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NBD 1981 Rickenbacker 4003 Ruby Red

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by knock, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. knock


    Nov 7, 2015
    Toronto, ON
    Brought this guy home today.

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  2. Sensational. Congrats.
  3. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    A nicely aged beauty, and the cool vintage-style silver case is a bonus.

    Congrats, and Enjoy!
  4. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    A survivor, by the looks of it. Wonder if the pickguard is a replacement? It should have the two-piece guard at that point. It isn't a 4001 as it doesn't have the shedua center strip. Early (1980-85) 4003 had the truss adjustment nuts at the body end of "hairpin" rods. Under the truss-rod cover you should find two squared-off channels and no rods/nuts visible.
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  5. byoung93888

    byoung93888 Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    Very cool, congrats!
  6. Raw N Low

    Raw N Low If I can't hear it, hopefully I'll feel it Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    That bass has some stories to tell. Congrats on the new pickup!

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