NBD: 1968 Rickenbacker 4005

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by D Bopp, Aug 9, 2013.


  1. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Alpharetta, GA
    This was the last bass on my GAS list that I haven't owned. Finally found one here on TB. Beautiful, all original 68 Rick 4005. I strung it w/ TI flats, and it was good to go! Neck is straight all the way up. It was much more resonant than I was expecting. It's a real treat to play unplugged.
    Anyways, enough with the words...Bring on the pics!


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  2. Congrats, what a beauty!
     
  3. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    As a Stone Roses/Mani fan... very awesome!
     
  4. Nice. Check that checkered binding out. They seriously don't make 'em like that anymore. And, it's a damn shame, too.
     
  5. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Alpharetta, GA
    Speaking of checkered binding

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  6. Beautiful. I just don't understand why a company would drop such a cool & recognizable feature. Oh, I forgot..... The almighty dollar.
     
  7. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    VERY nice! One of the coolest NBDs in a while.
     
  8. FrednBass

    FrednBass

    Feb 24, 2012
    WOW

    Congrats!!
     
  9. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Amazing!
     
  10. thiocyclist

    thiocyclist

    Sep 19, 2012
    They never sold well when they were actively making them, so yeah, almighty dollar it is.
     
  11. PaperbackRyder

    PaperbackRyder Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Maynard, MA
    Beautiful! Ive always wanted one, but how does it sound? Can it fit into a band mix?
     
  12. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    That is gorgeous, congratulations.
     
  13. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    That's a stunner, congrats!!
     
  14. s4001

    s4001

    Feb 2, 2009
    I'm all in on that! Congrats.
     
  15. Dig the way the fireglo burst, aged on the headstock.
    Full width shark-fin, inlays oh my. :)
    What a beautiful piece of voluptuous bass art!
    Congratulations!!
     
  16. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I disclose nothing
  17. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Amazingly beautiful bass! Back in '71 when I was a kid and taking lessons at a local music store there was a used one hanging on the wall for sale. The guy behind the counter talked me out of it, been wanting one ever since!
     
  18. Zentner

    Zentner Supporting Member

    Excellent!! I've got a '68 4001 that I've brought back to life, and it's one of my absolute favorites! Big congrats, you have some of the best vintage basses I've ever seen!
     
  19. birdman14

    birdman14

    Feb 7, 2011
    Boston
    Ugh, this is such a gorgeous bass. Why is it that Rickenbacker doesn't bother reissue some of their coolest basses? (4005, 3000, 3001) I know they are all made here in the us, but it's not like they can't expand their factories and then make a wider selection of instruments. Oh well, I guess I can live through the acquisitions of others. Congrats! You are a lucky man
     
  20. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Bushwood Caddy Day: 1:00 to 1:15 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    That is awesome!
     
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