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New Rickenbacker W Series--Walnut

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by D Bopp, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Just saw this on Pickofthericks.com

    RIC Proudly Announces The W Series To Its Instrument Lineup

    We’ve always been careful not to change much to the formulas that make our guitars and basses iconic in sound and design. For this, we rarely bring anything new to market. However, this year we just couldn’t resist introducing the W Series of walnut made designs of our traditional 330, 360 and 4003 models.

    This is a natural spin on our classic models. These walnut Rickenbackers boast the same full, rich and warm sounds that we’re known for, while adding the strength and natural character of walnut polished with an oil finish. The full model lineup for the W Series includes the 330, 330/12, 360, 360/12 and 4003. All are outfitted with Maple necks. The entire line is made from top quality wood to deliver thorough excellence.

    We have all models on order.

  2. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Can I just be the first to say: Holy wow! :eek:
  3. ...How much?
  4. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy Registered abUser Supporting Member

  5. interpaul


    Aug 5, 2016
    Hi fellow bass players. In ten days I Will be holding my new Ric 4003W. I could chose the bit cheaper S variation but there are 3 reasons that some may find important while others not. Cosmetically I needed the triangle abalone inlays instead of dots and the binding around the body. These are the 2 reasons. The 3rd is more important as the S edition has only standardJAck Connection. Mine has also the Stereo output. The price difference was small so .......I m holding my breath till the day I unbox my beast
  6. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    The W series has been out for a couple years, nice to see Ric come out with something new. Reviews have been pretty much universally positive. Its luck of the draw, but some of them have absolutely gorgeous wood. The 4003w version has binding, the S version does not, both lovely basses, but the S version is mono only, a dealbreaker for me, although I suppose you could rewire it for stereo. The oil finish on the necks and bodies makes them less sticky than paint finish. I've yet to see one of these in a store in person though, they are sold before they ever hit the racks. Pick of the Ricks and Wildwood are considered the best sources to buy a new Ric because they pre-inspect them and weed out any QC problem basses.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2016
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  7. interpaul


    Aug 5, 2016
    Indeedyou can't spot
  8. interpaul


    Aug 5, 2016
    Indeed you can't spot them as they are pre sold. Any way they are keeping their value
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