Any Ric Experts?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Crested Radish, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. I've literally just this moment noticed that my 1979 lefty Ric 4001FL has the headstock of a righty, unlike my 2002 4003.

    I wondered if anyone knew whether this used to be common practice, and if so about what time did it change?
  2. joerosen


    Jan 30, 2002
    Tel-Aviv, Israel
    That's a 4001FL, followed the 4001S model, so it has a righty headstock (in fact, a whole righty neck).
    The 4003 has a lefty neck.
    I think the 4001 style is much cooler. McCartny had one, after all...
  3. Blazer


    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Well untill the eighties Rickenbacker made Lefty models by simply putting the body wings the other way round on their through necks. It was cheaper and a hell of a lot easier to produce that way.

  5. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    ...and you've owned it how long?
  6. He he.....Picked it up used just before christmas, but I've been away....

    Thanks to all for the info...