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SOLD FT: 1976 Rickenbacker 4001

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by brandon.miller, Apr 1, 2013.


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  1. brandon.miller

    brandon.miller Supporting Member

    May 29, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    I recently picked up this 1976 Rickenbacker 4001 to try out. I've come to terms that the sounds just not what I'm looking for. It was purchased in 1977 from Corner Music in Nashville,TN. It's been sitting in a closet for the past 20 years. Serial number dates it to Oct. 1976 production date.

    It was originally white until the first owner had it professionally refinished (was told it was an ex-Gibson employee but can't confirm that) in the mid 80's. Apparently he was a big UK fan and had it repainted Kentucky blue (also same color as Duke or Florida if you're not fans of UK haha). It was a quality paint job and there's no run or rough spots. Only thing I wish he wouldn't have wanted done is painted over the binding. Originally this was white with black binding. So the black binding was painted over on the body and the creme binding on the sides of the fretboard are painted over. This can be removed with a sharp razor and some masking tape since it's just painted over plastic but I've decided to leave it alone.

    I've fully cleaned it, restrung it with some old flatwounds, and have cleaned all the electronics. Other than the paint, it is completely original i believe down to the foam on the bridge. Although I suspect the pickguard might have been replaced years ago to the white. Weighs 9.5lbs on my scale. Fat sounding and smooth playing bass. The tuners turn smooth and holds in tune very well. No cracking anywhere on the fretboard. This thing has an incredibly nice fretboard with some nice wood grain. I can take any additional pictures needed just PM me.

    Comes with OHSC

    I'm looking to try out some new basses so this is up for trade as of now. Intrests include:

    Spector Euro 4/5 Black Cherry or Blue
    Warwick Thumbs 4/5
    MM Bongo 4/5
    Orange AD200B
    MM Stingray 5
    Unique USA Fenders 4/5
    Vintage Fender Jazz

    If there's no trade intrest I will list it for sale on a later date.

    Rest of photos are in the Photobucket picture gallery link below:

    http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/brandonmiller416/library/1976 Rickenbacker 4001

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  2. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Jaydee Basses
    Saw that one on Craigslist...are you in Nashville too?
     
  3. brandon.miller

    brandon.miller Supporting Member

    May 29, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    I'm a little less than an hour north of Nashville in Bowling Green.
     
  4. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Jaydee Basses
    Let's talk, I might have something for you
     
  5. brandon.miller

    brandon.miller Supporting Member

    May 29, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    Just PM me! A local deal would be nice.
     
  6. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Jaydee Basses
    Will do
     
  7. basser05

    basser05 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Haha I almost bought this like Thursday or Friday (probably around the time u were talking to him!)
     
  8. danzub

    danzub

    Feb 19, 2010
    Nashua NH
    Sale price?
     
  9. brandon.miller

    brandon.miller Supporting Member

    May 29, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    Sorry not for sale yet. I'll list a sale price if there's no trade interest
     
  10. brandon.miller

    brandon.miller Supporting Member

    May 29, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    Bump for more trade offers. Would really love to try out a Spector. No amps or cabs please.
     
  11. brandon.miller

    brandon.miller Supporting Member

    May 29, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    bump
     
  12. brandon.miller

    brandon.miller Supporting Member

    May 29, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    Just met Jaymi and saw his "wall of basses" super cool dude who definitely knows his stuff. I'll list for sale if there's interest
     
  13. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Jaydee Basses
    Brandon is a stand up dude so it's all good to work with!
     
  14. brandon.miller

    brandon.miller Supporting Member

    May 29, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    PMs replied to. Willing to trade for things not on my list as well
     
  15. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Jaydee Basses
    I can still do what I told you I would if you are interested...
     
  16. brandon.miller

    brandon.miller Supporting Member

    May 29, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    On hold for jaymi
     
  17. brandon.miller

    brandon.miller Supporting Member

    May 29, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    Traded
     
  18. Bert Slide

    Bert Slide

    May 16, 2012
    Louisville KY
    Haven't you heard? The bird is the word! It used to be a Big Blue Nation but now you need to paint that sucka cardinal red!
     
  19. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Jaydee Basses
    I may paint it PINK
     

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