Anyone know when Rickies will be back in stock?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fedori, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. fedori


    Feb 23, 2020
    I've been wanting to pick up a 4003W pretty bad lately but it looks like supply must be fractured what with all that's going on as nowhere I look online has Rickenbackers in stock. I'm dying to know when they'll start showing back up.
  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Don't buy new, get a pre-owned 4004, they're just better instruments:

  3. fedori


    Feb 23, 2020
    I'll check it out, thanks.
  4. emergencybanana


    May 22, 2018
    I work at a music store and we aren't Rick dealers anymore, but we still have a contact there. Last I heard as of a few months ago they weren't making guitars for a year because they were so backordered on basses, so with corona screwing everything up it's gonna take a minute man.
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  5. fedori


    Feb 23, 2020
    That's a drag. Thanks for the info, though.
  6. Ukko


    May 28, 2007
    Dave's Guitar Shop and Willie's American Guitars both show a 4003W in stock. Parkway Music on Reverb show 2 in stock. All of these are brand new.
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  7. luciens


    Feb 9, 2020
    Sweetwater had one 4003s mapleglo in stock yesterday. They seem to always have them or are only out of stock for a little while when they are....

  8. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    Rickenbacker have generally kept a two year backlog . Been that way for years .
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  9. Kharkfum


    Aug 21, 2013
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  10. luciens


    Feb 9, 2020
    +1 on fuller's guitar. I bought my first jaco jazz bass there and got great service and it was setup very well.

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  11. JoshS


    Dec 30, 2018
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  12. lbbc

    lbbc Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Seaford , DE
    That's one I'd like to have (and play)
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  13. SidNitzerglobin


    Feb 12, 2019
    There's a MapleGlo 4003 & IIRC a 4003W in stock at the Cincinnati Sam Ash (or there was this past Sunday anyway).

    Haven't tried one of the 4004s, but I'd strongly go for the 4003S w/ the roller bridge if I had the choice over a 4003 personally just based on the ergonomics, but that's just me :)
  14. Check with Sam Ash. There may be some in one of their stores. Good luck. :thumbsup:
  15. Well, Cheyennes don’t come up for sale very often, either!
    (Or any 4004s really).
    There’s a very modded snowglo for sale that could be the best of both worlds,with toaster pickups and a 4003 style wiring harness set up. (Sterling Fuentes has it.) B352F64C-BC98-4031-A8C9-E2FD95EB5F5B.jpeg
  16. 9c1ny

    9c1ny Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    they have trickled out slowly this year, Ric made a bunch of lefties and then special runs, the Candy Purples, the Montezuma Amberglo's, the Autumn Glo's and satin maple as well as making several "one off's " like 4002's, I'm sure the standard production 4003's will hit the stores again very soon, Sweetwater told me September when I inquired months back
  17. Poke

    Poke Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Cypress, TX
    Another vote for Fuller's. Half my basses/guitars have come from there. They'll give you a good deal. Call 'em up.
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  18. Marc from Northern Ontario Canada here. Ordered a Jetglo in January 2020 from Long & McQuade (our big coast to coast store). Told to expect a year wait. Arrived in May. I’m ecstatic!

  19. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

    Theres two right handed listings for a 4003w on reverb right now.