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No longer available Beautiful 1973 Rickenbacker 4001 Fireglo CB Binding Toaster

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by saltymonkey, Oct 8, 2017.


  1. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    Price:
    $3000.00
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New York
    This is painful but my car just needed $3k worth of repairs to keep it running. This '73 Fireglo 4001 is the cleanest I've ever personally seen. The neck is set with just the slightest bit of relief and really low action. It plays very easily. Checkerboard binding, Toaster neck pickup, wavy Grover tuners. I'm the second owner. I believe the original 3 screw tailpiece was replaced with a newer 5 screw version at some point. I think '73 was the transition year for these tailpieces but it looks like there was a previous one with a slightly larger footprint mounted by some finish wear around the corners. I do have a beautiful, newly re-chromed 3 screw tailpiece that I purchased from TBer Aceonbass. He removed all the casting flaws, machined the bridge pocket to accept the modern spec bridge, and had it replated in a triple process of copper, nickel and chrome. I paid $400 for it. It is also available for what I paid for it. So $3000.00 shipped with the newer tailpiece as is or $3400.00 shipped with both tailpieces. The bass also has vintage knobs on it. Ships in original case. The case has the names "Trix" and "Blaha" stenciled on it fullsizeoutput_c19.jpeg fullsizeoutput_c0e.jpeg fullsizeoutput_c15.jpeg fullsizeoutput_bfb.jpeg fullsizeoutput_c1d.jpeg fullsizeoutput_c0b.jpeg fullsizeoutput_c19.jpeg fullsizeoutput_c0e.jpeg fullsizeoutput_c15.jpeg fullsizeoutput_bfb.jpeg fullsizeoutput_c1d.jpeg fullsizeoutput_c0b.jpeg fullsizeoutput_3195.jpeg fullsizeoutput_318d.jpeg fullsizeoutput_318f.jpeg fullsizeoutput_3196.jpeg fullsizeoutput_318e.jpeg fullsizeoutput_3190.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2017
  2. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Man, for a '73, that is absolutely beautiful!
     
    denton57, byoung93888 and saltymonkey like this.
  3. Wolfenstein666

    Wolfenstein666

    Dec 19, 2014
    Wow. That’s amazing.
     
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  4. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    I concur...wow!
     
  5. Oh my ... I'm so tempted to grab this ...
     
  6. byoung93888

    byoung93888 Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    Very nice!
     
  7. Looks exactly like the one I used to have back in the late 70’s. Wish I had some pics of it. Beautiful bass.
     
  8. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Beautimus maximus! :thumbsup:
     
  9. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    Price drop. $3300.00 shipped
     
  10. BobbyLee2112

    BobbyLee2112

    May 15, 2009
    OMG I had the same bass in the 80s....
    Trades?
     
  11. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    No trades. Thanks.
     
  12. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    Price Drop, $3200.00 shipped.
     
  13. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    Price drop, $3000.00 shipped.
     
  14. Gringo Basso

    Gringo Basso

    Aug 26, 2016
    Cash only or Pay Pal?
     
  15. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    Paypal is fine.
     

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