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Rickenbacker 4003 pronounciation query

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stondis, Jun 29, 2005.


  1. Stondis

    Stondis

    Feb 12, 2005
    England
    Dear all,
    May I canvas opinions on how you pronounce "4003" as in "Rickenbacker 4003"?

    Do you say it like the number i.e. "four thousand and three"?
    The digits i.e. "four double oh three" / "four oh oh three"?

    Or some other way?

    Thanks!
     
  2. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    How about "40 oh 3"
     
  3. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    I just say "four thousand three"
     
  4. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    four thousand three
     
  5. joeviau

    joeviau

    Jul 9, 2002
    Rhode Island
    4K3 :smug:

    Oh, okay, "four-thousand three" although 4K3 might set a trend.
     
  6. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    I do it in Monty Python fashion:

    Me: "Four thousand one, Four thousand two....Four thousand five!"

    Patsy:"Four thousand three, sir"

    Me: "Four thousand three,!"
     
  7. ryco

    ryco

    Apr 24, 2005
    97465
    '3 pronounced "aught 3" is how I say it. I play a red '76 '1. Saves a lot of syllables.
     
  8. Bob the Bass

    Bob the Bass

    Aug 13, 2004
    UK
    +1
    :bassist:
     
  9. Stondis

    Stondis

    Feb 12, 2005
    England
    Hmmm, thanks for your responses dudes!
    I forgot that Americans pronounce numbers different to us limeys... But then again Rickenbacker is an American company so that must be the way to go! :bassist:
     
  10. BlacktotheBlind

    BlacktotheBlind Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Indianapolis
    :D
     
  11. Tash

    Tash

    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Mines a 4001 and I just call it "The Ric".
     
  12. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    4004?
     
  13. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I just say four oh oh one or four oh oh three. :ninja:
     
  14. RedVette

    RedVette

    Jan 1, 2005
    Medford, OR
    I think the correct pronunciation for any Rickenbacker bass is -- BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL!
     
  15. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Just get to the part about pulling the pin on the holy hand-grenade will ya?
    :D
     
  16. QORC

    QORC

    Aug 22, 2003
    East Coast
    I always said "four thousand three" when I owned mine