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Ebay 6 string Ric?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sane, Apr 15, 2005.


  1. NoNoise

    NoNoise Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    That just looks like a guitar that has been strung like a bass (strings are very close and tuners are small for a bass), but I guess he could be telling the truth.
     
  2. My little novice head is thinking that maybe its a baratone? strings look a bit chunky though
     
  3. WarwickFan

    WarwickFan

    Feb 7, 2005
    Florida
    No the 4005 was a bass but I've never seen a 6 string one, only 4.
     
  4. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    Rickenbacker did make some 6-string 4005 basses, they're quite rare. They're essentially like a baritone guitar, tuned EADGBE like a guitar, but an octave down. The bid's at about $4300 now, I wouldn't be too surprised to see it climb up to $6000 or more.
     
  5. "Rickenbacker introduced the hollow body 4-string 4005 and 6-string 4005-6 basses in the late 1960s. Several custom-ordered 8-string basses were also produced."

    http://www.rickenbacker.com/us/mhistory.htm

    Well they say they made 6 string basses, right time also. But considering the other crazzy things they said they made I'm some what unsure of whether it was a serious instrument.

    "The so-called convertibles came equipped with a lever that changed a 12-string neck into a 6-string neck. The Model 331- commonly called the "Light Show Guitar" because of its frequency-modulated internally-lit body-reflected the psychedelic 1960s in both sound and substance. The flashing began when the player hit the strings: yellow for treble notes, red for mid-range, and blue for bass. (Rickenbacker also produced a kaleidoscopic light projector called the Phantasmagorian.) Other oddities included the Bantar ( 5-string banjo meets electric guitar) and Eddie Peabody's Banjoline (a 6-string with Ac'cent Vibrato that tuned like a 4-string tenor guitar). Rickenbacker introduced the hollow body 4-string 4005 and 6-string 4005-6 basses in the late 1960s. Several custom-ordered 8-string basses were also produced."
     
  6. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound