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eBay Find: 1966 Ricky 4005 for $2K

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rush-2112, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    Well I know these things are rare, and $2k doesn't sound like a bad price. And just a few months ago, I saw one of these going for $15K on the 'bay! :eek:

    According to the seller, it has previously belonged to Nick St. Nicholas, original bassist for Steppenwolf. He also says that even if that might not be true, it's still rare because only 15 of these were made in the Mapleglo finish back in '66.


    Now I'm no Ricky expert, nor do I play one on TV :p
    But doesn't that sound like a pretty decent price for a bass that one, Rickenbacker no longer makes, and two, looks in such great condition? But then again, I'll leave the evaluation up to the experts, so they can tell us just how genuine this Ricky really is...Because I could be totally wrong, maybe it's a fake. :bag:

    EDIT: Sorry, the post below me is right. I forgot to mention, the auction is not over yet, the price is currently $2k. But at least it ends pretty soon...in 6 hours or so.
  2. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    $2k is the price the bass is CURRENTLY at. The auction isn't over.

    Why does this kinda post keep coming up?
  3. Check back in seven hours.
  4. gregwatts2008

    gregwatts2008 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Jupiter, Florida
    It's a gamble......... not one that I would take.
  5. jellymax


    Nov 29, 2006
    SF CA
    my take on those ric 4001's-------they look better than they play.
    probably a good investment though...
  6. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    Went for $4600 - still a pretty good price. Without that rout it might have gone $7-8,000, even in these troubled economic times.
  7. I remember passing on a pristine 4005 for under 2K (Whacks self in head) back in the 90's. 4005 was a unique & cool bass, but rather large, compared to a 4001. I saw that (supposedly) mid-60's featured on ebay about a week ago, thought the price was unreal...until I saw the rout for the P pickup. The amount of effort to un-do that, and the loss of value due to the repair, would be the deal-breaker, IMO. Didn't even put it on my watch list.

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