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MIJ P-bass vs. Rick 4001?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Microbass, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. Hmm... It's happening again!! :(

    Funk, I hate you! You and your low priced 4001!

    OK, this is the deal. According to Funk, I should be able to pick up a Rick 4001 for around the same as a brand new Fender MIJ P-bass. I've played plenty of MIM's, and a couple MIA's, and a MIJ Squire, so I have a good idea of how the P-bass will play & sound.

    I've never played a Rick though, but I've been listening to Chris Squire & Mike Dirnt, who have used Rick's, though I'm not sure what models. I'd tihnk Chris used the 4001, though.

    What do you guy's think? Should I go out on a hunt for a Rick, or go for the Fender?

    (HD's edit - substituted "MIJ" for another term considered to be a slur...)
  2. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA

    Chris Squire bought his 4001 in 1965. It was the fourth one imported into England!!!
    He STILL uses it today!
  3. THe Rick's seem quite expensive, it seems... :(
  4. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Actually, they're not bad for what they are.
    Check out the prices on some other "hand crafted" high end basses.
  5. Get the Rickenbacker. A beaten up 86 Rickenbacker 4001 is hands down the best bass I've ever played.