becomes the stock bridge on ALL Rick basses.
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  17. Dabndug

    Dabndug Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2017
    Somewhere in Oz
    Nice, but it needs horseshoe pickups to complete the deal and add that little extra heft.
  18. muike


    Sep 13, 2016
    Rhode Island, USA
    I wonder if a 4003 is ever gonna come out of the factory without pickup covers
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  19. RissKippery


    Mar 3, 2016
    To me it doesn't seem like they care to alter/update design on the 4003 at all, even if it appeals to a good portion of their customers.
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  20. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    That new bridge would be the first major functional upgrade to the 4003 in a long time, hopefully not a one-off for this model. Hard to believe they’d go to the trouble of the engineering and casting if this wasn’t the new bridge for all 4003. You still can’t palm mute, but it’s a cool mix of modern and retro, I like it!
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