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New Rickenbacker 4004 cii

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ric5, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I got a new bass. a 2001 Rickenbacker 4004cii. It is a very cool bass. It will end up a 5 string bass. It came strung with flats. I rewired it Vol, Vol, Tone.

    I know a lot of people here love the p-bass with flats. Well this bass with flats outdoes the p-bass for sweet low end growl. You p-bass lovers should look at the 4004 basses.

    Here's some pics.

    Oh ya ... the flame on this bass is over the top!







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  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
  4. Baird6869

    Baird6869 LET'S GO BLUE JAYS...(in 2016)...LET'S GO!!

    That's nice!

    I actually like these more than 4001/3's. More ergonomic and I love the tone.
  5. greggster59

    greggster59 Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    That is a real beauty. Congrats!

    +1 on flats on a Ric. Love the TI Jazz Flats on my 4003.
  6. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow Never Forget. Banned

    Dec 23, 2010
    Horten, Norway
  7. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Beauty ! Congrats !
  8. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    I believe it has Fender nylon tapewounds in the pics.

    Nice instrument!
  9. lyla1953


    Jul 18, 2012
    What a beauty.....
  10. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    That's gorgeous!

    I agree. I would classify those strings as rounds, not flats. The core is the same as a roundwound string and the nylon wraps are much more rounded than any other tapewound I've tried.
  11. Beautiful.
  12. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Yes the strings are tapewound ...

    Soon the bass will be a 5 stringer with rounds.
  13. I like those but the ones I've tried have had baseball bat fat necks.
  14. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
  15. grenadilla


    Aug 22, 2011
    Lovely bass! That would be a nice bass for Paul McCartney, Getty Lee, and I will take one also! My Jetglow 4003 is just plain by comparison.
  16. Very very Purty!

    Nice score....

    You are going to turn it into a five string? How is that possible?

  17. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Nice looking bass.
  18. What was it wired at the factory?

    These things are awesome, but I can't help thinking a Ric with no pickguard looks naked, somehow. But it wouldn't look right with the huge 4001/4003 guard on it, either; would have to be something unique to this model. And that wood is awesome. Did I use the word awesome? Because this is awesome.
  19. BOING!

    Beautiful! I'm looking forward to the pics you'll post once it has the appropriate number of strings on it. ;)
  20. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    that is a work of art!