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New Rickenbacker 5 String

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by johnson79, Jan 19, 2018.


  1. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    Or just turn down the neck pickup volume a tad....
     
  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    This is why I am a BIG fan of the neck pickup in the 1/2" location, or right up against the neck as in the 4004 and 4005 models. I frequently use harmonics all over the neck.
     
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  3. John J Ragazzo

    John J Ragazzo

    Jun 4, 2019
    They look PERTTY! Just hope the B & G strings don't fly off the board when playing aggressively...
     
  4. redstrand

    redstrand

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I played a fireglo and mapleglo tonight. Loved the tone and the neck on the fireglo was great, not so much on the mapleglo...it had a flatter spot from the second to fourth frets on the back of the neck. That’s a no go. Again, sounded great. Mighty interested.
     
  5. John J Ragazzo

    John J Ragazzo

    Jun 4, 2019
     
  6. John J Ragazzo

    John J Ragazzo

    Jun 4, 2019
    So you felt that the B & G strings were secure and wouldn't 'fret out'? They seem awful close to the fretboard edge on both sides...
     
  7. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    The one I played had no such issues.
     
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    Haven't noticed any issues with mine "fretting out"
     
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  9. redstrand

    redstrand

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    Nope, I bent and did some slides. The fireglo played great. Nut was cut right
     
  10. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    Plenty of space between string and fingerboard edge on my Walnut.

    walnut1.
     
  11. I'm having a hard time finding out how much these cost. Would anyone know what the the approximate street price is on these?
     
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  12. There are a number of them on Reverb already. Most of the listings are from retailers.
    Rickenbacker in 5- and 6-String Basses
     
  13. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    Give Wildwood a call. I paid less than any of those prices on Reverb or eBay.
     
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  14. Same here.
     
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  15. I didn’t know that. That news is even better.
     
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  16. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Starting to get a serious urge for a walnut 4003S/5...
     
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  17. Here's one 4003s/5 Walnut Reverb listing of Chicago Music Exchange at $2499. If you wait for July, potentially they'll include it with the 15% discount Reverb sale. (Who knows? Maybe if you contact CME directly, they could give you a deal now. Never know unless you ask.)

    Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5-String Walnut | Chicago Music Exchange
     
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  18. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Hmmm. I may go check it out, anyways!
     
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  19. Ha! I hadn't noticed you're already in Chicago. Happy hunting!
     
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  20. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    I want to get one of those and put black plastic and black hardware on it and swap out the bridge pickup for a stingray pickup and wire it to a toggle for single / series / parallel operation.

    Or better yet … I will save $1000 and build my own
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2019
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