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New Rickenbacker 5 String

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


  1. Sleep Distance

    Sleep Distance

    Oct 8, 2014
    As posted a few pages back, I paid $1750 for my 4003SW 5.
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Walnut 5 on order. The waiting is the hardest part...
     
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  3. Any idea how long?
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    They’re saying a few weeks.
     
  5. wagdog

    wagdog

    Mar 20, 2000
    Der Waffle Haus
    This may be blasphemy but I would really like to see a four string version of this (and yes, I do have a 4003SW).
     
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Has anyone seen custom PGs for these being made anywhere?
     
  7. For clarification, do you mean a 4-string with those pickups?
     
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  8. wagdog

    wagdog

    Mar 20, 2000
    Der Waffle Haus
    Yup, and that bridge too.
     
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  9. I admit I didn't like the look of the pickups at first, but they're starting to grow on me.
     
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  10. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Strangely, I want nachos after seeing these basses.
     
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  11. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    And I want upside down shark fin inlayed fret markers to match the pickups.
     
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  12. That's a very good idea.
     
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  13. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    That’s the first thing I thought of when I saw the new 5 strings, “why didn’t they match the triangle inlays”?
     
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  14. Ok, here is the plan. Somebody with Photoshop skills... Please add the shark fin inlays to the new Rickenbacker 5. And send it to Rickenbacker labeled "For NAMM 2020 Please."
     
  15. s_wood

    s_wood Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Delaware (USA)
    Can anyone who has actually played the 4003/5 and who also owns a 4003 compare the tone of the 2 basses? How much does the fiver sound like a 4001/3?
     
  16. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I would say that they sound pretty close, with the 5 string having perhaps a slightly mellower tone. It'll do a pretty good rendition of the Chris Squire clank though, so I'd be ok with just having the five string as my "desert island" bass.
     
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  17. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    ...and it will come back with an infringement notice from Hall’s legal team. Lol
     
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  18. Ha! :laugh: The legal notice will begin with... "How dare you tell us what you want to purchase! You will take what we are providing and you will be happy. Understood?"
    :D (Just kidding) :D
     
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  19. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    By the way, here's a video from band practice last week. We're a country band, and this is an Eagles song, so I'm aiming for a Randy Meisner type of Ric sound. Running the bass through a Tech 21 Q\Strip for some EQ, into an Ampeg PF-800 running 4 SVT speakers in two 2x10 cabs. Of course, YouTube compresses the sound considerably. Nature of the beast, and all that.

     
  20. Jeff Scott

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

    Apr 11, 2006
    Sounds, great. Now the sound dude needs to bring you up a bit in the mix.
     
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