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My take on the Rickenbacker 4001

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Blazer, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. Blazer


    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Hey there, I'm new on the board and I'd like to show off some of my works. I've been working for Luthier Jan Knooren (who has made basses for John Pattitucci and Brian Bromberg) for five years now and I'd like to show off some of my own works I made in his workshop.

    Given the fact that I always loved Yes and Rush I have this affection for the Rickenbacker 4001 bass and so as a side project I decided to do my own take on that bass it resulted in the bass pictured, it has a five piece body of flamed maple and Platanus You will notice that the neck is off center that's because one of the body wings was too short, it has a passive Kent Armstrong set of J pickups, ABM bridge and Schaller hardware, it is my main bass and I'd like to know what you all think of it.
    basvox likes this.
  2. Welcome to TB Blazer!

    Nice Bass - Build more!
  3. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    I dig it. How's it sound?

    Welcome to TB :D
  4. It was fun working with you in 2013, listening to good music and working on expensive wood. I guess Jan doesn't have time to spend on internet forums.