Best tone out of a 4001 ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JayAmel, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)

    12 vote(s)
  2. Cliff Burton (Metallica)

    8 vote(s)
  3. Roger Glover (Deep Purple)

    10 vote(s)
  4. Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)

    3 vote(s)
  5. Rick James

    3 vote(s)
  6. Lemmy Kikmister (Motorhead)

    14 vote(s)
  7. Geddy Lee (Rush)

    56 vote(s)
  8. Sir Paul McCartney

    26 vote(s)
  9. Mike Rutherford (Genesis)

    2 vote(s)
  10. Chris Squire (Yes)

    68 vote(s)
  11. Fred Turner (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)

    1 vote(s)
  12. Other (please specify by a comment in the thread)

    18 vote(s)
  1. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    A small and useless poll to know who you think gets the best tone out of his Rickenbacker 4001... Players are sorted alphabetically. Please comment.

    All the best,
  2. I get great tone from my 4003..I don't have a 4001. I roll down the tone control, use flats and neck pickup. Sweeeet tone and very smooth.
  3. I actually get my favourite tone from my 4003 :)

    Both pickups wide open, treble wide open, pick with a .7mm Dunlop Tortex pick near the treble pickup, towards the bridge.

    Of the list, I chose the Gedmeister, for that absoutely bitchin' tone in Cygnus X-1!

  4. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Almost the same for me, except the pick that is a 1.0mm :D

    All the best,
  5. Cool :)

    I like the slightly more pronounced "attack" of the thinner pick.

    Gotta love that dual single coil sound...
  6. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Roger Glover's tone is great...i would have chosen Macca's but his Hofner tone's better...
  7. incubus2432


    Mar 21, 2002
    Grafton, Ohio
    I'm torn between Cliff and Lemmy.......If I have to choose one......LEMMY.
    On my 4003's....everything cranked, fresh roundwounds and finger plucked. I love the pick sound others get but for me finger playing is the way to go.
  8. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i'll be honest when i bought my Ric i bought because Lemmy was playing one!!




    ROCK'N ROLL!!!
  9. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I voted other!
    Paul Goddard from Atlanta Rhythm Section had killer tone out of his Ric in the old days!
  10. i could NEVER vote against geddy, no matter what poll it is!!!
  11. craigers2


    Sep 26, 2001
    chris squire is "the man"
  12. Hey, I'll put a vote in for Mikey Rutherford. He never seems to get much credit but he's really a great player.

    His tone on 'Selling England by the Pound' is superb. A great example of Rickenbacker stereo setup.
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  13. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    I think that this can be a very individual subject. Excatly what do you mean by "tone". High's to mid's to low's or just best sounding or what do you mean? In anycase, I don't want to vote, it's very trivial....
  14. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    BasSR205DX : this poll is obviously trivial, sure.

    Asked another way, the question is : among these Rickenbacker bass players, which one's sound do you prefer ?

    All the best,
  15. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I think "Silly Love Songs" has the best pick tone ever, so I'm going to have to go with Sir Paul.

    Of course, the Gedster and the Chrisanator both have awesome Ric tones.

    I think Cliff would have one too, if the production on the early Metallica albums wasn't so terrible.
  16. erik II

    erik II

    Jul 11, 2000
    Oslo, Norway
    Impossible to choose - yet I put in a vote for Glenn Hughes for his cut-through, aggressive tone on Made in Europe. Just to pick one... could have been almost any of the others.

    I miss Bruce Foxton there, though.
  17. Chris Squire !!!

    It`s 30 years of Rickenbacker evolution.
    Listen to Close to the Edge and then listen to Magnification. Still Rickenbacker sound at its best and such powerful tone!!!
  18. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Geddy of course.
  19. Chris Squire's tone on 'Roundabout.' But I voted for Sir Paul.
  20. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Had to go with Squire by a nose over Geddy, Roger, and Lemmy.
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