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Any Rickenbacker Owners?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tapp, Oct 5, 2001.


  1. Tapp

    Tapp

    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    I just picked up an 80's model 4003 4 string Ric for cheap and was wondering if anybody plays one. I've never owned one and don't see them that often either. This one plays really nice, skinny fast neck, finished rosewood board.

    Also, is the "rickosound" worth dealing with. I'm thinking of getting the external box.

    Thanks for any comments and opinions

    tapp
     
  2. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i'm proudowner and player of a mapleglo 4001. check out the thread titled rickenbacker and you'll have a lot of wonderful info most of all the third capacitor bypass surgery!!
     
  3. Tapp

    Tapp

    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    Cool! Thanks Barroso, lots of good reading.

    tapp
     
  4. Speaking of Rickenbacker owners, I need your help (preferably experienced owners).

    I'd rather not talk about it on the board, but if you could e-mail me at smshngpmpkns@msn.com, I'd be greatful.
     
  5. Rickenbackerman

    Rickenbackerman

    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    You can't talk about it here? Why not?
     
  6. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    To Every1TookMy Name - If you have specific questions about any Rickenbacker, you should check out this link. All the detailed info you need is located here.

    http://www.forum.rickresource.com/

    Just click on the topic that you need help with.

    But like here, you will have to post so everyone can see your questions. Why don't you try us first, there's alot of Rickenbacker knowledge and expertise available to you on this board.
    Cheers,
     
  7. A possible trade in the near future... I didn't want to get into because it concerns someone who sometimes frequents TB.
     
  8. Tapp

    Tapp

    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    Well, it appears I have a '92 model 4003 Jetglo according to the website. It needs a little TLC but nothing major.

    The one thing that I've noticed. When looking at the finish on the back of the body; at certain angles (in the light) you can see where the 3 body parts are glued together (2 lines down the body length). Is this common for Ric's?

    thanks
    tapp
     
  9. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Ok, that's cool. They have this nice 4003 or 4001 model Rick used at Mars Music for $600. Now, it's a bit scratched up, but would it really be worth it to buy it? (I didn't want to start another topic for this question)

    Anyway, cool bass Tapp. :D
     
  10. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    The one thing that I've noticed. When looking at the finish on the back of the body; at certain angles (in the light) you can see where the 3 body parts are glued together (2 lines down the body length). Is this common for Ric's?

    thanks
    tapp [/B][/QUOTE]

    I have an April 2001 4003 in Turquoise and can see the lines where the neck runs through like yours. I love my RIC. Chrome pick up cover and all!
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Tapp, Ricks are neck through. The center piece of what looks like the body is the neck, the other 2 pieces are body 'wings'.
     
  12. Tapp

    Tapp

    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    Yeah, thanks guys. I first thought them to be set-in necks because of the way the heel looks but a closer look does reveal them to be neck-thru. Yeah, I don't doubt the quality; I was just curious about the lines I see in the body which is probably normal.

    thanks
    tapp