Question on Rickenbacker basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by QORC, May 21, 2004.

  1. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    East Coast
    What is the difference between a Rick 4001 and a Rick 4001S? is the S still made?
  2. lsu921


    Jun 6, 2003
    Addis, La
    The S doesn't have the binding around the body, and has dot inlays on the neck instead of shark tooth inlays. Pretty much the same other than that. No, they quit making them. I wish they still did. I don't like the binding.
  3. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    The differences are:
    No binding on neck or body
    Mono output instead of stereo
    Dot fingerboard inlays

  4. Walbassman


    Nov 27, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    The 4001s also had a set neck not neck thru. Some of them had neck thru. It is kind of like dealing with a 4000. Those are actually pretty cool even with the one pickup.
  5. the set neck models were,I believe, left over 4000 models that were converted to the 4001s..later 4001s models were neck thru..the 4001s was also the template for the 4008.