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New Guy 1976 rickenbacker 4001 question?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mliberty, Mar 29, 2013.


  1. Hi everyone im a new member but i have been a fan of this forum for a long long time. I have a question because im a huge rickenbacker fan, been one for a long time. I live in canada where we dont get them often and when we do they cost 2200$-2450$ and you have to wait 6-18 months to get it.i have found a used 1976 4001 online near my location for 750$ but it sounds to good to be true. the bass hass been beat and put through the ringer clearly but if its all cosmetics I would be fine with it. im just concerned if its real or not. to my eye it looks real but im no pro. I had seen a thread that could help a while ago but I cant seem to find it again. Any help/ opinions would be awesome.

    here is the adhttp://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAd?AdId=468844959&MessageId=MSG.VIEW_AD.REPLY_TO_AD_SENT&backToSearchUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ftoronto.kijiji.ca%2Ff-rickenbacker-buy-and-sell-musical-instruments-guitars-W0QQCatIdZ613QQKeywordZrickenbackerQQisSearchFormZtrue&ilIds=469140715%2C468844959%2C419891357%2C468119878%2C405886773%2C405887927%2C466481339%2C436572916%2C417758695%2C460826969%2C443689299%2C457375597%2C457179929%2C457175637%2C457174302%2C457170400%2C457166483%2C457162101%2C457159819%2C457155933&ilNext=2&ilPrev=-1&ilProvider=SearchIdListProvider&ilqcCatId=613&ilqcKeyword=rickenbacker&mpname=R2S&mpname=Activity-R2S&mpuid=1700275%3B613%3B468844959%3B-1168013817%3B%3B&secev=AQAAAT2uS0AAAM0AAAACACAxM2RiN2I3N2I4OS5hMjBiMjY3LjFkYi5mZmZmN2U5YwAAAAAb8gGfAQAAAAIAAAAALLQXgOzQjwUr2CwOuB7QoR2A1th4erRm
     
  2. 254 stringer

    254 stringer Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Waco Texas
    From what I can see I'd get it.
     
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Funny, I emailed the seller earlier today about this bass.

    I would be surprised if it is still available, but it is a good deal if it isn't modded/routed to hell.

    BTW, L&M has had new RICs for $1799 lately. New RICs are not $2450 in the GTA unless you buy from the idiot on CL that "procures highly sought after RICs for the Canadian market". Complete BS.
     
  4. Yeah he just reposted it because i was about to email him about a week ago. And l&m has rics sometimes but it takes so long to get them and after tax on them your looking at just over 2000$.
     
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    I would honestly just buy a newish one from TB. Likely $1500-1600.

    The Kijiji bass is well priced but likely needs a refret. I would take it right to the 12th Fret if I bought it. A complete fret job would be $300-400.
     
  6. Yeah I would buy one on TB aswell its just hard to find someone to ship to Canada. Im currently shopping for a engagment ring aswell right now and those cost a small fortune and then everything that follows that isnt cheap either so this could be my only chance to get a ric for at least 3-4 years. This is within my budget (that my girlfriend said I could spend) so figured i would take a shot at it.
     
  7. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Don't think you can go wrong at that price.

    Just make sure it isn't routed under the PG. just tap around the PG to check. Also, make sure the neck isn't warped or bowed.

    I live 5 minutes away from the seller, but don't worry, I won't scoop you.:)
     
  8. Yeah im doing my research to try and make the right choice. Im just north of toronto(newmarket aurora area) and hey I appreciate that you wont "scoop" me ;) hope its still there and not messed up more then cosmetics. I will post back if i get a reply from the seller and let you know how it goes.
     
  9. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Let me know for sure.

    P.s. I just offered him $800.;)

    Kidding of course, but I would buy it quick if i was you.... if it is still available.
     
  10. yeah waiting for a respone if i get one I would get it this week asap and thats ok because i offered 801$ ;)
     

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