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Rickenbacker 4003 Bass worth there money?q

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PasdaBeer, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. wondering if its work dumping the 1100 bucks on one of them.
  2. try one of them and decide for yourself :)

    it has a distinct sound, you either like it or not.
  3. hehe ive been trying to.

    problem being the closest place that caries them is about 100 miles away ( san fransisco )

    hows the sound on it for slap type beats, or should i just keep my nice lil cheapy dean q4 for that kinda play.
  4. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    The first thing you have to know is that most dealers sell them new for less than a grand...

    For me they are worth 3 times their price, but as stated before, you'll like it or not.

  5. thank you much my man.

    hapen to have a link or know of a place cselling em for that cheap.

    cheapest ive seen for so far was 1053 on musicicansfriend.com
  6. www.ricpage.com has them for 995$
    www.music123.com sells them for about 980$ i think?
    There is also www.pickofthericks.com also...dunno their prices though...even Ebay gets them for great prices from time to time.
    RIC's rule...i love mine alot...and plan on getting another.
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    From what ive heard, they arent the greatest bass for slapping.
  8. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I've really got GAS for a rick too. Not for a slapping bass, but for a faster rock/punk bass. I really like the treble sound it can give and it really cuts through on fast/picking type music.

    It's probably not the best bass for slapping. However, I have a MIA Fender Jazz '75 RI for that :bassist:

    My problem is with deciding whether or not to spend a couple hundred extra bucks to get a used rick from the 70s as opposed to a new one. Anyone else just feel like older basses play better?
  9. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i would rather get a newer one...a 4003 the 4001s had one trussrod and are very easy to mess up the neck if you don't know what you are doing adjusting it....


    the 4003 has two trusrods
  10. thank you much for your opinions guys

    guess ima have to travel down to San Fran to try one out.

    Better not sell my slap bass then hehe.
  11. the 4001 has 2 trussrods as well...
  12. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I love it.. It's not the best bass for slap, but it is a great.. great bass. It can get a good slappy tone, but I don't like slapping it.. it's to purdy.

    By the way, the 4001 only had a single truss rod. The 4001 was originally designed for flatwounds, which don't put as much tension on the neck. When the 4003 was released, it had a dual trussrod design.
  13. The 4001 DID have TWO trussrods as well!!

    Oh, and for the record...Flatwounds would actully put MORE tension on the neck...
  14. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
  15. here ya go...
  16. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I've played a ric or two... and they both felt like they were going to fall apart.
  17. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    What is that :p? It's fake! *Throws more sand at you in denial*
  18. Told you!:spit: :D

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