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My 4003 SW/5 is here! (Or at least it arrived at the local shop...)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drummer5359, Aug 14, 2019.


  1. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I got a message from Pittsburgh Guitars Yesterday, my new Rickenbacker 4003 SW/5 arrived! Unfortunately I had to work late and have a long day today as well. I'm going to pick it up on Thursday or Friday. I can't wait.

    4003 SW5 02.

    4003 SW5 01.

    I will report in as soon as it is in my grubby little hands!
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Ooooooh, there’s hope for me yet! I know Ric does models and finishes in batches, and I’ve had one on order at Wildwood for a few months now...
     
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  3. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Nice! I have the 4 string version. The walnut gives it a much warmer tone then a standard maple Rick. At my gigs, those who know are all surprised what they are hearing is a Rickenbacker.
     
  4. ElectricBass72

    ElectricBass72

    Aug 6, 2019
    I also have the 4-string version. There's nothing like a Rickenbacker. Very distinct sound.

    ric1.
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I played these a few times. They are bright and certainly distinctive. I will spare you a video.:D
     
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  6. ElectricBass72

    ElectricBass72

    Aug 6, 2019
    Damn. Now I'm starting to get serious GAS for a 5-string Ric. :)
     
  7. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I also have a 4003W and a 4003SW. I will take a group photo of the three of them when I can. :D
     
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  8. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Why would you do that?
     
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis



    Here are my videos. I think the top one is more concise but the bottom got the most views.
     
  10. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I picked it up the other day, haven't sat it down for long. I now own three walnut Rickenbackers, not bad for a drummer...

    Rickenbacker five string 01.PNG

    Rickenbacker five string 02.PNG

    Rickenbacker five string 03.PNG
     
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